Online dating phenomenon
The scammer requested and received the victim’s phone number, then once trust was established, convinced the victim to send money with a promise to return the ‘loan’ once they finally met in person.
Users of online dating sites and apps should bear in mind that anyone can be deceived.
Although they come in different flavors, in most cases the criminals committing romance scams study the profiles of their victims and collect personal information, such as their work activity, their level of income, and their lifestyle, because the mismanagement of our personal information in the digital age allows a criminal to build a fairly detailed profile of a future victim.
One of the most common methods is the scammer who emotionally manipulates the victim to send them money, gifts or personal information.
While most of us have worried about getting Catfished on our various Tinder or Bumble dates, it is pretty rare for cases to be so extreme and it only happens to very few people.
There is however a new online dating trend to watch out for and it’s something that we’ve all probably experienced without even knowing it. While Catfishing involves taking on a whole new identity, Kittenfishing is on a much smaller scale, with the concept involving misrepresenting your appearance while online dating.
The embrace of online dating services, such as dating apps or virtual places to meet people, is a phenomenon that has occurred worldwide.
A case in Spain occupied the headlines of several media outlets when a man nicknamed the King of Tinder, was arrested in 2018.Over a period of eight months before he died, the victim made a total of 19 bank transfers of more than CA0 thousand dollars to an account in Malaysia.Latin America is no stranger to such scams; in 2017, the Argentine media published a scam using Tinder.The 67-year-old widower who met a scammer claiming to be someone called Sophia Goldstein whom he met through the online dating site Match.
Soon after establishing a relationship, the miscreant, who claimed to also be from Canada, began asking for financial help to solve various non-existent problems that the scammer invented.
In six bite-sized chunks I’m going to give you the whole truth about a past-time that has become part of the fabric of the lives of single people everywhere where a computer screen is affordable by or accessible to the masses. Two out of every five single people aged 24 – 50 currently use, or have used an online disabled dating service. Now think of all the single friends you have; how many of them have actually told you that they’ve signed-up to a site in order to kick start their love lives? That’s because in spite of the popularity of the medium, there is a still a social stigma attached to disabled dating sites; when people meet a partner this way, they generally pretend to their friends that they’ve met in a bar or at some kind of party or work related function.