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Fake adult dating sites - the truth.


Amanda

Anonymous
Some of you guys on here may be messaging women on 'hook up' sites, buying credits to message women in the belief that you'll end up meeting them one day - STOP! These are scam sites. I have a friend who works for one of these fake sites. The company she works for employ women to reply to messages for which they get paid 15p per message answered. Let's say the guy is messaging a woman called Jane. In actual fact, every message from 'Jane' is actually coming from a different woman every time. The guy will never get her phone number and he definitely won't get to meet her because 'Jane' doesn't exist. Every time he asks for her number, email or a date will be met by an excuse, that she's 'not ready' or 'needs more time' etc, etc. There are many scam sites all owned by the same company, such as MatureMeetups, Granny Lover, UKmeets, etc. These sites will charge you around £1 per message and you'll get nothing in return. So please don't use them!

Jake

Anonymous
If this is true then report them to the local authority, because setting up fake profiles from your own platform is now illegal

Amanda

Anonymous
Quote by: Anonymous

If this is true then report them to the local authority, because setting up fake profiles from your own platform is now illegal



This company is based in central America, they own numerous adult dating sites such as the ones I've mentioned.

Due Diligence

Anonymous
grumpy
My question is why sites like PoF, Match, and Bumble who clearly lie about how many users they have cant get sued for fraud. For instance bumble says it has 30 million users whereas in actuality its probably 1 million after you weed out all the inactive or fake accounts. Any account inactive for more than 30 days should be "suspended". Meaning the profile taken off line until the user actively engages it.

Amanda

Anonymous
At least sites like POF, Match, etc are actually genuine, with real women. The sites I have mentioned are all fake. They steal photos of women from adult photo sites, give her a name and background and then the system sends a message to a guy to lure him in. Then he's paying around £1 each time he messages her. He doesn't realise that every reply he gets from her is actually coming from a different woman every time, all of whom are paid employees of the company that run the site he's on.

bob

Anonymous
a company in the UK owns 1000s of sites and has been warned about fake accounts but carry's on as usual whilst claiming that fake accounts have been stopped on its sites .the problem is enforcement

bob

Anonymous
Quote by: Anonymous

If this is true then report them to the local authority, because setting up fake profiles from your own platform is now illegal



they would laugh their heads off and carry on as usual despite any claims of legality ..they have a high churn rate of members so have to fill in with BS profiles to keep raking in millions

Amanda

Anonymous
The company that operate sites such as Granny Lover, UKmeets, etc are based in Central America so do so there's nothing you can do.

bob

Anonymous
Victims of romance scams - the majority of whom are women - lost an average of £11,145 each last year, according to new figures.

The data, from police reporting centre Action Fraud, showed that £50m was lost in these scams in 2018 when fraudsters pretend to be romantically attached.

Fraudsters trick victims into sending money or gather enough personal information to steal their identities.

These scams of the heart are being highlighted ahead of Valentine's Day.

Police say that victims are targeted via online dating websites, apps, or through social media. Fraudsters use fake profiles to form a relationship with them.

How I set out to catch a romance scammer

In 2018, 4,555 reports of romance fraud were made to Action Fraud. Total losses were up by 27% compared with the previous year. The total is likely to be higher as many victims are thought to have suffered in secret.

The average age of a romance fraud victim is 50 and 63% of victims are women. They lose twice as much on average than males, Action Fraud said.

Commander Karen Baxter, head of the City of London Police's economic crime department, said: "As cases of romance fraud increase each year, so too does the cost to victims, both emotionally and financially.

"The emotional damage of falling victim to romance fraud can often be far more difficult to come to terms with."

Dating site users are being urged not to take everything at face value.

Many people who have been caught out have judged those they met online based on their social media profile, their job, or simply trusting them too soon.
Online safety advice


Criminals who commit romance fraud trawl through profiles and piece together information such as wealth and lifestyle, in order to manipulate their victims
Police can investigate and help to provide support, but often cannot get the money back
It is very simple for fraudsters to cover their tracks by masking IP addresses and using unregistered phone numbers
Never send money to someone online you have never met
Think twice about posting personal information which could be used to manipulate or bribe you

Source: Action Fraud

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47176539

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