Posts tagged "scam"

Man Sues OkCupid After His Long-Distance Lover Scammed Him Out Of $70,000

A New York City man has filed a lawsuit against OkCupid's parent company IAC after a guy he met on the online dating site scammed him out of $70,000. Michael Z. Picciano insists in his lawsuit that OkCupid, which is a free site, doesn't properly screen its subscribers and that they are creating a false…

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2014

Woman Pays $1,200 For New iPhones, Gets Fruit Instead

Pro-tip: If you are spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase something from a stranger, it's wise to check and make sure you're actually getting what you've bought. Case in point, a naive 21-year-old woman living in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, who searched around on a Craigslist-y site called Gumtree for a new…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 2, 2013

Dude Posing As Model Scammed Rich Men On Millionaire “Dating” Web Site

It's every dude's worst nightmare: that a drop-dead gorgeous Guess jeans modelyou're talking to online turns out to be ... a dude. Such is the sad tale of Marc Puelo from Austin, Texas, who joined SeekingMillionaire.com looking for love. But 24-year-old Justin Brown was on the millionaire online "dating" web site, too, posing as sexy-as-all-hell…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2010