Valentine's Day: Avoid long-distance online relationships

Valentine’s Day: Avoid long-distance relationships online

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to discuss a common phenomenon in the online dating world – the long-distance love con. While both men and women fall for romantic scams, my client base is 80% female. I will direct this post to the ladies.

There is not a day that goes by in my office without a phone call from a female having an issue related to an Internet dating site. (We actually get about ten of these calls per week.) The purpose of these calls is that the woman wants us to verify whether a man she has been corresponding with is actually who his profile says he is.