Last week, an Arizona man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for convincing women he met on Tinder, and other dating sites to invest thousands in fraudulent schemes. "Be careful about the information you share and be careful about who you share it with." And also watch out for a big red flag: "If a person you've never met asks you for money, it's probably a good thing to avoid," Allen added.According to Huffington Post, perpetrators also use social media sites to create fake profiles and target victims beyond dating sites. The woman, who has only been identified as a "highly paid, white-collar professional," found out the hard way when her "match" claimed he was in the middle of a million deal to sell dried cocoa beans to Kraft Heinz. Jason Osei Bonsu and Adams Amen recently appeared in a Buffalo courtroom to face federal fraud charges and likely deportation; they're also accused of cheating a man in South Dakota out of ,500. Gross, a supervisory special agent for the FBI in Buffalo, told the newspaper that similar romance scams occur across the U. Scammers build trust and rapport with intimate communication, figuring out "what buttons to push" to take advantage.He asked her to help fund the shipping and insurance, promising to pay her back when they would meet in person and began a relationship. The FBI tells the Buffalo News that the photo she received of "Marvin" turned out to be a realtor in Texas whose name is not Marvin Roecker. Two men, both citizens of Ghana, were arrested in the U. There were more than 14,000 victims of similar romance scams totaling 9 million last year, according to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.One man in Las Vegas found out his photos were used for hundreds of Facebook accounts when one victim even appeared at his front door. "Social media is the avenue these people use to access their victims," Assistant U.
I like that Facebook is required to sign up for HER because it helps keep out pathetic men who get off by pretending to be lesbians on the internet.
Then again, HER’s minimalist profile reflects the modern trend in online dating towards less chatty profiles that encourage users to interact rather than creep.
On the “Meet” tab, I browsed the profiles of fetching young lesbians in my immediate vicinity.
In my recent interview with dating coach, David Wygant, he suggested that men are often the ones who lack confidence and suffer from fear of rejection.
He says that older women have the power to make a connection that turns into a dating opportunity.