2015 TRENDS AND TACTICS
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.”
The SCAMMIEST COUNTRIES
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
3. United Kingdom
4. Anonymous Proxy
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.”