JDI also failed to tell users subscriptions automatically renewed. The 27-year-old boasts online of living in a waterfront apartment, driving a Mercedes and of enjoying holidays in exotic locations like Mexico and Egypt. A short time later another woman contacted him. She was described as a curvy 26-year-old with light blonde hair and an easy going personality and was looking for a man aged between 23 and. Users were unable to respond to the messages - purporting to be from potential love interests living nearby - without upgrading to a paid membership costing between 10 and 30 per month. Billy Thomas runs JDI Dating, a Hampshire-based network of online dating sites including m and. They could only respond by upgrading to paid memberships of 30 a month. JDI Dating is a Hampshire-based network of online dating sites including m and. The scheme works by matching users with attractive singles who live nearby and have seemingly genuine profiles that include photographs and list their interests. Last month the firm paid nearly 400,000 to settle a case in the US brought by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly using 'virtual Cupids' to encourage internet users to sign up to a website.
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When the symbol is clicked the customer is directed to the sites terms and conditions, which states the site uses virtual profiles. A British playboy is behind a dating website that uses fake profiles to lure singletons into paying to subscribe. Dating website fined for using fake computer-generated profiles to trick users into spending more on paid memberships. MailOnline has requested a comment from JDI Dating Ltd this morning. 'JDI cannot comment as to how other sites, or the copyright holder, might decide to use or promote the same content.'. Mr Thomas previously worked at Intellichat which created an 'automated sales agent' it claimed could dissuade customers from leaving websites. Firm sent out messages expressing romantic interest from 'Virtual Cupids'. Company operates 18 websites around the world with 12million members. A press release from the FTC said: 'The fake profiles and messages caused many users to upgrade to paid subscriptions.'.
The company, which has 12million members using its 18 websites around the world, including m (pictured) has been ordered to pay a 616,165 (385,590) fine. Information about the automatic renewal feature was 'buried in multiple pages of densely worded text that consumers could see only by clicking a Terms and Conditions hyperlink.'. Now the company, which has 12million members using its 18 websites around the world, including m, m and m, has been ordered to pay a 616,165 (385,590) fine. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has told the firm to reform its practices and barred it from using the computer-generated profiles. Published: 09:26 BST, Updated: 13:01 BST, 29, view comments, an online dating service has been fined for using fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into paid memberships.