As announced by California Attorney General Kamala D.Harris, the sites will also up their online safety tools with “rapid abuse reporting systems,” online dating safety education, guidance for fraud prevention and how to safely meet people offline.Match.com, one of largest dating services, said it had been assessing online background checks for six years and concluded they offered no extra protection."is disappointed New Jersey has enacted a flawed and unconstitutional law and we will explore opportunities to challenge it," a company statement said.Even sponsors of the New Jersey bill conceded it was imperfect, but suggested it would at least make online daters more aware of security concerns.Spokeo is a service that provides White Pages listings, public records and social media information.This service is intended to help people who have lost touch to find one another again and reach out to restore relationships.As Valentine's Day approaches, all is not lovey-dovey in the high-stakes online dating industry.The contentious issue of the moment - pitting one of the three biggest companies, True.com, against its major rivals - is whether online dating services can enhance their clients' safety by conducting criminal background screenings of would-be daters.
Established in 2007, Been Verified has been offering affordable, accessible, and unlimited background checks anytime you want.
Last month, New Jersey became the first state to enact a law requiring the sites to disclose whether they perform background checks.
- the only large online dating service that already does such screenings - was elated by its successful lobbying and hopes other states will follow suit."The online dating industry tends to get a real bad rap, because of criminal activity," said True.com's founder and chief executive, Herb Vest.
However, Vest's many critics in the industry say he is acting mostly out of self-interest.
They contend that True.com's screening method - running names through state databases of criminal records is incomplete and too easily thwarted, potentially creating a false sense of security for customers."It's so superficial that it's worthless," said Braden Cox, policy counsel with Net Choice, a coalition of e-commerce companies that includes Yahoo, AOL and other major players in online dating.