Global Dating & Romance Scams Thriving and Attacking the Elderly

///Global Dating & Romance Scams Thriving and Attacking the Elderly

Global Dating & Romance Scams Thriving and Attacking the Elderly

2014 Dating Scam Survey Results

 

RomanceScamsNow.com released their 2014 Dating Scam Survey Results, showing that online dating scams are thriving and that as many as two thirds of those active in online dating websites have been contacted by a scammer, and sending thousands of dollars to these frauds.  

Press Release: PRESS RELEASE 20141024 SURVEY RESULTS

Would you say major dating website are overrun with Romance Scammers?

No – not at all
No – maybe a few Yes – too many Yes – almost all are scammers Yes – dating websites are useless now
0.00% 10.26% 41.03% 33.33% 15.38%

Which do you think has the most Dating Scammers?

Match.com
Date.com Eharmony.com Badoo.com Other
25.64% 2.56% 0.00% 10.26% 61.54%

Have you ever been touched by a Dating Scammer?

Yes – Me Personally
Yes – A Friend Yes – A Family Member No Not Sure
76.92% 0.00% 0.00% 12.82% 10.26%

Have you or someone you know sent money to a scammer?

No – never
Less than US$1,000 Between US$1,000 and $2,000 Between US$2,000 and $10,000 More than US$10,000
38.46% 25.64% 10.26% 12.82% 12.82%

Did a Dating Scammer ever ask you for money?

No – never
Yes – for an emergency Yes – for expenses Yes – for legal documents Yes – for travel expenses
15.38% 15.38% 23.08% 12.82% 33.33%

Where are most of the Dating Scammers?

In the Americas
In the Philippines & Asia In Western Africa In Russia & Eastern Europe Other Places
7.69% 5.13% 84.62% 2.56% 0.00%

What is your age range?

Under 30
30 to 40 years 40 to 50 years 50 to 60 years Over 60 years old
12.82% 15.38% 10.26% 46.15% 15.38%

What would you most like to see happen?

Never hear from your sammer again
Have your scammer arrested Get your money back Publicize the scammer Get even
7.69% 43.59% 17.95% 15.38% 15.38%

Will you continue to use online dating websites?

No – I have given up
No – I will try other ways Yes – I still have faith Yes – but it will be hard to trust Not sure
25.64% 2.56% 17.95% 41.03% 12.82%
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Romance Scams Now™ is the world's leading private anti-scams organization. RSN™ is based in Miami Florida & Cincinnati Ohio. It's founder was involved in combating online fraud since 1991. As of July 2017, Romance Scams Now is now a privately funded division of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]. The RSN website and all of our publications (including social media) are maintained by our own staff to provide the most up to date information about active scammers from around the world and how to avoid them or recover from them available anywhere. Be sure to use our search feature to locate scammers you may suspect or to report them here. Our goal is to prepare you to live in a world full of online scammers and risks, so that you can remain safe! And seriously, be sure to report scammers here! Also visit our Facebook page for unique INFORMATION not found on our site. RSN is official Scam Avoidance Education & Scam Victims' Assistance & Support Division of SCARS™ - the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams a nonprofit organization (NGO) dedicated to advocating victim's causes and changing government and law enforcement attitudes toward online fraud for good! Please join us in becoming a member of SCARS - it's free! Add you voice so that the world will listen at last! www.AgainstRomanceScams.org

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By | 2017-04-11T02:03:14+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Scammers|

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