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.

Justin Carter

Justin Carter & the words we post

On February 14, 19 year-old Justin Carter was arrested for making a comment on Facebook. In response to another commenter that called him crazy, Carter allegedly commented something to the effect of, ‘I’m f—ed in the head alright. I think I’ma (sic) shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down…

The Cinnamon Challenge: Just Say No

The Cinnamon Challenge: Just Say No

As a former supervisory Federal agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, it would seem natural to blog about the effects of narcotics and dangerous drugs. If someone had told me that I would one day be writing about the dangers of cinnamon-abuse, I simply would not have believed it.

But here we are.

Online Dating: Googling your date, praying & good background checks

Online Dating: Googling Your Date, Praying & Good Background Checks

Over the past few years, online dating web sites have exploded in popularity. Not only are sites like, eHarmony and Plenty of Fish an accepted way of dating in our culture – online dating may even becoming the norm. These sites essentially allow a person to pre-screen prospective dating partners – by being able…