Computers and servers in these virtual dating agencies filter the millions of people in their databases to find your closest match based on various criteria.
"I can say in the local area there's been a few, several from the whole Quad City area of internet dating gone bad," said Lieutenant Chad Cribb, Investigations/Civil Division, Scott County Sheriff's Department. Cribb says dating online is the wave of the future, but to stay safe, no matter your age, or how involved a relationship for which you may be looking, there are three things to never do when it comes to meeting someone you met online in person for the first time.
"The biggest number one don't is, don't invite them to your home the first time you meet," said Lt.
Cribb, "That's just danger written all over it and you don't want to put yourself in that position." Instead, Lt.
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Last year, Russian police arrested two men from Smolensk who pretended to be young, attractive girls stealing the hearts of men in Moscow and then threatening and tricking them into sending large sums of money.