It can be great to take a risk with love, but that doesn’t mean you should put your personal data in jeopardy.
Online dating sites have helped millions find true love (at least if you believe the ads), but the sites can be riddled with fake profiles designed to scam other members. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, more people join sites like Match.com and eHarmony to find romance, a powerful lure for scammers.
“In the dating world, we see lots of scams now,” said Dave Evans, editor of OnlineDatingPost.com. “One person can create 5,000 to 10,000 profiles, because most of it’s automated.”