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Heartbreakers: Hacking to Shame

According to the Pew Research Center, online dating in America has surged in popularity since 2013 in every age category. It’s a trend that’s mirrored in the United Kingdom with 1 in 5 relationships now beginning online, but the real hotbed of online dating activity is right here in Canada. Canadians spend more days a month, and minutes a day, on online dating websites than users in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The Increased popularity of online dating has lured cyber criminals in to capitalize on the vulnerabilities of these users. It’s important to understand how online dating scams work in order to avoid falling victim. Not only will you be protecting your financial security and personal identity, but also the emotional exploitation of your heart.