chatillion 71M
2262 posts
10/6/2018 9:44 am
If the vigilante decides to take a vacation...

I'm inspired to write this blog after reading another blog stating an increased amount of fake profiles on Asia Friend Finder.

For years, I've made it my hobby to sniff out profiles with bogus photos. That could be women listed on Russian or Ukrainian marriage sites with profiles here that are are totally different. Maybe it's stolen pornstar photos or social media celebrities with thousands of followers. It doesn't matter to me... if the photo was stolen, I'll report it.

HUNDREDS of fake WOMEN'S profiles have been closed/deactivated due to my efforts... but you don't really know that. Except for a dozen 'status' blogs for the resistant scammers that weren't deleted in a timely manner, what I do is 'behind the scenes' so it's easy to complain about the scammers here and not know that's only a fraction of the numbers of profiles created on a daily basis.

Why so many scammers? I'm thinking unsuspecting members fall for their false stories... like a job in another country that went sour and needing money to get back to America. Oh... and by the way... I love you!
Pay to get them back to 'the good old USA' and they are talking marriage with you.

If their system didn't work they would have to resort to other means of scamming... so, it's must be working to have so many. ALL dating sites have this problem.

Let's not take the word 'vigilante' literally, what I do is passive. I send a message to the customer service with the profile name and where the original photo was stolen from. Pretty simple and it works!

On a good day I'm reporting 4 bogus profiles and they get deactivated within 24 hours.

Are you good with math? Take half the numbers I'm averaging... 2 per day times 365 days in a year. Over 700 per year. Easily I've been doing this for more than 7 years and remember weekends where I reported as many as 25 profiles. That's an amazing number to think that 5,000 scammers were knocked out of business... yeah they returned, several times, again and again.

The thought is why do I invest so much free time knocking out scammers when I have nothing to gain from it?

I'm thinking about taking a vacation from being the vigilante and see what happens after a month or two... THEN you guys can really complain about the number of fake profiles on this site.

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
10/6/2018 9:45 am

Would I really take a vacation from this place?

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
10/8/2018 2:14 pm

I haven't clicked the link. My suspicion is they get commissions when somebody does click a link.