Thursday, May 07, 2015


 From Understanding Online Dating Scams

Via Schneier on Security

In this scheme, attractive young ladies are hired by the owners of fancy restaurants. The scam then consists in having the ladies contact people on the dating site, taking them on a date at the restaurant, having the victim pay for the meal, and never arranging a second date. This scam is particularly interesting, because there are good chances that the victim will never realize that he’s been scammed – in fact, he probably had a good time.

An interesting question - has he actually been scammed then?  He got what he was looking for.

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