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2014 Dating ScamDating scam Dating scammers or love scammers create fake identities on dating apps and social media to coax you into fake online relationships. They often quickly move to personal channels such as phone or email, using your trust to acquire money or personal info, or help you hide their criminal activities. You'll probably never meet them in person. This is a relationship scam. Survey Results

 

RomanceScamsNow.com released their 2014 Dating Scam Survey Results, showing that online dating scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. are thriving and that as many as two thirds of those active in online dating websites have been contacted by a scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the 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 ScammersDating scammers Dating scammers or love scammers create fake identities on dating apps and social media to coax you into fake online relationships. They often quickly move to personal channels such as phone or email, using your trust to acquire money or personal info, or help you hide their criminal activities. You'll probably never meet them in person. This is a relationship scam.?

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