New online dating scams

Instead of women deciding between flats or pumps, many are now choosing between passwords being hacked along with Linkedin passwords, people have to question: Are users really safe using dating sites when it comes to avoiding personal and financial harm?

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The plight of a Toronto widow who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars and her home in a dating scam has prompted police to urge vigilance online.

That can involve fake social media profiles as well as those on dating sites or apps.

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It used to be parents who worried about their children being picked up by unsavory types in bars and other seedy hang-outs.

Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...