Scam profiles on dating sites
Their advice: be suspicious if: The Army believes these scammers may be based in Africa, and they use cyber cafes, so they're untraceable.
Victims have lost tens of thousands of dollars, with very little chance of getting it back.
Another thing that we really liked about those sites is we didn’t discover any online dating scams.
But the company also creates its own bogus profiles, the federal suit says.
The plaintiff, Yuliana Avalos, is a mom and part-time model who never joined the site, but says her pictures have been used “in hundreds if not thousands of fraudulent profiles” posted on the company’s dating sites over the past six years.
“Thousands” of others, including celebrities, soldiers and adult actresses, have had their pictures plucked from Facebook and other sites and used for bogus profiles as well — even though they “are not and never were” members of Match’s dating sites, the suit says.
Scammers steal pictures of real soldiers online and create fake profiles.
The Army calls it an epidemic and is warning people to be cautious connecting to anyone online who claims to be a soldier serving overseas.