Out of those complaints, 115,903 spoke of a financial loss, and the monetary sum of those duped equaled 0 million.Sadly, many of those monetary losses were attached to romance scams.Under new regulations recently enacted in California, dating sites like Sparks Networks, have agreed to start using background checks on its sites, and other dating sites will soon do the same. I belong to a few other sites and it's the same thing.The background check will search if users had past identity theft crimes, sexual assault cases or records of violence. Harris also said the sites will have "rapid abuse reporting systems," which is a safety tutorial that shows people how to avoid romance scams and how to meet people offline in a safe manner. I want to cancel my membership, and i would also like to see if i could get some of my money back.You already know to be wary whenever you go online, so you don't fall prey to the various types of scammers, thieves, con artists, hackers, malware-writers and other threats that proliferate on the Internet.
The 2011 Internet Crime Report consisted of 314,246 complaints last year.
Dating websites are the perfect place for scammers.
While most users are searching for love, Internet scammers are searching for victims.
I feel that I have been ripped off."Other readers have tried to get their money back, but were unsuccessful."I tried repeatedly to cancel membership, and was not only continually billed, but despite five phone calls and reassurance with each call that a manager "at headquarters" would call me to resolve matters, I was never contacted," said Belinda of Vermont.
"It may be that I'm still erroneously being billed after not using the service for over three years."Did and messages since I signed up 4 to 6 per day.
Right away, they ask for a Yahoo address, or send me a link to look at their "photos." Yesterday, 6/8 2012, I received a dozen or so messages from a site called in the first place.