Crimes linked to internet dating worldwide kat deluna dating
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Criminals are running massive dedicated phishing campaigns against online dating sites, marking an interesting – but not unusual – shift in focus from the traditional phishing targets such as banks and other financial institutions.
The most recent attack used a single compromised website to host of fraudulent PHP scripts, most of which were designed to steal usernames and passwords from users of the most popular dating sites.
Only eight of the 862 fraudulent scripts on the server targeted banks.
Discuss their phone and app security settings and encourage them to check them on a regular basis.
If they are meeting friends, encourage them to use private messaging or text messages to make the arrangements.
A man calling himself "John" messaged her and through daily phone calls and messages on Facebook, he gained her trust.
He spoke with what she thought was a British accent and his picture on Facebook portrayed a nice-looking man with graying hair and a beard.