Dating scammer shan williams

21 Feb

Will photo recognition technology ― what Facebook uses to recognize our faces and tag us in photos ― be applied to people creating dating profiles?

Pete Voss, a Facebook spokesman, replied to our questions with a copy of the site's policy: "Claiming to be another person on Facebook violates our Community Standards, and we have a dedicated team that's tasked with helping to detect and block these kinds of scams.

Not everybody is thrilled by Tuesday's announcement that Facebook is planning to run its own dating platform on the site.

Facebook Dating, set to roll out later this year, will be an opt-in feature through which the social media platform suggests matches for you based on your shared interests and events.

A Texas woman who cooperated with the FBI lost million.

It's a con game that experts say preys on the emotionally vulnerable, and many victims are too embarrassed to admit to family and friends that they fell for it.

Only about 15 percent report scams like these to authorities, the FBI estimates.

Victims say Facebook doesn't do much to stop fake profiles from being created.

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Scam victims had dire predictions about Facebook entering the matchmaking arena.

Jones, a doctor whose photos and identity were stolen by scammers and used to bilk thousands of women out of money, told Huff Post that Facebook needs to do a better job of making sure that the profiles they match people with on the forthcoming Dating platform "are indeed real." He knows what he's talking about.

Facebook shut down Jones' own personal account because so many women complained that he scammed them.

What's to say that the company won't be just as nonchalant when it launches Dating later this year?

Noting that Facebook said nothing about security and identity verification for potential daters in its announcement Tuesday, Grover added, "We may as well close up shop and let the world get scammed! Masses of fake military profiles, engineers and doctors ...