JDI -- which operates 18 dating websites, including cupidswand.com, flirtcrowd.com and findmelove.com -- must pay a $616,165 fine and reform its practices. The case is the first for the FTC against an online dating site.
JDI allowed users to set up profiles on its sites for free, and then sent them fake messages purportedly from people living nearby who wanted to meet, according to the complaint.
Feds fine dating site for making fake profiles - Oct. 30, 2014
Gotta wonder how many of the other sites pull this stunt?. I bet a fair number.