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

Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

Online dating has transformed from being a modest, underused and ‘hush hush’ concept – with a pinch of embarrassment – to a mainstream, popular and transformative entity. As a Pew Research Center survey from 2013 revealed, it has “lost much of its stigma”. Looking for love in the 21st century? It’s possibly a click and … More Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

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

Is your valentine for real? Six signs you might be falling for an online dating scam

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, millions will be looking for love online. Whether it’s Tinder, OkCupid or Match.com, the sad but true reality is that online dating is a hotbed of tricks, lies and scams. They say that love is blind, but if your eyes are open to these common warning signs, there’s a … More Is your valentine for real? Six signs you might be falling for an online dating scam