Dating sites with fake profiles
Put another way, the profiles were “fake.” As with many dating sites, the JDI sites allowed people to become members for free.
To communicate with other members, however, one had to convert to a paid membership.
Dating sites approach this issue differently, but the temptation to create and use fake profiles is rife with risk as JDI Dating learned in a recent FTC enforcement action.
It details how scammers operate fake dating site profiles in order to con men out of money.
The answer for most sites involves a two-step process. Step two is to provide completely free accounts to the first 100,000 users.
This process creates a sufficient population of members that most people will be able to find someone in their area when using the site.
You click onto the site and find out there are only two hundred other people using the site with the closest one 250 miles away from you.
Are you likely to continue using the site or become a paying member? This profile population issue is a familiar conundrum faced by new dating sites.