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 markus
Joined: 3/27/2001
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Match.com and yahoo personals are being taken to court. What will probably get the most traction is the allegations that sites sent out fake winks, and that sites send out fake emails right before you decide to buy a subscription or right after you decide to renew. These are also the feelings users expressed in the following thread before news of these suits broke. http://forums.plentyoffish.com/datingPosts2347099.aspx


Class action ---> http://www.worklaw.cc



http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/367167p-312443c.html


Evans alleges that Match.com employees identify customers whose subscriptions are about to lapse and send them "winks" - a way users show interest in each other - and scripted E-mails.
The suit alleges snooping employees read customers' E-mails to each other and use the information "to make themselves appear to be the 'perfect match' to that person."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4451606.stm



A separate lawsuit filed in San Jose accuses the online dating service of internet giant Yahoo of breach of contract, fraud and unfair trade practices.

It has been brought by a Florida man who accuses the company of posting profiles of fictitious potential clients on its website to give the impression, he says, that it has more single people on its books than is really the case


Both of these suits seek class action status, what do you think?
 neillowe
Joined: 10/26/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:40:20 PM
...wouldn't surprise me any. Seems as though I too would receive many emails/winks/flirts right after I dropped the subscription.
 iluvmonkeys2
Joined: 8/31/2004
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:40:51 PM
i think it's about d*mn time someone filed suit! good for them. how horrid that they prey on people's hope, dreams, & emotions just to make a buck! thank god for POF. i hope we all realize how lucky we are to be here, to have this site and not have to worry about that or pay a ridiculous fee just to contact mr./ms. maybe...
 jimbojim1099
Joined: 10/30/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:41:14 PM
i thinck most dating sites do this thay did get caught i thinck thay should have to repay everyone and pay damages
 Duzntgetanyfiner
Joined: 4/16/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:41:22 PM
I believe it....I had an ad on match.com awhile ago...took it off because they were censoring mail between me and other match.com customers. This was determined by the fact that the paying members that contacted me would send a message with their contact information and match.com would edit the contact information to say "joesmith@talkmatch.com" or something of that nature instead of what the person really wrote i.e. "joesmith@hotmail.com".

I figured something was "not quite right" when I tried to send a couple of messages to their legal department asking if they were allowed to do that type of thing only to have the emails returned as undeliverable. I kept those emails.

Needless to say, I removed my profile from that site and have not used it since.

POF ROCKS!!

 JustFwed
Joined: 8/27/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:42:44 PM
I want my money back.......period
 Kiss_My_Karma~
Joined: 7/4/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:52:23 PM
I believe it....I had an ad on match.com awhile ago...took it off because they were censoring mail between me and other match.com customers. This was determined by the fact that the paying members that contacted me would send a message with their contact information and match.com would edit the contact information to say "joesmith@talkmatch.com" or something of that nature instead of what the person really wrote i.e. "joesmith@hotmail.com".

I figured something was "not quite right" when I tried to send a couple of messages to their legal department asking if they were allowed to do that type of thing only to have the emails returned as undeliverable. I kept those emails.



Wildly, were you a non-paid member? They do that so people can't get around paying the subscription to use the service. Personally, I think yahoo stinks, they kept sending me matches that were 20% compatible, then a week later they would send the same matches and say we were 80% compatible or something similar. POF is great!
 11dave11
Joined: 4/13/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:53:36 PM
This happens with True.com. I have recieved hundreds of winks and e-mails from "other users" that were "interested" only to find out after contacting them that the had sent NO wink or message to me and had NO interest in contacting me.

I have sent many complaints to true.com only to get an AUTOMATED responce. I heard nothing further.

Someone needs to add a class action against TRUE.com also I believe that they ARE the worst at these sneaky practices. They do this in order to "trick" you in to subscribing so you can reply to that person. Then you find out that the person never winked or e-mailed you or ever attempted to contact you.

Also, in there "who has viewed my profile" users that have not logged on in over 6 months. I have done alot of digging earlier this year when I realized what was being done. I actually paid for a subscription in order to contact users and find out if they had contacted me or winked at me.

Has anyone else had this issue with TRUE.com?
 dashance
Joined: 11/18/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:57:11 PM
How much memory do you think it'd take to do a whats that word again? List of all complainants,... I'd get on,... and it won't be a band wagon! Who'd want to admit being in the boat unless they really are? Isn't that what these pay sites are counting on? Kudo's to those that started the class actions,... "we'd" like like to help.... how can we?
 Dodgerovitch
Joined: 10/1/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:58:33 PM
the only reason i've joined the yahoo personals is so that i could sign up for local email groups, Florida Singles in my case. Match.com or similar i wouldnt even bother with as i already know what to expect from them. and of course POF beats them all hands down, it is the only non-fradulent site out there from what i gather so far.
 Kiss_My_Karma~
Joined: 7/4/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:59:15 PM
We can help by protesting! No more pay for love! No more pay for love! Hell no, we won't go!
 sarcasticgeek
Joined: 11/6/2004
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Posted: 11/19/2005 4:59:43 PM
Oh I always suspected this about Yahoo. My experience was the one where my subscription would be about over and I'd suddenly get a few e-mails or winks to get me to stay. The other thing is that send me a couple of winks as soon as I make my profile searchable (I go back and forth between hidden and unhidden every so often). And of course those people never wind up giving me any contact info so it goes nowhere. I would say I'm really pissed about it now, but really it didn't ruin my life or anything lol. But I won't be sending them another dime, that's for sure. Hopefully all us suckers will get some sort of small refund out of it.
 sweetness30721
Joined: 3/30/2003
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:00:21 PM
Personally, I always thought that it was wrong to make 2 people pay to match. Think about it... What if you would have matched with a person that only had a free subscription (which is totally usless anyway), but you couldn't find out because the "free" member cannot reply to any of your messages. So Yahoo Personals, Match.com, or whomever gets paid twice; you and your match. Just not right!
 sk65
Joined: 10/28/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:00:33 PM
this happened to me on a couple of occasions with yahoo. the second time i wrote them a nasty letter. i know they dont care, but telling them where to stick made me feel better. lol
 happygal_28
Joined: 9/25/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:01:01 PM
You have to read that fine print with true. The same thing happened to me and I wasn't even a paid member! There is a little box that you have to UN check when you are signing up, otherwise they also send winks to other people they claim are FROM YOU. I caught the whole thing quickly when I investigated why more than 10 winks went out from my account all at once on a day when I was at work! Also, the ONLY wasy to unsubscribe from true is by PHONE! What's up with that???
 pickup_man
Joined: 11/10/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:05:11 PM
i don't think that it is a pinch of salt that they are shoveling, but something else, if you know what i mean ??
 Duzntgetanyfiner
Joined: 4/16/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:09:03 PM
Wildly, were you a non-paid member?


I was, but that's not the point...the member contacting me was a paid member...no different than a lot of the sites out there. Member status aside, it should not matter to anyone other than the person sending the mail and the person receiving it what the content is. Last time I heard, reading mail not intended for you and on top of that changing the contents before allowing the intended recipient to receive it is against the law.

And why did the emails I sent to the legal department at match.com get returned to me as "undeliverable"??? Clearly something shady going on.



 HumanBean
Joined: 6/26/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:11:09 PM
Agreed......this is something that should've happened a while ago. I've been at Match.com, and Yahoo...and True... and Eharmony...(gee, I look desperate, don't I? In my defense, I wasn't with all of them at the same time)

Same scenario each time...winks galore when my membership was due; and I am no longer a member of any of those sites except or True, and I've called them more than once to remove my profile. I've been promised that they will remove it, but they haven't yet.
 ffryan
Joined: 10/10/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:12:59 PM
I was on yahoo's site for a while, my profile may even still be up for all I know. I noticed an increasing trend of professionally done photographs accompanied with 1 or 2 sentence profiles with sexual overtones. I'd say up to about a third of the profiles that I saw were like this. I'd say a good rule of thumb, on these internet dating sites, is unless there is definate personal content and more than 1 unprofessional/real picture, don't waste your time. Lavalife and seaoflove to it too.
 WTstandUP69
Joined: 4/8/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:13:04 PM
GREAT, THAT IS A DISCUSTING WAY TO MAKE MONEY OFF PEOPLES EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS BUT MUCH, MUCH WORSE THEN EITHER OF THOSE SITES IS TRUE.COM PERSONALS THEY DO SO MUCH STUFF LIKE THAT THEY'D MAKE THOSE PERSONALS SEEM LIKE PROFITS OF GOD. NOT ONLY DO THEY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MEN LETTING WOMEN HAVE FREE ACCESS TO ALL ON THEIR SITE AND MAKE THE MEN PAY BUT I BELIEVE IT'S LIKE BEING IN IN A PERSONALS PRISON, THEY READ YOUR MAIL, BLOCK PHONE NUMBERS, BLOCK HOME EMAIL ADDRESS, THEIR THE HIGHEST PRICED PERSONAL I HAVE EVER SEEN FOR PERSONALS, THEY HAVE EMPLOYEES SEND OUT FAKE EMAILS TO YOU HAVING YOU THINK THE EMPLOYEE IS INTERESTED, AND DECEPTIONS CRAP JUST GOES ON AND ON WITH THEIR DECEPTION AND IRON FISTED WAYS. DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT AS THIS IS ALL BASED ON MY OPINION AND THEIR HISTORY WITH ME WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN HERE. IN MY OPINION NO PERSONAL ON EARTH SUCKS MORE THEN TRUE.COM MATTER OF FACT I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE CALLED---> DECEPTION-STRONG-AMRED-PERSONALS@THIEVS.BUMS
 queenrhiannon
Joined: 8/15/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:13:29 PM
They are in it for the money. I got mysterious winks when I was gullible enough to sign up with them - and funny thing - after I did - I sure got a heck of a lot of spam in my email the next day - wonder if they are taking the emails and selling them to companies?
I quit with them before I signed on here - but the spam is getting worse - so I don't even use that email anymore.
 _007_
Joined: 10/4/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:18:59 PM
I most certainly agree. This practise that some of these dating sights do, are exactly that and they aren't even smooth about it! I read thru it the first two months of a paid subscription I was involved with. They will send maybe 3 or 4 potential dates a few days bofore the end of the month to your mail. It's like I'm 40 and thier will be women 18 , and 19 yrs. old asking ME for a date! lol Now THAT'S funny!

So I'm all for it, and wish you the best of luck exposing them! Could someone please tell me the name/names of the dating sights that MATCH.COM represent?
 jim9660
Joined: 10/21/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:21:25 PM
Does anyone know how to be included in the class action? I always wondered why I would get winks, but no replies to the email I would send!
 Dangerouschick
Joined: 6/2/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:26:41 PM
Well what about Lemontonic, Its a free subscription that does nothing because you can only send winks and only respond to people who message you. You cant email people on that site unless your a paid member so it really sucks. Plus they went on about an instant messanger on the site, which I never found until long time after I joined cause they told me that it was down and all that bull. Needless to say I got really tired of that site, really fast and found this one after I heard it on the radio. I always thought that wasnt right but meh, nor did the admin dept do much when it came to reporting people you would usually just see that same person doing what they were usually doing. Ie once trying to solict you for sex another time wanting to do naked stuff on cam with out even knowing you. Just things that are really kinda disgusting to a degree. Thats my beef, have a good one
 brawnydog
Joined: 8/17/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2005 5:28:35 PM
It has been brought by a Florida man


It wasn't me. But, I have been a NON paying member of both sites. I thought the same thing and bolted. I tell you what too....a particular un-named adult type, kinda sex and swinger site is bad too. And I was on there for years. At $30 a month on the visa. I/we met some people and had some fun. But, the bullshit was incredible.

I've met more good women/lovers/friends/dates on pof since feb.....than I have all the other sites combined since Al Gore invented the internet. lol

thanks admin, brainstorm
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