Scam artists create fake profiles on dating platforms to get in touch with potential victims, earn their trust, and then steal their money.
The fine print Some potential clients are steering clear of dating platforms because of their business conditions.
The majority of the turnover is generated by a handful of big players such as Parship and Elitepartner.
Moucha says they are unlikely to be threatened by a free model, like Tinder, because their users are typically looking for long-term relationships, not casual hook-ups.
According to online dating industry estimates, more than 11 million users regularly visit dating websites – attracting ever more service providers to the hotly contested German market.