Fake photos for dating sites
The guide isn't available for free, in fact, it was being sold for Bitcoins on a deep web marketplace.
Bitcoin is cryptographic currency favoured by criminals as it allows semi-anonymous online transactions.
It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.
Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.
Then they will ask the target for thousands of dollars in order to run away and escape forever.
That's the final step, as the scammers leave with thousands of dollars, and the storyline has finished.
Another way to spot whether an account is fake is the selection of photos that it uses.
Adhrann's guide says that scammers should "look on the Internet for a bunch of pics of a cute girl" and select someone who is "not a top model, but a normal sexy girl." To find photos, scammers can buy sets of photographs of young women, often through shady forums frequented by hackers.
It's not just guns and drugs that are up for sale on deep web sites.