In the world of online dating and meeting new people, you want to be sure that people are who they say they are.
Fortunately, many online dating sites have processes in place to weed out the fake and inaccurate profiles.
An increasing number of single Americans meet their significant other online: 20 million people visit a dating site at least once a month, and it’s estimated that online dating is responsible for 120,000 marriages a year.
The alleged attacker had at least six prior sex offense convictions.
The sites will now check subscribers against national sex offender registries and actively search for fake profiles.
The number of people scoping out potential love interests on social and search engines has more than doubled since 2008.
While the majority of these people are just curious about past relationships and other relevant dating information, many seek out more details about their potential dates to screen for criminal offenses or court appearances.