OPW - Feb 11 - Scamming and date baiting is in the press again. OculusAI, a company that helps dating sites speed up the image moderation process, and IDEA (Internet Dating Executive Association) conducted a survey to understand how extensive the problem is. They asked CEO's and executives of internet dating companies the following questions:
Here are the results.
1. Do you currently allocate manual or automated resources to monitor member photo scams?
11 out of 15 (73%) respondents currently use manual or automated resources to monitor photos. Most of them do it manually.
2. Do you have a method to identify scammers using bogus photos?
Only 5 out of 15 (33%) respondents use some kind of method to identify scammers who used bogus photos.
3. Do you have a database of known photo scammers?
8 out of 15 (53%) respondents have a database of scammers who used a bogus photo.
4. Would you collaborate with other dating sites by sharing your scammer images to create a global scammer database to more effectively prevent fraudulent behavior?
The majority (73%) of respondents are willing to share the scammers images to create a global database of scammers.