Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.
Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.
Keeping in mind the purposes of ALM and Scammer prison, which is shared with CLM, we can broadly define a Scammer as someone who is trying to deceive another member on the website into giving them money for reasons that are not real or true.
ALM has a fairly extensive Scammer detection system, and does a lot of behind the scenes work to try to track down and exterminate these individuals for the roaches that they are, so the usual first step for the Scammer is to lure you away from ALM to someplace safe for communication that is outside ALM's control.
Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.
Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
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