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04-02-2016, 02:44 PM
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Date site users regularly scammed

There have been a lot of reports of dating site scams recently, here's another. The figures are quite staggering.

Maybe it's about time we start work on that over50s dating site

Almost half of the people who use dating sites and apps have been scammed or spammed, suggests research.

Carried out by security firm Symantec, the study quizzed more than 3,000 people across Europe about what happened when they searched for love.

Daters fell victim to blackmail, were subjected to revenge porn and were tricked by people who assumed fake identities to steal cash.

One expert said scammers pass around lists of people who are susceptible.

While most people found what they were looking for via dating apps and sites, for some it was a more fraught experience that cost them much emotionally and sometimes financially, said Nick Shaw, European head of Symantec's Norton division.

"When people go online looking for love and affection they may not be as vigilant as they might be elsewhere," he said. "They look for the good rather than the bad."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35482216
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04-02-2016, 02:58 PM
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If one is going to date on line-then be honest. Otherwise one is wasting time.
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04-02-2016, 04:14 PM
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I tried a dating site way back when I was more adventurous than today. My experience always was, that the photo of the lady never reflected a true reality
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04-02-2016, 04:20 PM
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My son found his partner on a dating site and she is a smashing gal, first rate !
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04-02-2016, 04:24 PM
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I have some lady friends I met online-none are works of art,they never pretended to be. Those who lied never got beyond the first meet. Dating is not always about long term and sex-sometimes we meet those we just like as friends.
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Yes, OG. That's all we need is a bit of companionship...
(and someone good at driving and diy)
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Yes, OG. That's all we need is a bit of companionship...
(and someone good at driving and diy)
How odd-that is my wish-I no longer drive.
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04-02-2016, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Azz ->

Maybe it's about time we start work on that over50s dating site



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35482216
Nah, bad idea, at only 51 I'd find the gals on here a tad old.
Sorry girls










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04-02-2016, 09:22 PM
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[QUOTE=Tpin;823533]Nah, bad idea, at only 51 I'd find the gals on here a tad old.
Sorry girls


Gosh Tpin.
I wouldn't want to be in your shoes after you saying that.
Will any women ever talk to you again I wonder?

Regarding properly run dating sites, I think they can only bring good to possibly lonely people looking for romance.

There is nothing wrong with this.
Go for it Azz.
Go for it.

I can't join though Ladies.
Sorry about that!
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Me and my hubby met on a dating site and were very happy
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