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Singles warned of Valentine's Day scammers

Singles looking for love in NSW are being warned of dating site scammers ahead of Valentine's Day.

NSW Fair Trading has received more than 200 complaints about dating websites, apps and introduction agencies in the last three years.

Among them was an unlucky-in-love Western Sydney woman who signed up for a dating website during a one-week free trial period.

Despite cancelling her membership within the week, the company kept charging her until Fair Trading organised a refund.

Another person in Sydney's east was charged every month for more than two years after deleting an app from their phone.

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean urged singles to read the fine-print on such services and be wary of scammers.

"Unfortunately these shonks have no shame," he said in a statement.

"So my message to those looking for love is to read the terms and conditions very closely, and only do business with reputable dating agencies."