Criminals of online dating

In yet another incident‚ also in March‚ Nigerian national‚ Clement Onyeica Oghonim‚ 27‚ was arrested and charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm‚ kidnapping‚ extortion and robbery with aggravating circumstances.The victim was a 21-year-old man who had been lured by a woman he met on social media and set up a blind date at the Mc Donald’s in Sunnyside."We've seen a dramatic increase in the attacks on online dating sites and data breaches in general over the last three years," said Alisdair Faulkner, chief products officer for Threat Metrix, a cybersecurity firm that helps authenticate website users.Another cyber security firm, called Include Security, revealed on its blog this week that hackers had been able to potentially access the location of Tinder users—prior to more recent fixes.

Sekgwelea‚ who was granted R1‚500 bail‚ is yet to plead to a charge of robbery.The awkward joys of a first date include chit-chat about family, school and jobs. "Here's what doesn't come up: Your date's arrests for boosting car stereos in Arizona.If it's going well, you might delve into shared hobbies. Gatsby, a new swiping-based mobile dating app, promises to make such concerns a thing of the past.Police have confirmed that several cases of robbery under similar circumstances have been reported to the local police station A 21-year-old woman believed to be part of the blind date robbery syndicate appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.The suspect‚ Boitumelo Sekgwelea‚ was arrested early this month after she allegedly posed as a prostitute in an online advertisement and lured a 29-year-old Pretoria West man to her apartment in Sunnyside where he was then robbed by three men.

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