Consumer report online dating sites
The chances they will find someone are good, according to Consumer Reports, which discovered a substantial 44 percent of survey respondents who tried online dating said the experience led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage.Consumer Reports surveyed almost 115,000 subscribers about online dating--a subset of some 9,600 respondents who used an online dating service in the past two years rated the sites for effectiveness and value.“While the prospects of finding a long-term match were surprisingly good amongst our survey respondents, our survey suggests that online dating can be as frustrating and emotionally fraught as off line dating” said Margot Gilman, Consumer Reports Money Content Development Team Leader.While long-term success is possible, our ratings suggest online dating can also be highly frustrating.Learn the warning signs of common scams and fraud to protect your personal and financial information.Report suspected tax fraud to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).Popular free sites Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr received marginally higher ratings than paid sites.
CR’s survey shows some consumers are concerned about dipping into Cupid’s digital world because they fear being scammed The survey found among respondents hesitant to try online dating, 56 percent of women and 41 percent of men had this worry. “If a person you haven’t met face to face wants to quickly leave the dating site’s messaging app—and the privacy it offers—to talk by phone or send messages to your email address, that can be a red flag,” Gilman says.
Contact these federal agencies based on the type of fraud: Reporting fraud may not recover everything you lost, but it does improve your chances of getting some of it back and avoiding future losses.
It also helps law enforcement authorities stop scams before other people become victims.
You may also contact your state consumer protection office.
You can also report certain types of scams and fraud to federal enforcement agencies.