Date Fools Man Out of $70K, Man Sues OkCupid




Now that’s an expensive date.

An OkCupid user who was duped out of $ 70,000 by a man he met on the popular dating platform has filed a lawsuit against the site for failing to effectively screen members and communicate the risks associated with online matchmaking.

Michael Picciano, 65, of Queens, N.Y. signed up for OkCupid in December 2012 and was first contacted by a man named Bruce Thompson, who went by “genuineguy62,” on Feb. 11, 2013, according to the lawsuit. Their relationship progressed quickly — the two began to communicate regularly, first on the site and, less than two weeks later, over personal email and text messaging. They spoke on the phone for the first time less than three weeks after that. Read more…

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