So you send money..rest assured the requests won’t stop there.There will be more hardships that only you can help alleviate with your financial gifts.Although I'm somewhat biased (I've followed and admired since its inception and own several books they've published), and this dating blog isn't for the faint of heart or those easily offended by graphic language, I still find it the most entertaining and unusual dating blog of the bunch, and therefore am giving it the #1 ranking.Unfortunately after a few years of fun, the Nerve Blog-A-Log has been removed from their website in 2010.But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams..These criminals—who also troll social media sites and chat rooms in search of romantic victims—usually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad. While their most common targets are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk. You’re contacted online by someone who appears interested in you.I find Brooks' ability to pick up stories before the rest of the dating bloggers do to be refreshing, although most of the time the posts are merely quick re-hashings of other blogger posts.
Well, many women would argue that the same comment applies to dating after 60.The chances of recovering your money are very slim.One way to steer clear of these criminals altogether is to stick to online dating websites with nationally known reputations.While the FBI and other federal partners work some of these cases—in particular those with a large number of victims or large dollar losses and/or those involving organized criminal groups—many are investigated by local and state authorities.
We strongly recommend, however, that if you think you’ve been victimized by a dating scam or any other online scam, file a complaint with our Internet Crime Complaint Center (
Finally, the FBI advises not to send money through any wire transfer service to someone you met online.