Dating apps share personal data with advertisers, study says

Some of the most popular dating services may be violating GDPR or other privacy laws. Unbeknownst to their users, several popular dating apps, including Tinder, OkCupid and Grindr, share detailed personal data on their users with third parties for advertising purposes, a study conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council has found. The details spanned the gamut and … More Dating apps share personal data with advertisers, study says

FBI warns of romance scams using online daters as money mules

Up to 30 percent of romance fraud victims in 2018 are estimated to have been used as money mules. Scammers are using dating sites and apps not only to scout for lovesick men and women before bilking them out of money, but also to recruit ‘money mules’ for laundering funds obtained in illicit activities. According … More FBI warns of romance scams using online daters as money mules

When love becomes a nightmare: Online dating scams

Roses are red, violets are blue, watch out for these scams or it may happen to you. The embrace of online dating services, such as dating apps or virtual places to meet people, is a phenomenon that has occurred worldwide. According to GlobalWebindex, in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, apps and dating sites are accepted … More When love becomes a nightmare: Online dating scams

ESET Ireland warns of Valentine’s Day online threats

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for opportunities to take advantage of us and ESET Ireland has already encountered some love-related attempts this year. Valentine’s Day is nearly here, romance is in the air and the Internet is flooded with hearts. But online dating sites, social media or just shopping for a gift for your loved one … More ESET Ireland warns of Valentine’s Day online threats

Love hurts: Online dating scams are Australia’s top financial fraud

Australians were scammed out of around AUS$82 million (US$66 million) during 2014, with online dating fraud accounting for the biggest losses, reports Phys.org. The figures courtesy of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) show that more than 91,000 scam complaints were received last year, with one in ten victims tricked out of more than AUS$10,000 (US$8,000). … More Love hurts: Online dating scams are Australia’s top financial fraud