Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Forbes article: Why Social Websites Say They Can't Protect You From Identity Theft And What To Do About It

While one would think that large sites like Facebook, POF, Match, and others have relevant systems in place to combat fraudsters; they do not.
As a recent victim of photo identity theft myself (said Kerri Zane), I found out the hard way that these sites are still not set up to support your safety.
Once the theft was brought to my attention navigating the customer care gauntlet of recorded messages and generic auto-responders was frustrating. It wasn’t until I reached out to the PR department to write this article that my request to have the offending profile removed received its due attention.

Law article suggests USA FTC goes for Match Group ? 
Radio DJ, 26, is horrified to discover pictures of her are being used across the internet on fake dating profiles

ALERT Hacktivist collective The Impact Team could be targeting Twitter, Facebook and other giant sites
Like Match Group?

WSJ article: Dating-Website Users Fall Prey to Fake Profiles

*** Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. *** ???

Leaked internal docs will reveal they create fake profiles from inside?

Why IAC Keeps a Foot in the Door of Match Group MTCH = It is loaded with debt — almost USD1.2 billion of it

Please remember also: In the case of Yuliana Avalos and Melissa Midwest former 2014 big lawsuit againts MATCH GROUP, third-party scammers in Africa or wherever were creating fake profiles and catfishing with them. 
IAC and MATCH GROUP were essentially aware of that situation and did nothing to stop it. 
The USA Court ruled that IAC and MATCH GROUP were not responsible. 
Attorney Evan Spencer, said that despite the fact that anti-scammer technology is available, MATCH GROUP failed to use such things as face-recognition software – which would have discovered that her pictures were being used hundreds of times. Yuliana Avalos has argued in a former 2014 big lawsuit against Match that photos of her were posted without her permission on the site as part of a scam that drove a man to commit suicide.

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