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Government panel to check fraud on matrimonial websites

“We want to make it clear that these portals are not dating websites," said ministry official.

matrimonial sites, matrimony, bharat matrimony, shaadi, shaadi.com, wedding  websites, marriage websites, dating websites, india news, latest news The women and child development ministry has been receiving complaints regarding various kinds of frauds on such sites, from exploitation of women to people conning victims through fake profiles of prospective grooms.

To check exploitation of gullible candidates by fraudsters on matrimonial websites, Women and Child Development ministry (WCD) has set up a panel that will establish a regulatory mechanism to curb such cases.

Following a meeting Tuesday, a panel comprising officials from the WCD ministry, Home Ministry and Department of Electronics and Information Technology was established. The panel will also have representatives from major matrimonial sites like Shaadi.com and Jeevansaathi.com.

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“We want to make it clear that these portals are not dating websites. The portal representatives have agreed to put up certain disclaimers to this effect. Also, the ministry has been receiving complaints regarding various kinds of frauds on such sites, from exploitation of women to people conning victims through fake profiles of prospective grooms. The panel will issue detailed norms to bring such cases under control” said a ministry official.

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First published on: 19-11-2015 at 01:41:49 am
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