It seems quick, easy and painless, and the odds of finding true love are pretty good.Every year, 280,000 marriages that take place are attributed to online dating services.Detectives determined that Hilarie met a woman, later identified as Hailey Bustos, on an dating website, "Plenty of Fish." After going on a date with Bustos, police said the two briefly went back to Hilarie's apartment.
“Typically, the modus operandi of these criminals is that they target unsuspecting and vulnerable people who are [using] on-line dating.
They established a chatting platform and relationship with the victims and in a process lured them to exchange their nude pictures using [the] social media platform.” He added that after a while these criminals would then demand the victims to deposit a certain amount of money via money market transactions, failing which they threatened to circulate the victim`s nude pictures on social media platforms.
It appears to be the most popular way of finding your “match” these days. You are bored and want to meet a man, but don’t know where to meet one, so you sign up with an online dating service.
You post your photo, write a paragraph or more about yourself, and/or complete their questionnaire.
Did you know that there are 54 million single people in the United States, and 40 million of them have tried online dating?
The worldwide online dating industry grosses over billion dollars per year, making it a bigger industry than porn.
As awesome as that is, what happens when something goes wrong, and they aren’t your match at all?
One of the biggest and most common problem that arises is lying.
One notorious ‘teen dating’ site has been described by critics as a “paedophile playground”.
It has an age limit of just 13 and a simple tick box for schoolchildren if they didn’t want ‘sexting’ from other members.
“Criminals have moved with the times and now are turning to clever ruses and use social media platform to solicit money from unsuspecting victims.