Excessive fake accounts have been streaming in lately so I periodically shut down registration. If your friend wants to join she can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will create an account.
There does seem to be a member called Stella (in Dubai) in the site member list, but yeah, looks dodgy to me too. Hasn't posted spam in the message board (yet), as a few of these fake accounts were doing, so hasn't been picked up I guess. Looks like a different approach, going after individual members.
thanks for reporting, unfortunately, this kind of thing is very prevalent. Keep vigilant and keep reporting. Stella is getting the boot!