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 unexpectedgreg1
Joined: 11/11/2013
Msg: 1
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I was wondering if PoF could implement a CAPTCHA when registering if you have not already? If you have maybe it needs updating. I am finding far too many fake accounts promoting pornography websites and people wanting to get your information through kik.
 duracell_bunny_one
Joined: 1/21/2015
Msg: 2
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Posted: 5/6/2018 4:35:17 AM
......and POF (Match.com) should seek to decrease
click revenue? - Not going to happen friend...........

 feirene
Joined: 1/3/2017
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Posted: 5/6/2018 4:20:32 PM
How will a captcha stop them?
 Justanotherchap
Joined: 12/4/2013
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Posted: 5/7/2018 1:32:20 AM
Captcha version 1 is bloody awful. People including myself have wasted hours trying to get past that stupid thing. Even the guy who invented it says it is bollocks so much so that it has been withdrawn.

And yes , how would that stop scammers?
 squareslice
Joined: 5/9/2018
Msg: 5
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Posted: 5/13/2018 4:04:31 PM
One option would be to IP ban the twunts, but they prob use VPNs
 RoxyMoronic
Joined: 6/7/2016
Msg: 6
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Posted: 5/14/2018 12:36:52 AM
Whatever measures are put in place the cons and scammers will find a way.
Educating people to become more savvy at recognising their tactics/ scams would probably be money better spent.
 acrosstheplains
Joined: 8/1/2017
Msg: 7
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Posted: 5/15/2018 1:09:54 PM
Most attempts to prohibit bad uns from creating multiple accounts to spamalot fail once the full time scammers work out it and work around it. But it can stop legitimate peeps from creating an account by happenstance if they share (can't say what for security reasons)
Yeas, better educate people at school about false people, both in the real life and online.
Probably start by showing babies pictures of current politicians and giving them tiny electric shocks to reinforce the learning outcome
 acrosstheplains
Joined: 8/1/2017
Msg: 8
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Posted: 5/15/2018 1:11:02 PM
Or better still, big electric shocks to the politician
 RoxyMoronic
Joined: 6/7/2016
Msg: 9
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Posted: 5/16/2018 1:09:09 AM
lol yeh, politicians......they rarely learn from mistakes because they rarely admit to them.
And who would if you’re hung drawn and quartered by a media spin.
Could electric shocks change the outcome? Let’s try it :)
 gusgee
Joined: 12/21/2018
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Posted: 5/5/2019 7:56:58 AM
It's getting to the point where its no chin being on this site. Cobden msgs of fake profiles. Pof can block the mac address of these fake profiles devices. Yet they decide not to.
Shame on you pof
 gusgee
Joined: 12/21/2018
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Posted: 5/5/2019 7:57:10 AM
It's getting to the point where its no chin being on this site. Cobden msgs of fake profiles. Pof can block the mac address of these fake profiles devices. Yet they decide not to.
Shame on you pof
 UKBunny
Joined: 8/10/2018
Msg: 12
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Posted: 5/6/2019 3:50:59 AM
Why bump a five year old (& largely ghost) thread?
there's a perfectly good current one going on, same problem, new day.........

 nightworker2
Joined: 8/3/2007
Msg: 13
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Posted: 5/7/2019 5:28:05 PM
I know one person who is doing this. His name is Steven Stabile of 1125 North B street Lake Worth Florida. He puts up phony profiles and pretends to be females. He tries to get your email so he can get into your accounts on the internet including your bank account. The tragic thing is that he is a snitch so the authorities let him do what ever criminal activity he wants to do. He also lies in court for the authorities so they can get a conviction. If there is anyone living near him ,they need to send him a message. I have a restraining order against him and he still keeps it up with the phony profiles. He even tries to put semi pornographic images on my views . Some of the semi pornographic images are children. He is a sick individual. He should be put in a hospital and not for his mental state either. lol
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
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Posted: 5/10/2019 7:28:59 AM
I am getting the same.
Another one wanted me to phone her, I quickly realised it was a premium rate line.
 woz1968
Joined: 2/21/2019
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Posted: 5/13/2019 7:11:09 AM
Every Time I log in I get a flurry and of “wants to meet” or “added to favourites” from large breasted young women with lots of numbers in their usernames. Then I check my emails from the saggy titted pensioners who are real, have a little grumble and log out again.
 Aggers
Joined: 10/26/2012
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Posted: 5/13/2019 4:17:19 PM
Only came on here 10 minutes ago! Six meet me's and two favourites added. Wow! I am that hot. Please form a queue behind the "50 yo" blonde who looks 17, I beg you, she has fantastic knorks and is totally the love of my OLD life. Her profile says when she is not on here, she is using her t0y on herself? Just the type of girl I need [not]

Hey Woz, we can live in hope, eh?
 spectravision
Joined: 3/20/2019
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Posted: 5/13/2019 6:31:11 PM
Yeah, POF bot will only drive men away eventually.

9 bot views in 2 mins.
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