Fake profiles in Online Dating sites will be a hot topic for lawyers this 2014.
Do you remember also? Global Personals Ltd. owner of White Label which had been proven by Journalists to invent fake profiles from inside. Same for Cupid PLC with a new CEO named last year. After that scandal some "UK Dating Sites Found Body To Clean Up Industry" But they should begin to delete all FAKE and INACTIVE PROFILES from online dating sites.
The same for AshleyMadison's "Ashley’s Angels"
the big lawsuit against Match (nasdaq: IACI) [Evan Spencer, says that despite the fact that anti-scammer technology is available, Match fail to use such things as face-recognition software – which would have discovered that her pictures were being used hundreds of times. Yuliana Avalos has argued in a lawsuit against Match that photos of her were posted without her permission on the site as part of a scam that drove a man to commit suicide. "Yuliana Avalos, is a part-time model who never joined Match, but says her pictures have been used in ~200 fake profiles."]
Imagine a NEW Legislation for Online Dating Sites to force them disclose how many active members they have (Premium members: paid or with gift subscriptions) ?
And also force them to conduct ID verification ? A variety of new laws, or new interpretations of existing laws, could subject dating sites to claims or otherwise harm their business. (extracted from IAC SEC filing)
Please read also
A former employee of Affinitas GmbH. that says in a review they create fake profiles from inside?
Some forums with comments saying fake profiles at eDarling Spain
Partnerbörsen im Clinch (January 2012)
Reviews of eDarling German version at CIAO
During July 2013 I had begun to discover impressive patterns of anomalies consistent with fraudulent practices, when Affinitas GmbH. launched EliteSingles - the online dating site, copycat of eHarmony Inc. - in the United Kingdom. I reported several times to Affinitas GmbH.'s Management Team and employees and guess I had received 2 legal letters from local lawyers accusing me of slander and defamation. Affinitas GmbH. and their local lawyers in Argentina, that may also be lawyers from Rocket Internet GmbH. want/wanted to force me to retract and sign a non disclosure/comment document on that issue because if Affinitas GmbH. is revealed in public as major fraud, ... Rocket Internet clone empire could be revealed by Journalists as big Ponzi schema of USD 3 Billion, involving over 250 Internet companies cloned by the Samwers ? Like Parmalat, Enron Corporation, Bernie Madoff, and other frauds!