1,000 arrests made in online fraud crackdown, says Interpol | #datingscams | #russianliovescams | #lovescams

Police have arrested 1,003 individuals across 22 jurisdictions in the last few months as part of an Interpol-coordinated operation against online financial crimes, including business email compromise (BEC) scams.  Law enforcement across 20 nations made the arrests between June and September, which involved various forms of online fraud crime, including…

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Sophisticated crypto scams targeting B.C. residents through social media and dating sites | #datingscams | #russianliovescams | #lovescams

VANCOUVER and SURREY, BC, Nov. 3, 2021 /CNW/ – The B.C. RCMP, British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and municipal police are warning the public about an emerging trend of fraudsters using social media and online dating sites to lure B.C. residents into crypto-asset scams. In the…

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Pre-packaged Russian Dating Scam Templates Revealed | #datingscams | #russianliovescams | #lovescams

Enterprising cyber-criminals are making life easier for Russian fraudsters by selling them pre-formed packages providing everything they need to carry out online dating scams, according to Brian Krebs. The security researcher claimed in a blog post yesterday that the plug-and-play packages include email ‘love letter’ templates written in English and…

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Scammers are using deepfake videos now. | #datingscams | #russianliovescams | #lovescams

Highly realistic deepfake videos didn’t quite make the splash some feared they would during the 2020 presidential election. (Less sophisticated “cheapfake” videos certainly did make the rounds, though.) Nevertheless, deepfakes are causing trouble—for regular people. In March, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that it expected fraudsters to leverage “synthetic content for…

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Why a Utah woman who says romance scammer turned her into an unwitting money mule faces prison time. | #datingscams | #russianliovescams | #lovescams

LAYTON, Utah — To say online dating has gone mainstream may be an understatement as nearly one-in-three Americans have gone online to find a partner, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. It is a trend that romance scammers are all too eager to exploit. Suffering heartbreak, compromising your…

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