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“There was one woman who got scammed for over a million dollars, her whole retirement nest egg,” Farquhar says.
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.
In 2016, the last year for which data is available, consumers lost more than 0 million this way.
Curious to find out whether there was a difference between meeting a date through an app or IRL, we asked the participants to share their experiences.
"Personally, when I meet someone through an app, I feel like I have more freedom to act differently," Teddy shares.
So it’s up to you to determine how truthful a person is being in his or her profile.
To recognize and avoid romance scams, follow these tips. Copy the images your online correspondent has posted to his or her profile, then run them through a reverse-image search engine, such as Tin Eye or Google Images.
This makes it hard for the victim to do due diligence.