The Puppy Love Scam

A few weeks back I wrote about love scams (“You Give Love a Bad Name,” WSJ.com) — how scammers are trawling online dating sites looking for suckers. What interested me about the scam is that in some cases the scammers play a very patient game — luring the mark in over a period of months …

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News: Canadians Get Flirty With SMS

 Canada seems to be getting into SMS/texting, call it what you will. Next week Toronto’s Café Havana will host the country’s first text-messaging party (‘Text And The City’) as part of a (somewhat belated, I can’t help feeling) awakening of the potential for SMS. According to the Toronto Star, SMS volumes still don’t compare to Europe …

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Link: Friendster

    A new website, Friendster, run by a guy working out of his living room in Silicon Valley is getting plenty of coverage. Friendster works a lot like the dating services I’ve reviewed in the past, although it also talks like a networking service.   Tyler Hamilton, writing in The Toronto Star wrote this week, …

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