Match.com Plans to Use Public Sex Offender Registries to Screen Members

Posted on April 18, 2011

Match.com

Match.com has announced plans to start checking members against public sex offender registries. The decision follows on the heels of a lawsuit by a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by a Match.com member. It turned out that the Match.com member had been convicted of several accounts of battery.

Sandy Glover, CEO of Gold Shield Legal Investigations, told the E-Commerce Times, that the decision to use background checks could backfire because it might give users a false sense of security.

Experts advise always double dating if you are meeting someone from an Internet dating site, even in a public space. You should also always use anonymous phone number services.
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