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This review was chosen algorithmically as the most valued customer feedback. is a classic example of a merchant preforming skimming credit card fraud on their customers, or innocent email accounts who never visited their sites. Skimming - "the theft of credit card information used in an otherwise legitimate transaction. It is typically an "inside job" by a dishonest employee of a legitimate merchant" (Wikipedia). In this case however the merchant as well is not legitimate. The basic summary of the below report is this, a person will message you via Instant message on either yahoo, or hotmail domain to your personal instant messenger screen name in attempts to get you to video talk to you, but they only can be seen on an adult webcam service and they will provide their own card information so that they may talk to you, you stud or sexy gal. A month later you will receive an email from trying to collect on a card discrepancy which they also threaten a legal investigation of you, to charge with credit card fraud and identiy theft. However to avoid this you may send a cashiers check of the amount allotted to their P.O. Box. It really is a elaborate scam, either by A)providing credit card information of their own clients for others to use and bill on, or a stolen credit card and identity to attempt to get a third party to use for the Merchant company "" B) using an accepted credit card information in their system to which to scam the person to simply send in the cashiers check or C) dipping into both jars the owner of the credit card and the person they promotion ally offered it to.

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Mar 22, 2021 7:10 pm EDT

Caution STREAMATE members, save your money, send gold in free on this site is like put money in the trash, seem that cheaters and scammers have full libert to abuse, few models do what have in the gold menu, if you no want lose money, never send gold to this models:


Oct 01, 2019 12:26 pm EDT
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You will not be payed for working with streat mate so don't fall for this scam. They take your bank details but there's no option to cash your credits no phone number to call and I sent 5 emails asking how to do this and they did not reply to my emails. Modern day slavery please don't be scanned also one guy told me he was recording me to put me on the internet!

Nov 07, 2018 8:24 pm EST

I'm sorry I meant to say they take 75% off my earnings not 57.

Jan 26, 2019 8:15 pm EST
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For models... what cam-site is good to sign up for? If Streamate is bad... please tell me what cam-site should female models sign up for?

Nov 07, 2018 8:23 pm EST

As an ex-model on this site I must say, I was robbed from this company. They take 57 % off my earnings each time somebody tips or takes me in a private show. They don't show any mercy and give no traffic at all. Worst thing is they put my recordings on porn websites and as I e-mailed them they told me they can't guarantee to take it off. Scam scam scam! Even for models! I even saw a model tear up someday, I assume she was human trafficked anyways but she made 0$ in 3-4 hours.

Cammodels who read this: DON'T sign up for that shady [censored] website! They rob members AND cam models alike! Go on Sites like Chaturbate, Myfreecams, better than this crap!

Jul 10, 2018 3:04 pm EDT

This seems to be very strange website, though I didn't use the private session, nevertheless they billed me for around 35 USD. Every time I try to contact requesting to have a clarity on this, they just end the chat session. Pathetic

Jul 01, 2018 5:53 am EDT

Yesterday i have this problem me too.
A cam model she invited me to register here:
I registered.
In the registration he only asked for an email address and a first and last name.
Then they asked to verify a payment method.
I used paypal.
At this point I was registered.
On the model page there was the ''send gold'' button.
I click and try to send 10 gold.
At this point I thought he would ask me to top up my credit and instead the model apparently receives these 10 gold.
Very strange.
How did I pay for these 10 gold?
The model says that 10 gold is like 3 dollars.
So I try to send 50 gold.
At this point I receive an email with:

''Outstanding Balance

Our records show you have an outstanding balance due. Please mail the amount shown to the address listed below.

TOTAL DUE: 83.36

Please send a cashier's check or money order in US funds payable to:
ICF Technology, Inc Ref#...

Personal checks or cash will not be accepted.

Mail to:
SM Payment Processing Center
Ref# [protected]
P.O. Box 2468
Seattle, WA [protected]''

At this point start to chat customer care and i asked to close my account and they closed it
This is a scam?
Can i ignore this robbers?
They don't have my credit card dates, only paypal.

Apr 12, 2018 10:16 pm EDT
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As a customer, I wouldn't recommend this site, because the first thing they ask you for is documents for identity, statements and signatures, otherwise they block the account permanently, are you kidding me, there are tons of websitetes that wish to add a customer

Feb 22, 2018 10:19 am EST

STREAMATE seems a abandoned cam site, and without government, dont have real support to members and full of models deceivers and abusives, as BOMBASTICASSXXX, SARASWEEET, LEIAXO, AUTUMNSASIANDESIRE and other specialized in cheat the members.
CAUTION with this site and mainly with this models, valorise your money.

Jun 25, 2017 2:25 am EDT

I have experienced some ugly treatment from the fine folks of streamate and I still don't understand why. If there one thing I'm guilty of, it's spending a lot of money and playing favoritism (who thought pay the girls I like more would such a crime.

I was spending a ton of money for couple months (at least 500 per day), i had to beg and pleade for my limits to go up. Turns out, for every girl that love me (ie the money i was paying them), there was like 20 that hated me. They woudln't look at me or talk to me, but they wouldn't block me. I think they wanted to keep me on the site and pump super coolies into my browser. Both my macs crashed within a week.

This is a truly pathetic company and those that "work" there are even worse. The funnies thing is that they actually talk to you like they're better than you.

One thing I didn't anticipate, but Streamate have somehow turned almost very site i've come across against me. I haven't been welcomed by a site ever, and I actually have the means to help improve these girls lives.

I forget the site, but they claimed to be a rival. so i signed up. i quickly realized it was a lie. so i signed out immediately (after buying an insanely expensive package). i began snooping around and suddenly, the site started to make it rain tips. every girls was getting showered by someone anonymous. i quickly realize i was anonymous and immediate called my bank and told them it was a scam, which is was. they people should be locked up.

Jan 26, 2019 8:13 pm EST
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Which other cam-site did you sign up for? If Streamate is bad... please tell me what cam-site should I sign up for?

May 05, 2017 5:15 pm EDT

The site is becoming very stressful now they have a lots of hacks going on, customers started living cause of credit cards being hacks. very low traffic thre are favoritism going on, especialy on the asian section. why are this all rusian and white girls are there in the asian section? wich soppose to be asian section but you can see all this white skin blue eyes blonde hair? they realy look asain arent they? so funny when you look at to this section. and they keep them all on the the top so that all the philippines models are evrybody push down on the bottom. it is realy a hugewow!

Jul 31, 2019 1:27 am EDT
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This is so true! They closed my account with $1000 earnings 😭😭😭 I didn't do anything wrong! They said fraud team closed my account, with no definite reason!

Dec 29, 2016 8:17 am EST
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Ask them about it^
They won't like it...

Dec 29, 2016 8:16 am EST
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Something dodgy going on...
Just ask them about:
Ask them...
See what happens...
I asked them, they banned me permanently and see me as a 'security threat'
Such a joke.
Customer service is appalling.
Stay away from this shifty business; wish i had never used it.

Nov 09, 2016 8:07 am EST

I disagree with some of the allegations mentioned...I personally know one of the girls mentioned with the name written in her shirt. I can tell you this girl would never try to scam anyone out of their money, in fact there's no way to get away with what you're accusing her of. If anything many of the men here are scammers and some have a way of illegally recording these women and either using it for their personal use to sell or posting at several porn sites. I have had issues with models and have spoken with customer service 100% of the issues were resolved the majority of issues were technical. I do believe many have had issues with credit card scams...however none are linked with any of the models.

Jul 30, 2016 8:37 am EDT

Streamate is a mess, the paradise of deceivers has until swindler models with livejasmin shirt in his profile "nikkijasmine" others come online to extort, promote his skipe, videos or room in other sites and technical problems.
All abuses and problems reported but never solved
In photos, some of the worst - nikkijasmine bombasticassxxx sarasweeet

Jun 25, 2016 5:23 am EDT

Its unreal how bad these people are I was just robbed very hard earned money and i'm furious

Feb 29, 2016 8:58 pm EST

They will charge you a monthly subscription even though it says they wont

Dec 26, 2015 2:45 am EST

You need to be wary of this company. They will give you personal information to woman on the page and cause seriouse personal problems. Your information is not safe with this site

Nov 14, 2015 7:39 am EST

Due to the nature of our site we are subjected to fraudulent activity and as a business, we have the right to regulate or terminate accounts at will, if we deem an account poses a security risk. Your account has been closed for this reason, and thus you will need to choose another website. I got that response about my closed account I was trying to reopen after I disupted a tranacation on my credit card they charged me

Oct 25, 2015 8:12 am EDT

I also received an email which ask me to mail the cashier's check. If not, they will ask the police to intervene.
Is there anyone who just ignore the email
I feel so annoyed after receiving the email.

Sep 22, 2015 5:05 pm EDT

thy use recorded video as well.
what i think !
soon you pay for Gold Show, thy drive you to recordet video, and on same time model try to convince more clients to go for gold show.
as soon as thy any one pay gold thy drive to record video, as a proof i'm try to talk with there team ! and thy are not agree to tell us what going on, thy also not try convince me that its live or not.
here is the snapshour :

Sep 13, 2015 1:48 pm EDT
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i was a performer on streamate . i was working on aug 11 2015 an they closed my personal individual account. A studio on aug 11 uploaded my personal information an activated an account under her studio . Streamate has done nothing i have been contacting them since Aug 12 till now Sept 13, 2015 . That studio reopened my personal individual accounts 4 of them now an plus the one on aug 11, 2015 this women has also made threats in text messages. Does anyone know a # that i can reach streamate besides the one for members . i have emailed but they are forwarding everything to her i never worked for a studio ever she send me a text stating that streamate protects studio an they track ip address when they see my ip address they forward the information to her . she was a acquaintance from previous job . a mutual friend said that she would call this women an have her show me how to fill the application i filled out the application i never signed agreement because i only had a smart phone no computer she said she will sign it i said no i even have a witness to that i never gave her my ss# after she said i got approved she said how do you wanna be paed i said byu check by streamate she said no i be paying you an you will be working for me i said no she never told hey if i help you . you will be working for me also she has no business licence an no tax id she is not a legit business

Apr 07, 2009 9:56 am EDT is charging your credit card even when you are not on private chatting with anybody!

Stay away from them!

May 28, 2014 10:28 pm EDT

They test credit cards to see if they work there was two $2.00 usd charges then they did try to bill the card $218.32 usd under a place called

Bank blocked the charge for the $218.32 sent me a new card the $2.00 refund from them showed up 4 days later after it posted and the other $2.00 charge came off on it's own

If you see these charges from call you're issuer and block the card

Oct 31, 2013 7:01 pm EDT

Ohh I am not the only guy
Ok sooo I was debited my money even though I didn't use the services
And they sent me the mail
I took the pic n reported it
Am I really going to pay
247.82 $
I am going to take a stand for my rights
And going to report it
To the fbi
I am not in the us though
But I will get the information some how
N I am going to sue dis company noo matter wat
Its causing me stress for me n my family

Jan 19, 2013 3:09 pm EST

Anybody in the world can file a complaint with the FBI. IC3 cyber crime website works with all law enforcement agencies world wide and will take your complaint information then assign it to the right department of the Bureau. It speeds up the action taken by the FBI if there are more complaints filed against the offending company. You can stop these crooks by making a complaint and they won't be able to scam others. Do nothing and it continues. Here's the link to IC3

Jan 19, 2013 2:57 pm EST

Absolutely not! Anyone in the world can make a complaint on the FBI system called IC3 which takes all the information for cyber crimes and assigns it to the proper section of the Bureau. The more complaints given to IC3 concerning the same company the faster action is taken against the offending company. Don't think nothing can be done to stop these criminals from getting caught. Your information is proof to the crime and can help catch these crooks from scamming other like yourself. The sooner the better!

Dec 29, 2012 8:10 am EST
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You are 100% correct my friend, however It's kinda hard to report it to the FBI when you live in Australia...

Dec 28, 2012 3:26 pm EST

All three of you should report this scam to the fbi, immediately! this is called extortion. the authorites have the ablities to find the people behind this fraudand if it is the actual website then they will be criminally charged. don't just report this on an internet complaints forum, do something about it. grow a pair boys! your identities can be protected if you report it.

Dec 18, 2012 6:24 am EST
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this has also happened to me... i was charged for something i didnt purchase. when i questioned the charge, they shut my account and blocked my card then told me they were sending my details off to the authorities to be investigated for credit card fraud?!

now im being told to pay up.. what do i do?

May 31, 2011 6:58 am EDT
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this happened to me recently. Do i pay the $97.53...or just sit back, relax, and ignore it?

Jun 05, 2010 12:53 pm EDT
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You´ll be robbed

Jun 05, 2010 12:50 pm EDT
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Stay away!

If you place you credit card information,
You´ll we be robbed!

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