Zendeux Announces Release of New Technology to Protect Users of Online Dating Services from Violent Crime

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With the growing expansion of social media and the increase of personal interaction via the web, the risks from online predators will continue to grow.

“It’s impossible for a company with a million subscribers and over 10 million members to do a thorough and complete background search on people and of course Match.com doesn’t want to give a false sense of security,” said Robert Platt, attorney for Match.com as he was being interviewed on the steps of the LA Superior Court. Fortunately, a small California company in Irvine can now prove this assertion wrong.

Match.com was pressured to background screen its members because of a law suit brought on by female member Carole Markin who was allegedly raped by Alan Wurkel, a man she met on the site who turned out to be a registered sex offender (L.A. Superior Court Case BC458927). The incident has renewed attention on the risks of making personal contact with strangers met online.

Zendeux Business Data Solutions has been working on addressing this exact problem for the past 6 months. Zendeux’s solution is a “Credibility Passport” which is offered on their web site TheCredibilityReport.com. This new site enables users of online dating sites to perform background screenings of potential dating candidates while protecting the personal information of both parties. With this new technology, dating site users such as the alleged victim now suing Match.com will have additional tools to protect themselves from known violent criminals, sexual offenders and fraudsters.

The idea came to Pete Anderson and Majd Izadian, two partners at Zendeux almost a year ago, when they discussed the growing trend in social media and ways to mitigate the risks of online predators. They saw the need for establishing trust between people who may not wish to share their personal and secure information on many social media platforms such as Facebook, eHarmony, Match.com, and many other popular sites.

“It is commendable that Match.com now promises to begin screening for sexual offenders, but that won’t necessarily uncover potential perpetrators with a history of other types of violent crime”, states Majd Izadian, Zendeux’s Managing Partner. “There have been three well publicized incidents in the past four months alone, one including both murder and attempted murder charges, by individuals that were not on the national sexual offender registry. The only way to truly increase online security is to make background checks more convenient, secure and affordable.”

Pete Anderson, Zendeux’s Operating Partner, adds, “The establishment of online trust doesn’t end with just dating sites. We want everyone who is online to have a Credibility Passport so they can feel safe when interacting with new people whether it is personal or in business.”
For more information about The Credibility Report and Zendeux, please contact info(at)zendeux(dot)com or call 800-215-4671.

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