05 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Asian Love Connections – Nightmare on Scam Street!

I’m sorry to say that scammers have been a real nuisance on the site lately.

Fear not, because I am fighting back!

Recently I have been learning some very sophisticated programming techniques.

Anyway, I believe the scammer situation is now getting under control. If we can put a man on the moon, then I can sure as hell keep the scammers off of Asian Love Connections.

I’ve implemented a number of measures:

  • With more members, I can spot typical scammer behaviour more easily, so I’ve lowered trust scores for likely scammers accordingly.
  • All profiles are now manually approved.
  • Members with lower trust scores can’t send many emails, and in fact the most likely scammers can’t do anything at all once they register.
  • The site is now in “training mode” for a couple of very sophisticated machine learning algorithms that will be able to spot the scammers. Once I’m happy with the results, I’ll feed these into the trust scores so that new members who are scammers are identified as soon as they register.
  • The scammers I can most easily identify are the professional fraudsters from West Africa. Hopefully they’ll soon be a thing of the past. Actually, most of them are men, so if you’re a guy then you don’t need to fear them so much.

One type of scammer I’m less sure about are the Filipina money lookers. In the next couple of weeks I’ll add a “report a member” function, so that you can let me know if anyone asks you for money.

The good news is that once we’ve positively identified around a dozen money lookers then the site should be able to automatically spot all the rest!

By the way, I aim to be completely open about the issue of scammers. Asian Love Connections is not the only site to suffer from problems with scammers. I’ve personally been approached by scammers on sites like Chinese Love Links. I also know Chinese women who have almost been conned by Nigerian and Middle Eastern fraudsters on this site.

And remember, Chinese Love Links charges something like $165 for a year’s membership!  Asian Love Connections is FREE!

Website Roundup

The Asian Love Connections site is continuing to grow rapidly. I’m planning on advertising in China, Vietnam and Thailand so that the female membership base can grow beyond it’s Philippines base. Before I can do this though, I need the site translated into Asian languages, and that’s a big task.

For what it’s worth though, my mom thinks Filipinas are the best Asian wives, and so do all the many Western men who’ve discovered their own Filipina beauty.

Oh, and if you want another reason for dating Filipinas, check out this enlightening thread on the Happier Abroad forum.

So that’s all for this newsletter. As always, if you have any comments, questions or suggestions about anything Asian dating related, then contact me here.

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