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 q2alphadog
Joined: 8/20/2005
Msg: 36
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Wow, two more pages of replies since my post just a couple of hours ago. Thanks for the links. I wish there was something about it on the more mainstream sites like cnn, fox, cbs, etc.

I'm loving POF more and more. Freedom of speech does appear to be possible here. (Unlike those other services) I thought that my earlier comment might be censored.

I don't think these services should double dip by taking money from advertisers and consumers. It's the same way I feel about cable. Don't charge me to watch commercials.

I have an idea. Open up and/or keep your free Yahoo personals account. When someone contacts you, you can reply with a detailed email. Tell them to meet you here at POF! I don't know if Match will allow you to reply with unlimited text or not, so I can't offer any tip there.

Some people say, "You get what you pay for." Others say, "The best things in life are free!"
 Duzntgetanyfiner
Joined: 4/16/2005
Msg: 38
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Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 8:53:21 PM

wish there was something about it on the more mainstream sites like cnn, fox, cbs, etc.


Here you go dahlin'

http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/18/technology/personaltech/dating_match.reut/

Cheers

Wildly

 Holding my Breath
Joined: 10/26/2005
Msg: 39
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 9:17:23 PM
Actually, there are other sites that I've heard of who use the same tactics on their female population. A friend was a member of a pay site and she bought a medium-level membership. She was often solicited with emails from really hot sounding guys, or perfect matches, who were at a "standard" level, for which she would have to purchase a "standard" add on to her membership to allow interaction between the two... What a joke!
 hockeyfanforlife
Joined: 8/27/2005
Msg: 41
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 9:26:36 PM
Finally a website gets caught. I have seen several websites in the past that do the same thing, where you sign up for a free trial and never use it. I had received emails in the past that said such and such user was sending me a message. Half the time the person wasn't even from the same country or sounded like the had a female porn star name. I hope this is a wake up call for everyone on these sites. I'm going to think twice now before I try match.com or yahoo or several other ones. I hope the websites lose the cases against them.
 sleepless_in_Newmarket
Joined: 7/18/2005
Msg: 42
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 9:36:32 PM
I've been suspicious of this since I joined lavalife a year and half ago. In fact, I contacted Lavalife management and told them about the fake profiles and chastised them for allowing them - never accusing them directly of producing them. I did however suggest that they allowed them as collusion with the third parties as the benefit to them was obvious. They had opportunity and motivation. And even if they did not produce these fake ads, it looked bad nonetheless. They continued to say that they remove fake profiles but could not act solely on "suspicion" even though it says they can do exactly that in their own Terms of Use contract. They had no answer to that. So they had no answer as to why they left them alone.

Eventually the emails back and forth came down to me warning them that sooner or later, an expose would break in the news about this so it was not in their interests to conduct the operation like that.
 Ozzy_ Chop
Joined: 11/8/2005
Msg: 44
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 10:00:16 PM
You can never be to careful on the internet or the use of your Mobile Phone .There are millions of scams and faulse advertising.Heres one for you Guys to be aware of. Its a classic this dating game, only free sites are the true sites.Television Adds on at night advertising SMS and get Hooked up tonight (YEAH RIGHT)
After $40.00 checking this out i soon relised this was a scam.. They Hook you up to an automated system they ask for your age and location and every time you tell them it just so happens they are in the same area as you are.. (Coinsidence) when you ask where would they like to meet you the subject is quickly changed and another topic comes up and they come back and say come over and meet me but never give you the address or place to meet. Being inquisitive i kept SMS . I tried another client and it was a simillar conversation.I only did this to see how true this so called Television advertisement was.I have Reported this to our local Broardcasting TV station and this will be dealt with.Its so wrong that this can be aired on Television and be faulse advertising,but yet people get away with it.I have only ever paid for one dating site,never again
 HybridFrank
Joined: 11/2/2005
Msg: 45
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 10:10:11 PM
i set up a profile on another site and got tons of winks, so i ended up putting no winks at the top of my profile and still got tons, i suspected that it was fake winks to get me to be a paying member, or can't the women read, lol
 NatGoat
Joined: 10/15/2005
Msg: 46
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 10:25:33 PM
I KNEW IT!!!
Several sites do that!!!
And a few{like Hny/M}have such Lazy employees, they can't even Bother reviewing a persons Profile Update...They just deny it, and say 'You have Too Many Profiles, already'{I have 1 !!!}
Or..'Contact Info is not allowed in your Profile'....{But they let it get into the 'Fantasies' section...It's Still There!!!}
Damn Profiteering B******s!!!
And Am/Match is full of people trying to get you to Buy into their Personal sites for more info...
Glad I don't subscribe to them..in fact..I'm Deleting Most of them..Right NOW!!!
 goober077
Joined: 4/11/2005
Msg: 47
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 11:33:50 PM
I recently got out of a three yr relationship and my sister told me about this .com site called true three day free to contact people and after that is 50 a month they say they do a back ground on felons and married women and men. When doing the three days free you cant give women/men your email you have to secretly do the two@hotmail. thing.. On top of it over 250 people wanted to meet i responded to every one and only got four responses and 10 where local within 100 miles and a few scams. I called them up they where not interested really in the welfare of the cutomer. I will never pay for a site. Its nice with the ones that are free out there where you can do your what kind of dog or iq you have which rock star you are ect.. But some are just too damb young and like me just doing it for fun.. And if you ever put in free personal sites in goog there are millions lol.. I dont know how many times i joined and tried to unjoin a site usually too hard to unjoin. I think men should sue sites that are only free to women i know that is what makes there money but isnt that discrimintation?
bobby
 Ozzy_ Chop
Joined: 11/8/2005
Msg: 48
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 11:37:18 PM
You just dont know do you ???...I find some sites are common BS and i put my trust in Free websites now. I tried Network Marketing Myself for 12 months or more with a Few different websites,No Experience needed as they said.Just 30 mins a day to become a successful internet Marketer.I thought why not as i was intruiged with the power of the internet!!!Only took me 3 months to work out that they were only interested in lining their own pockets with your hard earnt $$$.The more sites and programs you visited,the more products and software you had to purchase to build your website.Everytime i queried this i would get told, my websites are looking great and that i will be in earning $$$ very soon,so just be paitent and keep up with what your doing and things will soon be happening for you ,i was told these Products you need to help get your website out there and on the best search engines.(I was still Waiting)I didnt know what i was doing right but yet i had that feeling i wasnt productive and getting nowhere.Some of the people i was associated with were close mates i built up over quiet a period of time as my friends and nothing was mentioned when to me exchanging emails until they started inviting me to come into the sites they were associated with.That was my Biggest Mistake,Putting trust in people i thought were my friends. I do beleive anyone can make Honest $$$ on the internet and my theroy is if you have invented a product that is going to be a Big Seller to promote as an individual.What i did learn through this is Most Websites are Automated setup emails on search engines, Therefore as a Marketer you only had to confirm the email and fill out another webpage to add to your Webite And Yes pull another $$$ out of your Pocket. Theres alot of Bad Eggs out there.
Anyone else had a simillar experience.
 spartanis
Joined: 5/22/2004
Msg: 49
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Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/19/2005 11:46:18 PM
Aye.. I had heaps of emails sending to me to offer free deals if i come back.. I emailed them back saying: If i removed myself from your database, why have you still got my email address?

never heard from them since... pmsl

Some sites offered free for ladies to click and message (which most never do) and men have to pay something rediculoursly $50 a month to send a message to anyone.. of which we are not sure if they actually made it to the intended target :/

Anyways.. I been there done that.. I stick wif free ones.. They know what they are doing :)
 Tinkle
Joined: 11/2/2005
Msg: 50
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 12:04:49 AM
A lot of sites out there scam. They are really quite bad at it too. Wasn't aware yahoo sent out BS. I know they have scammers on there, but that's the members not Yahoo.
 hugging U 4ever
Joined: 11/15/2005
Msg: 51
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 2:56:58 AM
Now if someone does the same suit against TRUE then I would be relieved. I know I recieved winks, then asked specifically if they were sent. I never even received a response so that pretty much says it all.
 straighttothepoint
Joined: 11/12/2005
Msg: 52
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 3:50:19 AM
Or maybe you just didn't attract them... thats my guess anyway
 straighttothepoint
Joined: 11/12/2005
Msg: 54
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 3:59:30 AM
WOW they do all of that? You should get revenge. Make them change their ways, that would be sweet. Then the rest of us men will be able to sleep easy knowing that we'll be able to get an email from some woman we've never seen in person yet! Its not like real women aren't out there for us to talk to. Best way to know if a woman is actually interested isn't from an online "wink", or an online "smile". You can only find out by talking to her. You'll always find out if she is interested, she'll let you know. Anyway, if anything you should fight over the fact that men have to pay at these websites while women have it free.
 maintguy045
Joined: 5/3/2005
Msg: 55
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 5:12:21 AM
I have been a member of both yahoo and match.com personals,and while I have yet to experience the things the suit is describing, I do know that both sites will and do block outgoing email to other members without notifying you that they are doing so, which I find to be every underhanded and deceptive, considering they are both pay sites,and that no real mention is made of the fact that they do this in their user terms when you join.
 maintguy045
Joined: 5/3/2005
Msg: 56
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 5:29:39 AM
There is something else that disturbs me in regards to just about all of these dating sites..whether they be pay or free....and that is the seeming proliference of the geographical,age,and picture misrepresentation by fraudulent members, and attempts to scam money from other members....on some of these sites, I am literally inundated with emails from members whose profiles state that they reside in the USA,but after you read their email to you, you find that indeed they reside in another country altogether,and many of them profess undying love and interest right off the bat, in order to gain one's confidence,which as most of us know, just is not the real world...LOL....and then the requests for money will begin. I feel dating sites should be doing MUCH more to screen their members before profile placement is granted,up to and including verification though credit card indentification in order to verify geographical location. It would be very easy for an inexperinced dating site user to be sucked in by one of these pieces of human detritus,and to be scammed for money....luckily my inherant sense of radar and my good common sense has steered me away from ever having been a victim,but I do worry and feel for the uninitiated and uninformed.....for all of you punters and newbies out there......sites to be very aware of are webdate.com.....matchdoctor.com...matchmaker.com....yahoo.com....bookofmatches.com.....and match.com, although the incidence of occurance on the match.com site seems to be much lower then on the others I have just mentioned,which are literally loaded with this human scum...

I will say that the POF site is one of the most vigilant sites in being a watchdog and keeping this garbage off of their site,and my hat goes off to the site for doing so....kudos to you guys...and the best part of using POF?? It's free!
 Tinkle
Joined: 11/2/2005
Msg: 57
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 5:35:30 AM
Funny, Yahoo front page news articles has info. about this. However, they only speak about Match.com and not their personals... hmm.
 stephcdbi2
Joined: 6/25/2005
Msg: 58
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 6:12:09 AM
I do believe its true not only on them sites but others to , I joined a personal site and I got the emails and winks , biggest deal was they were from hot ass women , to many to hot , funny thing is they nevered replied back , its the way the sites try and get your money , they figure if some hotties seem interested then you'll probally want to know more then after you give up your cash then it all changes , them hottie arent the same , oh well just wanted to say them sites do do that and its wrong
 SHE-DEVIL-36
Joined: 7/28/2004
Msg: 59
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 6:13:50 AM
It all comes right along with the pay sites...I agree......you have to take these sites just as they come....and dont always believe what you see or hear.......
 thebomb1971
Joined: 6/22/2005
Msg: 61
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 7:16:00 AM
heartdetectives.com does the same thing.
 jmbunch
Joined: 7/20/2005
Msg: 63
Class action against Yahoo Personals and Match.com for fraud
Posted: 11/20/2005 7:41:50 AM
I believe it is true 110 % they always send out fake emails to me. Like on True.com they had a porn star send me a email that I know didn't send it to me she has her hands full of something else besides a keyboard. What can I do suit to get my money back are what??
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