Photos of abused victims used in new ID verification scam


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Apr 24, 2016
Scammers are now leveraging dating apps like Tinder and Grindr to pose themselves as former victims of physical abuse to gain your trust and sympathy and sell you bogus "ID verification" services.

BleepingComputer came across multiple instances of users on online dating apps being approached by catfishing profiles who ask these users to prove that they are not a former sex offender by buying these services.

Editor's note: some readers may find the content of this report distressing but ongoing scams like the one outlined below prompted BleepingComputer to report on this case, to caution everyone.