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February 20th, 2011
06:59 AM ET

Do your cyber dating detective work

Looking for love on the internet? Here's a rundown of the risks involved and what you can do to protect yourself.

Look for Mario Armstrong's everything tech segments in the 8 o'clock hour of CNN Saturday Mornings.

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  1. JL

    Great advice, however, I winced when it was mentioned about the 'background check' websites. I have been searching for a lost family member for over ten years now and, at the advice of a law enforcement official, suggested I checked a couple of online background check sites because hiring a personal investigator was ridiculously expensive. Suffice to say, these online background checks are 1) NEVER free, 2) once they've got your credit card number, their predatory behavior is worse than any bad date, and 3) good luck getting rid of them – I had to report the company, cancel my card, and get a new one just to lose these people. They were never responding to my emails to cancel, they had no contact number, nothing. Oh, and the information I got? 1996. Really current if you're seeking information on someone in 2011. The addresses that were listed were between 1993-1996 when he lived at home with us. Save your money and don't let these 'security websites' rip you off.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  2. teresa quarles

    hey

    August 17, 2014 at 2:17 am |

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