ODA Working to Keep Online Dating Safe
Speaking at the launch of FALCON, the Metropolitan Police’s task force on fraud and online crime, George Kidd, ODA Chief Executive, committed the ODA to work with the police to keep online dating safe.
Following the launch, George Kidd said: "Online dating is one of a number of digital activities where the police plan to do more to protect the public. With millions registered and online dating a part of everyday life across the UK, the industry through the ODA works to deter scammers and support police action when they are spotted. ODA members have a responsibility to test profiles to deter scammers, to give users helpful advice, to deal with reports of wrongdoing and to support the police.
The ODA has set up new intra-industry arrangements for sharing expertise and is looking at how we can share information as an industry on problem users and share information better when asked to help the police. We are upgrading our advice for users and we, along with all our key partners, will be promoting this repeatedly in the coming months."