Collectively, we spend huge sums of money on matchmaking, not to mention all the time and substantial emotional investment. Given that we usually rate products (like refrigerators) and services (like banking), this is new and fairly unusual territory for us.
But as we explored the possibility of taking on this investigation, we discovered that 20 percent of our subscribers are either divorced or have never married, and might benefit from what we found.
The websites you are directed to may be official looking and some even contain stolen logos from government authorities and official brokers.
In other cases, they are poorly put together (note the terrible use of grammar!
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.
) and are published on free sharing platforms such as Facebook, Blogspot and Google Plus.
Unfortunately, once the money and/or documentation has been sent, the scam is now complete and all fake profiles will be deleted and the scammers will cease all form of communication.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
“It’s a product of the growing normalcy of using social media apps,” says Moira Weigel, author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Online Dating” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016).