First published: May 25, 2017 at AM MT Last updated: May 26, 2017 at AM MT" data-initial-position="bottom" data-arrow="false" data-close-trigger="click" data-max-width="470px" title="First published: May 25, 2017 at AM MT Last updated: May 26, 2017 at AM MT" She shudders with fear every time the buzzer in her apartment sounds, terrified the next stranger at the door looking for sex won't take no for an answer.
The young mother believes her ex-boyfriend has set up a series of fake dating profiles under her name, encouraging men to arrive at the apartment for late-night sexual encounters.
"Thank God, they've all been pretty decent," she said of the strangers who have come to her building.
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But if a neighbour happens to be coming home when they're at the door and lets them in, it could get pretty dangerous." The young mother claims her former boyfriend of five years is responsible for the harassment.
"He was a very, very abusive man," she said, "and I've been trying to get away from him for a while." A few days after she took out an emergency restraining order against him, she said, she got a threatening email.
However, the company spokesperson declined to provide further comment on what processes are in place to prevent fake profiles, or what happens when complaints are flagged to police.
Out of frustration with the company, the woman has posted a warning about her experience on a support network page for abused women in Alberta. "There's actually a lot of women saying that their exes have done it to them too, and there's never been a way to get it to stop," she said.
In an email, a Plenty of Fish spokesperson told CBC News that they have been contact with the Edmonton woman and all the fake accounts have been deleted.