well, agree, there's a good chance it actually is a scam. I'm one of the naive guys who actually paid to join the site for a month. After a few days I had 5+ invitations from nice-looking young girls, which on itself is somewhat strange. Then afterwards, as soon as I logged in I got several actual scam chat requests, all of them with almost identical conversation model, even with identical phrases as "do you want to see me on my cam before I go to my work?" So I immediately took the following steps:
- searched for the nicknames of the spammers in the database of the site
- the nicknames did NOT exist
- contacted live support to report the phenomenon
- got the following answer from live support (names changed):
[support person]: Hello, how may I help you today?
[me]:: hi natasha, I have one question
[me]:: how is it possible that someone sends me IM with an ID that obviously does not exist in your DB
[support person]: Do you have the username of this person?
[me]:: I can send you the transcript of the chat
[support person]: Sure
[me]:: tried to lure me to some site, probably a "fisherman"
[me]:: [here I copied the transcript of the scammer's chat]
[me]:: somewhat suspicious isn't it
[support person]: Alright, it appears that "Airborne19" is a scammer. To be more exact, the account Airborne19 was hijacked from a scammer, which means that someone must have given the scammer their account information in order for them to take over their account.
[support person]: This issue has been dealt with, which is why you may not be able to locate Airborne19 in our database.
[support person]: We apologize for the inconvenience, and if you ever encounter any more scammers on our site, please let us know.
[me]:: ok, thank you
[support person]: Have I answered all of your questions today?
[me]:: yes, that's ok for now, thanks
I think it's very probable that, at least part of, the friendorama application is, if not a scam properly, then at least a scam-friendly environment.
Have a close look at the sentence "Airborne19 was hijacked from a scammer, which means that someone *must* have given the scammer their account information in order for them to take over their account."
What kind of explanation is this? So someone MUST have given the scammer his account information in order for THEM to take over his account? Funny logic ain't it?
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