Online Dating Nightmare: N.Y. Woman Scammed Out of Thousands by 'Soldier'

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Greg Blatt, the CEO of the parent company that owns Match.com, said the site has spent millions of dollars to protect its members. Less than one half of one percent of its subscribers have ever reported a profile that is questionable, he said, but when they do, the profiles are blocked within two hours, removed from the site and investigated. Match.com's safety tips.

"We do everything we can to make it as safe as possible," Blatt said. "At the end of the day, we also know that, that a lot of it rests in the hands of the members themselves to avoid this sort of thing, and we do everything we can to help them."

How can you keep yourself protected from getting scammed on online dating sites? Online dating tips from cybersecurity expert Hemanshu Nigam.

For more information on online dating scams, check out romancescams.org.

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