Identity theft from online dating
"I'm already in a relationship, the last thing I'd be doing is looking on a dating site.
It's jut so awful." Straight away, she emailed the app’s customer service team to see if they could offer any help.
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.
"I hate the thought of men looking at my picture and thinking I'm looking to hook up.
If my friends have seen these accounts with my face on them, who else has?
A catfish uses information, including photographs and names, appropriated from other people’s social media accounts, to create fake profiles with which to lure people into relationships.
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.
Unfortunately, cupid can sometimes be a con artist in disguise.