Online dating can be risky. Learn what you can do to avoid these scams.

Online dating can be risky. Learn what you can do to avoid these scams.

The Better Business Bureau says it's one of the cruelest schemes on the internet. The most recent numbers in 2011 report more than 5,000 complaints related to romance scams. The BBB says the most common targets are women who are age 50 and older. Scammers use dating sites, chat rooms, and social networking sites to look for a victim they can tar...

Online dating can be risky. Learn what you can do to avoid these scams.

A "catfishing" scam that claims victims using stolen pictures of military personnel to create a fake online profile.

"Catfished": One Woman's Story of Love & Betrayal in Online Dating Scam

'Online Dating Scams, Lessons Learned' - Consumers are looking for love and using online dating sites. Some are finding their spouse, others are finding themselves victims of online dating scams. - http://protectyourdeal.com/online-dating-scams-lessons-learned/

'Online Dating Scams, Lessons Learned' - Consumers are looking for love and using online dating sites. Some are finding their spouse, others are finding themselves victims of online dating scams. - http://protectyourdeal.com/online-dating-scams-lessons-learned/

There is a new twist in an online dating scam.  Learn how extortion is being used to victimize consumers looking for love.

There is a new twist in an online dating scam. Learn how extortion is being used to victimize consumers looking for love.

Always be careful and use caution when using an online dating website to meet people.  No matter how much online correspondence you have with the other party, they are a stranger until trust is earned and a relationship develops.

Always be careful and use caution when using an online dating website to meet people. No matter how much online correspondence you have with the other party, they are a stranger until trust is earned and a relationship develops.

This is a report that aired in NYC and on Fox affiliates around the country about an online scam that used my picture to defraud a woman.

This is a report that aired in NYC and on Fox affiliates around the country about an online scam that used my picture to defraud a woman.

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