Common dating site scams

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They should have a burner phone, he says (a disposable phone that can be used for temporary tasks and then discarded).

Potential scammers are also advised to use virtual private networks and proxy services, both of which can help hide the scammer's real IP address and location in case law enforcement get involved.

The author claims that someone who operates the scam can earn up to ,000 (£9,700) every month if they operate the dating scam full-time.

Here's the overview of Adhrann's scamming guide: Adhrann advises people following his guide to take care in the way they set up their dating site profile.

Scammers are told to use a female partner for the video call part of the process, but there are guidelines on what they should look like: If a scammer is successful here, and managed to con the target out of money for a webcam, or other small amounts, then they may attempt the riskiest part of the process, known as the "pause." Scammers are instructed to stage an altercation over webcam, and then cease contact.

After a week, scammers are told to call the target and claim that their "husband/father/pimp/whoever" got "drunk/high/whatever" and attacked them.

Then they will ask the target for thousands of dollars in order to run away and escape forever.

In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.

The guide isn't available for free, in fact, it was being sold for Bitcoins on a deep web marketplace.

Bitcoin is cryptographic currency favoured by criminals as it allows semi-anonymous online transactions.

This is the photo gallery of pictures that are most frequently used in scams.

These pictures have been abused by scammers for many years, and in spite of warnings on many scamlists, they STILL keep resurfacing over and over again.

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