Dating to relating scam
The malware initially being loaded by this scam was Kuluoz, a nasty piece of work that installed FAKEAV, another bit of malware.
FAKEAV flashed false security alerts that lured victims into purchasing fake antivirus software, then connected to its affiliate network to download SIREFEF/ZACCESS and TSPY_PAPRAS variants.
You are kindly asked to prepare and bring the documents relating to the case to court on the specified date.
In this scam the scammer will say that he/she wants to visit you but doesn't have enough money to pay for his/her plane ticket and travel expenses.
Although the majority of Filipino singles are genuine and serious about finding a partner; unfortunately a few of them turn out to be scammers and malign Filipinos on online dating sites.
Most Filipino dating scammers work on the principle of low value, high volume scamming.
Those running the fraud are using a template to generate fake notices about court hearings, eviction notices, and warrants to appear, merely slotting in different cities, dates, times, and fake names of the purported signatory: Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that will take place in the court of [city] in [date] at [time].
The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter. Note: The case may be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come. The purpose of the con is to provoke the unwary into attempting to determine the nature of the referenced legal matter by clicking on or downloading the attached “copy of the court notice” mentioned in the In either case, those who fall for the trick will view what appear to be court documents, but in the background, unbeknownst to them, malware will be simultaneously loaded onto their computers.
Typically this involves asking a victim to send a small amount of money to buy food, pay for daily living expenses, internet access, hiring a private room with a webcam or numerous other variations on the above.