Scam artists and dating sites

by  |  04-Mar-2018 13:43

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.

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So let's say just for argument's sake that you are HIV-positive, or perhaps you have a sexually-transmitted disease. Ah, but there's an online dating site that caters to folks in your situation.

It's called Positive and it lures clients by painting itself as a "warm-hearted and exclusive community for singles and friends with STDS." It also promises confidentiality.

Out of those complaints, 115,903 spoke of a financial loss, and the monetary sum of those duped equaled $500 million.

Sadly, many of those monetary losses were attached to romance scams.

Out of the hundreds of thousands of cases filed with the , only a small portion of victims went to the authorities.

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