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One of the most common methods is the scammer who emotionally manipulates the victim to send them money, gifts or personal information.
Another type of common deception is sextortion, which usually begins as a normal relationship between two people who begin to know each other until the scammer tries to take the conversation off the dating platform, such as, for example, to Whats App.
Here, the criminal will try to convince the victim to send some risqué photos or intimate videos …
and then use that salacious materiel to blackmail the victim.
The scammer requested and received the victim’s phone number, then once trust was established, convinced the victim to send money with a promise to return the ‘loan’ once they finally met in person.The next day, another victim was robbed at knife-point and abducted by the same suspect!This has prompted the RCMP to issue a warning to the public about using the famous dating app.The victim was informed that it was a hoax after he had contacted the police.Another scam is known as ‘catfishing’, which is luring the victim into a relationship based on the attacker’s fictitious online persona.