Amateur Match — fraud
This site not only didn't let me know who it REALLY was until after I had created an account where I was already an (inactive) member, they started an avalanche of phony messages to try to get me to by a premium membership. Here is a typical email notice:
You have received a new message from come2mama56!
55 year old Woman
Subject: Maybe The Right One For You
Read This Message Now
Yoiu click on "Read This.." and it takes you directly to the message onsite. But you can't answer it without paying, of course.
Some profiles look authentic, but some have absolutely NO information that doesn't show up in a search.
I got OVER three pages of of emails that prove they idiots had never even read the first couple sentences of my profile info. Which says pointedly that that profile is an accidental dupe and please send to my actual screen name. There are no details no picture, nada.
Only one actually sent to my correct mailbox. It was letter-for-letter identical with the first. Surprisingly, I never got an answer back when I responded to her email.
I finally got tired of getting messages like the above cluttering up my inbox and communicated/complained to the site.
Here is their reply and my original message:
You have canceled/deleted your account.
We have over 4 million real registered users from all over the world.
We ask that you please review the "TERMS and CONDITIONS/USER AGREEMENT" that you agreed to on our website (regarding OC's).
Our job is to make sure our website is running smoothly for our users.
Unfortunately, we do have some members who abuse our site; sending spam mails to other members trying to redirect them to another site.
We are constantly working to clean this up on our site.
If there is anything else we can do for you, feel free to e-mail us with your concerns.
- Support at Amateurmatch.com
firstname.lastname@example.org (Client) Posted On: 09 Sep 2008 02:07 PM
Topic: Misc./Other Questions
User ID: [protected] / gage4fun2
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/[protected] Firefox/3.0.1 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
I'm thinking about suing for fraud. Why? because if any of the 3 full pages of supposedly horny women had read my into, they'd know where to write. (The fact that I have virtually no info and NO PICTURE stink even worse. BTW, I'm keeping screenshots of this crap so you can't just delete it and say it didn't exist.
Notice how they focused on my having a dupe profile and never addressed the real issue.
there are real people on there, but as I said in my email to them, they are trying to defraud their customers.