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Complaint Review: WhatsYourPrice -

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WhatsYourPrice guilty of massive systematic fraud and schemes

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This site and service "WhatsYourPrice" ran by Brandon Wade (https://www.askbrandonwade.com/ ) has gone to crap, so to speak. It recently went from a more or less legit service to a bona fide organized scam and now falls under the fraud category. I have reason and evidence to believe, and do indeed believe, that "WhatsYourPrice" is now systematically scamming customers by either fraudently creating fake profiles and/or intentionally turning a blind eye to fraud being committed on the site by and through the use of its service and platform whilst taking no action whatsoever to rectify the situation even when it is brought to their attention with documented evidence in good faith...

https://imgur.com/a/VqQdWga

Having used the "WhatsYourPrice" for several years now I've noticed many alarming changes that have recently taken place, all of which have had a negative impact on the user experience and been to the detriment of the customer, and most of these changes were in, of, and under the control of the site/service...

For example, the signal to noise ratio is not where it used to be. In the past it was the case that most of the attractive girls on the site were legit, as in they looked like their pictures and they really did show up to go on paid dates, whilst a small minority were obvious fake profiles or simply scammer and con artists; however recently the tide has turned and its now the situation that the whole cart is rotten apples and one would be lucky to encounter a 'real' profile once in a blue moon...



The vast majority of attractive women profiles on WhatsYourPrice are now straight on scams, scammers and fake profiles with fake photos asking for money even before the meeting with no intention of actually meeting up at all.. Given that the average cost per date is between $150 to $200 USD and the "WhatsYourPrice" charges roughly 40 credit per introduction and each 100 credit package is $50 USD, this means on average every "introduction" (where the site allows you to message the woman after the woman first accepted the 'date'/meeting) the "WhatsYourPrice" rakes in roughly $20 as pure profit regardless of whether or not the date/meeting actually happens, regardless or whether or not the woman ever responds back to actually exchange information and set up a meeting at all, and regardless of whether or not the profile is actually real in the first place.

In the past on occasion when the "WhatsYourPrice" service removed a particular profile for being fake, violating terms of service, or otherwise not being genuine with the actual intent to get paid to go on dates etc the "WhatsYourPrice" service would automated notify the other party and automatically credit back the party that had been duped into spending money on credits to 'unlock' communication with a scammer or a fake profile etc... Nowever recently the "WhatsYourPrice" site reneged on this longstanding policy and instead when they do remove fake profiles they no longer give any credit back for customers that had been tricked into spending real money and real time to interact and talk with scammers who looked nothing like their photos and whom never had any intention of meeting up.

Recently I've noticed that many of the so-called attractive women on the site (using stolen fake photos from instagram models etc and probably manned by guys running cons/scams using the "WhatsYourPrice" platform to prey on victims) would pretend to arrange for a meeting then at the last moment say that they need help with some gas money or something of the sort, tell asking if the user would be willing to pay upfront by sending them some money for gas/uber/etc via venmo, paypal or cashapp/zelle etc even before the actual meeting takes place. Many instances after sending them the money they dissappear never to be seen nor heard from again.



Another ploy and tactic is some of these "women" (actually scammers) would agree to meet up at a future date and then ask if the guy would be interested in paying money now (before the meeting) in order for them to send him some nudes or otherwise sensual photos... The scammers on "WhatsYourPrice" have taken over the site and basically drowned out the smaller percentage of legit women whom used to be on there to go on real dates... Now its full of fake profiles with stolen photos of scammers masquerading as attractive women to lure victims into pay-up-front scams or some sob story about how their uncle died and they just need some money for a funeral or they are now in some other city and need help with relocating back to their hometown after having been down on their lucky... the bottom line is these scammers are more and more prevalent and their tactics have gotten more creative...

The worst part is "WhatsYourPrice" has turned a blind eye towards these behaviors and I would say they even went so far as to actively encourage this sort of fraudlent symbiotic relationship with these scammers so they both make ill gotten money off the backs of innocent victims and at the direct expense of their paying customers... The way the service works, there is no incentive for "WhatsYourPrice" to punish fake profiles, because for every introduction to an attractive women the site rakes in about $20 USD of pure profit, just to "unlock" the ability to communicate and for the man to be able to message or communicate with the attractive woman at all in order to arrange logistics or exchange contact info for a date or meeting the user must pay the "WhatsYourPrice" site to be allowed to message. After "WhatsYourPrice" recieves the payment (deducts the credit from the package) it retains this money even if later on no date actually happens, even if immediately after unlocking this communication the other party dissappears never to be seen nor heard from again, and even in situations that the "WhatsYourPrice" site itself takes action to remove a profile that violated the sites own terms of service etc the "WhatsYourPrice" site still refuses to credit back the money spent for an interaction that was fraudlent and never had any potential to go anywhere...

In one instance, back in early October 2020 I recieved an offer for a date by a woman by the username of "angelincloud" on "WhatsYourPrice" site, "she" posted about a dozen or so photos and the photos seemed consistent and there weren't any obvious signs or red flags.



I spent credits to unlock the messaging ability to be able to communicate with her but don't actually hear from her again... then some days later I check her profile again and its entirely new set of photos of some entirely different woman! This is proof positive that the profile was a faker because the first set of photos are of one woman and the second set of photos that the profile re-updated with was of an entirely different woman! This was impossible in real-life so the only possible conclusion is that the profile/account was a faker with intent to scam. Before I could report on this the profile suddenly disappeared completely from the site. I requested a manual re-credit back to my account for this but the "WhatsYourPrice" refused to credit me back. Then a few days later I noticed a new profile on "WhatsYourPrice" under a different username this time called "theangelbaby" and asking for another $150 to go on a date, and in order to communicate with "her" I would have to spend more credits again to pay "WhatsYourPrice" to "unlock" the ability to message "her" (because its now she is using a brand new profile etc) and all the photos were exactly the same and even the profile description was word for word identical (I had saved screenshots after I felt this was a scam)... so I report this profile again and yet they take no action against her....

Since she never tried to exchange contact information nor tried to get me to pay upfront before meeting took place, it seems more likely this was a site sanctioned or actually site sponsored incident, in that it was actually employees of "WhatsYourPrice" itself setting up these fake decoy profiles to trick men into spending real money to unlock messaging and then the profiles never write back, never exchange information and never set up a real date or meeting! It would appear that it is a unethical strategy by the owners of "WhatsYourPrice" to artificially boost and inflate their revenue/profit by cheating their customers in a desperate attempt/bid to rake in money during hard economic times and the whole worldwide COVID pandemic situation...

Even if the site has not directly partaken in such unscrupulus behaviors and acts it still begs the question why would they dismantle the previously pre-existing automated system that would credit back whenever the "WhatsYourPrice" platform removed a profile for fraud or for violating its TOS? Why would "WhatsYourPrice" now even refuse to credit back for manual requests for re-credit even when presented with overwhelming evidence that the profile was a fake or operated by a scammer? Why indeed unless it was financially convinent for "WhatsYourPrice" to turn a blind eye to the rampant fraud that is going on their platform because it is lucrative to their bottom line to allow this fraud since they get paid regardless of whether or not their customers actually end up going on these dates/meetings or if its just a scammer on the other end using stolen model photos pretending to be an attractive women wanting to go on a date. In this instance I ran the photos through Google's reverse image similiarity search index and came across the instagram of the actual woman whom these photos were stolen from, I know this because after messaging her on instagram she confirmed that she was never on WYP and didn't know anything about the site and that anyone using her photos on the site did so without her knowledge nor consent...

There are manny other incidents that together paint a picture of "WhatsYourPrice" faciliting this fraud and actively particiting on this scheme... for example a lot of these fake/scam profiles would contact me first and reach out proactively, they would blur out the background that would given away where the photo was taken, yet when I do an reverse image search I found the original photo belonging t some model or influencer on instagram whom stated they never used wyp before, and the original photo doesn't have the details (signage, labels, names) blurred out because it would given awawy often the actual location these photos were taken. This is important because by blurring this out the photos can then be reused on variety of different profiles and each fake profile is pretending to be of a different location... for example the same woman in the photos appears in Dallas, but also in New York City, and Chicago etc but they reuse the same photos but have different profile usernames but any identifying logos or details in the background of these photos get blurred out... This is indictive of high level fraud committed by the site itself in an organized scheme of systematic trickery in order to defraud paying customers so that "WhatsYourPrice" can increase its revenue and boost its bottom line by essentially selling fake profiles or the fake promise of being able to go on dates with fake profiles that never existed in the first place...


https://imgur.com/a/VqQdWga

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