chatillion 71M
2293 posts
6/19/2020 4:35 am
Fraudulent gold members...

One of the biggest complaints this site brings are the amount of fraudulent profiles, aka scammers. I report the ones I find that are using photos of famous people.
Typically, they get removed from the site within a day or two. Since the virus, that hasn't been the case and it's understandable.
As we all know, the only thing a standard member can do is look at your profile, hotlist you and favorite you. All these things are passive. Should you not want to be bothered, you have the option to block the member and make them disappear!

Only paid members can send messages and I state in my profile that I don't read them. Other than blog comments, it's a waste of time trying to contact me that way.

From time-to-time when I see a bogus profile using a stolen photo, I'll report them. However, being a gold member appears to have immunity from site elimination.

Today, I noticed new gold member Janet32000 listed as a 60 year old woman from Florida. The photo is stolen from adult model Eva Lovia. Her photos appear on dozens of bogus profiles on several dating and social media sites.

Know this...

chatillion 71M
1569 posts
6/19/2020 4:37 am

Most of the people I know here are savvy enough to spot a fake. Some aren't.

Be safe.

chatillion 71M
1569 posts
6/21/2020 4:33 am

I see she's spotted my profile.
Since it's been proven most scammers are African men, I'll list it as HE'S spotted my profile.

HaraldTheViking 56M
15 posts
6/21/2020 3:41 pm

Thanks for warning & reminding all us Chinese FriendFinder users of this problem! Just recently, I was contacted by one such fake profile, too.