The profiles first go through automated screening software, which flags both traits in the profile, such as certain ethnicities, and things that aren't visible in the profile, such as certain IP addresses and even certain passwords that scammers seem to like more than other people.
Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.
Seeking Arrangement caters to a very specific type of relationship, but the lessons here should apply to other dating sites and even to other aspects of digital life, Leroy Velasquez, a Seeking Arrangement spokesman, tells . It's a really crappy version of what a man or woman would get on a dating profile," he says.
The scammers are using their images without their knowledge or permission to deceive their victims and steal their money.
The people portrayed on these photos are innocent men and women, NOT involved in scamming in any way and have nothing to do with scammers. If you are serious about finding a Russian girl, be prepared that you will have to visit her in her homecountry first.
Investigator John Harper heads his firm’s Eastern European investigations team and answers a few questions about the challenges of due diligence in the former Soviet sphere.
Harper is lead investigator for Russia PI™—a wholly owned subsidiary of Wymoo International, a Florida-based professional private investigation company specializing in international background checks and due diligence.
Scammers target the vulnerable—widows and widowers, the elderly, the lonely and isolated.