iYogi Scam Alerts: Online Dating Scam Alerts from iYogi
Online dating scams can take many forms, but one of the most common starts on dating sites. iYogi brings to notice such online dating scams. A scammer will use a picture of an attractive young woman to lure in would-be suitors. The scammer will then begin corresponding with one or multiple suitors, building trust through online conversation. Eventually the scammer will have a sudden need for money. The excuse could be anything from a family emergency to money for travel. Blinded by possible love, the victim will wire money to the scammer. At this point, the scammer moves on to another victim, happy to have secured the quick score. more...
Here’s what a typical message looks like:
Sample Email 1
Date: Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 5:28 PM
Subject: I’ve never seen anything like this before
I came across this recently and since then, i’ve met some pretty interesting people and thought you’d like to meet them too. If you click on this link, it will add you to my friend’s list http://signup.*****.com/signup?invitation_key=2*****=33&sub=33&referral=rebalstarramaraj&tp=1&hr=200****&cid=98
This message was delivered with rebalstar.ramaraju’s initiation.
If you wish to discontinue receiving invitations from us, please click here: Block future invitations (http://www.*****.com/email/optout/)
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