The scammer pretends to own been the target of a bad bashing that is gay. For “personal security” he insists prospective intercourse lovers supply a police background check via a web page he links to. This ‘background check’ is just a phishing operation for charge card details.
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The Feed has detected a phishing scam in the gay relationship software Grindr.
An ACCC representative has verified into the Feed, “The premise the scammer makes use of is the fact that target must register on a webpage to supply they are not a ‘catfish’ or registered sex offender. The target is told this requires a fee that is nominal$1 to a charity in a single instance).
“Once the scammers receive the victim’s bank card details, the card is charged a month-to-month fee of just what appears to be USD $39.00 (approximately AUD $59.00).