The second issue is that as far as what the dating site is marketing to people about finding your perfect match, but actually how many active users are on the site as opposed to profiles that are half completed or the person hasn't been on the dating site for the past year."You really need to do your homework and read the small print, as annoying as it can be."Also don't sign up to a plan and commit yourself to 12 months, try it for a month because at the end of the day, the dating site is only as good as the matches on it."So whether it's free or paid, each experience is going to be different.
If you try two different dating sites it's kind of like being in two different bars at the same time."The ACCC is telling people to visit the Scam Watch website for tips on how to protect yourself or to report any suspect activity on dating sites.
I did try once earlier to verify that he was staying there and I hadn't had any luck so I tried again and I was able to verify there was no one there by that name."So at that point I was obviously very concerned and contacted a friend, who said 'no, it is a scam', and put me in the direction of contacting the authorities."Devastation, I think it's not what's in your mind, it's what's in your stomach.
You just feel obviously very ill, very devastated, betrayed."The scammer hiding behind Gary's profile was arrested earlier this year in Nigeria.
ACCC deputy chairwoman Delia Rickard said investigators will today go undercover to comb through 100 websites to see if they are operating above board.