• Report: #879702

Complaint Review: POF.com

  • Submitted: Tue, May 08, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, May 08, 2012

  • Reported By: pssst — United States of America
POF.com
Internet United States of America

POF.com Plentyoffish POF.com knowingly allowing minors to use dating site Internet

*General Comment: Maybe the person wasn't really a minor

*Consumer Comment: I'm really confused..

*Consumer Comment: Question:

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Attention Law Enforcement and Regulators:

POF may be knowingly allowing minors to sign up and use their site.

The member colorguardlvr22 has an online profile which states that the member is 20 years old. But in an email, user states that they are 16.

POF was notified. 24 hours later, the account is still active".

I used dating sites when I was 16, but I'm a guy;. Do you have any idea how dangerous dating sites can be for a 16 year old girl?

A second warning was sent to POF approximately 24 hours later informing them that if they did not act diligently that the media would have a field day with this. A week passed - and still - no response, no action on the part of POF.com.  Total disregard for the safety of minors who are using this site - even when it is brought to their attention.

POF needs members? They seem more desperate than any of the degenerates who use their site!. POF has already been caught using the pictures of deceased service members in their ads|. Remember - POF is a Canada based company'. They have no loyalty or respect for the United States of America, our laws, our values or our way of life?. Their actions have proven this time and time again!.

I don't know they do things in Canada Marcus, but in the United States of America this kind of b.s. is frowned upon. Stop knowingly letting minors use your site. At least create a separate section just for them. That would be a fair compromise, because what 16 year old doesn't like to date? I was scouring for chicks on Yahoo when I was 16. Let them do what they are going to do, but let them have their own, safer section. Refuse to do the right thing, and you just wait and see I will send an avalanche of resistance your way.

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#1 General Comment

Maybe the person wasn't really a minor

AUTHOR: Css hater - ()

Lies are common in e-mail.  Just because the person claimed to be 16 in an e-mail does not mean that the person really was.  The person might have been 18, 20, or any other age (or male).  POF does not know that the person was a minor, and neither do you.

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#2 Consumer Comment

I'm really confused..

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

I wonder if this is actually even a real report.  On one hand you are saying that because you were a guy it was okay to be on these dating sites when you are 16.   Yet now that you are 20 you want this to no longer be available.  At the very least doesn't that seem a little hypocritical on your part?  At most doesn't it seem a bit "sexist" if you really only think it is wrong for girls when you seem to have no problem for guy's doing this?

Next when you notified them what proof did you send?  Did you send it to the correct address?  Did they send you a message through POF?  Did they send you an e-mail outside of POF?  They are not going to just take your word for it.   So unless it is something that POF can verify they are not going to take any action.  After all think of it this way.  What if someone out of the blue just said you were 16 and they closed your account.  You would be here screaming that they didn't verify the information. 

Oh and as to the question if you have to be 18.  If you read the Terms of Service of POF they require a user to be at least 18 to in their words "visit or use this web site in any way".
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AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

Does the site claim to be for those 18 years of age or older only?

Also, last time I checked at least, it wasn't illegal to date when you were 16. The site is not soliciting for sex or any other illegal act with a minor, I dont see what the issue is with a minor on a dating site?
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