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But the number of complaints being made against them suggests that buyers should proceed cautiously, as the sites cannot promise safety from predators. Sites popular with boomers, like e Harmony.com, and Our (formerly called Senior People Meet.com), charge monthly fees that range from to (less if you sign up using a discount coupon or for multiple months).
These sites, along with dozens of other smaller ones, allow you to post a profile of yourself and view the profiles of others.
"The fact that you are paying a dating site creates a false sense of security that the site is going to protect you from being taken."See our slideshow below for 10 tips from the Better Business Bureau to avoid getting ripped off in an online dating scam.
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One popular scam, Norton said, is that a man will pose as someone from a woman's hometown who is temporarily working on a government contract in Nigeria.
An email relationship progresses, Norton said, and the woman eagerly awaits the man's return home.
The Better Business Bureau listed online dating sites among its top 10 scams for 2011, and one consumer advocacy group says its members have lost millions from online dating scams.
Is it a case of looking for love in all of the wrong places, or just a few bad apples in an otherwise happy bushel?
does not do background checks and tells subscribers as much.
How can I confirm that the photos I have been receiving actually belong to the person I am corresponding with?
Online dating services are booming businesses, and the boomers who are joining them are doing so in big numbers.
There have been a rash of complaints against online dating sites, according to the Better Business Bureau.
And there is a class action lawsuit pending in the U. District Court that claims more than 60 percent of the profiles on are fraudulent -- something spokesman Matthew Traub calls an "unfounded allegation in a money-seeking litigation." Then there is another, perhaps darker, side to the consumer complaints: People reporting that they were bilked out of money by those they connected with through an online dating site.
The site has 100 investigators whose job it is to read and approve every profile before it's posted, and there are checks for stolen credit cards.