If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.
Online dating can be difficult for women The AARP also says that seniors are a common target of these scams.
After tying my hair back in an adorable ponytail, manipulating the light to make my skin look immaculate and checking my bikini line was up to scratch, I was ready to go.
In his pictures he was literally massive, so I wasn’t surprised when the Skype session opened to reveal a literally massive man slurping down a protein shake in real time.
I chuckled inside because our camera setup was totally different. But I’m pretty sure he was super dooper wooper booper nervous because he kept repeating things I would say back to me. Turns out he wasn’t really a massive playaaaa either.
In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.
He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.