The dating sites claim they have several technology protections to verify information, including real-name registration, vetting and system where members can complain or report someone with fraud profile.
However, those protections seem to be not working at all, the paper said.
The paper reported that dating websites require people to register with a real name and ID, but information, like age, education or marital status and salary, can be easily altered.
After signing up with basic information, people can offer more personal data, like an academic certificate or property certificate, to have them verified so it will help them get more attention from other members, increasing their chances of making a match.
Jiajia, not her real name, a member of jiayuan.com, believes in verified profiles, saying she cares very much if other members have verified information.
"I won't send any message to a man without any verified personal info," she said. A woman in the paper's story, who only gives the name Xiaoqing and who worked for two popular dating sites, including jiayuan.com, for over two years, explained how they exploit their clients.
A reporter from The Beijing Times signed up on and successfully with a fake ID with wrong ID number and random mug shot.
He also had no difficulties in changing his information, like academic background, profession, marital status and salary right after signing up, without further verification.
But he later found that information about his wife didn't check out and she scammed him for over 10 million yuan in months.
Dating websites fail at verifying personal profiles as they claimed and people who work there blew the whistle on matchmaking fraud, The Beijing Times reported on Wednesday.
Dating websites are in the spotlight as Su Xiangmao, 37-year-old tech entrepreneur and multimillionaire committed suicide on Tuesday after he was scammed by his former wife, who he met from jiayuan.com, a well-known dating website in China.
"We say all the fantasies for potential clients to show up at our event.
Then our matchmakers will approach them individually to persuade them to sign up for our matchmaking service at the event," she said.