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Avoiding Scams in search of love


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Avoiding Scams in search of love

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  2. 2. The Internet can be a place where you find true love. But if you create a profile on a dating site, it is very important for you to keep your eyes open.
  3. 3. You risk being tied to a subscriptionthat you may find it hard to get out of again.
  4. 4. Read the Sites Terms of UseIt is important that you read the dating sites terms carefully before you create a subscription.
  5. 5. Examine among other things, how long you lock yourself into that particular dating service.
  6. 6. You should be certain to Double Check for a cancellation clause. Some of the places you can find the cancellation clause may be varied and difficult to see.
  7. 7. It could be buried in the "Terms of Use" page; it could be hidden under the purchase button in a very light shade of grey or even in the confirmation e- Mail you receive.
  8. 8. However you should find that the vast majority of legitimate on line dating sites will make this information very easy to find.
  9. 9. Warning:If you cannot find clear and adequate information on the time period, the price and the cancellation notice period, be careful not to join the site.
  10. 10. Check others experiences with the site Its also a good idea to check online whether other users have good or bad experiences with the site.
  11. 11. Consumer advocates, various State and country agencies, including State and Country Attorney Generals, have received complaints from consumers who have reported that after creating a free profile, on a dating site
  12. 12. they must upgrade to a paid membership to read messages from other users. In many cases thesemessages are auto-generated and or tailored to match what the consumerwas looking for when meeting another member.
  13. 13. However, by reading the auto- generated messages, on the site, while thinking it was free
  14. 14. the consumer was automaticallyupgraded to a paying membership or was told to upgrade to read the messages.
  15. 15. And when they did they were locked into a long term membership.
  16. 16. Once this was done, they found it extremely difficult to get out of thesubscription when trying to cancel and get their money back.
  17. 17. There have also been examples of theprofile suddenly appearing on multiplesites because the owner of the site for marketing purposes has several sites with different names.
  18. 18. Cancellation and RefundsDepending on the dating site, youbasically have from 14 to 30 days to cancel, when you subscribe on the web or your mobile phone.
  19. 19. In other words, you can cancel the service anytime during the time period.
  20. 20. However, as stated above you may find yourself being charged for a full month, if you read the sites messages to you. So be careful!
  21. 21. Read the entire "terms of use" and know what it is going on. Create a free profile on a dating site, you may find that you need toupgrade to a paid membership to read messages from other users
  22. 22. and it also means that you waive the opportunity to withdraw from the contract. Always read the terms carefully before you upgrade your membership.
  23. 23. Rights to images:Please also note that if you give the rights to the images/pictures you upload to your profile, you may runthe risk of giving, that dating site, to use the images in their marketing.
  24. 24. Avoiding scams in search of love isnt difficult. You just need to make sure you read the terms of use and know what you are signing up for and the permissions you are giving to the dating site.
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