For this reason, Cupid.com, the online dating network behind and Black Match.com, announced a partnership this month with Rec Sys Ltd, an anti-scammer technology. With the new system, any individual identified as a scammer is added to the master database, which other online dating companies can access.
To identify rogue behavior, the algorithm factors in the user’s login location, IP address, profile photo, and behavior patterns.
With good software filters and manual checking of profiles they can be for the most part easily flagged as fake and then removed in time.In my experience and from what I have seen other singles write about, the below dating sites listed have the least number of fake profiles.A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.The scam typically works like this: A con artist, usually based in an Internet cafe overseas, will lift a photo from Facebook or another social networking site.In many cases, scammers will choose to use pictures of military personnel. Grisham set up a personal blog for soldiers to report their photo being used on online dating sites.
After discovering that his headshot consistently showed in hoax dating profiles (thanks to a Google alert), Army Master Sgt. “Over the past few years, I’ve seen these scammers use all kinds of photos removed from open Facebook pages, blogs, official military websites, and command pages,” he wrote in a blog post last month.
“I’ve also seen my own photos and name used.” (The image of Grisham that was used by scammers is pictured, left) With a few of the largest player like OKCupid, Match, and others, there are precautionary measures in place.
However, on smaller or niche dating sites like and datanta, there is no security system to spot a fraudster.
This article will attempt to describe what a fake profile is, why they are created and who creates them.
A fake dating profile is a profile created on a dating service that inaccurately represents the person creating the profile.
It is used to mislead other members of the dating service for varying reasons. There are three main types of fake profiles: In the end all dating sites contain the above fake profile types to varying degrees.