From "Seven Ways to Spot a Phony on An Online Dating Site"
by Tyler Wood on Huffington Post

My husband and I used the Internet to get to know each other when we first met. Those were the days before online dating, but because we lived 3,000 miles away from each other, we used the Internet to communicate and become closer. When using this medium, you can quickly feel as if you have gotten to know the person you are talking with and feel a very intimate level of trust, like I did with my husband. A recent Canadian news story shows a darker side to this, however. Glenn Whitter is a man who targeted victims on an online dating site with the sole intention of scamming them out of their money. He was able to coerce many women into giving up their entire savings. He was very sophisticated in his deception and specifically targeted his victims based on the information that they chose to self-disclose on social media. Whatever their interests were, Whitter made sure to make them his also.

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