To join and use dating sites
(Though, in that respect, I guess I do have e Harmony and Match to thank for my writing career.) Armed with years of slow-churned cynicism, I took to the internet to see if others shared my experiences.
He will even pretend to be you throughout the entire communication process.
Using his background in screenwriting (i.e., writing ), he will adopt your personality and make sure your online persona is the Casanova your real self could never be.
A recent British study found that, in just the United Kingdom alone, online dating scams clobber 230,000 people a year, with a total damage of $60 billion per year.
In one particularly sad story, a New York woman was separated from more than $25,000 by a man she met on Match who claimed he was a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Then there are the cases of both men and women getting blackmailed after being coerced into exposing themselves via webcam (though these incidents aren’t strictly confined to online dating sites).
The internet is peppered with stories like these, and it’s become such a serious issue that the FBI has released a press report on how to recognize an online dating scam artist. In 2011, Match finally announced that they would start implementing background checks.