Payments are often made through wire transfer, although victims have been asked to send physical goods, like electronics, as well.
Once a payment has been made, the scammer will stumble into more and more tragic situations, requiring more and more money from the victim, until the victim terminates the relationship or the scammer ceases contact.
In short, an online dating background check will help you determine if an online persona is real, or falsified for the purposes of fraud.
Internet romance scams often take place through online dating services, such as and OKCupid.
A catfishing and online dating investigation by Trustify can help protect you from potentially harmful individuals looking to inflict emotional, financial, or even physical harm.
Catfishing refers to the act of luring someone into an online relationship in order to take advantage of them emotionally, financially, or even physically, for their own personal gain.
If you’ve been in a purely online relationship with someone that you have never met in person, you should strongly consider investigating them to ensure that they are not hiding or fabricating any aspect of their identity.
Biometrics will make it much harder for people to hide who they are.
Unfortunately, the growth of online dating has also created an opportunity for shady individuals to take advantage of those seeking romance and companionship online through a practice known as “catfishing”.
Most often, the culprit in a catfishing scheme will create a fake profile with an extensive background, photos taken from other profiles, and a network of fake online friendships.
The catfisher will often spend a long time luring in their victim into a relationship that they work to strengthen over time.