Visit Netsafe’s website Someone starts connecting with you through a dating service. The opportunity for blackmail may arise if you are persuaded into compromising situations and the scammer uses their webcam camera to capture images of you.
You get to know the person, perhaps over weeks or months. All of a sudden they request a short-term loan for some personal crisis. These images can be used later on to blackmail you.
Scammers may pose using fake pictures and claiming to be from New Zealand or working overseas.
Successful scammers are good at grooming you; they ask lots of questions about what you want in your life.
Ray, I have become so jaded with dating sites, having used them on and off for years with no success.
I am so glad I did not give up as I have met the man of my wildest dreams.
This can also occur with naked photos that you send by mobile phone to others (‘sexting’).
They will be thoughtful, caring and ‘looking for a soul mate’. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.Once the relationship is established, they will seek financial assistance. For example, scams where the victim is blackmailed using compromising photos or videos like in the ‘Ashley Madison’ case. No one wants to think that they could be taken advantage of by an internet dating scam and yet hundreds of people are every single year.I could not have asked for a more perfect match than if I created him myself. Scammers or fraudsters may be on dating sites and social networks setting up fake profiles.
L and myself are set to become more than just friends, God bless, thank you, and take care.
Its early days yet, but i believe the two of us are destined to be together. I have already recommended this well moderated site to several friends.