“What we tend to see with these dating scams is the scammer will tell the call center operator to be sure to mention special nicknames and to remind him of specific things they talked about in their email correspondence.” This entry was posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at am and is filed under Other.You can follow any comments to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Holden said that an enterprising fraudster with the right programming skills or the funds to hire a coder could easily automate the scam using bots that are programmed to respond to emails from the targets with content-specific replies.
The romance scam package urges customers to send at least a dozen emails to establish a rapport and relationship before even mentioning the subject of traveling to meet the target.
While these sites do attract criticism, they also keep things up front among those who use them.
When you find a date on there, you know what you’re getting.
When the call center employees are not being hired to close the deal on a romance scam, very often they are used to assist in bank account takeovers, redirecting packages with shipping companies, or handling fraudulent new credit applications that require phone verification.
Another reason that call centers aren’t used earlier in romance scams: Hiring one is expensive.
For many people, this is much better than hiding the fact that you’re also in another serious relationship.
Taking these people of regular dating sites means people looking for 1-1 relationships are less likely to come across people who’re already attached.
Sometimes they are seeking only friendship, but more often than not, they are indulging in extra-marital affairs and infidelity.
In some cases, they may be in open, or polyamorous relationships where dating outside the relationship isn’t considered outside the boundaries.
“Usually this is something like the girl is stranded at the airport or needs money to get a travel visa.