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Charging to cheat with Chatbots

July 5, 2016

“Life is short, have an affair” was the slogan of infidelity website Ashley Madison, which was famously hacked in 2015.

What they didn’t say was that you might be having a strictly online affair with a fake female profile, designed to trick you into entering your credit card details, under the misapprehension that you were chatting with a real woman rather than an algorithm.

Now Reuters reports that Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid is being investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after class action law suits were filed in the United States and Canada on behalf of customers whose details were exposed following the hack, and amid allegations that fake female profiles were used by the site to manipulate users:

Ashley Madison “Tried to keep 70,000 fake profiles – or Fembots – secret from their users”

September 10, 2015

Ashley Madison constantly battled to keep 70,000 fake profiles – or fembots – secret from their users, it has been claimed.

The affair allegedly site lured men to spending between $60 to $290 in credits by using fictitious accounts or Ashley Angels – to interact with new users.

According to company emails and documents seen by Gizmodo, around 80 per cent of new members’ purchases were with bots – but the company has been accused of trying to hide their existence.

Identities were allegedly created using old or abandoned accounts from members who had signed up before 2011.