Sample of headline on dating site
Conmen can easily buy "scam packs" to help them trick would-be daters into their scam.The pack is available online and only costs a few dollars.It includes love-letter templates, photos, videos and false identities.
“When you get down to the final stage, there has to be a crisis, some compelling reason why the target should you send the money,” said Holden, founder of Hold Security [full disclosure: Yours Truly is an uncompensated adviser to Holden’s company].They use many different kinds of excuses and reasons why they need money. More women than men were scammed, with 61 per cent of the victims being female.The police force in London reported 3,900 people being scammed online in 2016. A senior police officer described the damage the scams do to victims.The call center pictured above charges per call, payable only in Bitcoin.“If you imagine the cost of doing by phone every part of the scam, it’s rather high, so they do most of the scam via email,” Holden said.