|How to fight scammers? [message #33]
||Tue, 27 March 2007 19:31
On www.livedatesearch.com they fight scammers in the following ways:|
1. Country check.
Ok, we need to get user's IP to detect the country. First we look at X-Forwarded-For and Via: headers. If they are null or start with 192.168. or 10. - we skips this and move to REMOTE_ADDR parameters.
Then country lookup is performed. From our practice the best database is www.ip2location.com. We use their services in real-time mode.
If country code resulted by country lookup belongs to a list of blacklisted countries - we redirect the user to our dating toplist
2. IP and email check agains scammers blacklist.
On www.livedatesearch.com we keep a blacklist of IPs and emails of all known scammers. The basement of this database was created as a mix of most popular scammers databases you can find here: scammers blacklist
In case user's IP or email matches - one is redirected to dating toplist
The complete blacklist is available here: Scammers Blacklist
3. Profile and messages filter.
All fields user fills out in one's profile as well as all the messages one sends out are checks for a special keywords list.
The list contains typical words like money, investment, dollars etc.
How do you fight scammers?
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[Updated on: Wed, 01 August 2007 10:24]
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