Online Dating Service Corruption: Date Rape and Data Rape

Online Dating Service Corruption: Date Rape and Data Rape

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Critical Online Dating Alerts:

* Only EVER put ONE exclusive photo up for each dating site. Never use the same photo you used anywhere else online, EVER. NEVER use the same photo on multiple dating sites.  Scammers, stalkers, spammers, data harvesters and Date Mills photo process every image uploaded against every image online with photo comparison searching software and image databases and can find your work photo, Facebook , linkedin, or twitter site and your personal web information within minutes if it has the same photo on it. The dating information PLUS your personal outside information is then sold to data harvesters. Some Date Mill fake profile provider services scan for dead prostitutes in Russia and dead teens on Facebook to create fake profiles that they know the person isn’t going to complain about. If you know how to do it, use Steganography to mark your photo as your own. Use a Meta Data Stripper to remove the hidden notes about you in your digital images.

* Never send money to anyone who contacted you through a dating site. If they are “out of the country”, assume they are in Nigeria and running a scam.

* Before you sign up for any online dating site, or App, go to a web search and type: “who owns  ????.com”  or “Who is actual owner of ????.com”  (Fill in name of site where ??? is). Try to use a local dating service with only one owner.

* A Date Mill does not consider your feelings for one second. You are “content” for them to sell to data harvesting companies. Limit information you give to any dating site or social network.

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FROM http://www.date101.org:

“Dating Mills” are big media companies and investment groups that buy up dating brands, throw all of the members on a huge NSA-like computer system and market fake profiles at users while harvesting and selling their personal data to marketing companies and “others”.  These “Dating Mills” are rife with hackers, overseas scammers, fake profiles from dead models or foreign prostitutes and condensed, computer-processed “love”.  Looking for depth and intimacy, the Mills deliver the worst of all possible scenarios. Do your research. Check online and see who is the ACTUAL CORPORATE OWNER of the dating site or App you are considering. The big brand names are often the worst of all possible options. Most people find the best luck with smaller, single owner, local sites. If you do go with a Mill site, put the least amount of personal information on it, since anything you type in will go directly to a bulk “big data” privacy harvester. Only use a one-time-only picture of yourself for that site and never use that picture anywhere else, online, again, ever. Mill sites, and any outsider, use image comparison software to find you on your outside, personal sites by rapidly scanning and tracking your photograph and then pulling information from your outside, personal site, into their databases.

If you catch them. SUE THEM... unless you used Ashley Madison…

Ashley Madison — the dating site for married cheaters — is being sued by a woman who claims she hurt her wrists writing its bogus profiles. However, she never alleges the bogus profiles are illegal, as our Jim Edwards has noted.

So are bogus profiles on a dating website illegal? Business Insider spoke to Eric Goldman, director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law to get some insight into Ashley Madison’s bogus profiles. It turns out they may be in a legal gray area.

Per Wikipedia:

“Match.com, OkCupid.com, Chemistry.com, AOLPersonals, Meetic, Stir, Singlesnet.com, People Media, BlackPeopleMeet.com, LoveandSeek.com, OurTime.com, SeniorPeopleMeet.com and many other brands are all THE SAME global bulk marketing company.  Be sure to check the true owners of any dating service you are considering. They are accused of bulk harvesting personal privacy data, fronting for escort services, supporting NIgerian scammers, filling their sites with fake profiles, censoring, selling information to spy agencies and other indiscretions. On November 10, 2005, a class action was filed by Matthew Evans against Match.com in federal court in Los Angeles alleging that Match.com “secretly employs people as ‘date bait’ to send bogus enticing E-mails and to go on as many as 100 dates a month – or three a day – to keep customers ponying up.” The suit has been repudiated by IAC as baseless. The suit was dismissed by the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 25, 2007.[13]

A class-action lawsuit filed in June 2009 accuses Match.com of matching customers with people who are non-paying customers or who are not customers at all. Match.com has said that the suit is without merit.[14] According to the complaint, filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, represented by attorney Norah Hart, “Match misleads paying subscribers by charging them for the ability to write e-mails to members who can’t reply to their e-mails or even read them.”[15]

Another class-action lawsuit was filed in December 2010, alleging that the site maintains thousands of inactive, fake and fraudulent profiles on its dating site to mislead and lure consumers into subscribing.[16] The judge in the case ruled on August 10, 2012 that Match.com did not breach its user agreements with consumers because the agreements “in no way requires Match.com to police, vet, update the website content” or guarantee the accuracy of profiles on the site.[16]

A woman claiming she was raped by another person she met on Match.com sued the site in 2011.[17] The woman and her lawyer wanted Match.com to start checking their users’ backgrounds in order to prevent registered sex offenders from using the site. Match.com has responded that it would create many problems trying to get background information from all their users.[18][19] Days after the lawsuit was filed, Match.com announced that the site would begin screening new members.[20]

Match.com uses automatic subscription renewal. On Match.com UK, the British version of the site, a subscription cannot be cancelled online, it can only be cancelled by phoning a call centre.[21] To cancel Match.com in the U.S., one must go to a page on the site that contains the information on how to do it.[22]

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To see what kind of people work at match.com and okcupid.com, here is a tweet from THE PR DIRECTOR for MATCH.COM and OKCUPID.COM:
JUSTINE_SACCO_MATCHCOMAll these big dating companies are owned by the same internet personal data marketing company!!!!!!

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There’s more about this on the FAKE PROFILE CRISIS page on this LINK>>>

GH-NYT

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Online dating is just the worst thing you can ever do to yourself. Dating works with in person chemical and real-live visual and real live auditory reactions. Doing it through a computer destroys any possibility of anything good happening.

Deanne Reas- NY

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Facial recognition app matches strangers to online profiles

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Michelle Starr CNET Editor

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An upcoming app for Android, iOS and Google Glass uses facial recognition technology to match passersby to their online profiles.

(Credit: FacialNetwork)

Soon your face could be your calling card. An upcoming app for Android, iOS and Google Glass called NameTag will allow you to photograph strangers and find out who they are — complete with social networking and online dating profiles.

When you spot someone out and about that you want to identify, you can capture their face using your device’s camera. The app will send the photo wirelessly to NameTag’s server, where it will compare the photo to millions of online records and return with a name, more photos and social media profiles, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where the person (or their friends) might have publicly posted photos of themselves.

And, if you’re interested in that person in a more-than-passing fashion, the app’s creator — FacialNetwork — is working on technology that will allow scanning of profile pictures on online dating sites, such as Plenty of Fish, OKCupid and Match.com.

In the US, it will also match the photo against over 450,000 entries in the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases.

“I believe that this will make online dating and offline social interactions much safer and give us a far better understanding of the people around us,” said FacialNetwork’s Kevin Alan Tussy. “It’s much easier to meet interesting new people when we can simply look at someone, see their Facebook, review their LinkedIn page or maybe even see their dating site profile. Often we were interacting with people blindly or not interacting at all. NameTag on Google Glass can change all that.”

Intentions aside, it seems to cross some pretty serious privacy boundaries. Generally speaking, people like to choose to whom they identify themselves; and having your online information freely available to anyone who sees you in public seems an uncomfortable prospect. Google seems to think so, too; the web giant does not currently allow facial recognition apps on the MyGlass app store.

However, the app could still be installed on a jailbroken device — and possibly used on other devices, as the NameTag website indicates. Tussy has sought to allay privacy fears, but his explanation does little.

“People will soon be able to login to http://www.NameTag.ws and choose whether or not they want their name and information displayed to others,” he said. “It’s not about invading anyone’s privacy; it’s about connecting people that want to be connected. We will even allow users to have one profile that is seen during business hours and another that is only seen in social situations.”

It’s a little unclear, but what that seems to indicate to us is that, if you want to keep your privacy — and your option to identify yourself — intact, you’ll need to create a NameTag profile — opt-out, not opt-in.

It remains to be seen whether Google will change its mind on facial recognition apps for Glass before NameTag hits the market.

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See: http://www.jeffreyplatts.com  for MORE

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Romance website Match.com sued for $1.5 billion over … – Reuters

6 days ago … MIAMI (Reuters) – A Florida woman has filed a $1.5 billion class-action lawsuit against online dating site Match.com, alleging the website …

http://www.reuters.com/ article/ 2013/ 11/ 25/ net-us-usa-florida-match-idUSBRE9AO0Y420131125 – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

This Model Is Suing Match.com For $1.5 Billion – Huffington Post

6 days ago … “Not a day goes by when someone doesn’t tell me that they saw my pictures posted on Match.com or another [website],” says Miami model …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2013/ 11/ 25/ model-sues-match-fake-profiles-yuliana-avalos_n_4337660.html – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

EXCLUSIVE: Florida model who sued Match.com says photos of her …

Nov 24, 2013 … Yuliana Avalos, 31, told the Daily News she was stunned to learn in 2010 that photographs from her travel blog and modeling site had been …

http://www.nydailynews.com/ news/ national/ photos-posted-match-led-suicide-model-article-1.1527230 – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

Woman Sues Match.Com After Date Attacks Her – ABC News

Jan 25, 2013 … A Las Vegas woman is suing the online dating service Match.com for $10 million, after pairing her with a man who stabbed her 10 times in the …

abcnews.go.com/US/woman-sues-match-date-attacks/story?id=18314916 – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

Ashley Madison Sued by Profile Faker – The Cut – New York Magazine

Nov 12, 2013 … She was asked to create 1000 fake female profiles in 3 weeks.

http://www.nymag.com/ thecut/ 2013/ 11/ ashleymadisonsued-by-profile-faker.html – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

Ashley Madison Lawsuit: Toronto Woman, Doriana Silva, Sues …

Nov 13, 2013 … A Toronto woman has filed a lawsuit against Ashley Madison, the dating service for married people looking to have an affair, after allegedly …

http://www.ibtimes.com/ ashleymadison-lawsuit-toronto-woman-doriana-silva-sues-dating-site-a fter-allegedly-injuring-wrist – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

Ashley Madison Fake Profile Lawsuit – Business Insider

Nov 11, 2013 … Ashley Madison — the dating site for married people seeking affairs — is riddled with fake profiles for women that encourage men to spend …

http://www.businessinsider.com/ashleymadison-fake-profile-lawsuit-2013-11 – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

Ashley Madison adultery website sued by former employee – World …

Nov 10, 2013 … A dating website for married people who want to cheat on their spouses is being sued by a former employee who says she damaged her wrists …

http://www.cbc.ca/ news/ world/ ashleymadison-adultery-website-sued-by-former-employee-1.2421819 – View by Ixquick ProxyHighlight

Signs of an Internet Dating Scam – Online Dating Scams – About.com

Meeting people through internet dating sites means being aware of the most … love, and the U.S. Postal Service has created a video about the same topic on its  …

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Dr. Phil.com – Advice – Online Dating Scams: How To Tell If You Are …

Online Dating Scams: How To Tell If You Are Being Baited by a Catfish … Tip: Using a free inspection service that shows the location and time that a photo was  …

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Nigerian dating scam database with photos of scammers

Russian dating scam, Scam menu, Russian online dating scam …. This page is just a brief overview, sort of a doorway to our major mega-site: Romancescam.

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Online dating Scams | Online Dating Verification Service | Avoid …

A Real Person will meet with the dating match to verify their ID and take current photos, video and more before you invest more time, emotional time and travel …

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Internet Dating and Romance Scams – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Apr 4, 2013 … Consequently, some scammers set up profiles on dating websites … If you feel you have been a victim of an Internet scam, please send all …

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Dating and romance scams – SCAMwatch

Online dating and romance scams cheat Australians out of millions every year. … Talk to an independent friend, relative or fair trading agency before you send …

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How to Tell if Your Online Date Might Be a Scam – WSJ.com

May 4, 2011 … I recently spotted Mr. Right on an online dating site. … Many of the profiles on dating sites are scams, fake profiles people put up as a tool to get …

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Online daters, be warned! 1 in 10 profiles are scams, report reveals …

Oct 30, 2012 … A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in … [Update : the site christiandatingforfree.com contacted us to notify us of …

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FBI Warns About Online Dating Scams – Forbes

Feb 15, 2013 … [I]n another recently reported dating extortion scam, victims usually met someone on an online dating site and then were asked to move the …

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Top 10 Scams – Experience Online Dating

The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort …. Yet, despite losing everything they seem to be an online dating site?

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