If you believe you are the victim of an online dating scam or any Internet facilitated crime, please file a report at
Analyzing data from one popular dating site revealed that men from every race replied to e-mails sent by Black women less often than they did to notes sent by women of other races, according to an NYTimes.com's blog "Freakonomics." "Men (including African-American men) write back to African-American women at about a 20 percent lower rate," the post reads.
In addition to losing your money to someone who had no intention of ever visiting you, you may also have unknowingly taken part in a money laundering scheme by cashing phony checks and sending the money overseas and by shipping stolen merchandise (the forwarded package).
In another recently reported dating extortion scam, victims usually met someone on an online dating site and then were asked to move the conversation to a particular social networking site, where the talk often turned intimate.
Oftentimes men from all races join Black dating sites to meet single Black women.