Many online dating sites automatically renew memberships.
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Be skeptical of claims such as “an exclusive network of people,” “for sincere daters only” or “beautiful singles just like you.” • Don’t give in to high-pressure sales tactics.
These sites are most common with scams that require a level of trust between the victim and the fraudster.
In the Romance scam the fraudsters have demonstrated that they are willing to develop the relationship over extended periods of time.
However, the ‘romantic’ relationship is not legit and the scammer is simply trying to get personal information or money from their victim.
It’s believed roughly 20% of online dating profiles are fake.
Sadly, that is just what is reported to us and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.