Dear On-line Dating Website Operator.

This letter is to bring to your attention, what we believe to be a gross negligence on your part.

Simply put, you could very easily act to help prevent a majority of Dating and Romance 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..

Perhaps your webmasters and IT people don’t know how to do this?

It’s very simple: blockBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• ALL IP Addresses from:

  • The Countries of Western Africa
    • Ghana
    • Benin
    • Nigeria
    • Ivory Coast
    • Etc.
  • Block All Proxy Services
  • Require an authentication email from the same IP addressGeolocation Geolocation is the utilization of a device IP address, along with other device signals, to determine geographical location. An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label such as that is connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two main functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. An IP Address can be used to locate a physical computer's location. as the sign up IP address (using a link in the email)

Truthfully, is the small amount of paid subscriptions you may receive from Central Africa worth all this trouble?

As American companies don’t you worry about class-action law suits from the scammers victims from your website?

Why are you not using best-practices to ban them from your website.  Can’t you see they are destroying your industry?

We hope that this letter reaches the right hands and that you will do the right thing and cut off Central Africa from the on-line dating world!




[Notice: the foregoing does not represent a legal opinion, nor a representation of any actual negligence on the part of any specific company, person, or website.  It is a non-legal personal option or commentary for the purpose of creating awareness of the problem and possible cures.]