It is law that credit cards are not to be issued to citizens under the legal age of 18, thus we use your credit card to to verify information of identified or identifiable customers. Why does it say i have one. But never recieved it. I just wanted to thank you for helping me find the love of my life.
Ever since we went on our first date we have been inseparable. She is the girl of my dreams. Life is wonderful, so thank you. Looks like you've reached the end. Unable to load more.
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A lot of the owners register their sites anonymously in Panama. Registrations and hosting services are business expenses. I contacted the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists The Panama Papers team to see if they had any information in this area. I never received any type of response. It was a long shot. Typically, if you have a web site that you want people to visit, you take measures to help search engines find you. The subject of Search Engine Optimization is complex, and people make a living off of it — far beyond the scope of this article.
The best way is via illustration. There will be some paid and relevant news items first. They do this by putting program code on their website that helps the search engine understand what it is seeing, and provide the most valuable results to the user. Contrast that to these branded dating sites. They take specif action to tell search engines not to find them in the robots file robots. The first line an instruction that this section applies to all search engines.
The second line tells a search engine to not index any pages on this site. This is not a default setting in a website. This website owners create this code. However because the site owners have instructed the search engines not to find them, it does not appear anywhere in the search results. Obviously, I cannot look at sites, but I have looked at a few dozen. They are all the same. The website owners build the web page to be used this way. That web page, where you are really typing your information, contains only the basic data entry elements and the hidden text. Contrast that to any website where you are signing up for a service, where you have a full page of content that describes where you are and what you are doing.
Said differently, the owner of the Branded Dating site created a page specifically for someone else to use to sign up to their site. It is the key enabler of this deception. The sites use a geolocation service that looks at your internet protocol IP address and displays the city or area code where you connect to the internet. This makes it appear as if the woman is near you. A person across the country would see the same woman as near them as well.
Disguised small print terms and conditions hyperlink. Most sites you cannot see this link. When you can, it is very small. A hyperlink appears in blue text by default, but these sites will override that and make it blend in to the surrounding text. Spelling out the amount of the charge. Again, on most sites, you cannot even see this part of the page.
These sites sometimes have a checkbox that is pre-checked for you to sign up for their premium service that does not look like a checkbox. The Branded Dating sites and click generators are fairly static.
There is no telling how many of the Date Verification sites there are. They come and go. As one site goes down, another pops up. The hosting company might take down a site if they receive a complaint. The owner will abandon a site when there is insufficient traffic. Often they will keep the same site name and title but the actual site and address URL will change. They have a sort of brand themselves. This is just an easy way for the scammer to create a new site.
They copy the code from one site to the next, typos and all. Each of the sites individually, only have a small amount of traffic.
Assembling the web traffic from each of the billing sites that I am aware of, cumulatively they receive about 55, clicks per day. This will be two kinds of traffic:. I cannot determine how many people are caught in the scam from this data. I can guess based on the number of people who search for these sites and click on my website. The search pattern and number of clicks is confidential, but it is more than per day.
There is never a direct connection between the Date Verification scam and the Branded Dating site. Here is an example of how the connections operate. This is a trace from the click generator uetrk. You can see there are a few middle-man type operations here. Eventually the click generator directs the customer to the branded dating site.
I this instance, the site is hrtpndgliv. This arrangement will have multiple benefits.
The general rule of international jurisdiction is if you are doing business in a country you are subject to their laws and you cannot use a disclaimer to get out of it. Companies in the U. Regardless, it means that the sites do not follow the precautionary security measures that are required by most states in the U.
Nor do they follow the required actions if there is a security breach of customer information. There is no age or date verification. The woman is a bot with a stolen picture. Usually a TinEye reverse image search produces results of the same picture in multiple places around the internet. In some cases, if you dig deep enough you find that the sites have specific terms that state that they do not check the backgrounds of their members. I did not receive any responses. First, you are not alone.
By analyzing search data of my site I know that there are thousands of people in the same situation. You might be a little embarrassed. You you need to act quickly. This is a high risk situation. I am sure that Vlad the Romanian is a fine upstanding Cypriot, and that Natasha from Fluffy Bunnies is the quite proper British subject, but you do not want them having your personal and financial information.
In contacting the website operators, you will need to provide them more personal information and proof of the transaction such as a transaction number, which you might not have. Without the transaction number, you will need to provide them some credit card information. Each step in this process provides this unknown, un-trusted entity more information about you. Just calling them gives them a phone number. My opinion… it is not reasonable to continue to interact with parties who have deliberately deceived you.
This is the only way to assuredly stop the charges from recurring. It is a pain, I know, but it is the only safe thing to do. Some of the scam date verification sites try to put code on your computer. My antivirus software often blocks the scam websites or some component within them. I have to override the settings it to see what is going on. There are so many of these sites that come and go, I do not know what is out there. This is a lot of information and a lot to absorb. You are probably thinking, oh crap. That reaction is justified.
I have put together a page to help you through this process. Thanks for this article. So I too have been duped, however, I canceled the card immediately, and have followed the rest of your advice here. Is there a way to simulate a video call by using some old cam footage or something?
I get that they can find pics all over the internet, but the video really threw me. Anyway, I guess it can be done, but if you could confirm it, I would be grateful. I also found It interesting that they sent me about a dozen pics, half of which were easily tracked by tineye. But…she stuck to her story. Have you ever heard of times that they used real women to actually play the role and get some sort of commission? Thank you again for this great info. The whole thing runs on a commission.
In the date verification sites where you are signed up for a crappy dating site, the money flows back from a white label dating service, to the person who owns the crappy dating site, to the click generator, to the scammer. In the cam sites there are sometimes real girls who are getting paid. It is a cascading bonus arrangement that encourages the girls to get new members. And yes, they can and do have the ability to simulate video that respond to your requests, so you could be talking to some guy in a basement somewhere. I told them I dont want it but they still say I have too get it.
They claim because I have violated the terms they will come after me for several hundreds of dollars. But I dont what too pay only too have them get more personal info or just continue the harassment. Can they legally sue me for not wanting this ID and not filling it out or signing up. No, you are fine. My account got hacked on multiple sites missing a couple hundred dollars looking to get refund froM all sites?
It could end more than your card that has a problem. I recommend that you read and follow the instructions on this post: First…and foremost…thanks for your time and efforts to put a vast amount of time into this. Secondly… I had found two of these culprits on a bank statement about a year ago.
Everything was taken care of in short order. Some are not so diligent. Yep it got me good, too good. New to a dating site first time ever on one. Within the first hour I had 4 msgs from Different women I decided to accept the one from Washington, claiming to be visiting Canada for 2 weeks. My companion article will show you in detail what happens from a consumer perspective, and why I do not recommend contacting them any further: Unauthorized Credit Card Charges […].
My companion artilce will show you in detail what happens from a consumer perspective, and why I do not recommend contacting them any further: Unauthorized Credit Card Charges. Your email address will not be published. Ronin December 10, They direct their victim to a date verification website that states clearly that there is no charge for the service The website has purposefully hidden or hard to find charges that sign up the victim for a rotating set of dating or pornography sites. What you see on the scam website The website presents a page that shows fake information about a woman, whom you can meet, but first you must verify.
This is what you will see in the sign-up area: After you type in the information, the page changes, and it looks like this: What you cannot see… Thru use of a web programming command called iframe, you are entering your credit card information on another website without you knowing it. Take note of the difference in the grey areas of the web page: Here is the important part of the fine print: Here is a picture of the iframe command from the website code, with my emphasis: White Label and Branded Dating Sites Eventually, the path from the click generator lands the billing page of what I am calling a Branded Dating Company sometimes called private label.
Lots and lots of them. What Happens Next A few things.
If you did sign up… You are going to get a monthly charge on your credit card. Any email from these sites is likely to end up in the spam folder. There is no confirmation of the email in the sign-up. A typo would prevent the email going to the right person. Who operates these sites? Ahsraf Tarafdar, from Dhaka, Bangladesh owns this site: Probably a safe assumption. Click Generators I have found several different generators.