Filipina baby russian emails to slappers
Will this be you in Russia soon? Probably, no.
Enterprising cyber-criminals are making life easier for Russian fraudsters by selling them pre-formed packages providing everything they need to carry out online dating scams, according to Brian Krebs. The security researcher claimed in a blog post yesterday that the plug-and-play packages include 'love letter' templates written in English and a variety of other European languages; instructions; pictures; and videos.
The individual selling one of the fraud packages seen by Krebs apparently guaranteed response rates of at least 1. A list of excuses for not talking on the phone is apparently also included.
The scams are said to be mainly aimed at lonely straight men, although Krebs claimed the makers of the package also have advice for targeting gay men. Further legitimacy is added to the dating scam by the inclusion of photos and videos of attractive Russian women—some of whom apparently hold up blank s onto which can be Photoshopped personalized messages.
A shady call center operative can be hired towards the end of the scam to pretend to be the girl in question. She will claim to be stranded en route to the victim and requires money to buy a visa or get an onward ticket, Krebs revealed. Please wait….