Spam and dating service
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"It's really difficult to find them," says Ben Trenda, Are You Human's CEO.
Seeking Arrangement has banned 60,000 profiles in the last 10 months, or about 220 a day.
Here's what they've found are the ingredients in the typical scam profile.
Fake profiles in some circumstances may be misleading and may violate state or federal laws.
Moreover, fake profiles promoting third party services often hurt the credibility of a dating site and stress the technical infrastructure of the site.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.