NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc.UPDATE: The Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) have recently distributed the following press release: The IC3 has recently received reports regarding a scam that baits individuals into intimate online conversations and then extorting them for financial gain.The most recent scam affecting online daters around the world involves the use of fake background checking websites created by criminals.
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.
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.
There was an option to view and buy the posted conversations for $9.