Global people community dating

For example, if you use the dating section of the Evening Standard or the Independent, it's actually Global Personals you're signing up with.

global people community dating-76global people community dating-24

Global Personals is one of the UK's largest internet dating companies.

Headquartered in Windsor it makes £40m a year, has 130 staff and runs 7,500 dating sites.

But most of its 2.2m customers have never heard of the company.

That is because it runs dating websites on behalf of other companies.

Millions of people looking for love sign up for internet dating sites every year.

They hand over intimate details about their lives in the expectation they will meet genuine daters.They also expect their personal information will be looked after.However this trust is often abused as our special investigation into one of Britain's biggest internet dating companies has found.Ryan Pitcher and Tom (not his real name - he does not want to be identified) were recruited to join Global Personals' 30-strong team of "pseudos" - a dedicated team of staff whose job it was to set up and run fake profiles on the company's network of sites.The team members would scour social networking websites and steal people's photos to use on their fake profiles.Ryan said: "You'd take Helga from Iceland and make her into Helen from Manchester and write a profile.

Tags: , ,