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According to Dallas CEO, "True ran into early financial troubles, which included layoffs in 2004, about the same time cut its own workforce." True has had two more rounds of layoffs since 2004.
In 2013, the domain was sold to True A lawsuit seeking class action status was filed against on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, alleging fraudulent billing practices, particularly charging members after they have cancelled their service. True Beginnings, LLC", was filed in Dallas County, Texas on behalf of Thomas Wong who resides in Washington and was a member of in August 2006.
Still, it is the subject of much controversy, as members have no way of knowing whether the wink was automatic or manual, and thus creates confusion.
Some people have asked in their profiles not to be winked at for this exact reason.
Most notably, it sued Robert Wells, a 66-year-old convicted felon and child molester from Walnut Creek, California.
He had been able to avoid detection because California doesn't provide criminal data to businesses.
Sites like Felon Spy use their own proprietary algorithms to search and compile records, and there's no guarantee that the data will be up-to-date or even accurate.
When using a felon-search site, if you find a mapped offender in your vicinity, you can click on the marker to view the offender's name and the crime he was convicted of. To learn more about the felonies this person might have committed, take the offender's name and run it through a site like Instant Checkmate.
In 2004 the domain name was purchased and the company changed its name.
The National Sex Offenders' Register, coordinated by the Department of Justice, contains the identity and location of all known sex offenders in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.
Visit the National Sex Offender Public Website and download the app, or visit the FBI's National Sex Offender page which contains links to the searchable records for each state. While the structure of the database differs from state to state, generally, you can search the register by county, city, ZIP code or address.
Another True member discovered Wells' criminal history and alerted the company.
Blogger David Evans is quoted in The New York Times as saying True's competitors were upset with True's sex-themed ad campaign, saying that "they worked hard to overcome the stigma of providing these services, [a]nd True comes in, grabs the lead in page views and drives up the cost of dating keywords on the search engines for everyone else." The New York Times and Online Dating Magazine have noted examples of customers having frustrating experiences trying to cancel their service, including the service failing to honor their cancellation request and charging them for several more months.
True employs an optional, automatic "wink" to its members which seem to come from other members, without the latter's knowledge.