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” In a time of dating websites, video calls, and free dating apps, the link between romance and cybercrime has now become apparent as ever.
A trusting user could be easily tricked into keying in sensitive personal and financial information or download a file that would infect his or her system with data stealing malware.
These schemes always use the same tactics, but in constantly-changing ways.
The Better Business Bureau notes that in 2015, consumers spent billion on Valentine's Day.
This means that a woman looking for romance in a dating site may think she is talking to a soldier stationed in Afghanistan or a divorced civil engineer from England working in the US, when, in fact, her online lover is simply a scammer working behind his machine using a script that has worked countless of times.
This kind of catfishing story is getting more common as online dating websites continue to flourish.