Common crimes in dating site scams include users being asked for money.
It's called Positive and it lures clients by painting itself as a "warm-hearted and exclusive community for singles and friends with STDS." It also promises confidentiality.
The report also showed that lonely, middle-aged, and elderly people are at equal risk of being tricked by a romance scam.
People over the age of 40, those divorced, widowed, or disabled, are also common targets of dating site scammers.
The sheer invisibility of the Internet allows people to adopt all kinds of fake personas and intentions. I don't have any luck connecting with someone and then when I do, they are scammers.
Married men, registered sex offenders and convicted con artists have all been busted for using dating sites, so be extra careful. I am a widow and these guys are breaking my heart all over again.
This is an ideal situation for the Internet scammer, as they typically count on people to be preoccupied with achieving positive online dating results.