Sex predators on dating sites

26-Aug-2019 19:03 by 5 Comments

Sex predators on dating sites

Match.com, based in Dallas, was a pioneering dating website.Owned by IAC/Inter Active Corp, It now operates in 24 countries and territories in 15 languages.

“Consumers should be able to use websites without the fear of being scammed or targeted,” California Attorney General Kamala D. The statement is not an enforceable set of regulations the sites must follow by law, but an official agreement between the attorney general's office and three major sites that share the same goal of protecting online daters.

Campaigners are calling for the companies running the sites to increase security measures to protect users.

Rape Crisis Scotland’s campaign highlights the risks of online sexual abuse and offers advice on how to stay safe.

"They can't be sued by private parties based on this agreement.

We fully expect that the companies will, in good faith, comply," she said.

Three leading online dating services have begun screening for sex offenders and other criminals in a joint effort with the state attorney general’s office to make it safer for consumers to search for romantic partners over the Internet.

Online dating pioneer Match.com, along with e Harmony and Spark Networks, the operator of such websites as Black Singles and Christian Mingle, announced Tuesday that they will step up efforts to weed out sexual predators, financial scammers and identity thieves from their membership bases.It also says the guidelines should serve as a model for other online dating websites.A spokesperson told the site is already taking the precautions outlined in the agreement, and an e Harmony spokesperson said existing screening mechanisms have helped keep sex offenders off the service in the past.After the woman went public with the lawsuit, agreed to screen members against state and federal sex offender registries.Alan Paul Wurtzel pleaded no contest to sexual assault and was sentenced last September to a year in jail for attacking the woman.Detective superintendent Louise Raphael, head of the national rape task force, said the web offered more opportunities for sexual predators and that they were becoming more manipulative in the way they targeted their victims.“The reality is women are meeting up with people they don’t know.

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