At Zoosk, many of our members are also members of the U.S. military who are looking for someone to start a relationship with. (In fact, some of our favorite success stories come from members of the military who found love on Zoosk.) We want people who use Zoosk to be aware of military romance scams, while still being confident (and excited) about dating and finding love with members of the U.S. military.
The Insignia Initiative is Zoosk’s effort to reduce military romance scams through increased awareness and by partnering with SheerID to provide military service verification.
U.S. Military Service Verification
U.S. Military Personnel and Reservists can now verify their military service on Zoosk. Members simply submit their information to be reviewed by SheerID, a third-party digital verification service. Once a member’s service is verified, an “Insignia” badge will be added to his or her profile.
Though military romance scams have become more common, they can actually be very easy to identify once daters know that they exist. To help our members and others in the online dating community be alert to romance scams, Zoosk has put together an Online Dater’s Guide to Romance Scams and shared examples of things scammers say while contacting people on dating apps.
Note that no system, platform, database, or tool is ever 100% bullet-proof. We are partnering with SheerID to provide a service that helps our members verify their military service, but this service depends on a variety of third-party sources of information. The information we receive from SheerID may be incomplete and outdated, and therefore, we cannot in any way guarantee the identity or service record of any member. Also keep in mind that members’ military service status may change and members who were in active duty military service at the time of the verification may no longer be in active duty military service. Learn about what qualifies as “active duty military service.