Fake online dating profile
Through both manual and automatic detection methods, we actively scan each new profile and if it seems fishy, we ban it and post it here.Since no dating blacklist system is perfect, we do miss some of the fake profiles that are posted.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.Some said they felt threatened and were afraid for their online security.About 17 percent had encountered scammers, who tried to extort personal or financial information by sending malicious links to infect their devices.The investigation by Danny Forston was launched after JDI Dating, the British company that owns sites such as as well as 17 other dating sites, was investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission.Steve Baker, the lawyer who led the case for the industry watchdog told The Sunday Times: 'We are concerned there are serious problems elsewhere in the internet dating industry.
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.
Yes, it's true, dating sites attract scammers like donuts attract cops!
But we at Cyber Dating are working really hard to banish the dating scams and fake profiles.
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.