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Please note that Consumer Reports collects fees from both e Bay Commerce Network and Amazon for referring users.We use 100% of these fees to fund our testing programs.If they come up associated to a person with another name or who lives in a different city, you have good reason to suspect they were stolen from someone else’s profile.And if you’ve been communicating with someone by email, check their address at a site such as romancescams.org, which compiles lists of email addresses belonging to known scammers.The CR survey found that 35 percent of respondents who’ve tried online dating felt they had been grossly misled by someone’s online profile, and 12 percent said they’d been scammed.Experts say online daters are always wise to be skeptical regarding what someone they've met online, and not in the flesh, tells them.

“There was one woman who got scammed for over a million dollars, her whole retirement nest egg,” says Farquhar.Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims.They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love.If you are asked to send money and feel so inclined, run the whole scenario by someone you trust.Choose a friend or someone from your church or community who is less emotionally invested than you are. And remember: If the request for funds is indeed a scam, it may be difficult if not impossible to ever recover the money.Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.

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