Keeping Our members Safe
HIGHLY-TRAINED FRAUD SPECIALISTS
BEST IN THE INDUSTRY
REPORT ABUSE PROFILES
Who We Are ?
RedSquareCupid.com dedicated to protecting you from Online dating scams.
Our moderations and anti fraud team have years of experience in the online dating industry, we are the best at the business at what we do. There is no other weapon better than fighting online fraud and scams than knowledge. Our Super Human moderators work around the clock to give all our members a safe online dating experience.
You will find the CupidGuard shield on all RedSqaureCupid dating sites. Its our way of reassuring you that you are chatting to real genuine members.
CupidGuard makes it impossible for scammers to operate on any RedSquareCupid Dating sites, and we really do mean it is impossible. Fraudulent members who do manage to register on any site are removed within 24 hours 99.9% of the time often within the hour.
You will find the CupidGuard Shield on all RedSquareCupid sites.
What we Do ?
Our team of Super humans work around the clock to ensure all our members are genuine. They review and cross check all new profiles and photos, their experience in the industry will usually remove any scammers at the first stage of registration. Our team know scammer trends inside out, nothing is better than knowledge when it comes to fighting scammers. Our team ensure you will only find real people on our sites.
Throughout all RedSquareCupid sites you will find a "Report abuse" buttons, if you have any suspicions about a member do not be afraid to use the report abuse button. A team member will review and investigate the query within the hour. By helping us keep our sites safe and scammer free you are also helping future members
have a safe online dating experience.
Our anti scam software CupidGuard is the best in the industry custom built by us, using our many years experience in the industry making it impossible for scammers to
operate on any of our sites. Here is how our advanced technology works...
1. Automated Key word analysis and flagging to check for key words often used by scammers.
2. Text Pattern analysis in text communication that detects "Scammer grammar"
3. Image recognition allowing us to immediately remove scammers upon uploading images. Our software beats Google image search in identifying scammer images.
4. IP check and cross check for all profiles
5. Bio analysis to recognised typical grammar, key words used in scammers bio's.
6. Scammer contact/email analysis .
7. Occupation analysis with IP Cross check
8. Registration via VPN's Check
9. Scammer IP and mail blocking
CupidGuard Immediately flags up any tale tale signs of fraudulent activity for our online monitors to check out.
Our members are assured a safe online dating experience with real people. Our software and other tools allow you to get on with searching for a partner. We cannot guarantee to stop every scammer registering at our sites, but we can guarantee that the occasional one that gets past our security will be detected within 24 hours and removed. For our team detecting scammers is as easy as 1-2-3.
Our mission is to keep our members safe and happy whilst online. We regularly write safety tips and advice on how to stay safe whilst on our web sites.
Online dating can be a fun, fulfilling and potentially life changing activity if you take a few precautions to ensure your safety and success. Use our online dating tips to get started safely and successfully by finding the right online dating service, setting yourself up for safe online dating and maximising your chances of meeting your dream online date!
Before you start dating online, ensure your computer is 100% secure and does not put you and your information at risk. Make sure you have a good anti virus and updated your browsers.
Choosing a good password is essential. An easily compromised password could result in your account being hijacked and worse still, the hacker could use your details for ID theft as well. Try to use well thought up passwords with a mix on numbers and letters.
Set up a new email account for online dating that will be separate from all personal and work accounts. That way you'll keep track of online dating communication and be able to easily isolate any unwanted or inappropriate content. Make sure your real name isn't included in your email address and check that any signatures are switched off for maximum security , never give anyone your password to your email account.
A reputable and legitimate dating service will provide you with additional safety and security to make you feel safe and secure online. Do lots of research and choose a dating service that not only meets your needs but provides you with a certain amount of peace of mind as well. We advice to do a Google search of any dating site you are considering using, Google will usually throw up some positive or negative feedback.
When wanting to portray the best possible image of yourself it’s tempting to change a few personal details such as your age. However it’s important to remember that while online daters will be interested in your appearance hardly anyone is looking for the next super model. The vast majority of people use online dating to find someone with similar interests and attitudes so don’t feel the need to ‘tweak’ information about your age, height, weight or occupation. Telling little white lies will only be detrimental in the long run , it is much better to get of to a truthful start in any relationship.
Be clear and confident when describing what you're looking for in a partner. The millions of people using online dating services all want to meet someone but don't want to waste their time or yours. If you're looking for particular attributes such as ethnicity, religious persuasion or an interest in sports then say so! To maximise your chances of finding that special someone through online dating make sure they know you're looking for them!
Good luck with your dating and we hope you find your perfect partner soon.
Long Distance Meetings
Long distance relationship can be hard work so reduce the stress straight away with these useful tips.
Stay at a hotel when first visiting someone you've met through an online dating service, do not stay at the other person's home. If you can't afford a hotel look for other options such as a hostel. Safe dating is successful dating, Never let any person you have met online but never in person book your accommodation or find your accommodation.
Always take a taxi to and from the airport. Wanting to see the other person as soon as you get off the plane is natural but keep your safety in mind. Meet them at the airport by all means but do not get into a private vehicle with them or let them transport your luggage in a private vehicle. Always use common sense at all times.
Keep the name and exact location of your hotel to yourself until you are completely sure of the other person's intentions. Arrange public meeting places until you're comfortable in each other's company. However well you think you know a person you met online you never can be sure.
Before departing give your friends and family a detailed itinerary and the contact details of both your hotel and the other person. Stay in constant touch with people back home through emails and phone calls. Make sure the other person is aware that friends and family know where you are, what you're doing and when you plan to return This may sound
Research where you're going and familiarize yourself with local customs, traditions and dangers. You are, of course, expecting a guided tour but collecting some useful knowledge will show not only that you're interested but that you're sensible and well prepared. Always take out comprehensive travel insurance and travel with reputable companies , stay away from any recommendations from a person you plan to meet online such as taxi drivers, translators or guides, if you need any of these services plan yourself before you leave.
Long distance and overseas travel can be exciting, confronting and confounding but there's a difference between getting outside your comfort zone and being uncomfortable. Always trust your instincts and act responsibly.Never take any risks.
Top Ten Online Scams
While we work hard to eliminate scammers from our sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do. Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for. These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general. A little common sense is all that is often needed to ensure you can have a scam free dating experience.
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating. Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries. These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country. Usually they will take on the identity of a military person such as a general in the army.
Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you. Often they will communicate with you for weeks and months on end so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master grand plan. The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana. The stories may range from a businessman having an accident while in Nigeria for work to a helpless woman being stranded in Ghana. At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money? Rest assured, once you do send the money that is the last you will hear of them and your money. Usually they will ask you to send the money via Western union so it is untraceable , they will often collect the money with a stolen passport.
This is a common scam used by Ukrainian and Filipino scammers to steal your money. The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa. Usually she will ask you to send her money via Western Union. Once you do send the money you can be sure you will never hear from her again.
As this scam has become very well known now and there are many stories in the media about victims of this scam, many scammers are trying versions of the same scam. Instead of asking you to send them money for their ticket, they will instead send you scanned copies of a ticket to convince you they are genuine and are really coming to visit you. They do not ask for money to buy the ticket or even for visa expenses… leading you to believe they are real. However, there is usually a last minute glitch and they will request you to send them a large amount of money without which the trip will be impossible. These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting money. The bottom line as is always when communicating with anyone from the internet is NEVER send any money for what ever the reason!
Another common scam is the medical emergency scam. Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency. Variations of these include them needing urgent surgery they can’t afford, treatment for their daughter's tumor or you may even get a call from someone pretending to be a doctor telling you your partner has been in a serious accident and you need to send money so they can start treatment. Sometimes, the scams are long and stretched out with the scammers attempting to get as much money out of you as possible by making up a variety of medical complications that happen along the way. Never ever send money to anyone asking for emergency money needed for medical treatments, it will always be a scammer operating from Africa. You will never ever see the money again!
This type of scam has been around for a very long time and is known as the advance fee fraud. the Nigerian 419 has fully come into its own thanks to the availability of email. A scam victim will usually receive an email making an offer of a large sum of money. The subject lines often read something similar to "From the desk of Mr [name]" or even "Your assistance is required". While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a large sum of money and needs your assistance to get the funds out of the country. The money could be cash, gold bullion, gold dust, checks etc. The sums usually run up to millions of dollars with the victim being promised a huge part of it for their "help". Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be asked to send some money to ensure everything runs nice and smoothly. Of course once you have sent the money requested you will never see your part of the fortune or hear from the scammer again!
It’s not a good experience being the victim of a scam and the first thing many victims of scam do is contact the police in the hope they can actually catch the scammer who duped them. Sometimes scammers figure out you are onto them but instead of vanishing, they take advantage of the situation by pretending to be the police. So say you have been conned by a Nigerian scammer and you contact the Nigerian police for help. You might get an email apparently from the Nigerian police telling you they have closed in on the scammer and need a payment from you before they can arrest him. This is definitely a scam because the police (no matter which country) will never request money to catch a criminal! Take a look at the bogus email address – something like firstname.lastname@example.org Clearly this would not be the email address of the Nigerian police.
As opposed to some of the other scams, in this type of scam the scammer takes their time to build a relationship and trust with their victim. After some time usually a couple of months when the scammer is convinced they have formed a bond with their victim, they request the victim to cash some money orders and wire transfer the money to them. The scammer pretends to be someone from a Western country based in Nigeria or Ghana for a work project and hence cannot cash the cash orders. This seems a perfectly harmless request and most people don’t think twice about helping out in a situation. However, these cash orders are often doctored so a $10 money order could have been washed and altered to show a sum of $1000. Once the victim cashes it and wires the money, the bank usually detects a forged money order and the victim is then liable for the entire amount while the scammer gets away scot-free and as you will expect that person will never hear from them again.
Some times you may receive an email or even an actual letter telling you you've won a huge amount in a lottery you never entered? This is definitely a scam, do not send them any financial details because you're just setting yourself up for a fraud or identity theft.
This scam is very similar to the lottery scam, these scams revolve around you receiving an inheritance that you previously had no knowledge of. There can be a few variations of this type of scam but the bottom line is they are all scams. Some will write to you telling you they are "estate locators" who have located a long lost inheritance for you and want to help you receive this money. Others might be from someone in Ghana claiming to have received a huge inheritance which they want to share with you if you can help them get the money out of their country. The scamsters will usually ask for your bank details so they can deposit the money into your account. However as usual as soon as they have your personal bank details they will clear your bank out of every penny. Never give personal financial information to anyone over the internet.
Every time there is a disaster like a tornado, earthquake or hurricane millions of well wishers want to do something to help the victims. Scammers take advantage of this by setting up scam charity websites which rob the money that you wanted to send to the victims of the disaster. Scammers also attempt phishing by sending you donation requests via email where you can click on a link which then leads you to website designed to steal your passwords and other details. Always check any charity you are thinking of sending money to, very seldom will a charity contact you directly and ask for money.
Business investment is another popular ploy scammers use to attract their potential victims. People want to use their savings for a worthwhile investment option. Solicitations for an investment scam can come via email, telephone or even in the mail. Offers include work-at-home jobs and other get-rich-quick schemes, When investing your hard earned money, it is important to consult with a financial adviser at all times and never invest or even communicate with some one who has contacted you out of the blue with an investment proposal , you can be sure to loose all of your hard earned money.
Until only recently scam victims had to suffer in silence as law enforcement authorities had no idea how to help them. However with online scamming quickly turning into a global epidemic, law enforcers across the world are sitting up and taking notice. Scam victims now have the chance to report scammers and there is a chance for the offenders to be arrested as well.
Below you will find a list of services that we recommend to the victims of online scams or harassment.