We want to be completely sure how EVERYBODY is aware and UNDERSTANDS that one of our TOP priorities is to keep scammers away from this site.
We will do whatever it takes to catch them. Scammers take millions of dollars every year from kind and good hearted people. You won’t be their next victim on Beautiful People site!
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR SCAMMERS. DON’T FAKE IT HERE! WE WILL MAKE LIFE HELL FOR ALL SCAMMERS
Here’s how to spot and avoid the Internet’s most successful scammers. A scammer should never ever even try to register on Beautiful People!
What are team does? Who do we have on our team?
Protecting you and your personal information is the main thing our team does. It is their job to ensure that all the content which is posted on the sites by our members is not only genuine but appropriate for the site. Every content posted should be consistent and fair with regards to the rules that we have set (which will be, of course, checked). The staff will also ensure that content is acceptable and always keep up to date with all the trends that scammers use.
What is a Scammer?
The scammer is a name given to members who do not have genuine intentions. This can cover a whole range of things from escorts, ‘cam girls’ prostitutes and all the way to the other end of the spectrum to what are known as Romance Scams. Romance Scams can be the most harmful to our members, as it is a game played with people’s emotions in order to try and procure financial gain. It is also known as phishing. Once you click on some buttons that seem suspicious, your personal information may be shared or even stolen. Your bank accounts, your mobile phone, etc.
Sneaky: Scammers are sneaky and find new ways to trick you into giving them your money or personal details. They’re sending SMS messages and even emails claiming to be from the Irs, Medicare, or you name it. How to know that the message is fake? Simply! If it looks suspicious it’s probably a scammer, so, don’t open it and never download anything from it.
This is something that creates a huge problem across the internet as a whole, especially as the social cyber world grows. Fortunately, people are becoming more and more aware of the dangers and are becoming more knowledgeable about what to look out for. Still, many people are not sure what to do in such situations, but you don’t need to worry about that anymore.
Age of the person contacting you: Young male scammers often target middle-aged and older women, as there is more of a chance of the target being wealthy or vulnerable.
Check his/her dating profile: What information does it give out? Common scammer profiles will show that they work overseas, are self-employed professionals and are widowed. This should trigger alarm bells. Some scammer profiles are blank. If you are in contact with someone who has not filled out a profile on our site be very wary. Ask them for further information.
Are you being asked for your personal contact details at a very early stage? Have you received a first message asking for your email address or phone number? Many scammers will give the excuse that they ‘hate messaging back and forth on Beautiful People sites’ and suggest continuing the conversation elsewhere. Do not give out any personal details if you have any concerns.
Asking for money: Be extremely suspicious if you’re asked for money for transportation costs, communication, marriage processing or medical fees for an online lover. Do not give out any personal banking details. One of the most common scammer tactics is to play on your emotional weaknesses, break down your barriers and gain your trust. Never send money to someone you’ve met online, regardless of how nicely someone asks. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it. These tricks are used every day by scammers across the world.
Meeting: Scammers will say anything to avoid a face-to-face meeting but you can request to talk on video message.
They’re not who they appear to be: Scammers steal photos and profiles from real people to create an appealing facade. You don’t know a lot about them: Scammers are keen to get to know you as much as possible.
Inheritance scams: These scams offer you the false promise of an inheritance to trick you into parting with your money or sharing your bank or credit card details.
Dating & romance: Scammers can also pose a risk to your personal safety as they are often part of international criminal networks. They may attempt to lure their victims overseas, putting you in dangerous situations that can have tragic consequences.
Losing your money: Regardless of how you are scammed, you could end up losing a lot of money. Online dating & romance scams steal millions every year. The money you send to scammers is almost always impossible to recover and, in addition, you may feel long-lasting emotional betrayal at the hands of someone you thought loved you.
Time: Scammers go to great lengths to gain your trust, spending months and even years building a relationship with you. Once your defenses are lowered, they spin an elaborate tale about how they need your financial help with a crisis, such as being ill or stranded and ask for money.
Always consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam, particularly if the warning signs listed above or below appear. You need to remove the emotion from your decision making no matter how caring or persistent the ‘prospective partner’ is.
Do an image search of the person you are talking to help determine if they really are who they say they are. Use image search services such as Google. Duckduckgo and others.
Sharing pictures & video
Be cautious when sharing personal pictures or videos with prospective partners, especially if you’ve never met them before. Scammers are known to blackmail their targets using compromising material. If you agree to meet a prospective partner in person, tell family and friends where you are going. We strongly recommend you do not travel overseas to meet someone you have never met before.
What signs should members look for when chatting with someone new?
When a member begins chatting with someone on the site, there are a few things that we would advise them to look out for:
- Have they tried giving out contact details quite early on in the conversation? Are they asking to talk outside of the site? This is a very suspicious situation you should avoid!
- Have they told you about a tragic event that has happened to them recently or in the past?
- Have they used flowery language in their message, lots of descriptive words and ‘Hello dear’?
- Have they asked you for money or sensitive information?
- If a member can answer yes to all 5 of these questions, then they should stop all communication immediately and report them to our Moderation Team for further investigation.
How do you report a suspicious profile?
If a member comes across someone that they believe to be in-genuine or someone that gives them cause for concern, they can use the ‘Report This Profile’ link, which can be found at the top and bottom of every member’s profile as well as the top and bottom of any conversation with the member.
There are a number of types of online dating scams, (i.e.) romance scams, military scams and recovery scams. Always remember how they all work in the same way like we mentioned earlier.
It’s important to remember that anyone can be targeted. You don’t have to be rich, and you don’t have to be stupid to fall prey to these scams.
Being a victim of scammer activity can be both emotionally and financially distressing. Having as much information as possible can help prevent you or even someone you know, from becoming a victim.
Here are our top tips on what to look out for:
Check the age of the person contacting you: Young male scammers often target middle-aged and older women, as there is more of a chance of the target being wealthy or vulnerable.
Check his/her dating profile: Think about alarming signs we talked above. The rapid escalation of contact: A high volume of calls, texts, and expressions of love and passion early into the relationship is a sure telltale sign of a scammer.
How to report a profile? Does someone bother you? Don’t know what to do? You’ll find a ‘Report Profile’ button on every single profile that exists on the site. Once a profile has been reported, one of our staff will investigate and deal with the query at the time. Don’t be afraid to report a profile. If you think a member is acting suspiciously, let us know as soon as possible. Those with a high-risk rating will then be monitored by our staff and removed if necessary.
The Reported Member: It is essential for our members to have the ability to raise concerns about other members swiftly and efficiently. This tool is monitored by our highly trained staff who review every profile reported and remove suspicious profiles with immediate effect.
Block and report suspicious users. You can block and report concerns about any suspicious user anonymously from your profile page.
KEEP CONVERSATION ON THE PLATFORMS
- Fraudulent registration or profiles.
- Members sending harassing or offensive messages and emails.
- Asking you for money or donations.
- Requesting naked videos and photos.
- Spam or solicitation, invitations.
- Children using the platform.
Registering with Beautiful People, it’s best to use your first name so that other members can’t send you a personalized message. User profiles with usernames that contain profanity, offensive statements, or concepts that are contrary to the law will not be accepted. Registering with multiple accounts is also strictly prohibited.
BE REAL: All the information on your profile should be truthful and about you only.
PRIMARY PROFILE IMAGES: Your primary profile image should be focused on you, with your face clearly visible.
Image that contain multiple people are confusing to other members as they cannot tell who you are. For that reason, we may remove them. Filters: We ask all members to represent themselves truthfully through the use of clear unedited images.
For this reason, images that are heavily edited or use filters (e.g. Snapchat) will be removed. Memes, Cartoons, and Text: Memes certainly have a time and a place, but that’s not here. Images that contain overlaid text or watermarks are not allowed either and will be removed.
Beautiful People is not the place to promote external links in your messages or on your profile. Same goes for solicitation or commercial promotion of any kind.
Our customer service team is ready and waiting to help at any moment. That’s part of our commitment to you. Your safety and security are our top priorities.
If someone is bothering you or seems like a fraudulent profile, we will look into it and take appropriate actions. We review every profile photo & video that is uploaded to the site, as well as looking out for common scammer trends. Meet the best customer service you could ever find!