If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.
In most cases the victim will be requested to pay approximately 0 – 0 to obtain a certificate which claims to issued by local authorities.
This isn’t some Government-backed scheme to prop up Britain's ailing smut sector.
No, the credit card ID checks are designed to ensure that nobody under the age of 18 can visit porn websites.
Once money has been sent to the criminals, they will delete the fake profiles and cease all form of communication.
Anyone who receives a similar type request from their online Date or believes they are a victim of this crime should report this matter to their local authorities.
here's a long list of websites that we are happy to hand our credit card details over to: almost any online retailer, subscription service or takeaway service.