Scam dating site profiles broken down

Here at dating.org.uk, not only are we determined to bring you the best UK dating sites currently on trend, but we want you to remain safe when you leave our site, after utilising our search facility. Not only do we want to provide you with the best dating site comparison service possible, but we want you to come back and use us again and recommend us to your friends – there is no mystery, there.

To that end, we have constantly jumped on any news article, since we’ve been live, that will enhance your dating site experience and, as well as providing the odd how-to and tip advice, arm you with the knowledge and safeguards to save you from the woes of being duped online.

Dating site numbers continue to rise and, with more and more dating site members opting for paid rather than free dating site memberships due to the extra security it is perceived they offer, there are more and more crooks looking to tap into this stream of wealth flooding through cyberspace via the gateway opened up by online matchmaking and adult dating sites.

security apps are just a battle won, not the war

With the advent of applications such as the tru.ly app in the US that verifies an online dating site member against government records and the UK’s equivalent, Trusted Faces, it is hoped that these opportunities will be reduced considerably. However, there will always be a convincing sob story that tugs at a lonely single’s heart strings and acts like the pin number to the ATM of their account. It is these instances that, no matter what level of security is applied, are so convincing that they need to be eradicated before more dating site users fall for their snake-like charm.

We are glad to report that action fraud has produced a replica document of a typical tool used by these skilled online schmoozers in their deceptions. In the style of a letter, although this is just one tactic, it represents exactly the type of language used to build trust and rapport with gullible dating site members, with the single, profound goal of alleviating them of their cash.

These conmen are skilled professionals; however, there is growing police activity to match, as the realisation of exactly how much people are being swindled out of is revealed. The figures mentioned are staggering, truly beyond belief; that trusting souls so desperate for attention through loneliness have been so easily separated with their life savings is heartbreaking. It is this craving that these gangsters – oh, yes, it is organised crime – prey upon; the whys and hows, we will highlight over the coming week.

Stay tuned to this thread to protect yourself further and help win the war against online crime.

Online passport allows us to verify trusted faces

For weeks we have been vociferous about mobile applications, such as the tru.ly app, which verifies members’ online dating profiles against government records; but, up until now, such confirmation has only been available in certain states in the US. It has been hoped that dating sites follow example of their less static counterparts by incorporating this technique in their own web pages.

Now, a similar option has availed itself to UK dating sites, with the launch of Trusted Faces, which is heading up its marketing campaign with the slogan ‘Online people you can trust’. I can almost hear the millions of UK dating site members cheering a hearty ‘About time!’, right now.

how the online passport works

The new ‘online passport’ will not only benefit dating and matchmaking sites the length and breadth of the UK; it’s further attraction reaches out to online business entrepreneurs, backing up financial and account activity without the hassle of verifying identity through third parties that customers are who they say they are.

Using secure centric online technology verified with a face-to-face UK Post Office® check, each registered user gets their unique online certificate number. This can then be verified on the Trusted Faces site – the photo on the dating site profile should match the online passport photo which you check via a ‘ticket’ which your online dating site member will issue you with.

As well as the photographs matching, the passport also includes contact information, such as e-mail address, e-bay registered user information and profiles such as facebook and twitter.

Once an individual has created their profile, they have the option to add it to Trusted Faces Who’s Who Directory where you can verify those e-mail addresses, e-bay stores, etc., to confirm that they are owned by the passport-holder, as they claim.

how will this help online dating members?

Alongside the many business uses for online passport verification, this can only push dating sites credibility even higher. The last barricade to many potential singles, who have previously foregone the opportunity to search for love online due to security issues can potentially now be eliminated, opening the floodgates for many more users to join the growing phenomenon that is online dating.

The benefits for dating site users are instant. If a member wishes to search for partners only by those who are verified, a safe area can be created to facilitate that requirement. If ever dating sites needed to create membership to attract more users, this has to be the way forward; even those using assumed names can now verify themselves.

Why not join the e-love-ution evolution?

Social Media – love it or hate it, it is undeniably here.  To stay.Long before our lives were dominated by the facebooks and Twitters of this world, even way back to the dawn of Friends Reunited (remember them), there were online datingsites.Once upon a time, when you had to unplug your phone to obtain a dial-up connection to even access the internet, if you accidentally let slip that you’d spent the previous evening checking out your perfect match on an adult meeting site, that comment would be followed by a look of suspicion, nay, disgust.  From the very look in your co-respondent’s eyes you could deduce them summoning, in their mind’s eye, visions of long overcoats, thick bifocals and park benches.

And to top it off, when you attempted to return to your ‘seedy little stomping ground’, after waiting for fifteen minutes to re-connect via dial-up, you were apt to find a nasty little virus had crippled your 64kb of RAM via a pop-up ad, thus requiring a trip to PC World and praying that the ‘tech-guys’ didn’t check your cache and discover what you’d been up to.

By the frosty reception when you returned, some seven days later, you knew that you’d been sussed.

Thankfully, looking for love on line no longer has this stigma attached and is, like bingo, one of the en vogue ways to spend your browsing time.  In fact, if you have not frequented at least one free online dating agency, your peers will probably emphatically encourage you to do so.

Yeah, Bingo – what next?  Cougar dating sites?  Enough said…

So, what has happened to bring online personal sites out of the gutter, well, into your gutter, technically speaking?

A recent report dispels some of the myths that diehards still see haunting the world of online matchmaking and offers some explanation as to how finding your perfect partner on line is suddenly the fashionable thing to do.

In a nutshell, social media has broke down many of the barriers inherent to meeting people on line.  A friend may have recommended you join them on their site; before you know it, you’re conversing with their friends, either ‘following’ them, actually ‘liking’ them or joining ‘circles’ of other online users with similar interests to yours, including dating forums and chat rooms.

It seems only natural, then, that this online relationship is taken a stage further.  Whereas, previously, you may be talking very much on a one to one basis, there is definitely more of a community feel nowadays, offering a greater sense of protection, than in years gone by.

Especially with greater verification methods, such as tru.ly’s new app, currently in beta in the US, which draws on government records to avoid any falsification of dating profile information.

Expectations are also different; even though online dating accounts for a larger proportion of marriages than ever, such sites are often used for casual relationships, too.

So, what’s stopping you?  Join the e-love-ution evolution – before all the good ones become extinct!