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Postby Marisa » Tue May 27, 2008 3:37 am

After giving it some thinking, I decided to start this new section. Please post your scam-related experiences with other dating sites. There are many different kind of reviews of dating sites online, but surprisingly they never cover the most important aspect: how many scammers are on the site, and if a site cares about it at all.

In spite of what many dating sites make you believe, it IS possible to run a scam free site. OK, it might not be 100% bullet proof, few scammers may still sneak in, and the personal caution and responsibility should always be in place. But it is possible to eliminate at least 90% of scam, which is already a big deal, because most dating scam originates from the same sources, and some areas and countries specialize in. Most of the dating sites are HEAVILY infested with scammers, and nobody gives a damn, because they only care about number of members and your money. Just keep breeding scammers and spit out so-called "dating sites reviews". Time to name the "heroes", who DO NOT deserve your time and membership dues.

I am planning to make a new section of this site: anti-dating directory, where we will list all dating sites that you SHOULD NOT join, because of scam. This board is just a start.

And of course speaking about bad sites, we should first mention the good ones, which try to do something about the problem.

My own site: http://www.datingnmore.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
is the one I can vouch for, as it's my own. ;) Been fighting scammers since 2004.

Edit as of 3/1/2011: and here comes important and sad part. We used to have 4 other good antiscam sites listed here (NOT affiliated with this one in any way). THEY ALL WENT OUT OF BUSINESS!!! We had to remove the links, as they all point to porn sites now. This just proves that maintaining a scam free site is not rewarding and doesn't pay back. Only having fake sexy blonds with big boobs and handsome engineers pays back, gets attention and drives dating industry forward. Very sad.. So, people, you are on your own now. :(


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Postby Aztec » Sat May 31, 2008 4:52 pm

Firstly, thank you Marisa for including us as one of your "Good Sites"

I think that your idea of a anti-dating directory is an excellent idea. There are too many people that just buy a $9.99 script from Ebay upload it and forget about it, or not bother to moderate the users.

Not saying all... As you have stated there are some very good websites that do care, but the reputation of dating sites being a haven for scammers is effecting the industry. I have lost count of the amount of people that have asked "Is your site free of Senegal, Nigerians? I'm sick of people trying to get money from me"

I have included a site for your anti-dating directory below, they have loads of signups, 1st page on Google for "Free Dating" second in the list to be exact.... However, no moderation I haven't once seen a profile removed.

easyfindadate.com (Scammers run riot, please avoid!)

Thanks again Marisa!

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Postby DivaNoir09 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:56 pm

I think that your idea of a anti-dating directory is an excellent idea. There are too many people that just buy a $9.99 script from Ebay upload it and forget about it, or not bother to moderate the users.


This is new to me...can you tell me what an eBay script is, what it is used for, and is this a readily available thing on eBay? I got scammed in '07 in a fraudulent transaction (I was the seller) and ended up losing nearly $500. I never got back a dime. Thanks

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Postby wayne » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:13 pm

A script is basically a "website in a box". Everything is all ready for you. All you have to do is tweak it to what you want. There are some that look like ebay, some that look like youtube, some that look like myspace and so on.

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