Adult dating sites
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.But since daters tend to find out about this practice when they get a message from someone who’s interested, the transgression is often forgiven.
Sometimes the white label-powered sites ask new customers where they want their profiles to appear, but usually it’s a clause buried deep in the terms of service that allows “affiliate sites” to share profiles. Your profile might show up on Biker Romance—which could make for an awkward first date.
“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.
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.