#Social Media
Social Media Networks, Dating Networks, Men and Women on Social Media
United States of America

The information noted on romance scams are based distinctly on one victim. From the multiple falsified accounts based on this one victim’s photographs and military standing, hundreds of women have been scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars by just “his” account alone. There is a desperate need for social media responsibility when it comes to the building of duplicated accounts and detection of accounts deleted due to falsifying another’s identity. There are options such as facial recognition technology and the ability to recognize IPN addresses used by past fraudulent offenders. Are you aware that Facebook’s facial recognition program, Deep Face, is able to recognize faces accurately 98 percent of the time, where as the FBI’s face recognition program, Next Generation Identification, only has an 85 percent success rate? We are limited judicially to prosecute the scammers since the majority of these immoral beings are located in other countries. Those social media companies located within the United States will need to help protect their clients further by improving their security along with making the scamming process impossible or far more difficult when trying to pursue their prey.

We the undersigned call on all social networking sites located in the United States to serve and protect their clients from romance scammers. The goal is by purchasing the appropriate technology such as Deep Face and using this technology suitably to help create a safe space where people will not hesitate to share their likes, dislikes, pictures, and memories in fear that their picture and or account will be compromised by scammers pretending to be them in order to make a profit from additional victims.

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The Social Media Responsibilities and Romance Scams petition to Social Media Networks, Dating Networks, Men and Women on Social Media was written by Kathy Waters and is in the category Miscellaneous at GoPetition.