There was an option to view and buy the posted conversations for .
Victims were also given the option to have their names and conversations removed for .
Example of a scammer requesting a background check: “Its me [insert scammers name here] thanks for the message but, Can you get a verification id first hunnie so I would know that your not a stalker so we could exchange phone numbers?
just go here copy and paste this [insert link to scammers website] You will only get a verification id there and not join ok? on the first page fill out all the required info then click GET FREE ACCESS..
Those messages made me run far, far away from online dating.The most recent scam affecting online daters around the world involves the use of fake background checking websites created by criminals.Fake profiles created by criminals are contacting victims on dating sites and requesting individuals to obtain “Dating ID’s”, “hookup clearance”, “security clearances” or “criminal background checks” prior to meeting or engaging in online based activities.Once considered a realm inhabited only by the socially awkward, online dating is now just another tool in the toolbox, no matter whether you’re looking for a hook-up or your soulmate.....To explore this topic, I pulled aside two individuals who I knew were hunting for a long-term relationship using online dating websites, and asked them about their experiences with the services.