If a perfect 10 replies to your message to profess his or her love for you while asking for your social security number and credit card info (or talking about Nigerian banking), it’s Many members of online dating sites have reported a similar experience when they’re in the process of cancelling their accounts: right as they’re about to leave, they get an enticing message from a person who appears to be their perfect match.
Intrigued, they renew their membership, only to find that they never receive a second message.
Or you may only be able to send a set number of messages per month.
Make sure that you get all the features that you want with whatever type of membership you select. Beware of “free trials” that charge your credit card when they expire.
One study found that one in ten members of online dating sites is a scammer.
Recent data breaches on Plentyof and e put hundreds of members’ personal info at risk.
If they’re allowed to email you, how often and about what?In 2010, the federal government ordered the Australian dating site Red Hot Pie to send an apology email to its members for having over a thousand fake profiles that sent out strategic messages like these to lure members into staying (and paying). Arrange to meet someone in a public, crowded place, and tell a friend or family member where you’re going to be.Consumers also brought a fraud suit against in 2005 for similar “date bait.” The same privacy protection rules that apply to all of your online activity apply to internet dating sites: privacy: be careful when meeting up with anyone you’ve met online. Set up a safety call: if you don’t call them by the expected time, they’ll assume that something’s wrong. Once you’ve decided on a dating site, make sure that you’re clear on how you’ll be paying.
There are plenty of free sites available, such as Ok Cupid, but many members feel that pay sites offer a higher level of experience, customer service, and member quality.Consumer writes about this practice, This looks suspiciously like the website is deliberately trying to lure registered members into a subscription.