Business Insider obtained a PDF guide that is sold online for just £2.59.It details how scammers operate fake dating site profiles in order to con men out of money.It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.But there's a type of dating site scam that's far trickier to spot, and the people who operate it claim to be making thousands of dollars every month fooling vulnerable men.If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.Maybe she's moving a little fast or maybe your gut is just telling you something doesn't feel right. We offer multiple ways of searching our database to check whether the woman you are communicating with may be a scammer.August, 25, 2017 - information about database updates Last week (August, 18, 2017 - August, 25, 2017) 26 new scammers, 10 fake documents, 4 media files added to the database and 6 scammers' profiles updated. Most scammers use photos of professional models/celebrities or photos of beautiful women they have stolen from the Net.
the photo looks like it is from a magazine or the description the person has given of themselves doesn't match the photo)...
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.
Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victims' money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers or by getting the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.
It's not just guns and drugs that are up for sale on deep web sites.
Vendors also list guides on how to commit other illegal activities.