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.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.These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.
Some 42% of Americans know someone who has used online dating, up from 31% in 2005.
And 29% of Americans now know someone who met a spouse or other long-term partner through online dating, up from just 15% in 2005.
Compared with eight years ago, online daters in 2013 are more likely to actually go out on dates with the people they meet on these sites.
Some 66% of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through an online dating site or app, up from 43% of online daters who had done so when we first asked this question in 2005.
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?