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Every day for about a month, they would talk for hours on the phone, constantly exchanging emails and photos. I would never online date again.” Another web dater, who also asked that his identity be withheld, is a 52-year-old single man who told Fox how he clicked with a woman who claimed to be in her final year of medical school.There was a time when online dating carried a negative stigma. “After I cut him off, he wrote me a mean text that no one will want me if I’m stingy with money. He wasn’t looking for love; he was looking to be taken care of financially.” Looking back on the cyber courtship, she admitted she ignored red flags -- like the speed at which her suitor tried to move their relationship. The woman he believed he was in a relationship with did not exist.Over the years, however, using the Internet to find your future mate has become commonplace. When he confronted the woman, she admitted to stealing a friend’s Facebook pictures and creating a false identity because she did not feel her real persona was attractive enough.
One member of that group, who asked that her identity be withheld, is a recently divorced 51-year-old mother of three who told Fox how she met a man on a popular dating website – but that in a matter of a few days, their online courtship went offline. People who are scamming really prey on people who are vulnerable, and people over 50 are more vulnerable.” The most common online dating frauds are catfishing – someone who uses social media to create false identities to deceive – and other financial scams.
“At first, we went out to public places, and it wasn’t until after he spent the weekend at my house that he revealed he was living on his friend’s couch,” she said. “Financial scammers are motivated by money,” Davis said.
After a month of “emergencies”, Peter* became suspicious and researched his cyber crush.
It wasn’t until they arranged an in-person meeting that his cyber-crush claimed emergency after emergency – each, she said, prevented her from traveling.
“Frankly, these are the same things that 20-somethings are considering, but 50-somethings haven’t been read the riot act. The problem with the digital age is that you have fake friends/romances.Know that these scams are out there,” said Saltz, who is a former relationship expert for Our Time.com, the 50 and over singles site. Unless you’re spending significant time with this person in real life, it’s not real.” Out of the 50-and-over demographic, women tend to be more targeted by online dating scammers.