Gold Coast, Australia, June 09, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Cupid Media is embracing the National Cyber Security Awareness Week in Australia as an opportunity to help online daters “Stay Smart Online” and educate them about various dating safety issues.
The use of online dating sites has skyrocketed over the last couple of years with thousands of singles finding a match online. This popularity has its downside however. Despite having strict fraud prevention measures in place, online dating sites continue to be targeted by scams. According to figures released by the Australian Competition & Consumers Commission (ACCC) earlier this year, 550 people reported online dating and romance scams in 2009 – a 30% increase from 2008.
“OnlineDatingSafetyTips.com is an attempt to create awareness about internet safety amongst online daters. Having the right information can go a long way in protecting yourself,” says Kelly Berge, Fraud Prevention Associate at Cupid Media (http://www.cupidmedia.com).
Cupid Media, which operates 33 leading niche dating services internationally, including AussieCupid.com.au, has attracted over 3 million new members in the last 18 months alone. Fraud prevention is a priority and to help online dating users better understand safety issues and combat scammers online, it has set up a comprehensive online dating safety resource (OnlineDatingSafetyTips.com)
The site not only educates online daters about potential online dating risks such as scams and identity theft, but also advises on issues such as sex trafficking, date rape and domestic violence. The list of Top 10 scams is also a handy reference guide.
"OnlineDatingSafetyTips.com is just one part of Cupid Media's overall commitment to cyber security and dating safety. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards scammers and as such not only do we employ highly trained staff but have also introduced industry-leading anti-fraud technology across all our websites," concludes Berge.
About Cupid Media: Established in 2000, Cupid Media (http://www.cupidmedia.com) is the Australia based parent company of 33 database-driven, interactive and unique dating sites. The company is a frontrunner in many of its chosen niche markets as well and has expanded to over 15 million customers across the world.