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After acquiring email addresses from members of dating sites, the script sends a message telling members that they need to log into their accounts for any number of fraudulent reasons (usually "account confirmation" or something that sounds equally innocuous).
The email displays a URL to, say, e Harmony, while actually linking to a disreputable site that copies the e Harmony aesthetic and login system.
When users enter their login information, it goes into the hands of malefactors.
The phishers can then log into users' dating profiles, change the password and lock legitimate users out.