When logging onto one of the dozens of dating and hook-up sites on the Internet what becomes quickly evident is that many, if not most, of the users on the sites are fake.Scam artists use sophisticated software, called a “robot” or “bot”, to create and operate profiles for the purposes of luring real users to give up their info.What happens next is a charge to the credit card for membership to a XXX streaming webcam for 0 per month.The most successful dating site scams are worked by real people who use fake profiles and take their time to build comprehensive profiles of their target.
Online dating site scams become more and more common.
They do this by asking lots of questions and playing the understanding and interested female, slowly building trust within the relationship.
The answers are used to help create the ideal fake woman, once the target starts to fall in love the next phase of the scam can start, the “cashing out” phase.
With that in mind it is easy to imagine at least a few of the risks inherent to this type of website: there is the chance of losing control of your personal information as well as the chance of personal physical injury, theft or worse.
Malware and/or hackers could target traffic coming to or leaving a known dating site in order to intercept vital information.