Recently JDI Dating Fined USD616K For Fake Profiles
Will Ashley Madison be next?
The FTC claimed that JDI dating and its owner William Mark Thomas misrepresented their fake members to lure consumers to pay for memberships. Called "virtual cupids," fake profiles were indicated by a small “v” encircled by a “C” and observed within the profile. The FTC viewed the icon as difficult to both see and understand.
Ashley’s Angels message with Guest users, but not with Members.
Ashley’s Angels contact users through computer generated messages,
including emails and instant messages. Ashley’s Angels may offer,
initiate or send winks, private keys, and virtual gifts. Ashley’s
Angels message with multiple users at the same or substantially the same
times. Not only is this feature for your entertainment, but Ashley’s
Angels allows us to collect messages, instant chat and/or replies from
individuals or programs for market research and/or customer experience
and/or quality control and/or compliance purposes. Ashley’s Angels are NOT conspicuously identified as such.