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.
“Enjo” refers to help, support, assistance, or aid, while “Kousai” literally means company, companionship, society or friendship.
When the words come together, it indicate the social phenomenon of senoir men dating jounior women, some of them are school girls and paying them for the service.
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.
The victims were provided a link to a page on the website that claimed they were a “cheater.” Photos of the victims and their telephone numbers were also posted.
There was an option to view and buy the posted conversations for $9.
Victims were also given the option to have their names and conversations removed for .
Once money has been sent to the criminals, they will delete the fake profiles and cease all form of communication.
Anyone who receives a similar type request from their online Date or believes they are a victim of this crime should report this matter to their local authorities.
Victims are directed by the criminals to obtain these background checks via an official looking website containing stolen logos from government authorities and official brokers.
In most cases the victim will be requested to pay approximately 0 – 0 to obtain a certificate which claims to issued by local authorities.
Prior to the discussion of the motion, definitions of both terms “compensated dating” and “prostitution” should be stated.