Global Personals is one of the UK’s largest internet dating companies.
Headquartered in Windsor it makes £40m a year, has 130 staff and runs 7,500 dating sites.
Ryan said: “You’re talking about thousands of messages, which means millions of pounds in subscription fees.
In today’s world it’s all about money, all about greed.
New recruits had no idea what the role would involve until they started work, and were told not to discuss the job with friends or family.
Tom said: “On our first day we were taken into a room and given a pack explaining the role. Morally I didn’t think it was acceptable, but I’d just arrived in a new role and I’d worked my notice in my last job so it was get on with it or be unemployed.” Most innocent users had no idea that the flirtatious messages in their inbox came from a fake profile created by Global Personals.
Millions of people looking for love sign up for internet dating sites every year.