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Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 2006/06/12 - Recent frauds have forced online dating service providers to issue warnings to its members. How you can enjoy online dating without fear, find out here.
Being single at the age of 55, Dorothy Grimes of Memphis was trying to find someone in her life. In her search, she came across a well-known dating site. With the hope of finding her soulmate quickly from millions of profile available on that site, she immediately got herself registered.
When asked what made her to decide to join online dating site, she answered, “my brother also found her wife from this online dating service few years back and I hope it would click for me too.” Now, her profile is also added to other millions of profiles and she is in deeply search of love. She is very keen to find someone who is of her age, may be younger, successful, having great sense of humor One who understands a woman’s feelings and caring”, she explained.
But Grimes is not only the single person who is taking help of online dating service at the age of mid-50. In fact, there are millions of such singles in US are now registered with many online dating services with the hope of finding true love one day. According to a leading online dating site, online dating practice is fast growing among oldies, who did not, for one reason or another, find love in their lives. “Since year 2000, our database for middle-aged people between the ages of 45 to 60 has increased by more than 300 percent. This segment alone makes more than 20 percent of our membership”, says dating site.
Whatever would be the age, risk looms over members if they are too much vulnerable to financial and sexual predators. Divorcee Marie Sebastian from New Jersey, 51, was also in the same shoe. She found Mike Hall, retired bank manager, also a divorcee, as Mr. Right for her. While after some prodding into this matter, she realized that Mike was never employed by that bank. In fact, he was doing marketing for the struggling marketing company. Mike has even duped her with hundreds of dollars by getting credit card information from her. Having no option, Marie had to instruct her bank to cancel his credit card purchasing and even registered complained against him.
John Sanborn, private detective hired by Marie had solved many internet crimes including credit card frauds. “if you are dating online, never disclose your credit card numbers to stranger, never mention your residential address to others unless you are pretty sure. Give some time to judge person and never rush for meeting in private places. Always insist your mate to meet in public like café, restaurant, and theatre and so on”, he advised.
Hence, reputed dating services always advise their members to take precautions while meeting people online. It is advisable for members to read the instruction provided by them.