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“High quality Gays adult dating profiles for sale with multiplay photos located in USA, United Kingdom, Canada and other countries,” the offer states.At the time of writing, Sale Dating Profiles was having a 75-percent-off spring sale.According to PC World, the leaked information was first identified on the dark web in March.Channel 4 reported that within hours of the data being posted online, hackers began swarming to buy email addresses to target with them phishing scams.“I talk to dating startups a couple times a week,” Mr. “Everyone wants to talk about the cold database problem.”A close cousin to the profile seller is the “white label” dating service. White label databases are often used to pre-populate niche sites.With services like Dating Factory, White Label Dating or World Dating Partners, you can tap into a large database, slap your logo on top, and advertise that you have hundreds of thousands of members.
Each new dating site needs faces for its catalog, and much of the dubious behavior is driven by the need for more profiles.They sell bulk packages of profiles that seem to include a fair number of actual singles alongside somewhat more questionable Russian beauties, Nigerian bankers and half-empty profiles, which sometimes sell for less than a dime a dozen.Betabeat emailed 208 men and women whose profiles are being sold on Sale Dating Profiles. Only five people responded, none of whom knew their profiles were for sale.claims 6.5 million active profiles, makes sure each message appears as if the sender is registered on the same site as the user.
“We’ve got large sites in our system,” Mark Edwards, sales director for World Dating Partners, told Betabeat, although he declined to name any clients.Angela, who asked that her last name be withheld, has been dating online for years.But she never imagined her profile was for sale on the open market, or that it now appears on Meet Girls Guys.com, which she never signed up for. ” she said, adding that she lives in Texas, not Alabama, and the photo is at least seven years old.As new people sign up for your site, their profiles get copied into the main database to be reused by other sites.