Thanks to a message from a friend from high school, Cara was able to find out about her stolen identity."He knew that it wasn't me on a dating site and let me know that someone was using my identity and it freaked him out as much as it freaked me out," she said."You might not be the end game in the procedure.
Your identity could actually be a tool to harm others," said Social Media Attorney Pedram Tabibi.
“So yes, he is a professional con artist.”She checked online for her new boyfriend Devon Glaze.
She said Ridley came looking for her but authorities arrested him. Now Beckman is suing Match.com, claiming it doesn't do enough to keep violent offenders off its site.
“When the police arrested him, he said he wasn't there to hurt me. "His intent was to kill me that night." While in police custody, Ridley admitted to killing 62-year-old Anne Simenson, an Arizona woman he’d also met on Match.com, in early 2011.
Like Beckman, Simerson was stabbed repeatedly with a butcher’s knife, as well as a machete, at her home.
"The many millions of people who have found love on and other online dating sites know how fulfilling it is," the company said in a statement.
"And while that doesn't make what happened in this case any less awful, this is about a sick, twisted individual with no prior criminal record, not an entire community of men and women looking to meet each other." Beckman’s lawyer, Marc Saggese, told KLAS that ads for the dating site give consumers no sense of the risks involved with online hook-ups.