Until then you will continue to see the worst side of humanity. :D
It's a big awesome joke, but I guess you're just doing whatever is possible -- blocking those noobs as good as you can. You can't get fraud out of this world, it's just so clear now already because of the 1$ frauds :)
Weren't you making some credit system? Like they buy credits on their account and can spend it, but the account costs something everytime etc and eventually needs a verification? Or have I dreamt about all that? :)
Maybe it's not worth all the hassle, are you missing a lot of earnings because of these fraud cases? Just wondering..;)
The trouble is... how to verify identity on the Internet in a scalable fashion?
Some ideas (Not to verify identity on the Internet in a scalable fashion?, What the heck does that mean?)
1] Instead of individual proxy submission fees, why not start a monthly membership fees proxy submitters club. Multiple membership type options (Gold/silver/bronze) depending on number of proxies to submit per month and monthly membership fees according to the type of membership. Would that give greater control?
2] Disable new registrations for proxy submissions and delete fraud accounts till the userbase is clean. Only netbuilders users with a certain number of posts or (Insert criteria here) can get in afterwards. New registrations should be disabled without warning before frauds get a chance to create a gazillion new accounts for later use.
why dont you use liberty reserve?so the money can't be reversed and it also have the minimum fee compared to paypal only $2.99 max per transfer...or you can use other payment processor that can't be reversed after the transfer.i recommend LR because i only have experience in these two payment processor.
Very very few people have LR money. :(
Heck, even I don't have money in LR. :(
Want to sell some LR bucks? :D
Maybe we should start a small scale payment processing system, some sort of alternative to paypal.
No idea how that would work though. :D