Recent numbers from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau suggest that dating scams reached a record high in 2016.
The most popular professions dating scammers pretend to have are in the military (e.g.
I think it’s because it has become a victim of its own success.
I’ve seen this type of thing before when reviewing the larger dating sites out there.
An exotic stranger needs help, and you’re the only one able to provide it.
On any given day, a handful of those pleas still file into your email’s spam folder.
And if you replace “collect an inheritance” with “find true love,” they’re an increasing menace for dating apps and services. But they are an increasingly important front for criminals, who in turn use increasingly sophisticated methods to snare their marks, and take them for whatever they can.