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03/01/2013 new
(Quote) Nathan-48443 said: Not to toot my own horn, but rather to help everyone understand the situation.... ...
(Quote) Nathan-48443 said:

Not to toot my own horn, but rather to help everyone understand the situation....





This person was flagged, automatically, for 4 different suspicious things (I can't say which). They were manually flagged by the photo reviewer, and then additionally flagged by Mike. Had this scammer attempted to pay, they would have been automatically denied access to full member access until reviewed by our staff. The account was removed as soon as someone started reviewing the flagged accounts.



We remove literally dozens of these accounts per day, but most of them don't last more than a few hours.



That being said, my system isn't perfect, so if you DO see something odd, please report it from their profile. And if anyone, for any reason, says that they need money to get home from the ocean oil rig that they're on so they can visit their dying daughter, please don't. Just report it.

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Just want to say thank you for all that you do to ensure our safety!!! I have reported a couple of people I wondered about and the response has always been quick and helpful! Kudos to the staff of Catholic Match!
03/01/2013 new

(Quote) Lea-938919 said: Good job Mike! I commended you for doing that. It's sad to know that many scammers have...
(Quote) Lea-938919 said:



Good job Mike! I commended you for doing that. It's sad to know that many scammers have already penetrated this site...I thought it was safe when I first joined it because it's mainly for Catholics (I thought), but after a month since I joined in, I was contacted by some of them and I blocked them. It's embarrassing to say, but I've been a past victim of a good romantic scammer from other dating site and I don't doubt if he is also on this site looking for more prey/victim using different names and different pictures. I am very careful now and know very well the "signs" of those kind of people who do such a "bad business" and taking advantage of vulnerable women (and men) looking for real love. Ladies, be careful with those kind of men.

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Your lesson was learned the hard way but it will help you in the future so you gained some benefit from the bad experience.

Unfortunately, there are people who seem to be a step ahead of the system and know how to use it to their advantage. On the bright side, I believe only a tiny percentage of scammers exist on CM, and nearly all (possibly all) of them are caught quickly. No system is foolproof, so we (especially women) need to be alert and look for discrepancies.

When in doubt, report them. It can help you and others as well.

I'm sure you'll find a better quality gentleman on CM.

03/01/2013 new

(Quote) Ray-566531 said: Your lesson was learned the hard way but it will help you in the future so you gained some benefit ...
(Quote) Ray-566531 said:

Your lesson was learned the hard way but it will help you in the future so you gained some benefit from the bad experience.

Unfortunately, there are people who seem to be a step ahead of the system and know how to use it to their advantage. On the bright side, I believe only a tiny percentage of scammers exist on CM, and nearly all (possibly all) of them are caught quickly. No system is foolproof, so we (especially women) need to be alert and look for discrepancies.

When in doubt, report them. It can help you and others as well.

I'm sure you'll find a better quality gentleman on CM.

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True, I learned my lesson the hard way, simply because I wear my heart all over my sleeves. He begged me for "help" about money and his reason at that time was very believable (I thought). Then my friend helped me do some checking about him and we found out that man is a scammer. My friend who works at the PD did further steps to help me as well. I immediately stop communication with that man before he dig deeper into my pocket. Because of that hard lesson I'm more vigilant, wiser, and careful now...I still wear my heart on my sleeves but I shortened my sleeves and hardened my heart a bit.scratchchin Yeah, hopefully I'll find a real honest man on CM smile

03/05/2013 new
I don't know for sure if this person is a scammer but I am sure the person that wrote the profile is not the person that messaged me I am a interpreter for several languages and this person didn't even come close in the messages.Supposed to be from the border lands between England and Scotland a female 65 yrs of age,not!
03/05/2013 new

(Quote) Marge-938695 said: Good work. I have to say, though, I 've never heard of a female scammer bein...
(Quote) Marge-938695 said:

Good work. I have to say, though, I 've never heard of a female scammer being so obvious.
Glad to know you're keeping your brain turned on and not letting all the ladies turn your head.

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How do we know the scammer was a female? Could just as easily been a guy pretending to be a gal; as has been said before, anybody with a credit card can be just about anybody they want to on the internet.

Thank you, Nathan, for all your staff do to rid us of these miscreants Bow , and to all who take the time to report suspicious profiles thumbsup

03/05/2013 new



Thank you Nathan! CM does a great job of keeping scammers off this site and I really appreciate your dedication. hug


03/05/2013 new

(Quote) Lea-938919 said: Good job Mike! I commended you for doing that. It's sad to know that many scammers have...
(Quote) Lea-938919 said:



Good job Mike! I commended you for doing that. It's sad to know that many scammers have already penetrated this site...I thought it was safe when I first joined it because it's mainly for Catholics (I thought), but after a month since I joined in, I was contacted by some of them and I blocked them. It's embarrassing to say, but I've been a past victim of a good romantic scammer from other dating site and I don't doubt if he is also on this site looking for more prey/victim using different names and different pictures. I am very careful now and know very well the "signs" of those kind of people who do such a "bad business" and taking advantage of vulnerable women (and men) looking for real love. Ladies, be careful with those kind of men.

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I hear you, Lea. I've been down that road before too and while I may have been too trusting once, I'm far more cautious now. I, too, have reported several individuals who seemed to be throwing up red flags all over the place. I'd hate to keep quiet even though I had broke off communications, only to leave other poor unsuspecting souls to possibly fall prey to such a person.


I think, for me, the greatest shame is not what they may or may not manage to materialy take from you but your trust and affections that they stripmine as a means to an end. Things can be replaced far easier than trust and hope.

03/05/2013 new

(Quote) Mike-905381 said: Glad your staff is on it! I was being a little "cute" giving myself so much props. I was...
(Quote) Mike-905381 said:

Glad your staff is on it! I was being a little "cute" giving myself so much props. I was just glad the profile came down. I was actually thinking others must have caught the discrepancies because they were so glaring. Now I'm wondering if I missed the ones you can not share? Hmmm. Thanks again.

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Book em Danno..... Go USA gangster raspberry yoda

03/05/2013 new
(Quote) Mike-905381 said: Proud of myself for getting this person off the site! Haha. Person was listed as female but her odd intro was wr...
(Quote) Mike-905381 said:

Proud of myself for getting this person off the site! Haha. Person was listed as female but her odd intro was written with wording such as, "she deserves a man who will show her God's love, etc . . ." I simply grabbed a small portion of her intro - and Googled it to find it all over the web.






The next day a photo appears (she was a new member) and I used Google reverse image search to see it on a romance scam site.





Busted!!!

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You Rock Mike!
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