Editorial: The Online Dating Industry

/Editorial: The Online Dating Industry

Editorial: The Online Dating Industry

Editorial: The Online Dating Industry

It is a sad truth that the dating industry continues to turn a blind eye to many of the solutions that could prevent their websites from being polluted with scammers.

Image recognition that could recognize previously use faces is but one that would not be hard to implement. Pattern recognition, grammar testing, IP address filtering, repeated use of phone numbers and email addresses, are all things that could be screened for.

Please these website engage in questionable business practices that in some cases might be fraudulent themselves. But the industry is protected by their terms and conditions. So that as long as you continue to use them, they benefit and you lose.

What the industry needs are alternative sites run by people that understand how scammers work, with simple models that do not cheat their subscribers.

Until that day, you should avoid almost all !
PERIOD!

In the interest of full disclosure, there are some sites that are making an effort. SCARS/RSN has lectured to the industry through events such as iDate in the interest of getting them to use more of the scammer reports that SCARS has collected, however, not enough sites are using reported scammer data yet. We encourage them to do so NOW! The SCARS network database is the only real-time scammer data available to the dating industry, but most dating websites prefer to use unreliable algorithms instead of real data to stop scammers, since real data cuts down on the number of subscribers too much for their liking.

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2 Comments

  1. Kenneth Napier May 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I was scammed by Sue Gabriel, in Ghana, stated she was living in Mesa, Arizona USA. She initially claimed she found me on a dating site which I was never on. We became email friends. She then had to make a last minute trip home to Ghana fir a family matter. She later stated she had to pay sine kind of “dues” for her family. And, now she needs $2000.00 to fly back to Arizona. I checked and a plane ticket cost a little more that $1000.00. I asked for proof and she claimed not to have Facebook, Snapchat or any other social media account.

  2. Anonymous August 7, 2017 at 2:55 am - Reply

    There is a Dutch girl.in ghana by the name Dana ceita and her friend Jennifer adu dzifa. I got scam by them

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