She ask for, and I give her my email address, where I get an official looking email from POF.
I follow the link, put in the activation code, then it takes me to a page asking for credit card information. I've already changed my POF password, and my gmail password.
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.
But then you would have to change your card numbers and deal with all the hassle that involves.
And, yes, info obtained in this way can also be used for purposes of identity theft.
The victims were provided a link to a page on the website that claimed they were a “cheater.” Photos of the victims and their telephone numbers were also posted.
There was an option to view and buy the posted conversations for $9.
Shortly after, the conversations became sexual in nature.