Space startup’s founders linked to shady dating website ring

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Two founders and board members of Texas space startup Firefly Aerospace appear to be involved in running a ring of sham dating websites, according to the results of a two-year investigation published by Snopes on Wednesday.

The investigation links the two men, Ukrainian businessman Max Polyakov and investor Mark Watt, to a handful of shell companies that appear to own and operate dozens of similar websites with names like “BuddyGays,” “MyLustyWish,” “WantMatures,” “Loveaholics,” “SpicyDesires,” and “AffairDating.”

After creating free accounts on a number of these websites, Snopes discovered they were filled with seemingly fake profiles, some of which used stolen photos of models. Snopes reports it was bombarded with messages attempting…

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