She paid for online background checks and discovered that on one reputable online site, While it is indeed exhilarating to find new love, it’s best to keep your wits about you when pursuing Internet dating, caution experts.
“Don’t let your heart get in the way of basic common sense,” says Siciliano.
Be Aware of Internet Dating Red Flags As with most online activities, crowds of legitimate users are interspersed with con artists who are eager to capitalize on an opportunity to scam victims out of cash and personal information.
Jennifer Litwin, a lifestyle reporter for several TV news outlets, uncovered some alarming statistics during undercover work on an online dating investigation.
That’s 156% more golddiggers, guys, so think twice about whether you want to post that kind of personal info.5. In 2005 alone, 25% percent of rapists used online dating sites to find their victims.“You should always do a background check on the person that you are dating,” Anderson told Fox “You should consider hiring a [private investigator] to run a background check and criminal check on the person, as well as a deep dive (OSINT) Open Source Intelligence Search.On dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers, says Marketdata Enterprise, Inc. Let me repeat that: of rapists used online dating sites to find their victims.7.Dinner for Six, a matchmaking service in Denver, Colorado says that 51% percent of online dating singles are already in a relationship, yet are putting themselves out there as being single.8.