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Global Dating Insights publishes their SCAMMERS & ONLINE DATING FRAUD Report for 2016

” All consumer businesses have a duty to protect their customers, but for an industry as personal as online dating, it is of utmost importance.

Scammers and online frauds present one of the biggest threats to the safety and privacy of online dating consumers.

There are countless stories of the irrevocable damage done to people’s lives at the hands of these criminals, who lurk on dating sites, preying on unsuspecting singles.

And not only are these frauds incredibly damaging to the victims, they are also extremely harmful to the reputation of the industry as a whole, and therefore bad for business.

Taking steps to improve the defenses of online dating services, and keeping up to date with the latest scams, is a must for every company that wants to improve the industry.

In this report, and in collaboration with Scamalytics, we will cover the issue of scammers and dating fraud, looking at the latest trends, the various types of fraud, the latest anti-scammer technology, and the cost of scammers to your business. “

According to the Report:

“When the security of the online channel is improved, fraudsters switch to the phone channel, which has historically been under-protected. This lack of security innovation on the phone channel makes the phone a preferred vector for financial attacks.”


IP addresses can tell you the location of the user, and what ISP they are using. But in this world of proxies and TOR networks, this information can often be disguised. According to the latest Scamalytics data, scammers that targeted the US (ranked by total number) originated from:

1. United States
2. Philippines
3. United Kingdom
4. Anonymous Proxy
5. Nigeria
6. Ghana
7. Canada
8. Australia
9. Netherlands
10. South Africa

As the report says:

“Stopping all scammers is impossible. The key thing now is education. The more people are aware of the scammers and how they work, the harder it’ll be for them to find victims.”

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Romance Scams Now™ is the world's leading private anti-scams organization. RSN™ is based in Miami Florida & Cincinnati Ohio. It's founder was involved in combating online fraud since 1991. As of July 2017, Romance Scams Now is now a privately funded division of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]. The RSN website and all of our publications (including social media) are maintained by our own staff to provide the most up to date information about active scammers from around the world and how to avoid them or recover from them available anywhere. Be sure to use our search feature to locate scammers you may suspect or to report them here. Our goal is to prepare you to live in a world full of online scammers and risks, so that you can remain safe! And seriously, be sure to report scammers here! Also visit our Facebook page for unique INFORMATION not found on our site. RSN is official Scam Avoidance Education & Scam Victims' Assistance & Support Division of SCARS™ - the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams a nonprofit organization (NGO) dedicated to advocating victim's causes and changing government and law enforcement attitudes toward online fraud for good! Please join us in becoming a member of SCARS - it's free! Add you voice so that the world will listen at last!

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  1. Steve April 25, 2016 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Be aware of a new Ukrainian scam technique. The girls are mostly but not exclusively from the Donetsk war zone. Firstly the y pretend to be willing to meet you anywhere and only ask for payment of your flight ticket, they deny being financially interested otherwise and just expect a gift for meeting them….shortly after you booked her flight ticket she approaches you with a new Ukrainian Ministry of Defense law whereby the girl is required to have a certificate of non terrorism to be able to leave the country though Kiev airport. She request a payment of up to EUR 1’000 to her via Western Union to comply with the government requirement. Of course, you never see her or your money again. and have plenty of such Ukrainian women, so be carful.

    • Romance Scams Now Editorial Team April 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you, can you share more details?

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