Dating services for criminals
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.
Registries can be incomplete or inaccurate, assaults and other crimes often go unreported, and perpetrators of crimes are not always convicted.
Relying solely on screening can provide a false sense of security." The site on Monday published a list of online dating safety tips on its blog.
When I went to testify in Illinois a few years ago, one member off a House Judiciary committee, an ex-FBI agent, understood the failures of screenings that are conducted with a name only.
He differentiated criminal screenings with the more thorough and reliable background check (based on social security number, date of birth, fingerprints, employment history, etc.) and helped persuade his colleagues that a dating bill that promotes screenings would create more harm than good.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I was going out with a criminal," said the woman, whose face and voice were disguised for the broadcast interview.
"As a matter of course, e Harmony does not conduct full criminal background checks.
I remember doing a simple search on her screen name however, and for a while thinking she could be someone who she wasn’t, though.
But for fun, I did a postmortem background check on myself, just to see what my now wife would have seen. And the report included a family member that isn’t, and left out my brother that is.
Still, you should always be cautious when meeting people offline that you’ve met online.
As a newly married Internet policy expert I know its good policy to share my wife’s feelings on this topic.The Los Angeles Times reported that the plaintiff's attorney has said he will ask a Los Angeles County judge to issue a temporary injunction barring from signing up more members until his client's demands for criminal screening are met.