Prevents Scams and Fraud with Safer Dating Platform

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As of October 18, 2011 has implemented the min fraud system which analyzes all user sign ups and blocks potential scammers from entering the site.

We've all heard of Nigerian dating scams or scammers prowling websites for desperate singles looking for love. Today the faithful mates dating community announced the newest min fraud technology to prevent these hackers from joining their community.

Millions of people receive emails claiming to be sent by a "Nigerian Authority" offering millions of dollars to the lucky recipient for just opening up a bank account. Most people are savvy enough to hit DELETE. However, for the numerous that have fallen victim to this scheme, they have lost thousands of dollars, their life savings, and in some cases, their lives, when trying to get their money back.

Many people might shake their heads and shrug their shoulders feeling superior that "something like that" would never happen to them - when in reality it already has, especially if they are trying to find love on a dating site. The only way the dating site can create a safe environment for users is to keep the potential scammers, usually from other countries out of the website.

As of October 18, 2011 has implemented the min fraud system which analyzes all user sign ups and blocks potential scammers from entering the site. Read below to understand how this great technology is catapulting faithfulmates to the top of online dating security.

MaxMind minFraud is a technology that can help detect and prevent "dating fraud" and keep potential scammers out of the community. In this case, dating fraud refers to criminals who use fake identities in order to develop relationships with dating site users. Once the criminals have successfully made a connection, they will attempt to extort or scam users in a number of different ways including asking for money or others financial information. Dating fraud can damage the reputation of your dating site and, in some cases, devastate the lives of the victims who not only lost money, but also someone with whom they believed they developed a relationship.

How the technology help keep scammers outs

The majority of these scammers reside outside the country that they claim to be in, most of the times outside of the United States. Often, they will be pretending to be people who are temporarily working abroad. By examining the geographical location of their Internet connection and matching it against where they claim to be, minFraud can help filter out basic skilled scam organizations. For scammers that know how to spoof their IP address, additional open proxy checks and login analysis can detect even the most sophisticated scammer.

The Prevention system work by analyzing the following

Geographical IP address location checking
High risk IP address and e-mail checking
Issuing bank BIN Number country matching*
minFraud Network
Post query analysis


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