Is there anyone that can do anything about scammers?
Because of jurisdiction issues, lack of cooperation and the corruption in many countries,
there is nothing law enforcement can do to arrest and prosecute the scammers but there are
many others that can do somthing that would be a great help in preventing people from
getting scammed. The first and foremost would be the social networking and dating sites
themselves. Since these are the main "open door" to the public, the best way to keep them
from the public is to just "close the door". There are many ways this can be done. The number
one way would be to block regions that are known for scammers such as Nigeria, Ghana, many
parts of Africa and Malaysia and many others.
Blocking scammer regions, message filtering and reviewing profile pictures by an actual
human would be the best place to start which would eliminate the majority of scammers
even getting onto a site and getting to their members. The problem is that the sites must
decide what is more important, high member numbers and traffic or member safety and sadly,
many sites choose high member numbers and traffic.