Dating scams out of the ukraine
You started chatting with a person online who is now your potential life partner but after a few days they want access to our personal or financial data that is a “no bueno”.
Never share your personal data especially banking details and credit card information online. Scammers use compromised websites to trick users into visiting them and coerce them into inputting personal and financial information.
Online dating site like Flirt can be a viable option in this case.
The site has a prominent presence on Twitter and Facebook while its blog post also guides users on safe online dating.
An email scam is simply a case where some volume operation (could be a man or a woman, and may be in Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, or New Jersey) contacts you by email, engages you in communication, and eventually attempts to bait you into sending money. Often they will post very appealing profiles on Match.com, POF.com, or a Russian dating site like Ukraine or Russian and receive many thousands of responses.
Scammers sometimes use malicious files to install malware and other computer viruses on the victim’s system and steal all sorts of personal data which later they use to blackmail the victim for money.