We also want to talk a bit about which automation rules can be set up to keep scammers off your site in the first place.
There is a lot to look out for so to make it more manageable we have divided the scam markers into 4 different categories: language, message content, profile and geolocation.
But only three in ten said they reported fake profiles when they saw one. director of campaigns Alex Neill said: ‘It’s important for people to be vigilant when using dating sites or apps and ensure they are not revealing personal data that then could be used by scammers.
‘We’ve found most dating sites are quick to act on reports of fake profiles and scam attempts, so we encourage anyone who sees a fake profile or is approached by a suspected scammer to report it.’ During this investigation, Which?
The big question is there are there any real dating sites out there? These dating services DON' T use fake dating profiles or send out fake emails or pay employees to chat with you.More than half of online dating app and website users believe they’ve seen a fake profile with two in five having been approached by someone asking for money. survey of 1,000 users of online dating services also found that one in seven admitted to sending money to someone who had asked for it.Of those who sent money, men were twice as likely to have parted with cash when asked to than women.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.Almost three in ten users of Dating Direct and Elite Singles also reported that they’d been approached for money while on these sites. survey also found that around six in ten people had seen what they believed to be a fake profile.