Photos used in dating scams
An exotic stranger needs help, and you’re the only one able to provide it.
He said: 'Someone has been harvesting images of me from all over the web.' The most recent victim to come forward, a 60-year-old widow from the West Country who wishes to stay anonymous, began talking to 'Martin' on Zoosk dating at the end of January. Elite Singles and Sussex Police have been contacted for comment.The most popular con-man profile text in the UK, for example is “so please i want you to get back to me here with your email address so that i can send you my pictures so get back to me thanks.” Hard to imagine swiping right on that.Quantity of text isn’t a great indicator, says Winchester, in part because of the growing popularity of bots.And if you replace “collect an inheritance” with “find true love,” they’re an increasing menace for dating apps and services. But they are an increasingly important front for criminals, who in turn use increasingly sophisticated methods to snare their marks, and take them for whatever they can.