Fake photos used on dating sites

Cupid, which had a revenue of £81million last year, maintained that the communications with profiles set up by the programme had been genuine, and explained that subscribers may receive fewer messages as “we promote them less broadly on the website to focus their attention on key messages".

Usdate owner Edgars Apalais denies selling information that is fake or passed on without the consent of those concerned.

The suit also says the company could easily crack down on the numerous bogus profiles — Avalos is pictured in more than 200 of them — by using facial recognition software, but chooses not to.

It charges the company with negligence and unjust enrichment, and seeks 0 million in money damages for the “thousands” of victims, and

Cupid, which had a revenue of £81million last year, maintained that the communications with profiles set up by the programme had been genuine, and explained that subscribers may receive fewer messages as “we promote them less broadly on the website to focus their attention on key messages".Usdate owner Edgars Apalais denies selling information that is fake or passed on without the consent of those concerned.The suit also says the company could easily crack down on the numerous bogus profiles — Avalos is pictured in more than 200 of them — by using facial recognition software, but chooses not to.It charges the company with negligence and unjust enrichment, and seeks $500 million in money damages for the “thousands” of victims, and $1 billion in punitive damages.The company has been sued over bogus profiles by its members before, but the suits were tossed because the terms of Match.com’s users agreement doesn’t require it to “police” profiles.Who knew Al Pacino and Rob Lowe were looking for love online?The phony profiles are often created by scammers in other countries for “criminal purposes,” which include “romance scams” that “entice victims to send money to people outside of the country,” said Avalos’ lawyer Evan Spencer.

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Cupid, which had a revenue of £81million last year, maintained that the communications with profiles set up by the programme had been genuine, and explained that subscribers may receive fewer messages as “we promote them less broadly on the website to focus their attention on key messages".

Usdate owner Edgars Apalais denies selling information that is fake or passed on without the consent of those concerned.

The suit also says the company could easily crack down on the numerous bogus profiles — Avalos is pictured in more than 200 of them — by using facial recognition software, but chooses not to.

It charges the company with negligence and unjust enrichment, and seeks $500 million in money damages for the “thousands” of victims, and $1 billion in punitive damages.

The company has been sued over bogus profiles by its members before, but the suits were tossed because the terms of Match.com’s users agreement doesn’t require it to “police” profiles.

Who knew Al Pacino and Rob Lowe were looking for love online?

The phony profiles are often created by scammers in other countries for “criminal purposes,” which include “romance scams” that “entice victims to send money to people outside of the country,” said Avalos’ lawyer Evan Spencer.

The suit says that at best, the company looks the other way, because it can tell the bogus profiles are being posted with IP addresses in foreign countries — not the city listed on the profile.

billion in punitive damages.

The company has been sued over bogus profiles by its members before, but the suits were tossed because the terms of Match.com’s users agreement doesn’t require it to “police” profiles.

Who knew Al Pacino and Rob Lowe were looking for love online?

The phony profiles are often created by scammers in other countries for “criminal purposes,” which include “romance scams” that “entice victims to send money to people outside of the country,” said Avalos’ lawyer Evan Spencer.

The suit says that at best, the company looks the other way, because it can tell the bogus profiles are being posted with IP addresses in foreign countries — not the city listed on the profile.

Panorama purchased the data of 10,000 people from Usdate – a company which sells profiles to sites - and found it included photographs of Brad Pitt, Michael Caine and Rick Stein.

On a false test profile set up by the documentary makers for “James”, 46, from Glasgow, received nearly 500 messages in two months.

One perfect match was “Kazb”, who was using a photograph of Karen Bartke, an actress appearing in several prime-time dramas, including Monarch of the Glen.

“Thousands” of others, including celebrities, soldiers and adult actresses, have had their pictures plucked from Facebook and other sites and used for bogus profiles as well — even though they “are not and never were” members of Match’s dating sites, the suit says.

The court filing says it’s making the allegations based on hundreds of complaints filed by other alleged victims, and through Avalos’ lawyer’s own probe, which included the use of photo recognition software.

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