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.
An important aspect of any healthy relationship – whether formed on Ok Cupid or not – is ensuring proper sexual health and safety.
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.
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“In the war against online dating scams and security threats, we’ve chosen to do whatever is necessary to always be a few steps ahead of scammers, and not the other way around – which is usually too late for our users,” said Cupid.com’s CEO, Bill Dobbie.
“This decision has its high price tag, but the alternative can be much costlier,” he continued.
“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.
They will painstakingly craft a fake profile and begin targeting people that are looking for love.