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Online Dating Scams On The Rise, Target Older Singles


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Online Dating Scams On The Rise, Target Older Singles

New Website Offering Peace of Mind to Lonely Hearts Over 45


Gold Coast, QLD, 7th June, 2011 -

As more people look for love online, millions of dollars are being lost every year to so-called ‘romance scammers’. Most victims are baby boomers or older as these are perceived to be more financially secure. Greydating is a new website aiming to address these issues and deliver a quality online dating experience without the worry.

Designed specifically with mature users in mind, Greydating arose from a marked increase in older singles turning to the Internet to find their next partner. In return for a nominal monthly fee, members are promised prompt, personalised attention, exclusive online dating tips and advice and the assurance that only New Zealand residents are able to join the site.

Unlike other, free dating websites, Greydating promotes quality over quantity. Vigilant profile screening and a paid-only membership model ensure no ads, pop-ups or time wasters.

Staff are trained in scammer detection and any profiles deemed inappropriate are removed immediately. Nor is explicit adult content permitted.

“Greydating has been something I’ve been working on for a few years and it seems now is a more important time that any to release the idea to the public,” says Scott Nicholas, founder of Greydating. “With the population becoming increasingly technologically savvy, it’s important that they have their own website where they are not judged by their age. Over 45’s will be able to connect with like-minded people within their own age group and as Greydating is specifically targeted, they don’t have to worry about wading through hundreds of profiles that don’t match their life stage. It will enable them to contact people in a safe environment at a time that suits them.”

According to the ACCC, reports of Internet dating scams are up 30% from last year. They estimate, however, that many more cases go unreported due to victims feeling embarrassed or humiliated. Seniors are preferred targets because they are often new to the Internet and don’t recognise the dangers.

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