Global Penfriends fraud detection software

We utilise custom built software to detect fake and scammer profiles to maintain the trustworthiness of our penpal community. We combine our computer software with human investigators to ensure we have the highest accuracy possible.

  • How does our anti scammer software work?
  • In order to detect and remove scammer profiles, we have built software that continuously monitors the site looking for anomalies and signatures which are typical of scammers. We cannot reveal exactly what parameters we are looking for, as that would remove the advantage we currently have over scammers. The software is always running and is setup to identify, annoy and frustrate fraudulent profiles.

  • How does Global Penfriends keep the club free of scammers?
  • One of the biggest advantages Global Penfriends has over scammers is the fact that we have been operating for over 25 years. During this time we have collected data signatures of many scammers. This library of scam signatures, forms the brain of our anti-scammer software which is capable of identifying scammers even before they register a profile.

  • How do you frustrate scammers?
  • This is a great question and we don't want to give away all our secrets, but we do indulge in frustrating scammers to ensure they are unlikely to target our site again. Lets just say we have wasted countless hours of some scammers lives by making them think they were getting somewhere.

  • What can I do to help?
  • Never send money to a penpal you meet on Global Penfriends! Keep your conversations on the club for as long as it takes to build trust, By giving out your contact details too early - you are making it too easy for scammers to operate. Never send money to your penpal. Report any profile that is suspicious immediately. Once again, Do not send any money! This is the key - Real penpals will never ask you for money. If someone asks for money - report them immediately. Oh and one more thing - Do not send any money!

  • Our Responsibility
  • We have a well established club with fantastic and loyal members. We take security seriously and we want our members to feel safe. We have a duty of care to all our members and we will work tirelessly to ensure we do our best job at providing the safest penpal platform possible. We believe in being socially responsible and just.