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The professional matchmakers and dating coaches at Master Matchmakers have been setting up outstanding singles in San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento for years. We're proud to represent the most eligible singles in The Golden State.

Outstanding men and women in The Mission, Fisherman’s Wharf, Marina District, Napa or Sonoma Valleys, including Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, San Jose and beyond continue enlist us to avoid bad actors and meet their ideal match.


Everyone we represent are carefully screened. We verify photos, conduct face-to-face interviews and run background check to ensure our clients have a safe and worry-free experience. With an outstanding, 30-year track record to back us up, we strive to be Northern California’s premier destination for high-end matchmaking and personal coaching.

To find love in California complete our Get Started form or call us at (800) 734-9230

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Speak with a coordinator to determine the right level of service for you. Each experience is customized to suit a client's needs and budget. Prices will be discussed on the call. To qualify for matchmaking you must prove your identity, verify your age and photos and pass a background check.

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To assist our clients in finding, forming and maintaining the ideal relationship we offer professional dating and relationship coaching as a complement to or substitute for matchmaking. You will meet your coach face-to-face to identify patterns, break habits, learn best practices and plan ahead.

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We present your photos and profile to prospective matches and vice versa. We do our best to advocate for you and create interest. If you both accept the match we exchange numbers and expect you to get acquainted before you meet. Your feedback continuously improves the process.

FBI Says Seeking Love Online Often Leads to Fraud

Friday, May 29, 2015


FBI Says Seeking Love Online Often Leads to Fraud

This article written by M. ALEX JOHNSON, originally appeared on nbcnews.com.


Social media scams and cruel cons that target lonely hearts to rob them blind were the leading drivers of Internet fraud in 2014, the FBI reported Tuesday in a survey of computer crime.

In its annual online fraud report, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, said total financial losses to online fraud reported to the federal government last year topped $800 million.

But that's just a drop in the bucket of what's presumed to be the real cost of online fraud, much of which doesn't go reported. Citing industry data, the National White Collar Crime Center, which coordinates IC3 with the FBI, said online fraud is actually estimated to cost U.S. residents and businesses more than $3.5 billion a year.

The IC3 report, however, is a window on how much of that fraud is perpetrated. And in 2014, love-seekers and people who overshare on Facebook and other social media sites became the most common victims of cybercreeps, the report said.

The worst schemes involve scammers — often masquerading as members of the military — pretending to seek love online, IC3 said. Romance confidence scams were the most-reported kind of fraud last year, with victims swindled out of $14,214 on average.

And women were by far more likely to be targeted than men. While men made up the slight majority of all Internet crime victims, women were victimized in almost 70 percent of romance cons.

"Criminals search dating websites, chat rooms, and social media websites for personally identifiable information, and use well-rehearsed scripts to attract potential victims," it said. "Victims of these scams believe they are in a relationship with someone who is honest and trustworthy without meeting them in person."

The crooks are especially adept at manipulating social media as it has become "an integral part of life for people of all ages," IC3 said. More than 12 percent of all fraud reports last year included a social media aspect — a jump of more than 400 percent in just five years, the agency said.

"In most cases," it said, "victims' personal information was exploited through compromised accounts or social engineering" — techniques whereby crooks persuade victims to click on dangerous links. Fake or masked "Like" and "Share" buttons are particularly effective lures, often taking clickers to sites that load malware on their computers.

IC3 also noted a sharp rise in crime associated with virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Peercoin, reports of which doubled over 2013. "As this type of currency becomes more popular, criminals have comprised new ways of capitalizing on this market, bilking millions of dollars from victims around the globe," it said.

Some things never change, however — as it has been for years, the big money remains in the business world.

The total number of reports by businesses has always been relatively small, because businesses are reluctant to make it known that they've been conned. But among those that did go public last year, the average loss to businesses — most commonly through compromises of their email services or manipulation and fraud in investment transactions — was more than $42,000, the data show.

IC3 offered several tips for sussing out suspicious schemes:
  • Don't respond to any unsolicited email, phone call or mail requesting your personal information. 
  • Don't fill out forms in email messages asking for personal information. 
  • Don't click on email links. Instead, go to the official website of the business or group and start from there, 
  • Maintain at least two email addresses — one for people you know and one for all other purposes. 
  • Frequently check your bank statements to avoid unauthorized charges and monitor for fraud. 
  • Never give your credit card number over the phone unless you made the call. 
  • Don't do business with people or companies operate only from a post office box address. 
  • Don't accept packages which you didn't order. 
  • If someone you've never met tells you he or she loves you but needs money to visit you, don't buy it.

 

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