The scam was initiated after the victims met someone online, such as on a dating site, and were asked to connect via a specific online social network.
Shortly after, the conversations became sexual in nature.
Because all the singles on our site are just looking for a good time, without too many heavy, romantic expectations, even the hottest singles are more apt to hook up and enjoy casual encounters with whomever can get in a good flirt.
Later, victims received text messages, either containing their names, asking if it was them or containing a statement that indicated their names were posted on a particular website.
The victims were provided a link to a page on the website that claimed they were a “cheater.” Photos of the victims and their telephone numbers were also posted.
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.