Florida Model Sues dating site for $1.5 Billion because her photos were used in Fake profiles07:22
A model from the US state of Florida claims photos from her portfolio were used in an online dating scam that resulted in a New York man killing himself.
Yuliana Avalos made the claim after launching a $1.5bn class action lawsuit against Match.com, based on the assertion that her photos were used in more than 200 profiles.
The suit has reportedly been joined by "thousands" of others including actors and military personnel, who claim their photos were also uploaded in fake profiles that Match.com did nothing to monitor.
"Not a day goes by when someone doesn't tell me that they saw my pictures posted on Match.com or another website," Avalos said.
The 31-year-old told the New York Daily News that one of the profiles, using photos from her travel blog and modelling page, defrauded 70-year-old Al Circelli of thousands of dollars.