Sometimes, others they tell, shame them, too,” Nofziger says.
Divorcees are especially vulnerable, author Fleet says.
“Their spouse may have told them they were fat and worthless.
Trained volunteers will guide callers on what steps to take next and send them to the appropriate regulator.
Fleet says to call your local authorities and the FBI.
They work in teams, so during the day his name might be ‘Steven,’ and when the other guy comes on duty, it changes to ‘Stephen.'” Reputable dating sites have an internal operation tasked with weeding out these fraudsters, says Mark Huffman, a reporter for Consumer Affairs, a news and advocacy organization based in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
But, it’s not as effective as everyone would like it to be.
Valentine’s Day celebrates couples and togetherness, making this time of year difficult for the unattached.
Yet, according to the most recent census figures, 44% of American adults are single.
They are hard to identify until the relationship has gone on for a period of time, he says.