Although the Plenty Of Fish site and its "matching" criteria continue to match couples with age differences greater than the 14 year guideline, attempts to contact the "matches" resulted in an inbox message from Markus stating, among other things, "[t]here is no reason for a 50 year old man to contact a 18 year old woman." On March 25, 2015, Plentyoffish Media Inc.paid ,000 as part of an undertaking for an alleged violation of Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL).For example members can be known as 'alice', 'highlander' or even 'bignose' if you wish.

On May 20, 2013, Frind implemented several changes to the website with the stated goal of focusing on "meaningful relationships." Among these changes were the removal of the "intimate encounters" option.

A related feature that was eliminated was the option to contact clients of age differences greater than "Markus," presumably Frind, found tasteful.

Your Username is your unique public alias on our site and is how other members will know you.

It protects your confidentiality and you use it with your password to log in to our site.

This is how the messages might look: The scam was exposed by anti-virus experts Symantec, who explained more here.

‘It’s a free service tinder put up, to verify the person you wanna meet isn’t a serial killer lol,’ the spammer says, trying to make out that they are taking reasonable precautions.

On February 28, 2012, the parents of US Army Lieutenant Peter Burks sued Plenty Of Fish.

The parents' lawsuit alleges photos of their son, who was killed in Iraq in 2007, were used without permission.

The website for Plenty Of Fish appeared in several music videos in 2010: in Lady Gaga's "Telephone", Natasha Bedingfield's "Touch", Ke$ha's "We R Who We R", Flo Rida and Akon's "Available", Jason Derulo's "Ridin' Solo", Since the alleged hacking incident, Frind alleges he has identified persons he believes are responsible for the hacking, and alleges he is threatening legal action in response to the widespread negative media exposure.

At the time this received global media exposure and security experts blamed Plenty Of Fish for the security and privacy lapse specifically for keeping users' passwords unsecured.

All of this should not be confused with Tinder’s legitimate verification service, which providers celebrity users with a blue tick (and is not available to the likes of you and I.) As always, be careful with what you read online, especially if credit card details are involved.