It's no surprise that scammers would target people around Valentine's day. After all, scammers have always been quick to take advantage of breaking news, so of course they'll target scheduled events as well. However, what's odd is that a security company is actually claiming that the Valentine's scammers are leading to the increasing number of dating sites. The details aren't entirely clear, but apparently the security company says that there are 17% more dating sites than a year ago -- and this is directly attributable to these scammers. Of course, nowhere is it made clear what the connection is between scammers and new dating sites. Is it that some of these dating sites are complete scams? Or that new entrants believe the market is bigger than it really is due to the scammers? It's probably that the sites are simply scam sites -- though it's not clear who joins these sites. After all, the value of a dating site is that enough people need to be using it already. If no one is really using a site, why would anyone else join?
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