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Unlike singles in the '70s, who cruised bars and discos and risked looking for love in all the wrong places, tens of millions of singles each day join and log on to online dating sites with the belief that their efforts to find love and companionship are safe and secure.But the apparent murder and dismemberment of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old Seattle-area mother of three, has sent shockwaves throughout the cyber-romance world, with many begging the question: Is anyone safe?Lyne disappeared last Friday after leaving to meet a date, who police identified as John Robert Charlton, 37.Her ex-husband reported her missing on Saturday — and a dismembered body, including a severed head and foot tentatively identified as Lyne's, were discovered Monday in a recycling bin in Seattle’s Central District.Similar warnings exist on popular sites e Harmony, Farmers Only, and OKCupid, among others.There's a new trend in dating: crime rings and fraudsters who are targeting U. victims via phony dating profiles on popular sites like Match.com, Plentyof and others. A fast-growing breed of global internet crime is revealing a troubling trend: Some fraudsters are easily infiltrating popular dating sites to fleece people out of their savings, law-enforcement officials say. Cyber-swindlers lift photos of real people from the internet, and use the images to create fictitious profiles on dating sites such as Match.com, part of Match Group Inc. “You should always do a background check on the person that you are dating,” Anderson told Fox
Friends said Lyne met Charlton a few months earlier through an as-yet-unnamed online dating site.
Charlton reportedly has a lengthy rap sheet, including misdemeanor assaults — but it’s unlikely his dating profile mentioned that detail.