Thursday, February 19, 2015

ABOUT FAKE profiles at Match Australia

Journalist investigation: "Abbotsford: The desperate and dateless capital of Australia"

So why Abbotsford? When creating a Match Australian site profile, the first region on the drop-down list is NSW. Next come the suburbs, arranged alphabetically … and guess which is first. Some new members may genuinely pick the wrong suburb, but many go for the first choice because they don’t know the geography of Australia. Some fakers pick the capital cities they’ve heard of instead.

She added: “We look at the IP address and cross check if a user is in the place they claim to reside.” However, a friend last week created a blank profile from Australia on Match USA website claiming to be in Maryland, and it is still there at the time of writing. He did not conceal or fake his IP address, which fraudsters may do.

Do you remember?
"Evan Spencer, had said 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. "

Please see:

article about "Match turns 20 years old"

Match Group - IAC Q4 2014 and FY 2014 results.
IAC-InterActiveCorp (IACI) Q4 2014 - Earnings Call Transcript
"I read through the conference call. Lots of excuses and hand waving...they've already thrown in the towel on 2015 and are now trying to say 2016 will be the great year.
Tinder monetization testing is "solid" which is code for "much worse than we expected."

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