Scam of the day – June 5, 2012 – Escort scam

The Internet Crime Complaint Center is describing a new scam that involves an escort service website.  The website indicates that it arranges for escorts who for a fee will “spend time” with paid companions.  Victims of this scam provided photographs of themselves and personal information as part of the process and then found that their photographs and information were posted on the websites along with slanderous statements.  They then reported receiving extortion emails offering to remove the photographs and information from the website for a fee.

TIPS

Prostitution is illegal.  Anyone trusting a website for illegal purposes is asking for trouble.  Never give personal information to anyone unless you are totally confident that your information is secure.  You can never be secure with a website providing an illegal service or product.