Spam email from dating sites
According to the FBI, romance scams and similar confidence scams cost consumers more money than any other kind of Internet fraud.In 2016, the last year for which data is available, consumers lost more than 0 million this way.“There was one woman who got scammed for over a million dollars, her whole retirement nest egg,” Farquhar says.The CR survey found that 35 percent of respondents who’ve tried online dating felt they had been grossly misled by someone’s online profile, and 12 percent said they’d been scammed.This makes it hard for the victim to do due diligence.
While millions of honest, caring and serious people use online dating services it’s the comparative handful of bad guys that get all the press.Just over a year ago, the Department of Justice announced that seven men—six from Nigeria and one from South Africa—had pleaded guilty to conning tens of millions of dollars from Americans via online dating sites.While the case was remarkable for its magnitude, when it comes to so-called “romance scams,” it still represents just the tip of the iceberg.And the random chat request popped up with a name and small photo while he was browsing the web last night. "Can a person get messages from one of these mobile dating things if someone doesn't sign up/or leave that particular cell number?
Otherwise most email service providers have so-called junk filters or spam blockers to keep the trash out of your inbox.