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2015 TRENDS AND TACTICS

Global Dating Insights publishes their SCAMMERS & ONLINE DATING FRAUDFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. 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 scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost., 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-scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the 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 proxiesProxies A VPN (also known as a proxy) is an app or connection method that keeps your internet connection private, whether you're connecting to unsafe public Wi-Fi or your network at home. Having a layer of security that blocks people from watching you browse helps keep you safe online, no matter where you connect from. Virtual private networks protect you by creating an encrypted "tunnel" that all of your device's data travels through on its way to the internet via a proxy server or service. Encryption turns words and data, like text files, into a secret code. If someone tries to read encrypted data without the password, they'll see random gibberish. 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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