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Monica Whitty, a cyberpsychologist at Leicester University told the paper that an estimated , people in Britain have duped into sending money to people they haven't met through fake profiles. So next time time you log on to look for love - make sure you have your wits about you.
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The paper reported that dating websites require people to register with a real name and ID, but information, like age, education or marital status and salary, can be easily altered.
After signing up with basic information, people can offer more personal data, like an academic certificate or property certificate, to have them verified so it will help them get more attention from other members, increasing their chances of making a match. The dating sites claim they have several technology protections to verify information, including real-name registration, vetting and system where members can complain or report someone with fraud profile.
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A reporter from The Beijing Times signed up on jiayuan. He also had no difficulties in changing his information, like academic background, profession, marital status and salary right after signing up, without further verification. Jiajia, not her real name, a member of jiayuan.
However, Chen Wei, an attorney with Beijing Yingke Law Firm, said, "Dating websites have no access to the Ministry of Civil Affairs' marriage registration database, nor the Ministry of Public Security's ID database, so there is no way they can verify the most basic personal information, including a person's real name, age or marital history.
A woman in the paper's story, who only gives the name Xiaoqing and who worked for two popular dating sites, including jiayuan. She said they have a template for clients saying someone's interested in them, no matter if it's true and they want to meet up or there's an event where there will be many people.
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Then our matchmakers will approach them individually to persuade them to sign up for our matchmaking service at the event," she said. The matchmaking service costs range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of yuan and promise to find clients a certain amount of ideal dates in a certain amount of time. If the clients don't like who they meet, recommended by the service, the service will keep looking until they are satisfied.