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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 fewYes – too manyYes – almost all are scammersYes – 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.comEharmony.comBadoo.comOther
25.64%2.56%0.00%10.26%61.54%

Have you ever been touched by a Dating Scammer?

Yes – Me Personally
Yes – A FriendYes – A Family MemberNoNot 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$1,000Between US$1,000 and $2,000Between US$2,000 and $10,000More 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 emergencyYes – for expensesYes – for legal documentsYes – 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 & AsiaIn Western AfricaIn Russia & Eastern EuropeOther Places
7.69%5.13%84.62%2.56%0.00%

What is your age range?

Under 30
30 to 40 years40 to 50 years50 to 60 yearsOver 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 arrestedGet your money backPublicize the scammerGet 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 waysYes – I still have faithYes – but it will be hard to trustNot sure
25.64%2.56%17.95%41.03%12.82%
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