Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) – whose mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust – is offering tips on how to avoid online romance scams since online dating and social media have made it easier than ever …Continue reading "BBB Offers Tips on Avoiding Romance Scams Just in Time for Valentine’s Day"
The Illinois Senate has passed legislation – Senate Bill 2545 (SB 2545) – that would create the ‘Internet Dating Safety Act’ requiring online dating websites offering services in Illinois to clearly disclose if they perform criminal background checks on members, according to a press release on the website of the bill’s sponsor Senator Ira Silverstein …Continue reading "Internet Dating Safety Act Requiring Online Dating Sites to Disclose Background Check Policy Passes Illinois Senate"
Match.com has settled a lawsuit with a woman who sued the popular online dating site after she was raped by a fellow member she was linked up with for a date by pledging to perform background checks on all current and future members in order to screen out sex offenders, the Los Angeles Times reports. The woman’s assailant – …Continue reading "Popular Online Dating Site Settles Lawsuit by Pledging to Background Check Members for Sex Offenders"
In the wake of a recent story about a woman who sued Match.com over an alleged assault by one of its members and the subsequent decision by the popular online dating service to conduct background checks on potential members, the CEO of Matches That Matter – a social introduction service for Bay Area singles over …Continue reading "CEO of Bay Area Singles Service Calls on Dating Industry to Adopt Background Checks as Standard Business Practice"
There have been web articles recently about dating sits offering so-called â€œnational criminal databaseâ€ searches on potential matches to weed out criminals, cheats Â and predators. Unfortunately, offering background checks on dating sites may end up doing more harm then good,Â Although it may on occasion turn up some useful data, they are like fake medicalÂ …Continue reading "Beware of snake oil salesmen, fake medical cures and criminal databases on dating sites"