- Report: #1018151
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Complaint Review: XXXBlackBook
XXXBlackBook13 Upper Baggot Street 2nd floor Dublin, Select State/Province United States of America
XXXBlackBook Loaded Cash loadedcash.com Fake dating sites, only purpose is to sell memberships through affiliate program. Dublin, Other
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I am a software author. I have written a number of dating sites. I was asked to look at some other sites to get an idea for how people like to use them to communicate and XXXBlackBook was on the list. I was very shocked to find that when I created both a paid membership male and female account on this site that they could not see eachother. Even after pictures were uploaded and the profiles were completely filled out, they were completely invisible unless you searched by user name.
So just to be sure, I created another profile in a different location, and to my surprise, the profiles that I could see suddenly had a different location (state and city) closer to the other profile I created.
I had a look at the affiliate program link loadedcash.com and it had a list of similar sites, so I tried all of them with similar results. (It seems that they are all based on branches of the same software.)
So, here are my observations:
There are a few real profiles there, but they are not generally accessible unless you know the login.
The profiles that I could see with my paid membership were shills, and it was not possible to see the other real profile I created unless I searched by the login name.
The listed location (city, state) of the (shill) profiles returned in search results moved according to where you claimed to be located.
The shill profiles would send random messages, and it was obvious that nobody was even reading the replies.
I put up a profile that said:
I am getting many messages from robot (shill) profiles, message me with "I am not a shill" and I will gladly contact you.
I got over 200 random messages to which I replied:
Did you read my profile? If so, please reply with "I am not a shill", and I will gladly contact you.
Not one real response was received.
This is a real shame, these sites are very nicely done, someone did a lot of fantastic work for a dating site just to ruin it with shills. By just removing the shills and fixing the search tools to actually return real profiles, the sites would be fantastic.
The sites can function as intended, however the intended functionality is so far outweighed by the fake profiles (shills) that it is not reasonable to use the sites for their intended purpose.
Someone needs to do something about sites like this because they will discourage people from using real dating sites. Really sad...
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/21/2013 02:59 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/XXXBlackBook/Dublin-Select-StateProvince-/XXXBlackBook-Loaded-Cash-loadedcashcom-Fake-dating-sites-only-purpose-is-to-sell-members-1018151. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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