Way too stressed for dealing with paperwork and angry creditors.In fact, at this point the person with bipolar disorder may feel utterly overwhelmed.Fake profiles created by criminals are contacting victims on dating sites and requesting individuals to obtain “Dating ID’s”, “hookup clearance”, “security clearances” or “criminal background checks” prior to meeting or engaging in online based activities.Victims are directed by the criminals to obtain these background checks via an official looking website containing stolen logos from government authorities and official brokers.My Experiences as a Victim of ID Theft One evening my mobile phone stopped working mid call.After discovering that another phone on my account also had no signal, I called my mobile carrier on a landline phone.Wells Fargo is the ultimate authority should you have any problems.The most recent scam affecting online daters around the world involves the use of fake background checking websites created by criminals.
Once money has been sent to the criminals, they will delete the fake profiles and cease all form of communication.
Anyone who receives a similar type request from their online Date or believes they are a victim of this crime should report this matter to their local authorities.
NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc.
UPDATE: The Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) have recently distributed the following press release: The IC3 has recently received reports regarding a scam that baits individuals into intimate online conversations and then extorting them for financial gain.
The scam was initiated after the victims met someone online, such as on a dating site, and were asked to connect via a specific online social network.