CNN, Nancy Grace -- Oct 24 -- The women, 22 to 40 years of age, met Garcia, a prominent realtor on Millionairematch.com . A seven-count felony complaint out of Orange County, California, alleges that Joseph Raymond Garcia committed [sexual offences] against three female victims. Mark Brooks is with us with Onlinepersonalswatch.com. The phenomena of on-line dating really doesn`t come with any warnings, does it, Mark. "Not really, no." How does the [MillionaireMatch] Web site itself work? "...It`s a niche dating site that is targeted at men who are edging towards being millionaires and women who are interested in meeting them." And is there any way under the sun, Mark Brooks, to verify what men are putting in as their personal information? "In terms of them being millionaires, no, it`s more the honor system. In terms of them being convicted felons, there are sites and services that would allow dating services to do a background check. National background data is available now to check against. But the market generally isn`t willing to bear the cost. A good background check runs upwards of $100. A very basic background check is on the order of $20." Is there any way that this Web site bears any liability, Mark Brooks? "In a word, no. You`ll find in the terms and conditions, you know, the sites bring people together but they rely on [people using] their own good judgment if they decide to meet in real life." I understand that that`s what`s in the fine print, I understand that. But just because someone writes that down doesn`t make it so. That`s like you signing away all liability before you do a bungee jump. That doesn`t necessarily make it so, just because they write it in a contract and you pay a $15-a-month fee.
My Recommended Safety Tips were displayed on the 40 minute segment 5 times as follows:
- Don't share personal information
- Don't let them pick you up at home
- Coffe shop or public place for first date
- Let someone know where you are & have them call you an hour into the date
Mark Brooks: I knew I was in for a grilling. My first live TV interview. Do you agree with the safety tips? What's missing?