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Last month, for example, in the United States a man who was the victim of this type of scam – he related an attack strategy similar to that in a case reported in Chile in 2018 – after having met the person through an online dating site and gained his trust, the scammer requested the sending of intimate photos.Shortly after they were sent, the victim received a message from a man claiming to be the father of a minor and who threatened to file charges against him for sending a child an explicit image, unless he sent him two prepaid ‘money cards’ with US0 each.One of the most common methods is the scammer who emotionally manipulates the victim to send them money, gifts or personal information.Another type of common deception is sextortion, which usually begins as a normal relationship between two people who begin to know each other until the scammer tries to take the conversation off the dating platform, such as, for example, to Whats App.

Currently, more than 40% of single men used an app or a dating site in the last month, says Global Web Index.Here, the criminal will try to convince the victim to send some risqué photos or intimate videos …and then use that salacious materiel to blackmail the victim.People are now not only turning to their devices to work, shop, and play, but to manage their personal lives and relationships too. But with concerns rife following incidents such as the infamous Ashley Madison breach, and with the process inherently requiring users to share personal information, it’s important to consider the potential dangers involved.Are online daters giving away too much about themselves?

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