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 halforhalfnot
Joined: 9/13/2016
Msg: 26
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Years ago, the guy that created this site used to participate in the forums. He used to rant about Match creating fake profiles. Now that it's been sold to Match it's not surprising that the practice would be replicated here.

That said, it seems unlikely. The way the site works it just doesn't seem to be a very good return on investment to hope that Meet Me notices would generate paying customers.
 VeeDub_EVO_III
Joined: 3/10/2014
Msg: 27
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Posted: 2/11/2018 5:53:33 AM

Also...after a brief google search it seems as if POF not only allows all these fake profiles but that they're actually the ones behind them. POF creates these fake profiles to give people the illusion of much more activity then there actually is so that they can get the "real" profiles to pay for upgrades etc. It's quite a shame actually. But I guess it explains why POF ignores people that bring up this complaint.


POF does not create fake profiles. POF is a Canadian company and the worlds largest dating website. There are laws in Canada and a very adequate legal system rivaling anything in America. That means there's legal repercussions and a massive reason why POF does not do as you suggest. That's a mere rumor.

The fake profiles are created by macros operated by small sex/dating/porn sites from foreign countries with the intention of online marketing. Other fake profiles exist solely to scam people for money, identity etc. Others farm email addresses for sale to advertising companies. Other send phishing emails.

Trust me... a Canadian company is doing nothing of the sort. They are targeted by criminals because of their worldwide popularity.
 sundress1
Joined: 10/29/2017
Msg: 28
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Posted: 2/11/2018 10:01:29 AM

The quality of people on Match isn't different from those on PoF, IME. I had met better guys on here that I did Match. One of those guys is now my boyfriend.

I'm not saying which dating site is better or best. But one needs to keep their wits about when doing


I'm not a fan of internet dating in general. But most people I know that used both POF and Match told me POF was worse. For example, they got more vulgar emails on POF. I know there are examples of people finding a significant other from internet dating. I guess once in a while people can find a piece of gold in a pile of trash. LOL.
 prettybrwneyedone
Joined: 6/1/2017
Msg: 29
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Posted: 2/15/2018 2:04:17 PM
POF does have a ton of fake profiles, but they were definitely not orchestrated by the site. Being that this is a free site, there are scammers on here, some that are just catfishing as I've seen many episodes of the MTV show Catfish detailing episodes where someone encountered someone from this site.

I've even encountered a catfish and it was not even a romantic encounter. I had no intent on meeting the person, just picking their brain about videography as they seemed somewhat knowledgeable. Long story short, I agreed to exchange emails as I thought it was innocent. Not long after they deleted the two photos they had up and then not long after deleted the profile altogether.

They gave me so many details about themselves unprompted, but their details were enough for me to ask someone that I knew that worked as a manager somewhere that the person alleged that they went to train some staff. The person was a complete fraud.

I've seen quite a few catfishing profiles on the site - some very obvious, using photos of Tupcac, Deon sanders, etc. The thing I've learned if you have interest in getting to know someone and you have any suspicion that you're dealing with a catfish, have a method of communication that you don't have to divulge your own that will allow you to videochat.
 Platinum_Blonde_Angel
Joined: 1/23/2018
Msg: 30
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Posted: 2/15/2018 5:10:52 PM
In addition to using celebs we have photo shop & fake identities best to be very careful.

Lots of games being played on message boards/internet.
 DrivingHarmony2018
Joined: 2/10/2018
Msg: 31
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Posted: 2/15/2018 10:13:07 PM

POF = Plenty of Fakes


OP:

How original? Not like anyone of us has not heard that one before......(insert yawn.....)

There are fake profiles on every OLD site. It comes with OLD territory. IMO, you accept it and move on. Plus, it sounds like you have been successful with your OLD dating so what's all the complaining about?
 jayce1983
Joined: 3/5/2013
Msg: 32
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Posted: 2/16/2018 3:45:37 AM
I dont know why so many people are ripping on OP. He's 100% right.
I've been on POF for years. Was great before it got bought by match.com
Then changed searching, and messaging restrictions, followed by lots of fake profiles. Now tons of nudes/fakes.
The worst is finding someone, writing a detailed message, then getting, "this person does not accept messages from ".."
At least if I have to sift through an hour of fakes, only show me ones I can contact!

Anyone denying the absurdly high number of fakes is delusional. Yes it's free, but that should be no measure as to why POF went downhill so fast.
 Ladyinred0407
Joined: 2/6/2016
Msg: 33
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Posted: 2/16/2018 2:15:46 PM
LOL, DrivingHarmony, .............Are you zippin' in and out of traffic here?

Welcome to the inside lane.
"A high-occupancy vehicle lane (also known as an HOV lane, carpool lane, diamond lane, 2+ lane."
Where one can drive IF there are 2 or more occupants in the ..............love bug!
 DrivingHarmony2018
Joined: 2/10/2018
Msg: 34
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Posted: 2/16/2018 4:58:49 PM

Are you zippin' in and out of traffic here?


Too funny LIR! Yes, I am zippin' in the HOV lane quite nicely. I think I will stay there too. :)
I know a good lane when I am in one......
I always say, why change lanes when you are going at a good, steady pace. ;)
 yourstillhere
Joined: 7/30/2008
Msg: 35
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Posted: 2/16/2018 5:45:25 PM
There definitely are some fakes on here. I have seen a fair share of them myself, they seem to come and go.
For some reason they`ll have a double name like SherrySherry or SusanSusan and then a pic of a 22 year old with a profile that says shes 46yes old and standing at 5'11"
Also, when I do a search in my area (western Michigan) many of the womens profiles point out that there are plenty of fake profiles on here.


exactly. it's not the site. it's the person. if you're not all that great a catch, then it won't matter which avenue you use.


Wow, what a thing to say.
 RoxyMoronic
Joined: 6/7/2016
Msg: 36
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Posted: 2/17/2018 5:40:25 AM
fakes, snakes, cupcakes and half bakeds.
keepsakes, snowflakes and fruitcakes.
 Seki1949
Joined: 9/4/2013
Msg: 37
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Posted: 2/17/2018 8:45:49 AM
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Takes the Thread!
 CadetBoneSpurs
Joined: 2/7/2018
Msg: 38
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Posted: 2/17/2018 4:06:35 PM

I honestly can't think of a reason why POF won't do email confirmation (would at least slow the fakes) or individually approve profiles.


Have you considered the possibility of the reason you can not think of a reason is because you do not understand what you are asking?




Literally, 80-90% of the "meet me" matches I get are fake profiles. As in...very obvious. You know, the profiles with usually 2 pictures with one being of them either nude or with a bathing suite. It's incredibly annoying and POF staff if you're reading...you're losing a ton of people!!!!


So two problems here.

1. Why are you even looking at Meet Me? Just do an advanced search and that is all you need to do.

2a. How can you claim they are losing a ton of people?

2b. If it is so bad, why are you here?
 Akitahun
Joined: 1/30/2012
Msg: 39
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Posted: 2/21/2018 12:47:25 AM
I'm real!!! I haven't seen any fake profiles that I know about. Most are just being unrealistic about what they want and/or have to offer!!!
 CBGB77
Joined: 12/15/2017
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Posted: 2/21/2018 7:01:47 AM
I got a message from one today. it just said "Hi" profile photo looked a professional photo of a very attractive older woman

Profile description sounds like it was written by a russian bot.

"I like reading, music, dancing, and movies. I will like to give this a try and see where it leads but I am looking for something serious and pls no games players, I want a amn who is ready to love and be loved in return."
 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 41
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Posted: 2/21/2018 8:06:17 AM
shoot, I thought it meant, t'd off fish. or maybe another word that begins with F? maybe for the apoplexic dyslexic, its an acronym of f'ing old pricks.

I don't get the complaint about fakes, I don't even get fakes bothering with me :)

To borrow an old phrase, it just ain't real until you meet. Its like when you open up the mailbox and Publishers Clearinghouse tells you, you've won a million dollars. And another envelope tells you to open it up, b/c its important. we've been gettin' messed with since before the internet existed.
 Platinum_Blonde_Angel
Joined: 1/23/2018
Msg: 42
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Posted: 2/21/2018 9:29:07 AM

I got a message from one today. it just said "Hi" profile photo looked a professional photo of a very attractive older woman

Profile description sounds like it was written by a russian bot.

"I like reading, music, dancing, and movies. I will like to give this a try and see where it leads but I am looking for something serious and pls no games players, I want a amn who is ready to love and be loved in return."


dosvedanya

All it is -it is exactly as you described:

An "older very attractive woman who took a pro phot0" w/ a simply written profile- how is THAT a Russian bot?

When I 1st came back here, b4 I hid my profile, a local emailed me & said "are you a Russian scammer"? ( I am mostly of Ukrainian descent)
CB, you know I am a real person, so why wouldn't you extend the benefit of doubt to that person?
 CBGB77
Joined: 12/15/2017
Msg: 43
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Posted: 2/21/2018 12:18:24 PM

Posted By: Platinum_Blonde_Angel on 2/21/2018 1107 AM
Subject: POF = Plenty of Fakes
Message:
I got a message from one today. it just said "Hi" profile photo looked a professional photo of a very attractive older woman

Profile description sounds like it was written by a russian bot.

"I like reading, music, dancing, and movies. I will like to give this a try and see where it leads but I am looking for something serious and pls no games players, I want a amn who is ready to love and be loved in return."


dosvedanya

All it is -it is exactly as you described:

An "older very attractive woman who took a pro phot0" w/ a simply written profile- how is THAT a Russian bot?

When I 1st came back here, b4 I hid my profile, a local emailed me & said "are you a Russian scammer"? ( I am mostly of Ukrainian descent)
CB, you know I am a real person, so why wouldn't you extend the benefit of doubt to that person?


Thanks PBA, I guess I thought that because 1) I shouldn't have even recieved this message because this person lives 2 states away from me(about 500 miles ) and I set my mail filters to only receive messages from woman within 75 miles. and 2) The strange syntex and spelling error in her short profile.
 Platinum_Blonde_Angel
Joined: 1/23/2018
Msg: 44
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Posted: 2/21/2018 4:39:54 PM
The syntax & grammar you showed in your post sounds normal.

500 miles away?

I dunno, but your a handsome man, & it is harder when one is older.

I wouldn't dismiss it right away unless 500 miles is out of the question.
 Nestaron
Joined: 10/11/2017
Msg: 45
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Posted: 2/21/2018 5:03:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

Not going to happen. lol
 CBGB77
Joined: 12/15/2017
Msg: 46
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Posted: 2/21/2018 8:13:55 PM

Posted By: Nestaron on 2/21/2018 7:03:07 PM
Subject: POF = Plenty of Fakes
Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

Not going to happen. lol


Lol,my college roomate is the Proclaimers booking agent. I met them at his wedding 20 years ago. they sat next to me at the reception dinner.
 CBGB77
Joined: 12/15/2017
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Posted: 2/21/2018 8:19:00 PM

POF = Plenty of Fakes
Posted: 2/21/2018 654 PM
The syntax & grammar you showed in your post sounds normal.

500 miles away?

I dunno, but your a handsome man, & it is harder when one is older.

I wouldn't dismiss it right away unless 500 miles is out of the question.


Well thank's for your kind words PBA,but the truth is I usually only respond to messages from women in the Minneapolis area.Even St Paul is a bridge to far for me.
 Nestaron
Joined: 10/11/2017
Msg: 48
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Posted: 2/21/2018 10:20:14 PM
Nice good song just not really something I would do for woman unless there was another reason to go there. It could be Nena or Patty Smyth from scandal on their best day and I still not doing it. lol
 Platinum_Blonde_Angel
Joined: 1/23/2018
Msg: 49
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Posted: 2/22/2018 3:09:12 AM
CB, my hubs & I were literally 1,000 miles apart.

We consider that song by The Proclaimers our song.



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 Platinum_Blonde_Angel
Joined: 1/23/2018
Msg: 50
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Posted: 2/22/2018 4:08:08 AM
guys, you deserve someone who puts a song in your heart

this is a good one

https://youtu.be/a4UQJwd3awQ

The Waterboys

Fisherman's Blues











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