Last month, Tinder users reported fake profiles pointing them towards a mobile game called “Castle Clash.” The company behind the game denied involvement, while Tinder told NBC News in an email that it was "aware of the accounts in question and are taking the necessary steps to remove them." The other strategy takes more time and effort, but can result in a huge pay day.Once someone is on the hook, a real person tries to reel them in and bleed them dry.It takes a toll." So who is impersonating Shotwell, the college student?It could be someone catfishing, when people try to trick others into online relationships because they are lonely, bent on revenge or just plain bored.
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Still, she shrugged it off, until her friends sent her a screen shot of a girl named "Kim." “That is when it hit home, when I saw my face on a bio that had nothing to do with me,” Shotwell told NBC News.
Romance scams are nothing new, but the rise of social media has made it even easier for modern criminals to stitch together believable personas from publicly available photos and bits of information.
But on other online dating sites, people have been taken for thousands of dollars and allegedly convinced to do things like smuggle drugs into Argentina.
The people behind the scams come from all around the world, Darrell Foxworth, special agent for the FBI, told NBC News, including the United States.