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Online Dating Scam

Online daters sue Yahoo and Match.com for fraud. From MSNBC:

Yahoo Inc.’s personals service is accused of posting profiles of fictitious potential dating partners on its Web site to make it look as though many more singles subscribe to the service than actually do.

If you’ve ever looked at some of these sites it’s so obvious:

22 year old swimsuit model with a LUST for life,
seeks computer gamer to SPICE UP HER LIFE.
Turn ons: XBox, Bang Bus, and Pollo Tropical.
Turn offs: spending money.

I’ve heard that most dating sites pull this scam from one degree or another.

Coincidently, today I added a list of Miami Dating Services to our Yellow Pages. I only listed two companies. I looked around, but every local dating service that I found looked like a big scam to me. So, I listed It’s Just Lunch; that is a company that screens potential matches and sets up lunch dates for you. The other company is much more risque; it’s an online dating site called Swingers Date Club - and it’s for adults only.

Ahhh, for research purposes, I visited SDC and carefully inspected a number of member profiles, and most of them look legit. Like ebay, members can validate other members so you can weed out any fakes.

But you can be the judge for yourself. SDC offers a free 14-day trial. You can come back and post your comments about how you like their service, and wheather or not you think their members are real or fake.

For a trial membership, please signup here. If you do, Michelle and I will receive a small referral fee, and it will graciously be used to help pay for our honeymoon. Yes, I said honeymoon. I’m not sure how a post about Yahoo’s Online Dating Scam ended up here, but it seems like as good a place as any to announce our wedding  wink

Okay, I’m the luckest guy in the world. I got the beautiful girl who knows how to spice up my life.

Gus Moore heads up Miami Beach 411 as site administrator. You can reach him at 1-305-754-2206.

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1 Responses to "Online Dating Scam"

    John says:

    Hi Gus,

    Online dating certainly has its place in the modern world, but i think people need to be realistic and understand that not all the people using these services are in it for the right reasons, and not all profiles are created equal.

    Many people have found success at online dating but you just need to have your wits about you when using these services, and until you have a little experience using online dating sites, stick to the more popular ones

    Reply

    Posted on 09/18 at 4:32 AM

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