Screenshots of scammer victim that is luring ‘reverse catfishing’

The scammer pretends to possess been the victim of a bad bashing that is gay. For “personal safety” he insists prospective intercourse lovers supply a police background check via an online site he links to. This ‘background check’ is a phishing procedure for charge card details.

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The Feed has detected a phishing scam in the dating that is gay Grindr.

An ACCC representative has confirmed into the Feed, “The premise the scammer utilizes is the fact that victim must register on a web site to present they may not be a ‘catfish’ or registered sex offender. The target is told this requires a fee that is nominal$1 up to a charity within one situation).

The card is charged a monthly fee of what appears to be USD $39.00 (approximately AUD $59.00)“Once the scammers obtain the victim’s credit card details.

“It is confusing during this period in the event that details can be used for any other purposes.”

This scam isn’t run by bots. The scammers are charming and charismatic. They normally use handsome but practical profile pictures — like the mind shot of porn performer Griffin Barrows — and deliver nude pictures for their target to create trust.

The scammer then claims to own been the target of a nasty gay bashing and also delivers pictures that may actually show their bruised and scarred human anatomy following the bashing. The scammer asks the target to register to a 3rd party web site for a police background check employing A bing Chrome web browser. They state this is certainly to make sure they may not be being put up for the next bashing that is gay.

This history check is clearly a phishing web web site. Your website seems to be a queer-friendly resource by making use of acronyms like ‘GEPP’ – ‘Gender Equality Pride Protection for LGBT those who are seeking to connect up safely’ or ‘LGBTQI Infinity’.

“Last amount of time in the conference destination 2 dudes drugged and beat me,” one scammer published. “They took my vehicle and cash. Hope you recognize. Which was very traumatising for me personally.”

“Basically i truly like to fulfill you but can you create that account first before we meet, so we can make certain that we have been both safe to one another if it is ok for you?”

‘Don’t get me personally wrong I’m not saying your a poor guy, i only want to clear things out, I will be simply requiring this now because last time we came across a man, 4 dudes appeared and overcome personally me personally for no reason wish you recognize my concern’ one wrote ‘. im maybe maybe not right right here to waste my time for many shit’

When a user threatened to report a scammer to Grindr, the scammer responded: “foda-se voce” that is Portuguese for ‘fu*k you’.

The ACCC representative recommends individuals to “always block and report these profiles from the dating application to avoid other people dropping target.”

If you were to think somebody is attempting to defraud you, simply do an google search with the names or precise wording of this message to test for sources to a scam. And when you’ve got dropped victim, remember to contact your bank or institution that is financial.

The Feed contacted Grindr for remark. No reply had been gotten by the period of publishing.