Fake accounts on dating sites

28 Apr

But only three in ten said they reported fake profiles when they saw one. director of campaigns Alex Neill said: ‘It’s important for people to be vigilant when using dating sites or apps and ensure they are not revealing personal data that then could be used by scammers.‘We’ve found most dating sites are quick to act on reports of fake profiles and scam attempts, so we encourage anyone who sees a fake profile or is approached by a suspected scammer to report it.’ During this investigation, Which?Almost three in ten users of Dating Direct and Elite Singles also reported that they’d been approached for money while on these sites. survey also found that around six in ten people had seen what they believed to be a fake profile.Tinder was revealed to be the dating app where most people thought they had encountered a fake profile, closely followed by Plenty of Fish and I have sampled most of the famous-name dating sites (Why would I try just one? My guess is that many of them thought they would cheat the membership numbers in the beginning to get traction, then go legit over time. And obviously they knew what the competing sites were doing. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go back to reading the news that men look for sex when they are not getting enough.

The world gawped as a British MP, Michelle Thomson (who subsequently denied using the website) and US actor Josh Duggar (again, denied) were revealed amongst its clientele.Again, anyone with five minutes of business experience already knows the answer, statistically speaking. But I doubt most of them know the percentage of fakes. I have seen a few dating sites this year with 95% fakes (quite obviously), so wait for more on this story.The second group of people that knew the dirty truth long ago are the people who have spent more than sixty second on any of the big dating sites and also have an IQ over 80. The third group of people who knew all along about the fake profiles includes anyone who was a founder or early employee at any of the dating sites.Posted August 29th, 2015 @ am When the Ashley-Madison hack revealed that the vast majority of female profiles on the “dating” site were fake, three groups of people already knew that. One of those groups includes all of the people on Earth that have more than five minutes of experience in the business world. They all seemed to be populated with hot people on day one.If you are building a business that only has value if populated by lots of users on day one, you can’t get there from here. And if you do, there is some special case going on. (Otherwise they would not be in business today.) Did any of them get there organically, or even honestly?