The mission of RomanceScams.org, an information and advocacy organization, is to create public awareness, provide accurate information and expertise to assist in the successful demise of online romance scams and help people learn in a safe on-line environment.
Originally, RomanceScams.org came into existence on June 6, 2005 with a group of volunteers. The hope was that this site could act as a resource people. The beginnings were with a Yahoo Group, set up as a place to talk about these scams. Since then thousands of people have sought and found assistance within the Yahoo Group. Over time the website has gathered an extensive collection of information and resources for assistance of the victims of these scams.
The New RomanceScams.org
Currently, the website as it stands has had a change in ownership. Our mission remains the same as the original visionaries: educate individuals so they do not fall victim to romance scams.
In addition to educating people about such scams, we also discuss good dating sites, services, applications that one can use. The services we do recommend have strict scam management systems such that you are as protected as can be. However, nothing substitutes common sense and being alert. No dating site can fully protect you but they can take measures to ensure fake profiles are deleted, among other things.
RomanceScams.org In The Press
RomanceScams.org has been featured on many national media outlets, and government websites as a go-to resource:
Meet our Editors
Chelsea King – Chief Editor
Chelsea has been a direct victim of romance scams herself losing over $35,000 in a span of a year in 2015. This not only set her back financially, emotionally, and physically, but it opened here eyes to the lack of true knowledge available online. Not only did she find that there was a lack of knowledge but also proper information on which dating sites are actually legit. She joined and took over operations of RomanceScams.org in 2015. She brings first-hand experience in studying romance scams, and also experience in vetting dating sites for legitimacy.
Chelsea lives with her husband, Charles, whom she found via online dating in 2017 successfully. They live happily in San Diego, California.