It seems celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Biel and Al Pacino are looking for love on Match.com.
The New York Daily News reports that the lawyer of the model suing Match for $1.5bn has uncovered fake profiles on the site that use pictures of celebrities.
Yuliana Avalos is suing Match for $1.5bn for the unauthorised use of her photos, and has accused the site of conspiring with scammers to coax large sums of money from unsuspected members.
This is part of what the suit describes as “one of the biggest conspiracies ever executed on the internet.”
Her lawyer, Evan Spencer, is using these celebrity profiles to demonstrate that Match and sister sites do not screen users, and do not have the technology in place to delete accounts that are obviously fake.
This was in reaction to a statement from a Match spokesman that called the lawsuit “meritless” and that the company was “confident that our legal system is as adept as we are at detecting scammers and will dismiss this case in short order.”
In response, Evan Spencer said: “I am obligated to defend my client and demonstrate to the public that her case is 100 per cent legitimate and supported in both fact and law.”
Among the celebrities who appear on the site are Al Pacino, Rob Lowe, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Biel.
Lohan’s picture shows up as Jessica4366, a 30-year-old from St. Louis, who has never been married and wants kids.
“I am tan all year around … I like Mexican food and anyone can make me laugh with a good joke!” the faux profile says.
Pacino’s picture is used in the profile “Algo360,” a 48-year-old man looking for love in the Lone Star state.
Avalos’s case argues that her own picture is used so often on the sites that Match cannot be doing enough to detect and delete fake profiles.
Read more about the case here.