Why I believe that asiandate.com is a scam: my negative review
Peter recently wrote to Bridesandlovers. Generally speaking, Russian dating websites get a bad rap for baiting members with fake profiles and paid models, but Bridesandlovers.
Founded in , the niche dating site set itself apart by cultivating a diverse and genuine membership base of thousands of singles. The startup also operates platforms for Ukrainian dating , Asian dating , and Filipino dating. The international outlook of the team reflects the desires of thousands of singles to go beyond borders to find love abroad. RedSquareCupid builds interactive niche dating platforms, like Bridesandlovers. You can register for Bridesandlovers.
First, create an account and submit a valid email address along with basic profile information marital status, location, birth date. Every step is easy — even for the older generation of singles who may not be so computer savvy.
After the free registration process is completed, you can browse through thousands of personal dating profiles on the site. Among the fastest-growing Eastern European dating websites, Bridesandlovers. He also writes though that he has been in contact with genuine women through the site, including via webcam, which turns the "possibility" that I raised in the previous section into a reality. He also adds the following advice which he feels is very important and needs to be added to this page.
It is based on his having done business and lived in China before, speaking some Mandarin, having had a Chinese wife and thus "[knowing] the lay of the land and cultural twists and turns better than most". His advice is to always ask to see an ID card. This is how he came to the conclusion that the women he was talking to via webcam were genuine.
He writes that Chinese people never proceed with a contact without first getting a scanned copy of that contact's ID, and that members of asiandate. This section was added on 5 March A second reader has written in to add that whilst Robert's advice to ask for photo ID recommends good practice, you should be wary of forged ID, and should perform other due diligence such as asking for further identification, chatting on web cam, and checking social media accounts to verify identity.
He adds though that some dedicated scammers, by going to extraordinary lengths, can dupe even the most careful member. These are scammers who are willing to spend months working on their victims in order to get money out of them. Every letter received in one's asiandate. Consider, too, that if you attempt to swap contact details by which to communicate privately and off-site, to avoid asiandate.
This happened to my friend after he accepted my conclusion that the site was a scam, and tested the theory by asking one of his correspondents to respond to him off-site via email or Skype, providing her with his email address and Skype username: So, was his letter being translated or was it being censored? Note that you agree to this although it actually says nothing about Skype or other instant messengers in the terms and conditions , under 5.
You may not include in Your correspondence with other members any URLs, email addresses or telephone and fax numbers ".
Getting back to the subject of translators: Also, on the subjects of terms and conditions and lack of privacy, be aware that under 5. There are negative reviews of this site, identifying it as a scam, littered across the web - I've linked to two already, and reference many more at the bottom of this page. There are also, however, plenty of positive reviews Look closer, though, and it becomes apparent that these are highly likely to be fraudulent reviews. There are many examples of these on the asiandate.
How did I infer that they are fraudulent? By investigating with Google Images the original sources of the profile pictures of the reviewers, both positive and negative - at least where those profile pictures existed; not all reviewers included them - and by comparing the review votes with the review votes of other websites. The following table lays out my findings, one review per row, starting with negative reviews with profile pictures, in order from earliest review to most recent, then moving on to positive reviews with profile pictures, again from earliest review to most recent.
The table below demonstrates that the profile pictures of supposedly genuine positive reviewers were in fact pilfered from random sites on the web, strongly suggesting, along with the other evidence above, that these positive reviews are fraudulent the negative reviews have no such problem. For proof that I have not manufactured or edited these images, in case the agents of asiandate.
I have now frozen these pages so as to be able to offer links to them without improving their search ranking, as well as to prove their existence at time of writing]. Let's say you're operating a scam website, and you know that some of your marks are going to get suspicious and google your site plus the word "scam". You might want to put in place some measures to limit the damage, mightn't you?
It's not surprising, then, that when you google "asiandate. It is implausible that anyone other than an agent of asiandate. Are these the actions of a reputable site? Today - 20 October , some three and a half months after this review was first published - I discovered that various sites and pages have been set up linking to this page, and to other pages critical of asiandate.
I have no hard evidence as to who the culprit is, but it doesn't take much or even any imagination to work out who has most to gain from such a tactic.
As usual, I will not link to these pages, however, I have again taken snapshots of a few of them via FreezePage as proof that they existed around the time of writing, and those snapshots are linked to in the below list. Bear in mind that these are only a few examples - there are many more: Most of those sites link to it only once, and none of them more than six times, except for the datepraguewomen.
Most of these sites are unwilling participants - e. The campaign seems to have begun about a month ago. Thankfully, any effect it might have had has not prevented the average search ranking of this page from improving in that time.
The upside of it is the information it provides: Because of this, these articles are the first three entries in the "Other informative references" section below. If you have been convinced by the preceding that asiandate.
As indicated in the introduction, other domain names alias to asiandate. Your messages, contacts and transactions are in safe hands. General comments or questions: Live Chat, every 10 minutes. CamShare, each minute with video. Correspondence, read or send letter. Virtual Gifts, send a virtual gift. Viewed Video, view a member video. Profile, complete your profile or add photo.