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Screenshots of scammer luring target in ‘reverse catfishing’

Screenshots of scammer luring target in ‘reverse catfishing’

The scammer pretends to own been the victim of the homosexual bashing. For “personal safety” he insists sex that is potential give a police background check via a web site he links to. This ‘background check’ is really a phishing operation for bank card details.

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The Feed has detected a phishing scam regarding the dating that is gay Grindr.

An ACCC representative has verified towards the Feed, “The premise the scammer utilizes is the fact that the target must register on an online site to offer they are not a ‘catfish’ or registered sex offender. The target is told this calls for a nominal charge ($1 up to a charity in one single case).

“Once the scammers obtain the victim’s bank card details, the card is charged a monthly cost of exactly what seems to be USD $39.00 (more or less AUD $59.00).

“It is confusing during this period if the details can be used for any other purposes.”

This scam just isn’t run by bots. The scammers are charming and charismatic. They normally use handsome but realistic profile pictures — such as the mind shot of porn performer Griffin Barrows — and send nude pictures with their target to create trust.

The scammer then claims to possess been the victim of a bad homosexual bashing and also delivers photos that seem to show their bruised and scarred human body following the bashing. The scammer asks the target to join up to a party that is third for a police background check employing a google Chrome browser.