Onlline dating scams
But to help you lighten up a little, we also point you towards some fun (and legitimate!) games that can help you learn more about all manner of scams.One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
Fans of multi-player role-playing games, cell phone quizzes and online casinos have handed over all kinds of swag, from virtual “gold” and other imaginary credits, through real cash to personal details in a phishing scheme aimed at identity theft.
The irony is that, in at least some online games, it’s perfectly legit to scam others within the scope of the gameplay, though not, of course, in the real world!
Here are the seven most common types of Internet scams: In this online games scam, users download a game onto their cell phones that secretly dials long distance and premium line calls — in one reported case apparently dialing a number listed in the Antarctic!
Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.
Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.
But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.