Let it pass
I know it's horrible and I know it's going to cause loads of problems...but just ride it out. If you're on there and the pressure is coming externally, ignore it, ride it out, it'll pass.
These sort of things (albeit not on this scale) happen all the time. Embarrassing situations you have to explain, and then gets forgotten about with the myriad of other random crap about a person.
Sure some will suffer worse than others, but I doubt that's because of the external pressure. It's just scam artists trying to earn a buck.
From what I've heard from people who are on there (I don't judge..although I looked up my brother in law, then I woulda judged..) and most people signed up but never went through with a hook up, they chickened out. Obviously I don't know if the small data pool I have is indicative of everyone, but the optimist in me likes to think so