JDI allowed users to set up profiles on its sites for free, and then sent them fake messages purportedly from people living nearby who wanted to meet, according to the complaint.
Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.And when I clicked on a picture, the city and/or state changed to someplace nearby... There has to be a legitimate adult dating site out there. "Welcome, Stephen, and thanks to my colleague, sexuality expert Cory Silverberg, for sending you my way.To answer your question: it depends on what you mean by legitimate.JDI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Going forward, the company must clearly disclose to users that they will receive messages from fake profiles, and is barred from setting up recurring memberships without authorization.The investigation by Danny Forston was launched after JDI Dating, the British company that owns sites such as as well as 17 other dating sites, was investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission.Steve Baker, the lawyer who led the case for the industry watchdog told The Sunday Times: 'We are concerned there are serious problems elsewhere in the internet dating industry.It's pretty hard for any site these days (especially the big ones) to stop fake profiles and scammers from signing up, but I think I get what you're after.There are a lot of adult dating sites that don't have a lot of users, or use sneaky marketing tactics like the bait and switch you're referring to.A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.It seems that somehow my profile targets only those that are looking for money, or are spam. For example, the other night I got a message from a lady on Plenty Of and responded to her and then she quickly responded giving me her Yahoo screen name to IM her.