Match.com sucks, the entire time I was actively using it I only made one real connection. The guy seemed so great. I spent a lot of time getting to know him online and really enjoying him. Of course, I learned the hard way that services like this are more dangerous than they are helpful. If you think about it, anyone can get an account with Match.com as long as they pay for it. It isn't like they sit there and weed out the people who are just there to play games or scam other people. Match.com sucks, they just want their money and they do not care who gets hurt.
I know this because the man that I eventually met ended up seeing a scam artists who just wanted to play games. The danger with getting to know someone online is starting to develop emotional connections for them, the kind that blind you to the truth behind them when you meet them. Still, I was not blinded by these for long. In the end I discovered this man I was seeing was a felon and was only trying to pull a scam on me. I managed to get away from him with out any serious problems, but it was awful.
Match.com is so irresponsible in my eyes. I looked up his public record and sent a copy to them through e-mail. I know they got it, but his profile is still up on Match.com, and from experience I know most his information is a web of lies. Yet Match.com doesn't even care, they haven't taken his profile down or anything. They are just gonna stand by and let this man scam other women. I know this can not be the only person out there pulling scams. I am sure there are other men and women out there who see Match.com as a way to use innocent lonely people.
Match.com is such a huge scam. I paid for it because they told me someone was interested in me. Since then I have not found anyone genuine. What happened to you sucks. If you were to forget about the fake scam profiles then you still have felons and people using the site to scam. The nice ladies like you get put off and men like me far out number the number of females left. And they are all skeptical because of the jerks. Still Match.com sucks, I know they can't get rid of jerks and game players, but if they KNOW someone is a felon and scamming people using their service then they should do something about it.
Hoenstly, after my experience with Match.com, there is no way I will be giving online dating a chance. I will just go back to my normal life with the hopes that I will meet a nice lady. Match.com has a real problem, their business ethics are really screwed up. If they were to delete accounts of scammers and the fake accounts then maybe people would be willing to give this a chance. I mean we know we won't click with every one and that there will be mind game players. But maybe more people would use the service if there were more real people and if people were not forced to feel so paranoid.
I am sorry for what has happened to you. I hope that guy gets what he deserves and that other people will read your post and stay away from this awful company. Maybe others who don't know to be paranoid will know why so many of us are. I don't blame any of the ladies for being paranoid and upset and getting scared off easily, they probably should be with the way Match.com runs this business!
Scam artists using Match.com is not a new thing. I do not know if you have heard of Nigerian scams or not, but there are scam artists who are doing a lot more then being a jerk or playing a mind game. They make their living off of anyone who is willing to listen to a story. One of these scam artists tried to fool me. The story will go that they have some kind of international job and travel the world and that they will come and visit you when there job is over. That will never happen. Eventually, when they think they have sucked you in enough, they will call you sand say they are stuck in Nigeria, or country of choice. And then will ask you to send them some money so they can fly to see you, cash their checks here in America, and then pay you back. Again, this will never happen. I had just read an article about this and could not believe I was so stupid that I almost fell for it. I wanted to believe it was true, but I realized it was just another scam! You have to be really careful when using these dating sites.
Match.com is a rip-off! The site is LOADED with scammers, that match.com does nothing to prevent or control. Instead, they expect you, the paying subscriber to handle this problem. They will also auto-renew your subscription and charge your ccard unless you call them and let them know you're done. Additionally, they advertise a "6 month guarantee" to meet someone, or you get an additional 6 months for free. What they don't tell you up front is that this is based on a bunch of contingencies. A total "bait-and-switch."
I've used match.com off an on over a period of time and have met many desperate men looking for sex, a couple of sex addicts, two alcoholics, a number of people who's stories do not add up, hanger's on, egomaniacs... and two normal guys. How depressing.
I don't know if all the freaks come to this site, or if this is the way humanity is in general and I didn't know. What a waste of time and money.
Yeah, I really feel bad when I see people getting messed around emotionally by the people who run scam and fraud from Match.com. Some really wonderful people get hurt that way. I hope Match.com decides to crack down on this soon.
I always get upset when I see their advertisements that say more relationships start at Match.com. It is such a lie to suck nice people in to it. I have never used the site myself but I have had friends who have and have had much the same results. It really sucks. If all these nice people would just go to a social mixer or something they could meet.
Their security measures aren't very good either. Did you guys hear about that woman who was attacked by her match? It was huge deal. Match.com at first said there was no way to prevent that but now they've said they've changed their security system.
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Don't know if you got this message already. Can you tell me what happened to the woman who was attacked by her match? I was just sent flowers by the person who thinks he is my match. He didn't put his name on the greeting card, but I know that it is him and that he is a fraud asking me for money. Should I call the police?
These people are amazing!! They know how to play the game well and have probably made millions off the emotions of others. When I cancelled my membership my one request to Match.com was that they have mandatory screening of any and all people that are registering. I am having an ongoing conversation with a gentleman right now that fits the description of the scenario written here. I have saved all the emails in the hopes of having them for evidence later on. I am saddened to see however that Match.Com may do nothing with the information. This guy is insistent about gaining money of any amount to cover his expenses in the UK/Nigeria/France. First it was $5,650. Then he said he would gladly accept $200. Now it is up to $450. He sent pictures along. Who knows if they are even his. It seems that there should be some legal avenue to stop him and those like him that are preying on others. The whole thing is pretty sad. I might like to meet someone but I am not stupid and I am not desperate! Women and possibly men....BEWARE!!!