Dating website photo scame
To protect consumers, sites like are being set up for volunteers to post details of the counterfeit dating profiles they come across.
Christine Davis, a design student who was duped by a fake profile, set up this particular site and wants to support others who have been targeted.
However, on smaller or niche dating sites like and datanta, there is no security system to spot a fraudster.
[Update: the site contacted us to notify us of the precautions they have in place, including a human editor who responds to complaints and reports, and Threat Metrix, a cybercrime prevention software.] “On some dating sites, as many as one out of 10 profiles is a scammer,,” Mark Brooks, editor of Online Personals Watch told Glamour.
To identify rogue behavior, the algorithm factors in the user’s login location, IP address, profile photo, and behavior patterns.
Additionally, the system can detect “bots,” often operated by organized crime gangs, which create profiles and engage real members in automated scripted conversations designed to elicit payment.
You receive a photo of a potential date and the photo doesn't match up (e.g. Scammer tries to keep up a regular correspondence, but all letters you receive contain only general content and there is no concrete information in them.
In many cases, scammers will choose to use pictures of military personnel. Grisham set up a personal blog for soldiers to report their photo being used on online dating sites.The lesson here is that online dating startups will need to step up their game to keep consumers safe.“In the war against online dating scams and security threats, we’ve chosen to do whatever is necessary to always be a few steps ahead of scammers, and not the other way around – which is usually too late for our users,” said Cupid.com’s CEO, Bill Dobbie.If you've been scammed in the past or you are suspicious that the lady you are corresponding with may be anything but who she says she is, then you'll find all the information and tools you need to fight back, right here at May, 25, 2018 - Latest Female Scammers Database Updates Last week (May, 18, 2018 - May, 25, 2018) 30 new scammers, 5 fake documents added to the database and 14 scammers' profiles updated.(full story) 5/25/2018 offers you a vast array of useful tools to help you identify and fight back against online female scammers.