Also, there are claims that many of the profiles are fakes, using images of porn actresses, models, or people from other dating sites (though, if accurate, this could just be the work of spammers, rather than Match itself).
"The romance scam is a particularly low type of scam,' Ohio Attorney General Mike De Wine said in a statement, "and victims deserve to see perpetrators brought to justice.
Compromising legitimate profiles is a much smarter, albeit more insidious, way to go.
A new wave of phishing attacks across some of the largest dating sites on the Web make it very simple to compromise your login credentials and let your profile fall into the hands of scammers.
The email displays a URL to, say, e Harmony, while actually linking to a disreputable site that copies the e Harmony aesthetic and login system.
When users enter their login information, it goes into the hands of malefactors.