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Top 3 Tips to Avoid Romance Scams

Looking for love online? Be careful.   According to the FBI, online dating scams (or “romance scams”) are on the rise, and it’s no wonder. As dating apps and sites like Tinder, OKCupid, and Bumble continue to grow in popularity, more…

Can You Spot Fake Dating Profiles?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans using an online dating site, you may have come across a few profiles that looked a little...fishy. Perhaps the profile pic seemed unusual, or maybe the bio had an odd detail or two. Either way, you…

Don’t Fall for These Dating Scams

According to Consumer Reports, 12% of people have been scammed on dating sites. A popular victim stereotype is the middle-aged woman over 50 with fading good looks. But in reality the victims of dating scams defy stereotype — they include…

What Does MTV Use to Catch Catfish?

MTV’s show Catfish highlights a fascinating phenomenon. As we live our lives in the age of social media, online dating and Craigslist treasure-hunting, the danger of judging books by their covers - or people by their online identities -…

Why do People Catfish?

Over the past several years, the term ‘catfish’ has grown in notability and notoriety. Even celebrities like Iggy Azalea and Kate Gosselin have fallen victim to catfishing. But the effort to create an entirely fake new online identity takes…