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Amateur Match / fraud

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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!

Incoming 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:
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Valued Customer,

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

Ticket History
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ga*******@yahoo.com (Client) Posted On: 09 Sep 2008 02:07 PM

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Topic: Misc./Other Questions
User ID: [protected] / gage4fun2
Password:
Email: ga******n@yahoo.com
Theme: default
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) 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.
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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.

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  • Mi
      27th of Sep, 2008
    0 Votes

    This site is soooo fake! I was not a member for so long why you ask? Because it seamed 2 good 2 be true and it was! I was getting all kinds of messages from beautiful woman all over my area but i was skeptical so i held off on the purchase and just continued to check out the site and my messages! Well one day I noticed 2 of the same exact messages from the same girl but I didnt pay yet so I couldnt ask why! This also made me think hmmmm? So i still held off for like a month i was recieving atleast 5 messages a day! I got drunk one night and said screw it Im horny lol so I payed for the site the next day I logged on and for the first time I had absolutly no messages! Darn it all i was played I new right away the site was a fraud but it was too late! So i am trying 2 warn others about the same thing if you havent payed yet then don't! You have been (warned!) So I will continue 2 warn others and i still 2 this day have not recieved a nother message from any other woman except from amateurmatch saying they are sorry but they could give me free access to other sites and stupid stuff like that! wow I feal so used! This site is a (fraud) So don't be a fool amatuermatch is't so cool!!

  • 70
      17th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    this happend to me i was ripped off, paid and got nowhare.

  • Ca
      1st of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    ya and when u get some one all they want is ur cc info its u pay foe the site and nothing happens Amateur match is fake its all bots or chicks thatwant ur cc info and noting more

  • Jo
      1st of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    wow! i think the same way like the others guys. im new and i have like 20 girls. and some of them say i try to call you. other why you dont call me back if i talk to you? that crazy . and you try to answer back and they ask you for money. and its "free" everything is fake. i can make a web too. but i found a good one. i wrote some womans and they wrote me back with same picture. real womans. if she like you she wrote you. PLEASE dont send me fake date again. and thanks guys for warn other. cus i dont pay to fake site.

  • Re
      2nd of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    Every single complaint is true, it smacks of class action suit. I actually changed my profile to 104 years old, bald, with a huge family and married, and got ton's of replies saying how much they loved my profile. Playing into the hands of guys, just honestly wanting to meet somebody. It's effed up. Look how many BAD looking women there are, f all. Stay away, sue these jerks.

  • Jo
      14th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    we should bring a law suit against them. they are totally fake.

  • Ph
      1st of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    I had the same experience. dozens of e-mails every day... problem is that they all sound the same. Some even use the exact same wording, like, "Hit me up sometime, " or 'What are you doing tonight?' or 'Any plans for the weekend?'

    The wording in all the 'messages' is the same. Clearly written by the same person, or the same group of people. A HUGE RIP OFF! And yes, they should be sued. But how to find them? These scammers hid behind the internet and know they are nearly impossible to find or sue. Maybe the FBI could track them down, if they were interested. They're probably way too busy to go after every fake or fraudulent internet site.

    Just a sign of the times I guess. The internet is a wonderful thing, with lots of great information and services, but whenever you have something that wide in scope, you always attract a certain number of crooks. Just the way the world works.

  • Br
      30th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    Wow I wish I would have read all this before I got suckered in. I only paid for one month but imagine all the money these crooks have made off of others lack of knowledge.. I feel better knowing that I'm not the only one that this has happened too. I wish we all could get together and sue them for everything they have, and put them behind bars.. It's sad that they can play on people who are lonely and looking for a mate.. Everything that all of you are saying about this site is true and something needs to be done! I don't know how to expose them for what they are other then doing what I'm doing now. I would like to say thank you to all for helping to expose these crooks for what they are..

  • P9
      14th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    My photo was taken from another dating site and placed at this url:
    http://tinyurl.com/pr97ft
    I was sent a message from another member informing me of this and that person disappeard quickly from that membership. I have tried to have my photo removed as I did not give permisssion for it to be used nor do I wish to be exploited as I am not a member of this site or wish to be. I had sent three requests to their contact source and have been ignored. The public should know this is fruadulent on their part as I am not nor will I ever be a member of Amatuer Match.

  • Kt
      22nd of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    I think these complaints only barely address the intentional 'LIES' this company used to get started and continue to perpetuate. It's huge money, being pulled out of people's pockets who would really like to get to know someone to spend time with. Fraud at this MASSIVE level should be dealt with in the Courts and why the Justice Department won't shut them and the Ebay/Paypal monopoly down makes me wonder if we have a Justice system at all anymore.

    While sharing my disgust over finally paying them for a month of service with another man, he just started laughing. I asked him what was so funny, and he said that the woman I had been in touch with, or should I say, the picture of the woman I was in touch with, was HIS GIRLFRIEND. He took me over and introduced me to a slightly older version of the very same woman. She had posed for a semi-pro photo shoot years earlier and apparently not secured the rights to the pics. She now thinks the photo shoot was a total scam and was done specifically for AM. Judging from the photo backgrounds on many of the pics and the tags showing on lots of the costumes (not kidding) I think it's true.

    CLASS ACTION!!! No pimp could ever pull this off without getting shot!

  • Br
      15th of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    If you go on google and search amateur match bots you can find in the first 20 or so results several different websites that companies post projects for freelance computer programmers to bid on and complete. The amateurmatch.com people have posted to several of these websites seeking bids for script bots reactive to various situations. This does not meet the legal definition for fraud or even deceptive business practices, but as a freelance programmer, I was disgusted by this attitude towards their potential customers and would not submit a bid, period.

  • Co
      20th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    Here is an email conversation I had with amateur match. One email from me, a reply from them (automated) and the final reply from me.

    Topic: Misc./Other Questions
    User ID: 17590800 / DetritusRockOn
    Password:
    Email:
    Theme: default
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.1.2) Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

    Hi,
    I've become a free member on this site and have received a number of responses to my profile that i'd like to reply to.
    However, i've found that on a free account, I can not message anyone as i'm always re-directed to a page that tries to get me to upgrade my membership.
    I thought you could "meet new people" on a free membership? How does that work if I can't speak to anyone on here? Surely, unless i'm trying to message them incorrectly somehow, what you're doing is false advertising?
    Also, I can't seem to upload a photo. It's only 27.4kb in size, and complies in everyway to your guidelines, yet your software will not let me upload it. Why?

    AM Support
    to me

    show details 19:19 (7 hours ago)


    Reply

    Follow up message
    Valued Customer,


    Please vie wth types of accounts provided below:

    Basic Members - As a FREE member you can post your FREE profile along with 5 photos. You can also search our exclusive database of people to see if you can find your perfect match. You can view their profile and view one of their photos at full size. As a FREE member you can also receive both mail and instant messages.

    Premier Members - As a PAID member you have FULL access to the entire site which includes unlimited searches, unlimited email and instant messages, chat, adult videos, games, cartoons, stories, adult toy stores, and much much more, they are billed $24.95 a month for unlimited access (we employ an automatic rebill procedure).

    Premium Members - have full PAID membership rights, they are billed $29.95 a month for unlimited access and VIP access to our affiliate sites.

    We appreciate any feedback and comments you leave us.

    If there is anything else we can do for you, feel free to e-mail us with your concerns.

    - Support at Amateurmatch.com


    Me
    to support

    show details 02:07 (22 minutes ago)


    Reply

    Follow up message
    Automated Reply,

    So what your basically telling me is that as a FREE member, I CANT
    find an ideal partner AT ALL.
    What I can do is search POTENTIAL (I can use caps to make a point
    too...) matches and, after the hundreds of bots on your site have
    bombarded me with message after message, join up and MAYBE talk to
    someone real.
    In other words, your site is in-fact taking part in MISLEADING
    ADVERTISING, which I think you'll find is ILLEGAL.
    In-addition, I CAN NOT upload pictures to your site. I have tried
    several times with several different pictures, none of which are over
    a MB in size or violate your specifications in any way.
    Therefore I shall be withdrawing my membership to your site and
    submitting a report to the governing body of trade legislation from
    whichever country your servers are located in (I shall beginning
    investigating that immediately).
    It's companies like yours that make todays society so un-trustworthy.
    You should be ashamed that you profit from people's ignorance.
    Have a nice day,

    Paul

    It's such an obvious scam it's actually kinda pathetic.

  • Fr
      22nd of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have been a member of this site for about six months. I have had numerous women contact me from my area wanting to go out with me and say they really love my profile. The only people you can IM on the site are webcam girls. I could not figure out how to cancel my subscription so I listed my debit card as "lost" to my bank, and they still found a way to charge my debit card. I think it is a matter of time before these leeches are caught by the Feds. I cannot imagine this can go on for very much longer. What I do not understand is why they just did not try to create a legitimate website. Honesty and integrity will always win in the end. DON'T DO IT!!!

  • Ac
      30th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    I joined this site and got the same bait sent. Photos of beautiful girls who all sounded like a man trying to say what men want to hear. I started out with a real profile that reflected me accurately and I joined for $24.95 a month. It took me 1 day to realize it was all just mail generated by the website to fool us.

    In real life I do have young beautiful girls hitting on me so I wasn't surprised at first that I got theses emails. But some of the emails were so beautiful that it was impossible that they would ever join a dating site to begin with.

    There is a way to request to be deleted. After I requested to be deleted a few times I got an email saying a customer service worker would delete my acct within 24 to 48 hours.

    But to be sure I CANCELLED my credit card that I used to sign up so no way can they get any $$$ from me.

    I did get yahoo messenger IM's from girls. They were all just hustlers who needed some money for one reason or another. Or they were wanting to come to USA and needed help with airline tickets.

    So I changed my profile to read I am 98 years old that was looking for a woman that knows how to shut up. And said I was 7 feet tall and 80 pounds described as muscles on mussles. I said I was a skinny fat drug addict. I still got many emails and requests for friends. Only 2 people said hey why do you have that creepy photo on your profile. But since I made that crazy profile I have gotten many IM's from real girls with webcams letting me see them and not just sending fake photos.

    The ones that did contact me said they thought my profile was funny so they wanted to know me.

    A webcam girl that was trying to hustle me to join a site gave me the great idea of buying a walmart ATM Visa card and using that to buy things online. That way you never risk any more future billings.

  • No
      13th of Jan, 2010
    0 Votes

    MY HUSBAND JUST MIGHT BE IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING!!!

  • No
      13th of Jan, 2010
    0 Votes

    I think I know the answer to this question but I'll ask anyway. Would the threat of a lawsuit perhaps make the think twice so they would delete my (my husband's) account?? Does ANYONE KNOW? From what I just read here it's a near hopeless situation. Shame on him. Shame. Shame.Shame. :(

  • Bu
      8th of Apr, 2010
    0 Votes

    any time any here but want to toke with my friend and my amateur match
    please u can help me

  • Bi
      14th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    yep yep and yep One thing you do have to read is the fine print their rules: I know exactly what you are saying as far as everything here happened to me same way but, when you receive a message and go to site look at the far right hand side o fhe profile and you will probably see a OC on top right hand side of outlined box or in blue or orange, , , this is their ONLINE CUPIDS who you can change your email settings as to not receive these from them. OC's are basically employees of the site who contact members and make sure that we try to use all the sites stuf available./// like if you dont have a picture on your profile, then they will ask you for one repeatedly as if they were trully interested in you.. this is from experiance not heresay. Mak

  • Am
      16th of May, 2011
    0 Votes

    my boyfriend actually got a a confirmation letter stating his screen name and password and thanking him for joining the site, is this a fake scam, a way of getting him to join, or did he really sign up for the free membership?

  • Tt
      9th of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    the women on that fraud as site that give e-mail are nothing but porn artist trying to make money!the others are associated with that nigerian money scam site saying they live overseas which is not true.them bitces work for them african scam artist!so stay away from that websit!it's nothing but bullsht!

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