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Mate1.com is the worst kind of fraud. I am a single guy, I own two international businesses and I am a savvy web professionals. I have tried several online dating services and Mate1.com is the most blatant dating fraud I've come across. The MINUTE I registered, I received emails from two attractive young women, stating: "I would like to correspond with you. Please check out my profile and let me know if you are interested." The interesting thing is I hadn't even filled out my profile or added a photo at that time, so they could hardly have been able to say they liked it.

I found this suspicious and did some research online. I discovered scores of detailed complaints and scam alerts. Mate1 apparently hires "online ambassadors" to write to new members, pretending they want to correspond. They entice you to join up and then -- of course -- you never hear from them again. Luckily, I only did the thee-day trial for $1.95 and then canceled after reading so many complaints online. Of course, right after I canceled my membership, I received another email from an attractive woman in Thailand with EXACTLY the same message: "I would like to correspond with you. Please check out my profile and let me know if you are interested."

Do NOT join this service. It is a rip off and a major scam. I hope Mate1 gets investigated by the authorities for fraud. And Fling.com is almost as bad. Many of the profiles on that site are fake.

If you want to try a good online dating service, use Match.com or OkCupid.com. Match is a pay service featuring real profiles; Cupid is free and great fun.

George
Tucson, AZ

Responses

  • Cc
    cc Dec 27, 2007
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    Charged my credit card without authorization - no phone number on website to call and will not respond to emails - place is a fraud and a ripoff.

    1 Votes
  • Be
    Benjamin Mingus Jan 26, 2008
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    It was supposed to be a "three date trial" but instead i paid "100 dollars to some crap i did not want to"!

    4 Votes
  • Ea
    eaubie Aug 18, 2018
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    @Benjamin Mingus Yap I get you totally, the same thing happened to me. I was charged on my credit card by mate 1 after the trial offer which I did not authorize. Iam disputing with my credit card company fraud department right now. Iam not paying a dime! I don't use the site, and I did not give them authorization!

    2 Votes
  • Ca
    carl May 28, 2008
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    i am complaining about a website called mate1.com i dont think it is right they advertise there site on google and other dating sites as free. 100 % free no credit card required. then when you join the site you gotta pay in order to check your mail. its ridiculouse its a scam just to suck people into joining there site. and if its not free they shouldnt say it is just to get people to come to there site

    1 Votes
  • Ti
    Timmy May 28, 2008
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    Maybe you shouldn't be a horny ### :)

    -1 Votes
  • Pa
    patty balch Jun 24, 2008
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    this company charged by card for 49.95 and I have never been on their site. no contact information. I am going to get my money back one way or another!!!

    -1 Votes
  • De
    derek Jul 09, 2008
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    i just tried using a gift card its a visa debit gift card just wanting to know why i cant use it.

    1 Votes
  • Al
    Alex Nov 09, 2008
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    I cancelled my membership but was still on this website. My wife was told by her friend that i was on this website, and she looked it up, and sure enough, my profile was still there. Caused a lot of problems. This sucks! Thanks Mate for not doing your job!!!

    1 Votes
  • Fr
    francisco r lopez Nov 23, 2008
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    nobody tell me how many day lef in my count, and, when i pay.

    1 Votes
  • Fr
    francisco r lopez Nov 23, 2008
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    you tell me now i need paid 100dollar to continue.

    -1 Votes
  • Mi
    michelle Dec 02, 2008
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    these 2 days (1 & 2 Dec 2008) why there are no pictures appeared as usual? difficulties in browsing the photo and how to get to know people on line. Please rectify it.

    1 Votes
  • Mi
    michelle Dec 02, 2008
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    no pictures on all profiles in mate1.com

    0 Votes
  • Ph
    philip butler Dec 03, 2008
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    this company have taken money from my credit card without my authorisation i am contacting my solicitor to stop this disgraceful behaviour

    1 Votes
  • Mi
    michelle Dec 04, 2008
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    I made a complained few days ago and still encounter the same problem...please rectify the same soonest possible. Further, please take note that few of my friends here in Malaysia facing the same problem too. Due to this matter, we are unable to reply all correspondences as the picture of all the profiles, play an important role in this system. Thus, your immediate attention and action is highly appreciated. Thank you.

    1 Votes
  • Mi
    michelle Dec 06, 2008
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    Due to several complaints to your good office but regret to note that still no image on all member profiles and my own profile as at to date. Please do the necessary because its really defeat the purpose.

    0 Votes
  • Mi
    michelle Dec 06, 2008
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    no image/picture on all profiles and own profile and unable to browse them...stop half way... make me fed-up ... Happen 2 weeks ago and still not rectify by the company till todate..

    0 Votes
  • No
    nora Dec 07, 2008

    still no rectification on image of all profile in mate1.com

    0 Votes
  • Bo
    bob123789 Jan 30, 2009

    "this company charged by card for 49.95 and I have never been on their site. no contact information. I am going to get my money back one way or another!!!"

    did the same thing to me!

    0 Votes
  • Mi
    micky1972468 Mar 14, 2009

    I have used this website for the 1st time and ment a guy that goes bye bigguywithaheart he has been sending me vaulgar e-mails to my home e-mail address and i would like him band from this website if possible if he's harrassing it make's me wonder how many other woman he's harrassing

    0 Votes
  • Di
    Digital Commando Mar 14, 2009

    It's okay. Thais same guy was doing me from behind the other night. he is a "big guy"! But he is a tad rough. Sorry if he rubbed you the wrong way.

    1 Votes
  • B4
    b420 Aug 28, 2017

    @Digital Commando Did you want it from behind, and did you want it rough?

    0 Votes
  • Fr
    Frank Apr 12, 2009

    George, please stop spewing these lies and plugging sites which have paid you for your testimonials. The stupidity of your post is astounding. Of course they couldn't get back to you if you canceled your membership. Don't blame Mate1 for your stupidity.

    No dating site is perfect but you have to give it an honest shot. It just sounds like you are not ready for online dating.

    Anyways, good luck with your endeavors.

    0 Votes
  • Be
    Berkowitz Apr 24, 2009

    While there are some members on this site who are real, Mate1 seems primarily to be a host for "women" who solicit you to see them on porn web cam sites. Many photos are fake. Many are stolen from others. Many of the "women" who write are Ghana scammers.

    Ask yourself this -- given the looks of the "women" who are listed as online now/most attractive, why would they need a dating service to find men?

    0 Votes
  • Ho
    horacelove Apr 26, 2009

    lost all pictures on sight please restore, log in name is horacelove, thank.

    0 Votes
  • Lh
    lhuibers Oct 27, 2009

    i canceled my persrcibtion and i'am still being charged each month i'am not even using that site

    0 Votes
  • Ev
    Evan Cummings Jan 26, 2020

    @lhuibers 1. “Subscription” is when you join or pay for something like a magazine or service. 2. The correct word & spelling is “prescription”, which is typically given to a patient by a doctor for a medicine.

    0 Votes
  • Ma
    Maurice Hudgins Nov 23, 2009

    I want to cancel my subscription to Mate1.com, what do I have to do.

    0 Votes
  • Ma
    Maurice Hudgins Nov 23, 2009

    When will you cancel my subscription to mate 1?

    0 Votes
  • An
    angrylegs Jan 24, 2010

    i have a prepaid credit card from wal-mart and i registered it online and i put the numbers and info in for a 3 day trial at mate.1 and it says, "wer'e sorry, your transaction was not approved

    0 Votes
  • Md
    mdjeff Feb 25, 2010

    Company offered a 3 day trial service for $1.95, and now has charged my card with a $49.95 amount whichn is not authorized. I expect a full refund.

    0 Votes
  • Ev
    Evan Cummings Jan 26, 2020

    @mdjeff This happens to many ppl, it happened to me. Sending a letter of complaint about them to the Attorney General’s office for your state is the only thing that can stop them. If enough ppl complain then something will be done.

    1 Votes
  • Pe
    penpig Mar 03, 2010

    Lucky for you, it's a scam.

    0 Votes
  • Pe
    penpig Mar 03, 2010

    They say I have been given a full refund after 7 working days (today is 3rd March 2010)
    I'll let you know if I get it
    Try telephoning but don't press the 'I want to cancel' button.

    0 Votes
  • Ma
    mate1.net Mar 04, 2010
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    Verified customer

    Cannot cancel e-Mails coming from mate 1 .com
    please ask them to cancel any further E-Mails for member # 13752 thank you

    0 Votes
  • Za
    zaphod4269 Mar 14, 2010

    damn, i just signed up on this site! paid for the 3 day trial, but canceled it today (2nd day).

    I hope they don't over charge me! nothing has shown up on my statement online yet... did you have any luck getting the refund?

    0 Votes
  • Ev
    Evan Cummings Jan 26, 2020

    @zaphod4269 They are the worst! Report them to the Office of the Attorney General in your state. Find out who that official is, write a letter.

    0 Votes
  • Ma
    matefool Mar 29, 2010

    well, i have something to say, i was on the mate 1 site for a month. I kept a log, 57 girls from ghana, so. africa. 35 nurses. 78 web cam girls. And a lot of girls from another country, now i live in So. Calif, how am i going to have "Intimate Dating" from some girl so far away. I totally wasted my time. Guys pay 49.95 a month, girls pay nothing. You decide... I made a mistake there... T

    0 Votes
  • Ba
    BaneBoo Apr 30, 2010

    Stupid, Stupid stupid and oh yeah did i say Stupid!!!

    1 Votes
  • Em
    emaleroland Jul 05, 2010

    They're still doing it. They all say they're from Ghana. Ask enough questions and their story falls apart within minutes. I never gave them any money. They invite you to yahoo messenger which shows when they're typing. Sometimes they don't send you anything so you know they're talking to others. When asked, they say they're not and they complain if you tell them you're talking with others. They also wanted me to not go back to Mate1 and commit myself to them after talking about 15 minutes. It's a scam 100%.

    0 Votes
  • Mm
    mmikej33 Aug 05, 2010
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    i was just wanting my money bgack you took out of my bank

    0 Votes
  • 32
    328speedejnke Aug 07, 2010

    disappointed, to get a trail membership that wasn't free, to only add to frustration by not posting my pic over the trail period. how am I to get emails with pic

    0 Votes
  • Ed
    Edwin F Ramsey Aug 19, 2010
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    Verified customer

    I see that I make a mistake by placing two complaints on the comment form. Please excuse my on sight, but I sure you will see why. I pray this issue will be resolved quickly. THANK YOU.

    0 Votes
  • Mi
    Mike_James49 Sep 09, 2010
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    Concerning Mate1. I have been there for about a month. I did not even go the 1.95. As soon as i get there, I get requests from women that are listed as being from the US. Once diverted to Yahoo, i received pictures of totally beautiful women. The conversation (which I realize now, is more of a script), reveals that their mum is sick so she is currently in Ghana. I then ask how long they have been in Ghana and they respond with a few months to a year. They don't remember the zip code of Anywhere, USA. They all fall in love within minutes and ramble crap about how a relationship should be. I tell them I totally agree. I also tell them that before I can get involved i need to see them on webcam. It seems that cams are a very rare commodity... lol. They request that I provide "funds" so they can obtain one. (Yeah right). I had one actually turn on a "cam". It was a beautiful woman that match the pic. When I asked her to wave or touch her nose her cam went off. It obviously a vid and poorly looped. Although I have not been on Mate 1 for several weeks I continue to get IM's on Yahoo since it is in my profile. I get about 10 a day. It is at times fun to play with them it does become annoying. I have gotten the same pics from multiple "women". I am imagining a group of people in a boiler room situation. I get very few if any IM's on the weekend.

    0 Votes
  • Je
    JettieOwens Sep 09, 2010
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    Verified customer

    Mate1 STOLE money from my checking account! I got a text today from my bank, telling me my account had dropped below a certain level. I went immediately to the bank and was told someone called "Mate1" had made a charge for 60 dollars. I've never heard of Mate1, I don't use online dating, and I never, ever signed up for this "service" (reading the above comments, sounds like a mix of prostitution and online scams.) These people are filthy thieves, and I've had to shut down my debit card. I hope I can get the bank to refund me for these fraudulent charges.

    0 Votes
  • Je
    Jenna100 Dec 01, 2010
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    Verified customer

    The first time I ever came across this site is when i received an email with my own home address in the subject heading stating that there are singles living there. A picture of a slut was on the front! How can they be done for doing this to innocent people? About time the pigs woke up and did something about it. Only when a top knob like a superintendent or chief constable has their details stolen are they likely to do something! Coppers are just as bad as these sites.

    1 Votes

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