Dating service personnel
You should also keep up-to-date on the different types of dating scams emerging, especially those related to the platform you’re using.
Not all dating scams involve prolonged catfishing, and certain mobile dating app scams differ from dating website scams.
“This enforcement operation sends a clear message about our unwavering commitment to protect our nation’s service members so they can focus on their mission of winning wars and defending the American way of life." “This despicable targeting of our brave service members will never be tolerated,” said Andrew Traver, NCIS director.
“We were able to complete this first phase because of the excellent work by all our law enforcement partners. This operation will continue until we break the back of these criminal networks." The South Carolina Department of Corrections has petitioned to end inmates' ability to use mobile communication devices inside prisons, a policy change that gained momentum in April after prisoners used contraband cell phones to coordinate a riot that left seven inmates dead.
“Once making contact on the dating application, the conversations are transferred to phone-to-phone text messaging,” the October warrant said.
“After several hours to several days of texting, the subject will either send unsolicited nude images of a female to the victim and/or agree to trade sexually explicit images with the victim.” But shortly after swapping photos with the inmate, the unsuspecting soldier would receive a text from another phone number, one belonging to a completely different prisoner, who would then pose as the fictional girl’s father or law enforcement official.
A catfish will use your financial situation and whether you’re vulnerable to determine whether you’re an ideal target.
“The ‘father’ then notifies the victim that the female is under the age of 18," the warrant stated.