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ZAPORIZHYA, Ukraine – Users of some of the world’s most
popular dating sites, run by an English company with offices in Ukraine,
suspect they are being scammed.

This is one of the findings of a recent BBC investigation into the firm,
Cupid plc, which runs a big network of dating sites. The Kyiv Post also
discovered that these accusations may have substance, at least when it
comes to Cupid’s operations in Ukraine.

Surfers using the sites run by Edinburgh-based Cupid plc – which include cupid.com, flirt.com and benaughty.com – told the BBC they received flirtatious messages but failed to get dates. They said they had lots of messages when they signed up to the sites as free users, but when they paid up, interest rapidly tailed off.

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