Prior to that, she had senior roles in major power and transport infrastructure development projects in the UK.
She has also developed other internet enterprises and is a Dan Winchester – Director Dan Winchester was appointed Director of the Online Dating Association in August 2013.
It is the largest single way in which relationships start in the UK today.
Online dating businesses serve the public when they are looking for new relationships, romance, love and the possibility of a new and lasting partnership.
The partners will also be widely publicising five #datesafe tips across their websites and social media platforms for users of dating sites and apps to follow in order to avoid becoming a victim of dating fraud.
According to the latest national figures from City of London Police, one victim reports dating fraud every three hours.- On average fraudsters ask their victims to transfer money within one month of first contact.- Almost half (45 per cent) of victims indicated that dating fraud had a ‘significant’ impact on their health or financial wellbeing.- The average amount lost by a dating fraud victim in the UK is £10,000.#datesafe tips that are being released by the partnership include:- Get to know the person, not the profile and ask plenty of questions - don’t rush into an online relationship.- Check the person is genuine by putting their name, profile pictures or any repeatedly used phrases and the term ‘dating scam’ into your search engine.- Talk to your friends and family about your dating choices.
The Metropolitan Police Service, along with other partners from law enforcement, technology and charity sectors is coming together to form the UK’s first partnership to tackle the increasing problem of dating fraud.
As one of the joint founders of the ODA, he has helped shape the values and role that the ODA represents to the dating industry.
Jackie Elton was appointed as a Director and Deputy Chairman of the Online Dating Association in August 2013.
In fact there’s not a dating site out there that doesn’t have someone on it looking to scam money out of unsuspecting members.
The key feature of the Advan Date Online Dating Association is to give more awareness to dating site owners, especially new ones, that there are people out there looking to rip off their customers.
Jackie Elton founded Widernet Communications Ltd in 1999 and launched its main brand Christian Connection in 2000.