A number of people you meet on online dating sites are paid to be on there and pretend to be single and interested in you. These kinds of people are called “Shills”. Match.com, OK Cupid, Plenty of Fish, etc. pay, or otherwise compensate them with free memberships or coupons, to entice you to be interested and to think you are doing better on their website than you actually are. If your subscription is about to run out, they pop-up, and pretend interest in order to keep you on past the membership expiration point.Then you have the affiliate programs that pay people money to refer new users. These people use a technique called “ewhoring”where they pretend to be hot women, entice silly men to sign up to the site.If you catch a shill you should post them to the shill reporting websites.
Key Shill red flags, or indicators that a person is a shill:
– Their picture looks too “movie star” or too posed and professionally lit.
– They write you and say they are going out of town for two weeks and will contact you when they return. They figure you won’t remember after two weeks.
– They make a meeting to cancel with you and then, without having any contact or communication with you between when you set the meeting and the day of the meeting, suddenly cancel the meeting.
– They said they can’t meet because of some issue that prevents them from dating, but their profile and the number of times they are online stays up.
– They won’t give you their phone number.
If you catch a shill, send us their link and we will forward it to a number of groups who are putting together regular lawsuits and class-action lawsuits against them.
In the dot-com era the mobs located in the Eastern Bloc (The term Eastern Bloc or Communist Bloc refers to the former communist states of Eastern and Central Europe, generally the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact) flew escorts into certain major metro areas, particularly San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles Basin with orders to try to marry a dot-com millionaire. Most did, were figured out, divorced and are now living in those areas in the tens of thousands. If you catch one and confront them, they simply say: ” I can assure you I am no Russian escort”. but that, of course, is no assurance. They work their magic on the non-free dating sites; with the majority being on the sites that charge the highest membership fees because they think those sites have the highest ticket “targets”. 1/2 of the fake profiles are these “naughty girls” that are located right in the region and the other half are the same girls, and their mobster boyfriends, play-acting as potential matches remotely from the Eastern Bloc. If you do not have a brief phone talk, or the match avoids a phone call, before you meet, that is usually a key indicator that they
A number of the largest dating sites bulk purchase images of highly attractive people from the Ukraine, Russia and other foreign sources and create fake profiles. They use these fake profiles to trick new users into buying memberships. In many cases the pictures they purchase are of people who have passed away. They do this so that there is no chance that these people will see themselves on the dating sites and complain.
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Vigil to remember Rehtaeh Parsons Photos of Rehtaeh Parsons had previously been shared for use at vigils following her death in April
Facebook has apologised for publishing a dating ad featuring a photo of a 17-year-old who had killed herself after complaining of being cyber-bullied.
Canadian Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life in April having been severely bullied after a separate photo, showing her alleged rape by four boys, was circulated online, her mother has said.
Her father said on Wednesday that he had been “disgusted” by the advert.
Facebook said it had banned the company involved from the social network.
“This is an extremely unfortunate example of an advertiser scraping an image from the internet and using it in their ad campaign,” a spokesman said.
“This is a gross violation of our ad policies and we have removed the ad and permanently deleted the advertiser’s account.
“We apologise for any harm this caused.”
The advert had used the title “Find Love in Canada!” and referred users to ionechat.com.
That website is no longer online and its owner could not be reached for comment.
Dating advert featuring Rehtaeh Parsons Rehtaeh Parsons’ father has posted a screenshot of the advert on his blog
According to Rehtaeh’s mother, Leah, the Nova Scotia-based teenager had attended a party two years earlier where she had got drunk and been raped.
And a photo of the incident had subsequently been circulated online.
“People harassed her, boys she didn’t know started texting her and Facebooking asking her to have sex with them since she had had sex with their friends. It just never stopped,” Mrs Parsons told CBC News in April.
Two 18-year-old men have since appeared in court charged with child pornography offences. They are expected to enter pleas on 19 September.
Ms Parsons’s father was alerted to the advert earlier this week and posted a message to his blog to express his anger.
“I am completely bewildered and disgusted by this,” wrote Glen Canning in a message titled “Possibly the worst Facebook ad ever”.
“This is my daughter, Rehtaeh. They have her in an ad for meeting singles. I don’t even know what to say.”
Novia Scotia’s government passed a law following Ms Parsons’s death, creating a police unit dedicated to pursuing cyber-bullies. The government expects it to become active before the end of the year.