Monday, June 15, 2009

Beware of the Doulike Dating SCAM

Scam Alert

There is a sleezy scam dating site called DoULike that is very deceptive. I was tricked by them on my MySpace account but they may be other places too.

Here's how the scam works.

Someone you know will post a photo of themselves, asking for you to return one of you TO THEM.

You click yes.

You get an e-mail with almost no information asking your consent to send the photo.

This one click then creates an account on the doulike website (and commits you to their TOS agreement etc). They take your profile photo and personal information from, in this case MySpace, and post it to their site without any notice or permission by you that you are creating an account.

Your personal information and photo is then sent out to who knows how many people asking for potential dates to "rank you!"

There is no link to delete your account on their site.
When you write their tech support they tell you how to "deactivate" your account but the information stays up until "our next update" when it will supposedly be removed. Mine is still up since June 10 when they ran the scam on me. Five days and counting.

MySpace replied to my complaint a couple of days later telling me to contact doulike.
They sent a form letter.

I wrote MySpace again, same reply.
I wrote mySpace again and even though I had included the site's URL, my page on their URL etc. I was told to take a screen shot, upload it to Microsoft Paint or Wordand e-mail it as an attachment to Myspace.

Easier to avoid this scam in the first place if you haven't alread been suckered in.

If you don't want to be on their meat market
Do not answer any posts from doulike.com

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WARNING: This site seems legitimate but is NOT. You have to pay before you read the emails others have sent you and after you pay, all the pictures including your own profile pictures become blank and not visible. pictures are visible when you receive email alerts but when you go to log on there are no pictures of any one.CUSTOMER SERVICE NEVER REPLIES TO YOUR QUESTIONS BUT ONLY SENDS YOU TO A REVOLVING DOOR LINK. I believe the messages from others are fake as well. There are to many alike messages from different members and no option of pre-writen scrips to even choose from for an introductory hello message. These messages I received I could only see after I paid for a membership. Remember I was never able to contact anyone Nor they me before I paid. SEE ANYTHING FISHY ABOUT THESE SIMILAR MESSAGES SENT TO ME?????

MARILYNI am sending you to an island full of kisses on a sea of love!

JulieWould you like to meet sometime
DianaThanks for this gorgeous gift!
RoxanneHi! You attract the most interest. Hope you`ll get the same feeling about me.
tamaraWhat a beautiful picture! Do you want to see mine?
ChristineThanks for this gorgeous gift!
RuthAll I want to do is flirt with you
dakotaI enjoyed reading your profile. Would you please get back to me?
beckyHi! Your profile sparked my interest.
TinaYou are very interesting character. Tell me more about yourself.
cherylI think you're cute.
SianWhat do you like most in a women?
DonnaI think you're cute.
KellyeYou're sweeter than candy.
AlisaYou`re very nice person. I`m waiting for your message!
AngelI barely forgot how to breath when I saw you
AudreyI wish I could see my interlocutor. Could you post a photo of yourself?
TheresaThank you! Your profile really made me smile! How do you like mine?
valerieHow are YOU?
kaseyI barely forgot how to breath when I saw you
LisaWould you like to meet sometime?
SharynThanks for this gorgeous gift!
normaFinding people like you is like finding a needle in a haystack
DeAnnaI wish I could see my interlocutor. Could you post a photo of yourself?
ValerieI'm a great flirt, can I prove it to you?
MartaHow are YOU?
ColindaIt was such a lovely message!
LoranaHi! You attract the most interest. Hope you`ll get the same feeling about me.
LinaYou`re very nice person. I`m waiting for your message!
PamelaDo you like walking in the rain? Let`s try out sometime.
karenI am sending you to an island full of kisses on a sea of love!
sherylCould you tell me about your life?
deidreYour profile caught my eye so I thought I'd be brave and say hi!
AdaYou look very athletic. Looking forward to hearing from you.
KassandraYou look very athletic. Looking forward to hearing from you.
jenniferI am sending you to an island full of kisses on a sea of love!
CalI am sending you to an island full of kisses on a sea of love!
kinze206What a beautiful picture! Do you want to see mine?
MonikaI`d like to know you better.