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AARP has launched an online petition asking for more safeguards by dating sites, which it says it will deliver to Match.com, e Harmony, Plenty of Fish, Zoosk, OK Cupid, Senior People Meet and Our Time.
AARP has its own online dating site for seniors powered by How About We.
and e have online dating safety tips as a link on their home pages and mention safeguarding finances, and both use some of the techniques suggested by AARP.
Neither company returned a request for comment Monday."Some of the sites do some of the things we're asking for, but we're asking the industry to step it up because there are so many examples of horrible abuses," Shadel said.
Older online dating customers are in danger of being scammed out of money by fake sweethearts, and AARP is calling for dating websites to do more about it.