Busted – The Worst Online Dating Site Scams
Hey Dave here,
I hope you’re doing awesome and that your online dating or social life is blowing up.
With thousands of dating sites to chose from, the competition between dating sites to get new customers is fierce. So fierce, some sites resort to some pretty lame (and underhanded) tactics to get you to part with your money.
Does this sound familiar?
You just signed up for [INSERT DATING SITE HERE] about 2 weeks ago and so far have received 2 mail messages, both from pretty attractive women and they both contained very similar messages.
Both talked about how they had their heart broken recently and how all they care about now is a sense of humor and looks don’t matter, etc.
You probably replied back, and you haven’t heard from either in a week.
How frustrating is this?
Or how about this one…
You get 3 women who check out your profile the moment you post it every time.
If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone… there’s a prety good chance you’re dealing with FAKE dating profiles.
You think I’m exaggerating, don’t you?
Did you know that some dating websites are known to be FULL of these fake profiles? Yup, you think theres a lotta hot chicks on the site, you pay your membership and boom… none of the girls reply… you’re wondering WTF is going on here.
Here’s what’s up:
I was surfing the web the other day and found a request made on a site called Elance.com, which provides outsourcing services for freelancers:
“Need 500 unique dating profiles included. English must be readable and understandable. Include age, interests, and what your looking for in a date.3-8 sentences. Sample profile included.”
Here’s that sample profile:
“Looking for a casual date or a new friend to hang out with from time to time. Cuban female 22/5?6/ Cute ..wait… very cute. Im serious about meeting for some drinks or a date guys. Dont wanna make my ad long so email me and I’ll tell you a bit more about my self. If your looking for dating please dont be gay or married! Or married and gay LOL!!”
This Site Got Busted Pretty Good
A company called Jetplace was ordered (by a judge) to own up to adding fake profiles to dating site redhotpie.
1. The site owner added 1371 fake profiles
2. Fake members messaged real ones
3. Judge ordered to own up, give refunds
And These Scammers Get The
Award For LAMEST Excuse Yet
A company owning a network of dating websites was sued because they defrauded men using fake profiles.
In this case, some of the profiles were created by the sites themselves, and the sites’ employees contacted subscribers posing as the fake (and “often scantily clad”) women.
The best (or lamest) part is their defense: The websites pointed to disclaimer language acknowledging that “some” profiles may be fictitious.
I mean really?
Why the fuck are you gonna sign up to a dating site if they have profiles that are fictitious? Not because they have a great service that can help you meet chicks, because they are dicks.
NOW THESE ARE PRETTY DAMN SNEAKY!
Why on earth would a dating site want someone to create 500 fake singles profiles?
Why would a site OWNER add 1371 FAKE profiles?
Maybe to ‘pad’ their site with fake profiles to make it APPEAR like there are a lot more women active on the site than there really are?
Listen, I keep telling you, you gotta “fish” in the right pond.
Anyway, be on the lookout and stick with the sites I recommend so you don’t waste a bunch of moolah and get taken by one of these scammer sites.
pof.com is a great site (and 100% free) and match.com is the biggest paid dating site (lots of women on there).
Right now it’s us vs. them.
Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know if you have any questions about this post or about dating sites in general and I’ll weight in and give you my two cents on how to make sure you’re on the right sites and not getting scammed