According to CNBC recently, older Americans are especially at risk of online scams.Those over 65 are 34 percent more likely to be swindled than people in their 40s.Millions of people use online dating sites to search for the person of their dreams.And millions of people have learned the great lesson of online dating: It’s easy to lie on the Internet.I am thrilled that Joe, a man I frequently went out with has found a potential companion for life.I will always think of him as a friend and have also “friended” his new squeeze.
She also loves enticing offers and she’ll often forward them on to me through email or Facebook. Gaining your trust, the scammer then explains that there is a fee for shipping/processing or for taxes and you must first pay the fee in order to receive the prize.
There are more and more dating sites for over 60 singles, but they all say that their site is the best or that it is the number 1 site. Over60Dating is a review site that provides reviews of the top 5 Over 60 dating sites on the web.
As my subscriptions to five online dating sites comes to a close, I look back at some of the situations I have found myself in and can’t help but laugh hysterically.
What is even more alarming is that one estimate indicates that only 1 in 44 financial elderly fraud victims ever report the scam, usually out of embarrassment or for fear of their children’s reprisals and a subsequent loss of control of their finances.
We need to protect our elderly parents, for their benefit, and for the benefit of society.