You already know to be wary whenever you go online, so you don't fall prey to the various types of scammers, thieves, con artists, hackers, malware-writers and other threats that proliferate on the Internet.And if you're looking for love in an online dating site you must be extra-careful, because looking for love already leaves you emotionally vulnerable, but you can't let that vulnerability bleed over into other realms as well. More than 90 percent of the potential dates on are canceled subscribers, people who never subscribed, duplicates, or phantoms the company created to snare its a month subscription fee, a class action claims in Federal Court.Victims have also reported money requests for health issues, family funeral arrangements, and a host of other bleak sounding circumstances.But dating site scams aren't always based on finances.Instead of women deciding between flats or pumps, many are now choosing between passwords being hacked along with Linkedin passwords, people have to question: Are users really safe using dating sites when it comes to avoiding personal and financial harm?Whatever else may result from the hack attack, it sent consumers' perceptions about e Harmony into the cellar, as determined by a Consumer Affairs sentiment analysis of about 140,000 social media postings over the last year.e Harmony sentiment seems to have profited from e Harmony's downfall, showing a distinct uptick over the last few weeks, as determined by a Consumer Affairs sentiment analysis of about 110,000 social media postings.Common crimes in dating site scams include users being asked for money.Both men and women have reported being asked for plane tickets, so the online companion can visit, and thrust the relationship towards a face-to-face interaction.
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.Some who were scammed felt embarrassed about being duped, while others didn't want to admit using a dating site.sentiment), Americans were robbed of million in online dating scams in 2011.Simplified, each online dater that was scammed lost an average of ,900 last year.I feel that I have been ripped off."Other readers have tried to get their money back, but were unsuccessful."I tried repeatedly to cancel membership, and was not only continually billed, but despite five phone calls and reassurance with each call that a manager "at headquarters" would call me to resolve matters, I was never contacted," said Belinda of Vermont.