Crimes involving internet dating
It's also increasingly risky when it comes to rape.
Rapes related to online dating increased by nearly a factor of six -- from 33 in 2009 to 184 in 2014 -- according to a report released Monday by the UK's National Crime Agency.
“Catfish” Scams A “catfish” is someone who creates a fake social media account in order to pursue an online romance.
Sometimes, catfish convince their victims to send money or gifts, or to pay for their travel or other expenses. These “contests” often require you to pay certain fees or shipping costs in order to receive your “prize.” Of course, most of the time there is no prize and the perpetrators pocket the fees.
Again, please keep their identity a secret Click on the "Continue" button search with your zip/postal code.But the rapport you can build so rapidly through texts and email also has a dark side because the online services also are producing a "new type of sexual offender." These offenders are less likely to already have a criminal record than most stranger rapists.They exploit their access to potential victims and establish trust before meeting.Anyone who's spent time on the Internet knows that things online aren’t always as they seem.The general anonymity of the Internet has provided fertile ground for new forms of fraud.