Friday, November 02, 2018
Identity theft used for dating scams
WJLA7 last night reported a scam involving the use of stolen identities in dating apps.
I couldn’t find the story last night, but people have found that their identities have been used by others to collect support under false pretenses, where as people sending the financial support have been scammed.
The documentary film “Online Dating Scam” from early 2017 explains how it may happen.
I don’t use dating apps, but Economic Invincibility discusses it on YouTube in his channel in May 2018. I like the metaphor “A little minnow about to be devoured by a shark.” He thinks that the smartphone has destroyed the older online dating world.