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    Match.com to check for sex offenders after woman says she was raped by convicted sex offender she met on Match.com

    Match.com says it will begin cross-referencing members against the National Sex Offender Registry after a lawsuit filed last week in California, in which a woman claims she was raped by a convicted offender she met on the dating website.
    Mandy Ginsberg, president of Match.com, U.S., said in a statement Sunday night that "improved technology and an improved database now enables a sufficient degree of accuracy to move forward" with an initiative it had previously discounted because of the background checks' "historical unreliability."
    In a class action lawsuit filed April 13 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the woman, identified as Jane Doe, claims she met a man named Alan Wurtzel, who according to the lawsuit has a record of "six separate convictions for sexual battery" in Los Angeles County alone.
    Because it has failed "to undertake a basic screening process [emphasis provided] that disqualifies from membership anyone who has a documented history of sexual assault," the lawsuit says, "Match and sexual predators benefit, while female members ... are endangered."
    The woman was quoted by ABC News as saying she was raped in 2010 during her second date with Wurtzel, whom she had met on the website. The woman, whom the network described as an "Ivy League graduate who works in film and television," said the man followed her into her residence and attacked her
    More here: Match.com to begin checking for sex offenders in wake of lawsuit - CNN.com

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    So at what point are you required to do your own due diligence before dating a complete stranger you met on the internet???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    So at what point are you required to do your own due diligence before dating a complete stranger you met on the internet???

    Due dilligence is about as uncommon as common sense anymore. This doesn't suprise me. Everyone expects everyone else to watch out for their asses rather than doing it themselves.
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    I feel gipped. I met my wife online, and she isn't a sex offender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    I feel gipped. I met my wife online, and she isn't a sex offender.
    Due diligence there buddy. Shoulda checked yourself instead of relying on everyone else to do the leg work for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    I feel gipped. I met my wife online, and she isn't a sex offender.

    Maybe you're not easily "offended"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    Maybe you're not easily "offended"?
    I'm thinking you might be on to something, there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    I'm thinking you might be on to something, there.

    Takes one to know one. I get it.
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