Bull Guard sells its security products online and through retail resellers to a rapidly expanding customer base of 650,000, with an industry leading renewal rate.Its customer base has seen significant growth, with e-Commerce particularly strong at more than 40% year on year growth in 2014.Cam Le, Security Expert at Bull Guard added: “The old saying “if something seems too good to be true it usually is” can unfortunately be applied to online dating in many cases."Scammers do exist on dating sites and it’s important to be aware of the tricks that they use to try and entice people to share too much.Ruse involving tricksters luring daters into romance or financial stings affecting increasing numbers of those looking for love online London, 16th July 2015: A survey of 1,500 current internet daters in the UK, commissioned by internet security firm Bull Guard, showed that significant numbers suspect they’ve been catfished or subject to dating scams or fraud.The results show that a third think they have been lied to at some point since starting internet dating, with one in five claiming they have been chatting to a suitor online who was trying to gather financial information from them for fraudulent purposes.Cam Le, Security Expert at Bull Guard said: “While online dating is an increasingly popular trend and can be a very successful platform on which to meet like-minded people, it can also potentially open you up to identity fraud if you’re not aware of the dangers.“It’s very difficult to get the balance right between being friendly and engaging with new people and giving too much away.
And then there’s the reactions of other people to deal with – not least your in laws and your own children, if you’re a parent.
Of those surveyed, 10 per cent had been asked to lend a date money and they gave them some.
But a more savvy 22 per cent said they refused to hand over money and subsequently never saw them again.
Some WAY members make the conscious decision that they will never date anyone else again, because they feel that nobody could ever live up to the partner they have lost.
Other WAY members feel ready to move on quite quickly – and are open to the possibility of finding love and a new partner. And only you will know when or if you feel ready to move on. Dating after you've been widowed can be fraught with perils, particularly in the early months of bereavement, when you may still be feeling very emotionally raw.