I can’t say too much about it at the moment, but next week I’m being interviewed by the media for a new prime time show in the UK. I’ll be discussing what we do on the site. More information to follow as and when I’m allowed to say anything.
Month: October 2014
Something to note when it comes to image searches. Scammers often rotate the images to try and get past image searches. If you’re going to do a search, rotate the image after it and do another search if you don’t get anything the first time.
When doing image searches, we recommend two sites. The main one, and the one most know about is Google image search at https://images.google.com/ but there’s also the lesser known http://tineye.com/ that’s also worth checking out. These are great tools to see if the photos you’ve been sent have been used elsewhere.
From http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/10/online-dating-service-agrees-stop-deceptive-use-fake-profiles FOR RELEASE October 29, 2014 TAGS: deceptive/misleading conduct Bureau of Consumer Protection Midwest Region Consumer Protection Online Advertising and Marketing Online Dating Note: Steve Baker, Director of the FTC’s Midwest Region Office, will take reporters’ questions by phone: Date: October 29, 2014 Time: 2 p.m. ET Call-in: (800) 230-1951, confirmation number 341247 Call-in […]
Every year, as Christmas approaches, we find the scammers dramatically up their game. Scam emails being sent to my catcher account (an account set up purely to harvest scam emails) can triple, as can the number of messages received by scammers on dating sites. The rush has already started. Be extra vigilant this time of […]
Recently I had an email offering to help our site’s SEO score. No big thing in itself, but here’s the thing that made me laugh. They were offering to help me raise the rank for the word “Wayne” from page 30 something in Google to page 1. Why? Why in the hell would I want […]
We’ve been working on making a few changes to the front page of our site. Our two main links are now much more prominent, and we also have links to some of the media articles we’ve been featured in. Still a few things to do, but it’s already looking better than it used to.
Recently we’ve started seeing more and more Ivory Coast scammers switching to blackmail instead of their usual style of refugee scam. This is a concern for us, as they’re more likely to continue trying to contact the victim than the Moroccans or Pinoys.
If someone you’ve only ever met online asks you for money, odds are it’s a scam.
Many people have become frustrated over the number of scammers on dating sites. Some even feel there are no real people looking for love online anymore, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, scammers are a major problem, but if you educate yourself on the ways to spot them then it’s possible to […]