1 in 8 Brits who use internet dating have been targeted by romance scam

One in eight Brits (12%) who have tried internet dating have been targeted by romance or phishing scams, research by cybersecurity company NordVPN can reveal. These cons see fraudsters match with another user and then try to drain their bank account, either by dangling the promise of a romantic relationship or encouraging them to share personal details.  …

UK sees surge in catphishing, claims report

A new study shows the United Kingdom is experiencing an unprecedented surge in romance scams this summer. Victims from the United Kingdom lost a record €104 million to romance scams over the last 12 months, up from €68 million in 2020. Romance scams – also known as ‘catphishing’ – are when criminals create fake online profiles to trick online love seekers out…

Get set for 3G video dating with The Dating Channel and Gaydate TV

dating.jpgMobile dating isn’t big yet, but it will be. And I don’t mean people ringing wrong numbers, getting chatting and ending up married either. Although that’s heartwarming, obviously.

No, digital TV channels The Dating Channel and Gaydate TV are launching a new 3G video-dating service. It involves calling the shortcode 80228, and recording a video profile of yourself (“Hi, I’m 27, like eating guinea pigs and daubing walls in my own bodily fluids, and fear chives. Looking for similar.”)

DatingDirect.com partners with Vodafone to offer mobile dating service

dating_direct_vodafone_service.jpgDatingDirect.com, the UK’s largest dating service, has announced a new partnership with Vodafone to bring a mobile dating service to the Vodafone Mobile Internet service.

This will give Vodafone users complete access to the Dating Direct website, and its 3.5m active members, straight from their mobile phone.

The new service has been developed and optimised for mobile phone use, and will allow users to browse images and profiles, manage their own content, upload photos, and even sign up as a new member directly from their mobile.