Unbeknown to Jenny, justsingle is run by a parent company called Global Personals — a legitimate company most members never will have heard of, but which passes members’ details freely between the 7,500 sites it owns, meaning they are inundated with unwanted and inappropriate advances.
The company has also created ‘fake’ profiles, by lifting photographs off the internet, and ordering staff to flirt with unsuspecting members, outrageously flattering them into renewing their subscriptions.
Describing her interests as ‘going to the theatre and restaurants, enjoying country walks as long as they feature a tea shop’, she was hopeful she would meet mature, like-minded men who understood the difficulties of bringing up a child alone.
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Disturbingly, their deception has proved an unqualified success.
Global Personals — whose headquarters are in Windsor, Berkshire — makes £40 m a year, employs 130 staff and is believed to take a 40 per cent cut of every membership subscription, with the remainder going to the spin-off company.‘Internet dating seemed the best way of meeting people,’ she says. It’s the last place you would expect to find me and a waste of time and money.
A SERIAL lothario, who befriends lonely women on the internet and then steals from them, is being sought by the police.
David Kean, 41, is wanted in connection with offences committed against women from across the country, including one victim from the Alvaston area of Derby.