This means that they share scripts and wording that have delivered successful results with their target group.
While it’s bad news that optimized messaging used for scamming is spread, it’s good news for those of us trying to spot the romance scam profiles as we can search for known patterns in the language used.
The most common fake male profile, meanwhile, has light brown hair and is in his forties.
Scroll down for video Experts at Scamalytics, who provide anti-scammer software to dating sites, sift through millions of fake profiles every year.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.In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.