S.-based user to deposit it into their bank account and wire money back to them in Nigeria via Western Union.Unfortunately, in most instances the money order turned out to be fraudulent and the user was responsible for paying back the money to their bank.“Our members’ privacy, safety, and security is a top priority,” said Doron Kim, president and founder of EDating for Free, Inc., parent company of Christian Dating for Free, Catholic Dating for Free, and Black Christian Dating for Free.

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LOS ALTOS, CA–January 14, 2010–Threat Metrix™, the market and technology leader in device identification for preventing online fraud, today announced that Christian Dating for Free ( the largest 100% free Christian dating site on the Web, with 15 million page views per month, 800,000 visits and a customer database of over 120,000 users, has selected Threat Metrix to control online fraud and abuse.

Online dating companies – like any other online community or subscription site – are subject to fraudsters and scammers from around the world.

In the case of Christian Dating for Free, one scenario involved overseas scam artists from Nigeria who pretended to be located in the U. and then attempted to extract money using a money order scam.

After establishing the confidence of another community user, the overseas fraudster would send a fake money order and ask the U.

Now we see the true data, true city, true IP, and true ISP.

In less than five seconds, we can determine if a user who claims that they are in Boston is actually using an IP in Lagos.” Threat Metrix device identification solutions profile the computers used in online transactions to determine which customers are legitimate and which are fraudsters.Threat Metrix data is integrated to a Christian Dating for Free home grown dashboard so that their staff can quickly and easily review registrant data to determine whether or not to block or take action upon a user.According to CEO of EDating For Free, Inc., David Perez “We typically process over 350 new registrations a day.We’ve significantly reduced the number of scammers that gain access to our site’s functionality while reducing the time spent determining who to register or deny to less than 30 seconds.Threat Metrix is a ‘no-brainer’ for dating sites like ours.It has made our site a safer, better protected community while enhancing the user experience.” “Threat Metrix provides online dating services like Christian Dating for Free with real time actionable intelligence to detect and flag suspicious computer users connecting to their site,” said Reed Taussig, president and CEO, Threat Metrix.