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Always consider your personal safety if you arrange to meet someone through a dating website.
What you should know Be wary of giving out personal information on a website or chat room.
Scammer is sick or has a sick parent or child, or is stuck in a country (Nigeria or Russia usually) and they need your help.
Many people, both men and women, have lost huge amounts of money to online dating scammers.
Connecting Singles is different - we take great effort to get rid of scammers.
Scores of suspicious profiles are deleted each day, however, scammers are good at what they do and some slip through the scam screens.
You probably know that Western Union runs money transfer services in the US and worldwide.
What you might not know is that, according to the FTC, Western Union has known for years that scammers were using its system to commit significant fraud....