Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common.

There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC.

I wont bother with the story but i lost 24,000 and i could not afford to lose that much. I just came across your message some how but can you explain the ITunes thing better to me?

I thought i checked him out pretty well, asked for pictures from where he was at the moment either his home, cab, hotel and he always sent them, even asked if i would meet his Mom and gave me her contact info..i didn't check out i wish i had but doesn't matter now , haven't heard from him in two months and can't find him anywhere, website no longer exists and and phone number rejects calls, last call i got was from Cyprus. I had some ITunes come out of my account and my wife said she didn’t know anything about it.

Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.

After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.

If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.

And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.

Zoosk says it understands that to remain a leading dating service they have to be proactive when it comes to protecting their users.

“We want users to be aware of the avoidable risks of online dating, and we want them to date with protection,” Mori says. The content of this webpage may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written consent of Bright Mountain Media, Inc.

Members can choose to take a selfie video of themselves using one of Zoosk’s mobile apps: moderators compare the video to the profile pictures to verify that they are authentic.