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Later, victims received text messages, either containing their names, asking if it was them or containing a statement that indicated their names were posted on a particular website.
Seeking Arrangement profiles have four main sections: All standard members must validate their email addresses and upload at least one photo before they can send a message on the dating site.
The most recent scam affecting online daters around the world involves the use of fake background checking websites created by criminals.
Fake profiles created by criminals are contacting victims on dating sites and requesting individuals to obtain “Dating ID’s”, “hookup clearance”, “security clearances” or “criminal background checks” prior to meeting or engaging in online based activities.
NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc.
UPDATE: The Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) have recently distributed the following press release: The IC3 has recently received reports regarding a scam that baits individuals into intimate online conversations and then extorting them for financial gain.Most of the information on the profile (education, income, lifestyle, etc.) is optional, so it can wait while you browse through desirable date prospects.