In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.The Artist Presently Known as Beyoncé has had a BIG few days (don't worry, we'll be talking about her again in a second), but let's do a nice thing for Kelly Rowland and talk about her big news first. They were probably in a hurry to get this love train rolling! Okay, well, some joys are meant to be kept private, sure. ) [TMZ]Clips 'n snippets have begun trickling out from Miley Cyrus' interview for Barbara Walters' The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 special, and the erstwhile publicity sorceress continues to confound by saying legitimately insightful things (when not tongue-kissing ghosts, or whatever she's been doing on stage lately).
People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they’ve been duped.It’s not a good feeling to have been taken advantage of, and a scheme that’s so obvious in hindsight is even harder to admit to. If you date online, take precautions to protect yourself.If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.Online dating can be difficult for women The AARP also says that seniors are a common target of these scams. Do your friends, family or significant other live far away from you?
More importantly; would you like to be able to do things with those special people despite being so far away from them?While it's not yet clear if Miley Cyrus will be participating in this bizarre family activity, it Speaking of surprising thoughtfulness in the face of lurid publicity: By now you may have heard that 21-year-old Dylan Sprouse, former toddler to Adam Sandler in Big Daddy and later star of the Disney Channel's The Suite Life with Zack and Cody, had some nude selfies leak onto the internet over the weekend.But instead of pulling the usual celebrity shenanigans of claiming he was hacked or that the images were fakes, he owned up to it immediately and, in a thoughtful tumblr post about it [Note: NSFW], explained the circumstances of how this happened, what kind of impact this might have on his life, and his generally good humored take on the whole thing. Of course, the elephant in the room is that this sort of thing is easier for a star to shrug off than a female one, but still.In the recent years, this tendency to watch people has spread across industries, not only in the software business, but also in the hardware.Moreover, it also spread dramatically away from the keyboard, in the mobile computing industry, in the office, at home, in transportation systems, and in the classroom.Except, okay, Kelly Rowland announced the engagement with the phrase "He put a ring on it." Um, is there ANY part of this story that isn't somehow slightly depressing? It's obviously gone on to smash all kinds of sales records, confirming at the very least that someone with Beyoncé's level of star-power and talent needs no publicity machine nor even pre-release awareness to move records. Don't go issuing press releases claiming you won't be attending a party you were never invited to in the first place. Online]This is charming: In one of the videos packaged as part of this, Beyoncé's "visual album," an old Star Search clip featuring Beyoncé's childhood pop-group Girls Tyme plays before the video kicks into the modern-day jam "Flawless". But yeah, in a world where gossip cycles demand that young female celebrities be constantly dating and/or engaged, doesn't it seem refreshing to see Miley Cyrus embrace self-improvement over a fairy tale ending? At least she hasn't started a new You Tube channel like the rest of her family did.