How ID Verification scams work – the $39.95 scam


Further to our previous blog article “SCAM ALERT: Is your online date asking for a Background clearance, Security or Validation ID? READ THIS POST“, we take a deeper look at how the scam works when you are contacted on a dating site and asked to obtain a Security or ID Verification.

The Approach

Say for example, you are contacted by your online Date and the conversation goes something along the lines of:

“Honey listen first, It’s a process of running a verification and make sure I’m not meeting with someone who is either a convict or offender. It was featured a lot in a media as a way to protect women who are meeting guys for the first time. I’m not trying to be paranoid or anything but I need you to do that for me. If there’s one thing my mum taught me it’s better to be safe than sorry. I just wanna meet the right guy, they will provide you my number as long as you pass their check. I hope you will show me you are serious. If you have nothing to hide then message me back if you interested so i can give the full procedure how to be a member of the site. you don’t have to worry about paying anything about using this method, cause everything about this is free of charge, all you have to do is be a member of the HookUp Membership Certificate before setting anything up for a meeting.

okay use this to get Private Arrangement i am talking >>

fill up the first and second page at the third page choose your free approval access okay then tell me when you got it and let’s settle our meet up!!””

Building Your Trust

By clicking on the link provided you are lead to a website which claims to be offering Dating IDs.

The next step in the process is for you to “Click on the promo link”.  This link is repeatedly advertised throughout the one page website.

Executing The Scam

By clicking this link it leads to: (This is a redirect site and the user will not see this)

Which in turn leads to:

Once registered, you are taken to the “payment” page where again they reinforce you will not pay anything.

However, if you look at the fine print, you can see that rather than signing up to obtain an online hookup Verification ID, you are actually registering your credit card for a 2 day free trial to “Singles Net Latino”.  A payment of $39.95 will be applied to your credit card if you do not cancel this subscription within two days, which of course you won’t as you were not aware you were signing up for this in the first place.

These scams involve the use of an iframe which disguises the true location of where you are submitting your credit card details.  There are many websites which will hide the correct “terms and conditions” and replace these with fictitious details.



Fraudulent billing sites


13 thoughts on “How ID Verification scams work – the $39.95 scam

  1. Uzair Reply

    i have been charged $39.95 by Can i get a refund from them. I ve emailed them but they haven t responded yet.

    • Online Investigations Team Post authorReply

      Hi Uzair, we highly recommend reporting this tranascation to your bank as a fraudulent tranasaction and asking for a refund through this process.

  2. Brent Reply

    the classic no bot reply is getting better as well, this almost seams like your talking to a real person. MY scripted response that i got . almost fell for it.

    Sounds great 🙂 so what do you want me to wear when we meet ? do you want me to wear something special ? or a simple casual dress is fine ? btw before we meet I need to make sure that I am safe with you , at first I really was kinda worried about posting on dating sites bcoz I had a scary experience a year ago meeting someone from personals (I had to call for help he was crazy) so you know i got kids and just to be on the safe side I’d like you to do a quick check on this page >> <> “mDRe252710” which you can get the ID for free , Have you seen this before ? Its been featured on the news many times. 😊 I just need you to do this for my peace of mind the first time considering the kinds of guys who might be on tinder ….I learned that the hard way. I’m gonna wait for you to call or text… you’ll have to use the link above to get it – that’s all I need to know you can be trusted. I really hope you aren’t just talk and follow through cause I’ve been excited about trying out a friend with benefits. Just keep it real with me and don’t get clingy k.” PS. here are some of my pics, hope you like it.

  3. louie Reply

    hi got a email from a girl last night saying she wanted to meet me but wanted me to join a site called discreeet dating approval and asked me to click on the link she sent me which i did not. i tryed to google the site but nothing came up. was this a scammer who contacted me. and is there site http//dating approval weebly . kind regards louie

    • Online Investigations Team Post authorReply

      Well done for taking the time to research and ask questions. Unfortunately you have been contacted by a scammer – discreet dating approval is a fictitious service/site created to scam you.

  4. Jay Bischoff Reply

    I just had a similar exprience….fortunately I researched before entering cc info…was close. needed a ‘free approval code’ for ‘her’ safety, then we’d meet for NSA fun. Silly me.. Thanks for posting…this helps people avoid scams….

  5. Peter Reply

    Hi there just wondering i want to get a security id for meet ups but dont want to be scammed and is it a free pass

    • Online Investigations Team Post authorReply

      There is no such thing as a security id for meet ups. This is a scam and an extremely prevalent epidemic on dating sites. If you are asked to obtain one of these by your date you are communicating with a scammer.

  6. Chuck Roberts Reply

    great information. you can tell were these scammers are going from the beginning and it’s generally all the same wording by different phony female photos. They even show you their own identifications. I lead them on as far as I can then I’m out of there. SOS!!!

  7. Sam Reply

    Hi is bee one zee dot org safe to use as a girl trying to get me registered for free but unsure

    • Online Investigations Team Post authorReply

      Hi Sam, is a URL shortener. What this does is gives you the appearance it is leading to that site, but in reality it will forward you to another site. You will need the full link they have provided but you can check out where this link really leads you at The reality is this is just another scam so DO NOT register and cease all communication with this individual. They do not have honest intentions.

  8. Rene Benavidez jr Reply

    I’ve heard that same story so many times from different women I have in person wanted to meet, yet as truth unfolds even from my bank told me I was charge for 39.95 from that same page and I was like that damn liar now today til on goes, if any piece shed of me it will be because you all have helped alot of guys & girls looking for that special person but at least your information has helped alot. . .

  9. HoneyVadger Reply

    I’m texting this chick I met on a dating app right now. Was kind of leery at first because I’ve dealt with this stuff on a few occasions. Didn’t think she was legit but she actually sent me a picture of her holding a piece of paper with my name on it so I thought she might actually be an actual person looking for a relationship. Turns out she is a camgirl and is trying to get me to signup on a site called which requires you to enter your banks card info. That right there was instantly a red flag for me. So I kind of played along and every minute or so she kept asking me if I had logged in yet. I told her that I wasn’t about to enter my bank card info onto that site just to register. She said I wouldn’t be charged unless I purchased something within the site. Then she proceeded to give me a free code that I could use after I signed up so I wouldn’t have to pay for her show. But still I would have to give my info in order to get to the free code page. I’m not dumb enough to fall for that crap though. Just want to give my story and example so if anyone else comes across the same situation they will be aware of what is going on. Just use your head. If you ever have to spend money or enter your bank card info before you even meet a girl/guy than there’s a 100% chance that it is a scam. Don’t fall for it

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