Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WSJ article: Dating-Website Users Fall Prey to Fake Profiles

Accounts created with photos of real people are increasingly being used to lure victims to send ‘loans’
There's a new trend in dating: crime rings and fraudsters who are targeting U.S. victims via phony dating profiles on popular sites like Match, PlentyOfFish (POF) and others.
A fast-growing breed of global internet crime is revealing a troubling trend: Some fraudsters are easily infiltrating popular dating sites to fleece people out of their savings, law-enforcement officials say.

Tinder safe dating spam uses safety to scam users out of money (via Symantec Official Blog)

Law article suggests USA FTC goes for Match Group ?

about the article "Match Subscribers Unsuccessful In Breaking Up With Dating App"

Match subscriptions are automatically renewed, making breaking up with the website a tedious undertaking.

Remember? In the case of Yuliana Avalos and Melissa Midwest former 2014 big lawsuit againts MATCH GROUP, third-party scammers in Africa or wherever were creating fake profiles and catfishing with them. 
IAC and MATCH GROUP were essentially aware of that situation and did nothing to stop it. 
The USA Court ruled that IAC and MATCH GROUP were not responsible. 
Attorney Evan Spencer, said that despite the fact that anti-scammer technology is available, MATCH GROUP failed 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 former 2014 big 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. 

ALERT Hacktivist collective The Impact Team could be targeting Twitter, Facebook and other giant sites
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