The prosecutor’s office opened a case against a modeling agency for leaking women’s data to dating sites

The prosecutor’s office in Thessaloniki ordered the police to investigate a modeling agency in connection with the leakage of personal photos of models on behalf of which agency employees corresponded with those wishing to marry.

Photos of women were posted on dating sites without their consent. In addition, users paid for communicating with women, while, as it turned out, they communicated with an employee of the site.

Under the pretense that their photos would be featured in the respective competitions, the modeling agency owner encouraged the young models to sign a contract reflecting the terms of each competition. However, photos and other personal information, such as ID details, turned up on dating sites, which was not part of the contract, according to local media.

According to police reports, the scam was uncovered when a stranger found the young woman on social media and told her that he had been paying a dating site for years to text her. It turned out that the man “talked to an employee of an agency or a dating site, and not to the girl herself.” The woman contacted the police, and the case went to trial.

It is reported that the case file contains the testimony of a second woman, who allegedly also became a victim of the same fraud. At a court hearing on Tuesday, the Misdemeanor Court ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the case and referred it to a higher court for violating personal data law.

The police investigation is aimed at finding out whether the personal data of other young women were misused.

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