Dangers of an online dating romance
Most teens, though, reported they hadn’t dated anyone at all.When Pew narrowed its findings just to teens who have dated, the percentage who met their dating partner online jumped to nearly 25 percent.But the apparent murder and dismemberment of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old Seattle-area mother of three, has sent shockwaves throughout the cyber-romance world, with many begging the question: Is anyone safe?We shop online, we bank online and thanks to social media, we keep up with friends and family online so why not look for "love" online?According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there is an alarmingly grave danger of Internet scammers who use fake personas on online dating sites to lure unsuspecting victims into giving up their money or other resources, usually by way of ‘asking for help.’This type of fraud, known as a confidence fraud, targets victims mostly between the ages of 40 and 60 and is based on the victims’ assumption that they are involved in a loving, caring relationship.
In spite of the unmasking of John's true identity, he continued to profess his love for the widow.
In addition, Pew found that 31 percent of teens 13 to 17 had sent a flirtatious message online and 10 percent had gone so far as to send flirty or sexy pictures or videos of themselves.
Like it or not, for students today, social media is a way to amplify everything.
Online dating is extremely popular among adults, but teenagers haven’t been left out as technology continues to shape the way people meet and interact.
A Pew Research Center study found that eight percent of all teenagers say they met a romantic partner online.
She responded by reporting him to the local sheriff and the FBI. The authorities never recovered her money, and she was forced to take out loans to live. alone, romance scammers sweet-talked 5,900 victims out of more than $86.7 million in 2014.