Adult Friend Finder - alt.com Many fake members, and credit card fraud beyond membership fees Internet
I signed up for AFF (Adult Friend Finder) approximately 3 months ago. I signed up for a 3 month membership. Upon first gaining access to the site, which took some time to process my membership, although taking my fee/money for access was much quicker, i quickly realized about 90% of the profiles are of fake people. This didnt bother me as much as after a while, you can identify the fakes a mile away. (ie poor grammer, duplicate photos, countries of origin, cities and states of origin not matching, poor attempts at fraudulant profiles) I was able to make a few good connections, one in particular that I wont ever forget, but during the duration of the membership, i decided it wasnt worth my money and cancelled the automatic renewal. also concurrently I was having random companies (fronts) authorize money from my bank account via my debit card number (confirmed by Bank of America) but once I called the number to the fake business associated with the authorizations there would be a recording apologizing and said my money would be returned withing 3 business days. which they did return the money. Once my attempt, and I call it an attempt, as I will explain later, to cancel the automatic renewal process happened, fraudulant purchases started to post to my account, and I mean immediately. I noticed it and luckily called BOA right away and they froze my account as they did so..not 1, 2, 3, 4...but 5 more attempts were blocked in under an hour. As of right now only one charge went through to some fragarence.net company for ~165.oo which i am disputing and BOA will fix. That really upset me but I cancelled the card and fixed that problem, but in all those fraudulant charges, i noticed one that stood out. AFF tried to authorize my card for an extension of some type for another membership, for an unknown duration. If i recall correctly when I first signed up it was ~45 dollars for 3 months, but this new attempted charge was in the amount of 185. Although once I logged into my still active(for 3 more days) account, i was immediately transfered to a screen that stated, i needed to update my payment information because the information was outdated. So unless they tried to charge me, which they shouldnt have, they wouldnt have known i froze the account. In addition to that, once they realized they were cut off from my funds, alot of my membership privileges were cut off and limited back down to nearly a standard member, almost as if to punish me for a service i purchased yet, since they couldnt rob me anymore, they took away and violated our original agreement. (which was paid for in full) I do not detest the purpose of the site, i think its a great adult site for busy adults, I think there is some success if you are willing to dig through the fraudulant profiles, and I had some of the best sex of my life due to this site, although, do so at your own risk, if you are to sign up...here is how I would do it to fix this problem. I would sign up for no more than 3 months...pay them the dues...immediately cancel the card you used, open a new card with a different number. and enjoy your account and if it asks you to update your billing information, ignore it and DO NOT DO IT! I hope this helps the reader (you) as it was as honest and forthcoming as I could explain. Any lawyers interested in a class action suit, by all means contact me at your leisure. I have copies of all billings and fraudulant purchases/attempts.