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Lawsuits against online dating companies

The Better Business Bureau listed online dating sites among its top 10 scams for 2011, and one consumer advocacy group says its members have lost millions from online dating scams.

In some cases, legitimate romance blooms -- and the hope of that happening seems to fuel the booming memberships on these sites.

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Online dating services are booming businesses, and the boomers who are joining them are doing so in big numbers.

The site has 100 investigators whose job it is to read and approve every profile before it's posted, and there are checks for stolen credit cards.

But the site is forthright about the fact that it does not conduct background checks, Traub said.

It also attempts to educate its subscribers by plastering the site with cautions like "don't wire money to anyone" and "once you go off-site, can no longer monitor the match," he said.

Every online dating site has its own ways of letting people's relationships develop -- instant message, texting, ways to exchange more photos.

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