Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Computer Science: M.S.
Computer Science and Information Technology
School of Science and Engineering
Abdullah Abu Hussein
Creative Commons License
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Keywords and Subject Headings
online dating, Tinder, Okcupid, Amazon Rekognition API, Dating scam, scams
Online dating scam has been rapidly increasing the internet’s rapid growth synchronically. However, there is no such tool that is available for the public to use it and prevent online dating scams. In this paper, techniques for scam detection in online dating websites profiles are described. A tool for automatically identifying fake profiles on dating websites such as e-Harmony, OkCupid, match.com is used in this paper. The web application generates a scam likelihood regarding the input profile’s description by using the scam action components.
Regarding National Public Radio’s news recently, online dating scams had an impact of $143 million in the United States (“Americans Lost $143 Million In Online Relationship Scams Last Year,” 2019). This number indicates the link between the number of users that use online dating websites and the number of scams on these websites. The primary purpose of this paper is creating public awareness and alerting users for whom they might be contacting online dating websites.
Kahveci, Ozkan, "An Approach For Detecting Online Dating Scams" (2019). Culminating Projects in Computer Science and Information Technology. 31.