Only yesterday, a court heard how a group of women using were allegedly conned out of £220,000 by a gang posing as ‘attractive middle-aged men’.
One woman, Suzanne Hardman, was reduced to tears as she recounted how ‘James Richards’ conned her out of £170,000 – her life savings. And there are ways we can all be tricked - even those who think they're clued up about online dating.
It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.
But there's a type of dating site scam that's far trickier to spot, and the people who operate it claim to be making thousands of dollars every month fooling vulnerable men.
However, they do have a live help service at their homepage to talk you through joining.
The new setting, which became available for some beta users in December, allows users who are listed as “seeing someone,” “married,” or “in an open relationship” on the platform to link their profiles and search for other people to join their relationship. A screenshot of the new feature obtained by The move comes in response to a rapid uptick in the number of Ok Cupid users interested in non-monogamous relationships.My friends tell stories of guys who ended up already having girlfriends, and - the most common - those who promise relationships, but leave after just one night.1) He calls you ‘baby’ If you meet someone online and within a few messages they’re telling you how much you mean to them, and how they love you to bits: stay away.If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.Both numbers represent increases of 8 percentage points from five years ago.