Dating sites screen for sex offenders
ABC reported that charges are pending in the case, and it quoted Wurtzel's attorney as saying that the incident was "a consensual sexual encounter." The class action names as plaintiffs, along with "Jane Doe," all of Match.com's paying female members from August 2010 to the present.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the plaintiff's attorney has said he will ask a Los Angeles County judge to issue a temporary injunction barring from signing up more members until his client's demands for criminal screening are met.
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.
“I commend these companies for committing to these important consumer protections,” Attorney General Kamala D. “Consumers should be able to use websites without the fear of being scammed or targeted.” The agreement follows a high-profile lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles-area woman last August against
Of couples married in the past three years, one in six met through an online dating service and one in five people have dated someone they met through an online dating site.
Our goal is to prevent people who seem intent on harming others from joining the service," e Harmony said in a statement e-mailed to CNN.
Harris said she will assign a liaison from the e Crime Unit to deal with reports of suspected criminal activity provided by the three online dating providers and other providers who adopt the new principles.