Last month we dove into the dark side of internet dating and looked at romance scams and why people keep falling for them.
With the foundation in place, we want to move further and look at exactly what a moderator should be looking out for to catch romance scams so they can remove those fake profiles before they target your users.
Instead they may use your personal details to send unwanted advertisements or ask for money (which is known as a scam).Online dating and socialising can be great fun and we hope you meet your ideal partner using one of our sites.We want you to be safe and have help to fully enjoy all of the site features so we have some information to help you do that. And nothing in your post helps with the thread which is about fake profiles not the insinuation of 'fine' people being fake. You'd think the scammers would realize that the pattern of writing is very recognizable, and that their photos can easily be checked with Tin Eye and Google Image. I remember a few years back on POF, I ran across this woman's profile... Many of these people get a friend or co-worker to help them with their dating profile, so it doesn't look retarded, but in a month or two, the friend isn't there, and when they answer your message the language difficulty is apparent. On POF, the fake profiles generally disappear quickly. Whatever their native tongue, they have one thing in common: they feel their English is inadequate in many situations. I have received many scam messages from other sites, usually selling some product or service. I have met many adults who did not grow up in America, English may or may not be the language of choice in their home.