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CuteOnly Client’s Story

Sometimes our support receives more than a message with a technical problem or a billing issue. Sometimes, we receive messages like this. Nothing cut out of it, nothing added. He even refers to us as cute.com — we decided to leave it like this.
Believe it or not, I have found someone through your service and dated one other about 18 months ago.  The girl I date at the moment lives in Moscow.  We have were chatting since November 2012, and met and had holiday in Bali in June 2013.  We are going to Thailand in 3 weeks time to meet again.  I hope for the best, but I will use your service again if it doesn’t work out.
I am very pleased that you are actively managing the service now.  I see that the number of scammers is being reduced on your site and that you actively eliminate them now!!!  Previously, it appeared that no one from cute.com cared.  I could not contact anyone about my problems.  You should care because the man is your paying customer, not the scammer :)))
In my opinion, removing of scammers is the single most important thing that you can do if you want to build a great business.    Your site will be unique and will gain good market share.  There are many, many, many bad sites around which are run by scammers, or have scammers with fake profiles…..  I know all of the tricks :(  
To be honest, in the early days of my subscription, scammers was a big problem.  Now you are solving this, you have the opportunity to run a great business by controlling and eliminating scammers.  I like that I have direct contact with the girls.  Thumbs up to this as well!!!  I wish you good luck!!!

Our console for fighting scam

As scam is a hot topic in Russian dating, we explain a lot how much we’re interested in fighting scam. But one thing is to say, and another is to show how it works on our side. Here we go. As a blog author, I’d prefer our scam fighting tool looks like this: Fightscamtool

In reality, it’s nothing like that. Way less spectacular. This is the screenshot of the admin’s console in CuteOnly. The first thing to do for a day is check scammers (all removed for the day I took it).


How scammers get to this list? We’ve got sophisticated algorithms working here, wrote by an invited mathematician genius (sorry, that’s a secret how they are functioning, we don’t want scammers know that).

This is how it looks on our side, the list of removed scammers for the previous day.
I blurred out the personal data: spammers or not, we have a privacy policy and don’t disclose any personal identifiable information.
Weapon illustration courtesy of Bob Molesworth

How to recognize a scammer on a Russian dating site

Scammers, catched on CuteOnly, the Russian dating site

Here is a message we received from one of CuteOnly members, Robbie. Being a member for years, he met many girls and also got a proficiency in recognizing the true signs of scammers. Here’s his smart advice (text edited for publishing):

Most of the scammers are pretty easy to recognize. It came to my mind that there are 2 types of scammers: the “Sovjets” and the “Africans”. Continue reading