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Mark Brooks

Dating sites fight daily battles with waves of pesky scammers. It's a constant onslaught and a battle to stay ahead of their technology and techniques.

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Luckily I find most of the scammers have very similar patterns when creating profiles and sending messages. At our site I use an automated script to check profiles and messages against common spam patterns and then automatically put the account on hold preventing them from contacting other members until it has been checked by a real person. Users are alerted to this and that they will be reactivated within a few hours and are still free to browse the site so that it does not disrupt their browsing experience completely which may put them off using the site.


What's funny and right now...I believe I am talking to a scammer and he's using your name. Crazy!

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