it's a type where people feel devastated for years afterwards," Williams said."It really can be heartbreaking." Williams urges victims to file a report with their local police department and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
They also weed out people who don't want a long-term relationship, or those with whom you're basically incompatible — say, people with vastly different educational backgrounds or religious beliefs. Daniel Williams with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre said most victims are over 40, fresh out of a long-term relationship and haven't dated for decades.
"They're vulnerable, trusting, emotionally fragile, and the scammers seem to pick up on that from a mile away," Williams said. We all want the same things — to love and be loved.
Sorting through these messages - many of which are likely to be creepy, inappropriate or just plain bad - is a daunting task that can easily turn you off online dating forever. However Ryan, a single guy from Baltimore, Maryland says he thinks often women give up too soon.
“Some might go on a date or two and think 'those were crummy dates' and then quit.
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