There have been many incidents where people have fallen prey to fake dating sites and have lost their money.
For Your Safety, Read This Recent Incident…
Beware of dating website before taking membership, as recently a 65 year old man in Kharghar, Maharashtra was cheated by 3 persons. This person has lost Rs 73.5 lakhs in a bid to enrol on the dating site.
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3 persons were arrested by Kharghar police for cheating this old man. He paid Rs. 73.5 lakhs to these 3 persons who were runnig a fake call centre for dating membership site.
Those arrested were Sneha alias Mahi Das (25), a resident of Sodhpur, Prabir Saha (35), from in Mandalpara, and Arnab Roy (26) from Durgapur.
Senior Police Inspector Pradip Tidar said, “Sneha contacted the Kharghar resident in September 2018 and offered him membership of Locanto Dating Services and Speed Dating, claiming they provide girls for dates at a location chosen by the member, and made him pay registration and other fees. As he did not facilitate dating, the victim demanded cancellation of membership. But they demanded exorbitant cancellation charges. Thereafter, the accused threatened to lodge a police complaint against him for demanding girls and they sent him legal notices to scare him and to extort money.”
The Police Inspector said that, “The accused demanded money to prevent legal trouble and made him transfer Rs 73.5 lakhs to several accounts. He coughed up the sum as he feared social stigma. Eventually, he approached Kharghar police and an FIR was registered.”
You can protect yourself against such kind of scams and phony dating sites. While a scam site won’t offer much security, real dating sites should offer a variety of safety tools to protect you.