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It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles.
A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.
However, on smaller or niche dating sites like and datanta, there is no security system to spot a fraudster.
[Update: the site contacted us to notify us of the precautions they have in place, including a human editor who responds to complaints and reports, and Threat Metrix, a cybercrime prevention software.] “On some dating sites, as many as one out of 10 profiles is a scammer,,” Mark Brooks, editor of Online Personals Watch told Glamour.
The site offers a good roundup of matchmaking sites in many categories, including free dating sites, single parents' dating sites, dating over 50, mobile phone dating, wealthy singles, and more. Dating Advice.com, a handy site, offers a roundup of the Web's best free personals dating sites.Unlike other dating sites that charge you for extra features, everything is free here.The site offers features like "mutual crushes" (which let you know if someone likes you before you send them a message).To protect consumers, sites like are being set up for volunteers to post details of the counterfeit dating profiles they come across.Christine Davis, a design student who was duped by a fake profile, set up this particular site and wants to support others who have been targeted.