The dating sites claim they have several technology protections to verify information, including real-name registration, vetting and system where members can complain or report someone with fraud profile.However, those protections seem to be not working at all, the paper said.Dating websites fail at verifying personal profiles as they claimed and people who work there blew the whistle on matchmaking fraud, The Beijing Times reported on Wednesday.
The matchmaking service costs range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of yuan and promise to find clients a certain amount of ideal dates in a certain amount of time.
If the clients don't like who they meet, recommended by the service, the service will keep looking until they are satisfied. But actually it's common when matchmakers think some clients are too picky or hard to sell, they will ask their friends to fill in - just to fulfill the contract, rather than find the potential right person, according to The Beijing Times.
They usually show up for dates but are barely willing to talk about themselves and disappear with some excuses and never reply to any calls or messages from their dates. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC).
Some clients put the dots together, thinking it's a scam when they received calls from their disappearing dates defending their matchmakers after complaints are made. Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form.
A group of 18 online dating sites reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibits the use of phony profiles or charging users a monthly fee they did not agree to, the FTC said on Wednesday.
The company running the sites was also accused of sending messages from the phony profiles to make new users think someone was interested in them.In his suicide note, he claimed he and his wife were VIP members of a dating website with verified personal profiles made by website, according to early report.But he later found that information about his wife didn't check out and she scammed him for over 10 million yuan in months.Jiajia, not her real name, a member of jiayuan.com, believes in verified profiles, saying she cares very much if other members have verified information."I won't send any message to a man without any verified personal info," she said. A woman in the paper's story, who only gives the name Xiaoqing and who worked for two popular dating sites, including jiayuan.com, for over two years, explained how they exploit their clients.Take for example, the 28-year-old New Yorker who turned his OK Cupid profile into a robot. In an effort to see just how impersonal online dating has become, Schuyler Hunt created a fake profile, and then when a woman would message him, he ran all of his responses through , which is essentially artificial intelligence chat software that attempts to mimic or reproduce human conversation.