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Ashley Madison Insists It’s Not a Scam

Contrary to reports, the company says women are indeed using the site.

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Ashley Madison says that women do in fact use its website and are even continuing to sign up, rejecting an analysis last week that said only a few thousand women ever used the site to send a message. It says that during the first half of 2015, the ratio of paying male members to active female members was 1.2 to 1 (men have to pay to send messages on the site; women can use it for free), which suggests a much more vibrant network. Ashley Madison also says that women sent 2.8 million messages during the last week alone. While that figure doesn’t refute Gizmodo’s analysis, you’d expect those millions of messages to represent more than a few thousand people.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.