Identity theft from online dating
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. Those who use dating sites can attest: you’ll meet some nice people there – and you’ll probably meet some weird...Lots of people use online dating sites to find love.The security issues surrounding this type of identity theft can be wide ranging.” Fake profiles on Tinder may appear harmless.But the scammers often use bots (software that can answer questions with automated responses) to steal your information (known as phishing), send you to external sites to get you to sign up for services - or initiate contact with people looking for a date.Here are some practical tips to help you stay a step ahead....
The explosion of social media has made it easier than ever before for fraudsters to piece together false personas from details and photos posted online.
Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year.