Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email.
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 $200 – $500 to obtain a certificate which claims to issued by local authorities.
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.
ON THE 2ND the site will ask you to upgrade make sure to choose the lowest membership there … On the credit card info make sure to fill out the page but make sure tp fill out with your vald details.. put this code: (VERIFY) on the BLUE BOX for you to refund your money UNQUOTE try this dating site hun.a cool site and lots of girls near you [Insert link to scammers website] and another i have been sent [Insert link to scammers website] —- click this link for verification first click on the link then once your on the site create a username,email and password then click next on the 2nd page after you choose a card of your preference fill out all the infos but DONT click the complete transaction button coz im not asking you to join there, ok? just simply HIGHLIGHT your last name then press ENTER on your keyboard so that you will be redirected on a security page..
then try to log in so you can get an id but dont buy any credits there “ Have you been contacted regarding this scam?
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.
"But I hung on and kept communicating because I wanted to see the end of the movie." The ending came as no surprise to experts on romance scams.
"While sweetheart scammers definitely operate all year long, they are particularly noticeable at a time when everyone wants to celebrate romance.