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.
In most cases the victim will be requested to pay approximately 0 – 0 to obtain a certificate which claims to issued by local authorities.
NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc.
UPDATE: The Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) have recently distributed the following press release: The IC3 has recently received reports regarding a scam that baits individuals into intimate online conversations and then extorting them for financial gain.
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.
He presents himself as a widower, with a degree and of average height (5’10”).
He is most likely to have a career in engineering, has no interest in politics, a full head of light brown hair, and the photos are often taken at a slight distance.
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.