The thing is: if the monthly fee is only a month, the dating site needs to keep customers using their services (meaning: unmatched and looking for love) for at least six months, just to break even.To show a profit, they need to keep customers unmatched even longer.I would get lots of emails from a dating site so I would join it, and then the emails just stop. ”– Anonymous The Honest Answer To avoid online dating scams, your best bet is to stick with the major online dating sites that have been around for a few years and have a large member base.They won’t admit it, but I have personally seen some of the smaller or more obscure dating sites ‘pad’ the website with fake profiles and even go so far as to send a message to their members from this ‘fake’ person in the hopes of generating more activity on the site. A Syracuse resident was on a dating site and saw what appeared to be the profile of a soldier in Afghanistan. Army has issued a warning to those who may have ever met a service member on a dating site or social media.If you suspect someone of being a spammer or scammer, make sure that you report them immediately to the website’s support team. There are all kinds of reasons that a real person may not answer your messages and many of them have nothing to do with you personally.Maybe they got really busy, left town on vacation, or decided that online dating is just not their thing.
The Question“How do you know that the profile is for real and not something made up to get you to join the online dating site?A group of 18 online dating sites reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibits the use of phony profiles or charging users a monthly fee they did not agree to, the FTC said on Wednesday.The company running the sites was also accused of sending messages from the phony profiles to make new users think someone was interested in them.They connected and soon enough, the Syracuse resident was getting little requests for favors— he sent a i Tunes card before finding out that the profile is fake.News Channel 9’s Tammy Palmer reached out to the U. Army, and found out that they get hundreds of complaints every month from people who say they were duped on legitimate dating sites.