BTW: If you ever see someone TYPING AN ENTIRE SENTENCE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS that means SHOUTING!It is not proper netiquette to TYPE IN ALL CAPS (even in email), in fact, it's annoying.Online enthusiasts are learning that shorthand are in fact called acronyms, but this is incorrect.The difference between acronyms and shorthand is that with acronyms, (for example, 'ESP' is an initialism for 'extra sensory perception' whereas 'esp. The online practice is to refer to shorthand, initialisms, or abbreviations as acronyms.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.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..
Shortly after, the conversations became sexual in nature.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.Once money has been sent to the criminals, they will delete the fake profiles and cease all form of communication.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.
The most recent scam affecting online daters around the world involves the use of fake background checking websites created by criminals.