Dating websites are the perfect place for scammers.

I feel that I have been ripped off."Other readers have tried to get their money back, but were unsuccessful."I tried repeatedly to cancel membership, and was not only continually billed, but despite five phone calls and reassurance with each call that a manager "at headquarters" would call me to resolve matters, I was never contacted," said Belinda of Vermont.

"It may be that I'm still erroneously being billed after not using the service for over three years."Did and messages since I signed up 4 to 6 per day.

Out of the hundreds of thousands of cases filed with the , only a small portion of victims went to the authorities.

Some who were scammed felt embarrassed about being duped, while others didn't want to admit using a dating site.

Consumers use sites like Christian Mingle and , much differently than they use Amazon or i Tunes, for example.

If a customer is purchasing a store product from a website, they typically have their guard up, and look out for shady dealings and unrealistic claims.

Right away, they ask for a Yahoo address, or send me a link to look at their "photos." Yesterday, 6/8 2012, I received a dozen or so messages from a site called in the first place.

So the moral of the online dating story is:1.) Be sure to think long and hard before jumping headfirst into a dating site.2.) Before joining, be sure you are fully aware of the sites reimbursement and cancellation clauses.3.) Be sure to not let any scam, whether it be by a dating site or any other entity, go unchallenged. It's both the most coveted and elusive emotion of all time.

You already know to be wary whenever you go online, so you don't fall prey to the various types of scammers, thieves, con artists, hackers, malware-writers and other threats that proliferate on the Internet.

And if you're looking for love in an online dating site you must be extra-careful, because looking for love already leaves you emotionally vulnerable, but you can't let that vulnerability bleed over into other realms as well. More than 90 percent of the potential dates on are canceled subscribers, people who never subscribed, duplicates, or phantoms the company created to snare its a month subscription fee, a class action claims in Federal Court.

Common crimes in dating site scams include users being asked for money.