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Following that, I interviewed two women to learn how they used the site successfully for their own fulfillment.
Fake profiles created by criminals are contacting victims on dating sites and requesting individuals to obtain “Dating ID’s”, “hookup clearance”, “security clearances” or “criminal background checks” prior to meeting or engaging in online based activities.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 $200 – $500 to obtain a certificate which claims to issued by local authorities.Some were even told that once the payment was made, the information would be removed within an hour and the website would not allow anyone to post anything pertaining to the victims’ names again.However, reports do not indicate that the information was ever removed. Click here to post any housing related Classified Ads Employment Classified Ad Are you looking for a job?
Many people use Craigslist to find roommates, cheap furniture, used cars or part-time jobs. I decided to dive into Craigslist's "Casual Encounters" — a section made for no-strings hookups — to see if any of what I assumed about that virtual place was true.
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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.
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?