Russian scammers on dating sites
It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.But there's a type of dating site scam that's far trickier to spot, and the people who operate it claim to be making thousands of dollars every month fooling vulnerable men.
Seeking Arrangement has banned 60,000 profiles in the last 10 months, or about 220 a day.
Here's what they've found are the ingredients in the typical scam profile.
She starts a charming, and rapidly deepening correspondence, gets her target hooked, and then it comes: the request for money.
There are variations on what the money is for, but usually it’s for a plane ticket.
These companies hire scammers to prey on people looking for love.