The most recent scam affecting online daters around the world involves the use of fake background checking websites created by criminals. Victims are directed by the criminals to obtain these background checks via an official looking website containing stolen logos from government authorities and official brokers. Once money has been sent to the criminals, they will delete the fake profiles and cease all form of communication. Anyone who receives a similar type request from their online Date or believes they are a victim of this crime should report this matter to their local authorities. The IC3 has recently received reports regarding a scam that baits individuals into intimate online conversations and then extorting them for financial gain.
I came down and ask her to contact me later. She get upset when I told her that is something is not right. Just be careful website dating is anoing nowadays. Yes well I have just found out the same thing the hard way I have had 8 girls wanting to hook up in the first five minutes of talking to them but thought well it is just for a bit of fun lol the last one sent pictures of what had happened to her Like she had been Raped she had broozes all over her which made More sense to get it after what she had gone through,and it would prove she would be safe,she even showd me her ID from global clearance.
Is their anyway to get these prick of get our money back.? If they want to hook up they will, bottom line! Then she proceeded to attempt to get me to go to a different site.
Is a dating site member asking you to send money for a safety id? There's 90chance it is a scam. Since all dating sites and apps started to require new members to verify their identity, scammers have been taking advantage of the dating verification and safety ID demand so they are misleading people with fake dating verification methods.
Wtf is wrong with people these days. I have had this happen to me, four pretty girls in the first 24 hours of being on onenightfriend website have asked for a safety ID. I actually tried to do it but the process seemed not right somehow so I stopped it and investigated and found this site. Thank you everyone for confirming what I suspected.
Same again here. Did what one guy suggested and did an image search for one of the pictures she had turned out to be Kendra Lust the porn star. I got scamed by that dater id mob.
I had a girl by the name of Stephanie Jims ask for a dater id. As I was new to this dating I thought it was the go so I started to pay. Every time I payed and thought I had finished there was another step. On date and no money. So i got scammed on that security dating website. Girls name was Allison Greenford. Emailed me saying same thing as you guys have been posting, they want to backround check to make sure where not convicts or killers.
At first when i viewed it i thought it was a scam, then second guessed myself and did it. Boom charged immediately. Then she was trying to convince me to go to the next step to basically get a refund. Can anyone answer that for me if they know? I have been through all this with a girl name Ashely Hong. Money immediately charged from my credit card and bank sent me a fraud message immediately as well.
Called bank and claim it a fraud. They sent my money back and I let them cancelled the credit card and send me a new one with new number on it. Fling site - first hour got asked twice - total bs Cancelled right away- is there no legit out there. Hi there, I felt for this trick. But I get this mail:. Upon expiration of the trial, your account will be billed as tdrlvrs. Please save this receipt until your subscription expires as the information will be useful when contacting the web site.
I almost did since there were 3 different ones. I decided to check the web n sure enough scam. Thank u google. I have one trying to bait me now. I have a different email address for the dating sites. There are no contacts on it, incase they try anything.
Yep, photos and a photo of her with a sticker with my name on it false name, but hey. Yeah i have been trying to get girls on craigslist classy i know and every email i have had in response has been some fake chick asking em to prove who i am. Has anyone heard of a site called Private Assurance. Thanks for any info. Yes I have been asked by girls to get a security id or booking ticket before meeting up in person when chatting through emails but I have refused to co-operate to their demands rather not meet them.
Yep, Yep, Yepnot just guy got scam, woman too. They gave fake websites, indicate operate and a CEO of a natural gas or pipeline company. Website looks they are a big company. But no address. Contact is their cell phone. I had talking to a Australia man and a German man, honestly their voice I have no way to match match those photo they posted on the web.
Their love letters are the pro on this planet. Ladies, a different guy show off a huge pay check for what they made. Wow really? Made girls fall for them right away. I already had a hunch her FB profile was fake to begin with. This request just reconfirmed that hunch. I told her to send me the info so I can look at it.
I told her I would look at it tomorrow. She asked why. Felt like a subtle pushy reaction. She let it go. She did ask me to let her know once I set it up. I came across the above info. Ohh yes. Ive got one right now. Yes boys, they are clever. Ashley Madison is full of these con artist. Hey guys, cant believe i just ran into this site just know, i know im smart and intellegent, but even us can be fooled and tricked if our guard is down.
Okay before i go into greater detail, im very young 19, have raging hormones and no patience for slow relationship, bascicly i wanted to get laid asap, so i sign up, free account and all, made my profile appealing. Within a a day, i got hit like 20 times by multiple females. I left my email, so they contacted me their, one asked for me too vote on their model page, the site seemed fishy and so i did back ground check and the site was known for being scam, so i push her away, later got contacted by more, asking for hook-up id or safety id, so i thought it was something i had to do, since they were all asking for one.
She told me to sign up for free trail, and i ran into same site as before, however this girl strategically displayed herself as trustworthly by telling me to be careful and no use XXXBlackBook as it was filled with scammers lmao. I told her about the site and she said nothing would happen, etc. She said it must of been an error.
Told me to get a pre-paid. Okay, guys im 19 and never done online dating and had just gotten a debit card so im new to being an adult.
Let me continue, i asked her for a pic before i even decided to register for a site and asked for one with my name, clever chick sent me one, which i would later find on google through image search, with my name on it, place through photoshop. She said she had no papaer so used lipstick. I examined the pic closely and seemed to be lipstick however i remmember the lipstick overlapping her black brawl a bit with out any smudges, i thought it might have been a error by the internet and dismissed my doubt.
When i figured how pre-paids work, i still got declined from sites she sent and she sent many, asked me to call bank and so i did they said it was probably not going through becuase of unapproved sites or fraud, i told her this and she said she knows its not the site. Sorry i forgot to mention she said she was a model and i found out that all girls who contacted me said they were models, part-time models, or dance instructors and models.
I asked why and blablablabla. Regardless i did it again but got declined so much that she asked me to ask my bank to remove fraud protection. I found that suspicious but this BITCH was very flirtatious, and convincing, i asked bank and they were curious why i would wnat to do such a thing.
I asked her to proove she worked for Maxim. Shirley miller sheymiller92 gmail. At this point i already knew the truth for about two weeks or more, but back to my story, if you notice the chat, this female is very flirtatious and want to create a positive vibe.
Oh wait babe, i think Maxim is calling me. And these Fuckers are clever becuase this person tried there hardest and from what i can tell im not the first.
Her craft was so well written that she would definatley fool you that she was interest in a relationship and what not even if it was not a scam. I did some back ground check and found nothing but did find that Maxim was in Philipines as its an international corporation so, I let it slip by and. So there you go this is my story.
Did anybody meet a girl, for whom he was coming through that stupid Dating Pass procedure? Ok babe listen. This serves as a proof that you are safe, legit and free from harm. I hope you will show me you are serious. Lol are you kidding me? I might be more richer than you and at first if i where going to scam i will go for a billionaire and not grinding for some lower class people like you! Been scammed the last 5 days. They dont tell me the whole process of how much it will cost.
When i called her via videophone. It seemed very believable. Same happened to me recently where a girlfriend was sleeping behind my backi told her this i dont know if uts a male or female i was talking to.
It is a simulated conversation, and if you pay close attention, it is always a little off. The bot expresses interests and creates an artificial banter. The website presents a page that shows fake information about a woman, whom you can meet, but first you must verify.
The first technique of the deception is prominent and repeated declarations that this is a free service. Thru use of a web programming command called iframe, you are entering your credit card information on another website without you knowing it. The second page looks like the below. Take note of the difference in the grey areas of the web page:.
Your access to Dates. Hookup includes a 2-day free trial promo to Go Find Dates. If you choose to remain a member of Go Find Dates beyond the trial period, your membership will renew at thirty nine dollars and ninety nine cents.
The way that the scam site uses the iframe command, you cannot see the fine print, you have no ability to see it - unless you go to the source code, and click on the iframe link. This is something that the average consumer could not know how to do. Here is a picture of the iframe command from the website code, with my emphasis:. The dating sites rotate. The click generator connects to a different dating site each time someone uses the date verification site. Eventually, the path from the click generator lands the billing page of what I am calling a Branded Dating Company sometimes called private label.
The way it works is that the White Label company provides an aggregated membership database, and operations for the website and billing. Individual entrepreneurs create their own company brand and website theme.
The white label company collects the payment from new members as they sign up to the website. They take their service charge off the top, then pass the remainder to the branded site owner. Each of these Branded Dating companies, will have two sites. The click generator directs you to the billing site sign-up page. This site has a seemingly gibberish name, for example, Stgved. When it appears on your credit card bill, it will use the billing site, followed by a toll-free number.
These gibberish-named sites serve as both the billing, as well as the customer service web page, where you can cancel the subscription. My investigation has found more than branded dating sites. Also, the click generator can route you down a pornography path, depending on which click generator is active in the Date Verification scam site. Instead of landing on a branded dating billing and signup page, you land a branded pornography sign up page.
There are more than branded pornography sites. The corresponding pornography sites are explicit and mostly X-rated, so I will just leave it to the imagination. It is clear they know people are being charged without their knowledge. They discourage you from disputing the charges with your bank, and they want to handle it themselves. A few things.
If you sign up for the site, you will not meet the girl - There is no girl. You will receive multiple emails that encourage you to sign up. Next the bot will send several spammy emails for you to join other hookup sites. Then the scammers sell your email to spam marketers.
Sometimes the scammer will send an email that gives you a credit card number, including a Card Verification Value CVV and expiration date. What I do know, is that using a credit card that you are not authorized to use would be a felony.
Using the card exposes you to blackmail. You are going to get a monthly charge on your credit card. They follow the same pattern of a free trial period, followed by an expensive monthly subscription. Some sites will have instructions to check your email.
The email supposedly articulates the charges. I have yet to hear from someone who states they received such an email.
Even if they did, there are a few problems. The charge, which could be 30 days old or more is completely unfamiliar to them.
The gibberish site will not appear in their history at all until they visit it. These sites operate outside of the US. When I first started investigating this scam, they usually came from Bangladesh and did not register anonymously.
More and more, perhaps due to my blog, they register anonymously. Here is a recently active scam site that is not registered anonymously. Ahsraf Tarafdar, from Dhaka, Bangladesh owns this site:. Owner information is from whois functions readily available on the Internet.
I like to use cqcounter. Their whois function combines hosting, geography and registration information in one page. I have found several different generators. The owners register most of the sites anonymously. Registries are in China, the United States and Panama. There are also companies in Malta, Spain, and the Netherlands. The companies register most of the branded sites anonymously. However, it is possible to go to the billing site and get the company name and address.
From that information, it is possible to look up the person in the U. Companies House Directory. She is quite a lovely woman. No Natasha, the internet is not anonymous. With some poking around, it is possible to find the owners of companies in Spain and Cyprus. The owner is Vlad Bulgariu - a Romanian Surname. One of the other tricks I use is using the DomainBigData website to cross index and find what sites an individual or company owns.
Vlad owns at least 8 branded dating sites:. By looking at the IP address of the dating billing sites I can see 3 different locations.
This could be one company with distributed operations or 3 different companies. The other clue is the fact that there are so many sites, that it must be concluded that it is not a small fly-by-night operation - it has to be substantial to handle the internet traffic. For customer service, the white label company uses an outsourced call center provider.
A lot of the owners register their sites anonymously in Panama. Registrations and hosting services are business expenses.
Shell companies are often ways of masking or hiding income. I contacted the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists The Panama Papers people to see if they had any information in this area. I never received any type of response. It was a long shot. Typically, if you have a web site that you want people to visit, you take measures to help search engines find you.
The subject of Search Engine Optimization is complex, and people make a living off of it - far beyond the scope of this article. The best way is via illustration. There will be some paid and relevant news items first. They do this by putting program code on their website that helps the search engine understand what it is seeing, and provide the most valuable results to the user.
Contrast that to these branded dating sites. They take specif action to tell search engines not to find them in the robots file robots. The first line an instruction that this section applies to all search engines.
The second line tells a search engine to not index any pages on this site. This is not a default setting in a website. This website owners create this code. However because the site owners have instructed the search engines not to find them, it does not appear anywhere in the search results.
Obviously, I cannot look at sites, but I have looked at a few dozen.
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They are all the same. The website owners build the web page to be used this way. That web page, where you are really typing your information, contains only the basic data entry elements and the hidden text. Contrast that to any website where you are signing up for a service, where you have a full page of content that describes where you are and what you are doing. It is the key enabler of this deception. The sites use a geolocation service that looks at your internet protocol IP address and displays the city or area code where you connect to the internet.
This makes it appear as if the woman is near you. A person across the country would see the same woman as near them as well. Disguised small print terms and conditions hyperlink. Most sites you cannot see this link.
When you can, it is very small. A hyperlink appears in blue text by default, but these sites will override that and make it blend in to the surrounding text. Spelling out the amount of the charge. Again, on most sites, you cannot even see this part of the page. Disguising Checkbox Selections. These sites sometimes have a checkbox that is pre-checked for you to sign up for their premium service that does not look like a checkbox. The Branded Dating sites and click generators are fairly static.
There is no telling how many of the Date Verification sites there are. They come and go. As one site goes down, another pops up. The hosting company might take down a site if they receive a complaint.
The owner will abandon a site when there is insufficient traffic. Often they will keep the same site name and title but the actual site and address URL will change. They have a sort of brand themselves. This is just an easy way for the scammer to create a new site. They copy the code from one site to the next, typos and all.
Each of the sites individually, only have a small amount of traffic. Assembling the web traffic from each of the billing sites that I am aware of, cumulatively they receive about 55, clicks per day. This will be two kinds of traffic:. I cannot determine how many people are caught in the scam from this data. I can guess based on the number of people who search for these sites and click on my website.
The search pattern and number of clicks is confidential, but it is more than per day. There is never a direct connection between the Date Verification scam and the Branded Dating site.
Here is an example of how the connections operate. This is a trace from the click generator uetrk. You can see there are a few middle-man type operations here. Eventually the click generator directs the customer to the branded dating site. I this instance, the site is hrtpndgliv. This arrangement will have multiple benefits.
First, it generates traffic from multiple sources. Sources are interchangeable. Most importantly, there is no connection between the Branded Dating site owner and the date verification site.
Companies in the U. Regardless, it means that the sites do not follow the precautionary security measures that are required by most states in the U. Nor do they follow the required actions if there is a security breach of customer information. There is no age or date verification. The woman is a bot with a stolen picture. In some cases, if you dig deep enough you find that the sites have specific terms that state that they do not check the backgrounds of their members.
I did not receive any responses. First, you are not alone. By analyzing search data of my site I know that there are thousands of people in the same situation. You might be a little embarrassed. This is a high risk situation. I am sure that Vlad the Romanian is a fine upstanding Cypriot, and that Natasha from Fluffy Bunnies is the quite proper British subject, but you do not want them having your personal and financial information.
Note that this ated list of actions varies slightly from the video, as it was made a couple years ago. In the US, you will need to attempt to work with the company before asking your bank to dispute the charges. I have not, but I have seen in other forums people being scammed in this manner. Looks like a dating site, the question is how did you get there, or how did you get signed up.
Thanks for the elaborate information and advice. Sometimes these kinds of girls are real, so I decided to take that chance and message her on instagram. Immediately I knew this was probably going to be a scam.
She replied quite quickly to my message, and we talked for a bit. Up to then she seemed like she could still be a real person. Since that message, her replies became quite generic and felt like they could be auto-generated.
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She said she was single, and looking for a guy to do the deed with on cam on a regular basis. Obviously I immediately doubted the authenticity of this offer, and any questions I asked were not really answered, with the responses seeming auto-generated.
On her website, I needed to create an account, which button redirected me to a standard scam page, and I needed to verify my age by filling in creditcard details. Her insta is itscindywalton and her website is lilycampage. Again, thanks for this elaborate article!
Multiple readers have reported to me that they were declined, and signed up to another site, ended up with multiple charges.
The error message might be real. Might not. No way for me to tell. Take the safe route. A young women contacted me on the Sugardaddyforme website. She gave me her email, I emailed her and we began an email exchange including a few pics. She claimed to be just miles from me-a quick shot down the highway. We agreed on what we were looking for, and that we should meet.
Then came the request for the safety verification ID along with the link. That is where I stopped. Whether this ends the email exchange remains unknown at the time of this posting. Thanks for posting, good instincts, it is a scam. The site will only let you sign up with an invite. Since I do not have an an invite, I cant tell where it really lands, if you could send me her invite to you I can dig further, probably make a quick film or article, which will help others.
I took a quick look, going thru the link you provided, I have not seen anything that is an outright scam. I looked at the premium sign up and notice a few things. There are charges for adult video services at a high monthly cost - in plain site 3. I filled in the forms but used a fake email, card info but I put in my actual name and a postcode close to mine? Is there going to be any huge problems for me? I never answer such questions because It is not possible for me to know where you have been, what you did; there is always more to the story.
I suggest following the advice in my posts. My pleasure. The game attracts me is an advertisement from pornhub.
I found many other games from pornhub. Again, thanks for your kindness. You do really help me a lot. Thanks for your suggestions again. Actually, it is a game scam that requires me to prove my age, so I just try in one site. What they have is my cc information and the zip code. Do you have any other suggestions for such situation? I know it might be hard for you to answer thisBut anyway, thanks for your suggestions!
Thanks for pointing out the games. I am including that information in my other site, that eventually will hold all of these billing sites. If you have an example of the site, it is helpful for me as I find new variations of the scams. You can post it here, I will take it down after posting or send me an email via the contact feature, or ronin.
First of all, thanks for your sincere suggestions! Just as you mentioned, I entered my credit card information on such websites In my case, it is the securejoinsite. Would you please give me some suggestions? Thank you! Your card was probably declined because it was deemed a suspicious transaction by your credit card company.
I have seen people with multiple charges from this type of situation. All of my recommendations are in the article you found. Because we had no real law. The law does not protect anyone. It just cleans up the mess after. This country blows anymore. Steal,scam and rob the next guy. What a selfish immoral generation. Most of the facade sites emanate from places like Bangladesh or the Philippines.
Chasing them down would be difficult. The web hosting company gets a complaint, they look in to it, shut it down, and the scammer opens a new site.
It is a game of whack-a-mole. These sites have multiple man-in-the-middle type operations, creating plausible deniability. The owner of the crappy dating site, has no direct connection to the scam site in Bangladesh. We are Proactive in taking action against inappropriate behavior. I take it as an admission that they know what is going on. The affiliate will shut down, and start a new one, and its whack-a-mole all over again. This site got me. I replaced card.
Bit stupid of me.! I recommend checking site reviews so many scammers out there. I have had numerous contacts from So called women if you would like to know about them I will write all of there information down and if you get back with me I will have it on hand. Thank you. If you have website names and URL that you were sent that is helpful. Phone numbers, names, and pictures are VERY transient and not useful.
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It proves there are honest giving people out there like you and myself, but we are outnumbered. I was looking at a dating site and before I knew it they directed me to a free verification site. I also directed them to websites which show my bio and life history. Easy proof I am who I say I am. Not good enough, they kept insisting I get verified and turn over my cc info.
Then I called them out on it, knowing it had to be a scam. Never heard from her again. Excellent work on your part. In this case, some responses were bots and others seemed like someone was at the other end. May they all burn in Hell!!!!
Thank you for sharing your experience. My recommendation is that when you discover a scam, to cease all contact. Relatively speaking, it is rare, but there are Philippine gangs who are behind some of the scams; they are known to be ruthless.
No point in any conversation with them. I was married the site texted me I texted A bot you r saying for 2 gory days. I was charged and even went to meet a bot? But cost me I suggest do not cheat or meet a human. I cancelled my debit card and got issued a new one. Do you think this is enough?
I think I put my real name and postcode when i filled out the card part, is there any way these people can find me if the payments are no longer coming through? Hi, thanks for the comments and sharingall of my recommendations can be found in the What to do now section of this article.
Your bank should have offered you to opt out of the service in this situation. You can request to be opted out yourself. I dont think it will be a problem, but if they will not do that for you, its time for a new bank. Lastly, I dont know why you say you cant go to the site and cancel, it looks like it is up and running to me.
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Typically you should go to the site that bills you to cancel. As to your last statement, that the banks says changing the card might not stop the charges. This is a service that a merchant can pay for, that allows them to shift subscription type of payments when the customers card changes. This is helpful to a consumer if they have a subscription to a Netflix or something. It hurts the consumer in these situations.
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Ask your bank to opt out of the card ater. In the US, there is no regulation that requires the bank to do so, however most major banks do allow it. Thank you for posting this! It is much appreciated and reading through, even the technical parts, it remind me that nothing on the internet can be trusted. We all get caught in one way or another, but with people like you reminding and posting current information on safety and what to look out for is really caring and thoughtful.
I was lucky enough not to fall into a verification process but have received numerous spam emails. Sorry to those who were not so lucky. If I have never put my credit card information into an age verification site, am I safe from these hidden charges? So I never answer questions like this. Sorry, but it is not possible for me to know where you been, what you did, etc. There are some people working on date verification concept, which they think will be legitimate, but after looking at it carefully it was fundamentally flawed, so I will not mention it.
Since I stupidly listened to them I clicked thru it a lot of times so they might signed me up to a list of those rubbish sites. And after I realised I got scammed I deleted the email account, which I regret now coz I should have look in the spam folder to see what I got signed up to, but I only found your blog a month later, so it was too late for me to respond.
Awaiting for your part 2 video. The scammers who scammed me were from Philippine, and the charges on my cards are from Cyprus Malta and uk. I see now this is a global network. Also the other thing I want to know is why they ask you for your zip code in the sign up?
Very interesting. This is different, possibly new. I appreciate you posting all the info. Also a zip code is required for certain credit card transactions.
Remember they likely have a good deal of personal info, so I recommend getting ID theft protection. I recommend Identity Guard. Yeah I suppose so, they threaten you to pay by gift cards and sometimes very knowledgeable telling you specifically which card to buy, then in fact use those cards and your name to sign up to more of these crappy sites. They like gift cards because they can be shared online - and - they are sort of guaranteed money - the money is in the card, not a bank account on the other end of complex network.
Do these websites or companies have the ability to sue someone? Has anyone actually got sued by them? Also I want to point out now scammers not just pretending to be girls that lure you in signing up they also pretend to be the admins of the popular sites and say you violated their terms if you do not sign up they will take legal action. I truly doubt it.
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Thank you for this very insightful and helpful article. I love the internet, but man, some of the scummy stuff that people will do on here will never cease to boggle my mind.