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Are "fake" dating sites legal?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JazzJazzy, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. JazzJazzy

    JazzJazzy Junior Member

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    Are fake dating/sex sites/applications legal? We all know that 99,9% of the womens on there are fake. How do they get away with it? If you put it in the TOS does it become legal?
     
  2. neilbhabuta

    neilbhabuta Elite Member

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    i would also like to know this
     
  3. blogzandstuff

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    well think about it, you are obtaining money by deception
     
  4. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    It will probably run afoul of the laws in most countries. You really should contact a lawyer if something in question seems like it would violate fraud laws. Or as a poster above me mentioned, theft by deception.


    http://blogs.elenasmodels.com/en/dating-site-owners-arrested-fake-profiles/

    http://japandailypress.com/operators-of-dating-site-arrested-for-making-22-million-with-fake-profiles-1721702/
     
  5. juanpopo

    juanpopo Power Member

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    I believe it depends on the TOS, for instance I've seen alot of these sites that have "free" sign-up but you got to confirm your age by adding your car infromation, also theres some checkbox already checked that links to their TOS, what usually happens is that the user gets charged after X amount of time.
    The correct question I belive would be, is it ethical?
     
  6. JazzJazzy

    JazzJazzy Junior Member

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    Ofc it's not ethical but I'm not talking about ethics.
     
  7. BigTroll

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    99% of them are hosted on countries with low rules.
     
  8. juanpopo

    juanpopo Power Member

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    Check their TOS and look for national policies, also agree with @BigTroll