Shortly after they were sent, the victim received a message from a man claiming to be the father of a minor and who threatened to file charges against him for sending a child an explicit image, unless he sent him two prepaid ‘money cards’ with US0 each.
The victim was informed that it was a hoax after he had contacted the police.
The embrace of online dating services, such as dating apps or virtual places to meet people, is a phenomenon that has occurred worldwide.
According to Global Webindex, in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, apps and dating sites are accepted at about 45%, while in the United States and Europe the figure is about 28%.
Using techniques similar to other fraudsters, this criminal knew his victims through dating apps like Tinder or Meetic, he gained their trust to the point that his victims sent him money after he fed them stories of bogus problems relating to his ‘family’.
Recently, in Canada, the story of a senior who spent his life savings and then borrowed against his house as a result of a “romantic scam” came to light.
and then use that salacious materiel to blackmail the victim.
Last month, for example, in the United States a man who was the victim of this type of scam – he related an attack strategy similar to that in a case reported in Chile in 2018 – after having met the person through an online dating site and gained his trust, the scammer requested the sending of intimate photos.2014: There were 3,295 reports, and losses of £32,259,381.2015: There were 3,363 reports, but the reported losses fell to £25,882,339. I met my gorgeous husband through online dating, and during the ten years I worked for Match.com, we successfully paired-up over 160 singles . There are millions of singles online in the UK, seeking what we all look for: love, companionship and a long-term future.But without a doubt, two of the most popular applications among the extensive great offerings that exist are Tinder and Happn, which claim more than 50 million users each.