Using advanced facial mapping technology, a UK based company Domain Data Solutions is set to launch a new dating app that will protect members from online scammers.
The app, House24 (https://findhouse24.com
), which is due for release this December aims to be the first of its kind.
Speaking at a stakeholders session, the CTO, Mr. Victor Odiah noted that the app will use smart facial mapping technology to prevent scammers from creating false profiles.
The company also noted that some of the key drivers of online dating scam are identity theft and identity spoofing - this is where scammers create fake online profiles using photos extracted from the web. Alarmingly, most dating Apps allow scammers to create such fake profiles in minutes.
Data from the US Federal Trade Commission showed that in 2020, reported losses to romance scams reached a record of $304 million, up about 50% from 2019.
One of the core objectives of House24 is to create a safe space where people can meet without the fear of falling into the hands of a scammer. A dating platform for only real people seeking to find real dates.
While we anticipate the release, we hope that this new dating App, House24 will bring about a necessary transformation and birth a new chapter in the history of online dating; an era characterised by new features aimed at protecting members from online scammers.