The Truth About FriendFinder.com’s Fraudulent Workings (REVIEW)

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FriendFinder.com is yet another dating site that uses scamming tools and tactics to get to peoples’ money. While the site claims that the use of services is free of any charge, you should be cautions not to get ripped off. To help prevent FriendFinder.com from scamming and ripping of people, The Dating Cop Team did the hard work and will now present solid evidence that indicate FriendFinder.com should not be trusted. In this review, we will explain the scamming mechanisms that FriendFinder.com uses. So, continue reading to learn more and warn your friends.

Evidence of FriendFinder.com scam and rip off

For this review, we set out to investigate the legitimacy of FriendFinder.com and will serve the results of our findings. Our investigation had two stages, the first during which we checked out the website by using it on the basic membership plan, and the second during which we carefully read through and extracted excerpts with evidence from the terms of use and privacy policy agreements on FriendFinder.com.

 

Scam No.1 – License To Use Your Profile Data

At the moment you sign up and start building your dating profile by uploading photographs and personal information, and customizing the profile, you have already granted FriendFinder.com the exclusive proprietary rights over any content posted on a public place of the site, which includes member’s profiles. Moreover, not only does FriendFinder.com have a right to take these information, but they have the exclusive right to reuse, change, and distribute your data to other dating sites within the same network, or give license to other dating sites and companies.

EVIDENCE OF SCAM: “Except as provided in our Privacy Policy, once you post, send or otherwise make publicly available any Content through the Services (“Personal Content”), you expressly grant us, and hereby represent that you have the right to grant us, a perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, assignable, sub-licensable, and transferable right and license to quote, re-post, use, copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, incorporate into other works, distribute, transmit, broadcast, communicate, publicly display, publicly perform and otherwise exploit such Content in any form or media, anywhere, and without any notice or compensation to you of any kind. You hereby grant us all consents, rights and clearances to enable us to use such Personal Content for such purposes.”

 

Scam No.2 – Subscription Fees And Automatic Billing

The hope of finding a date in your local area in a fast and easy way may lead you to misjudge the situation and end up being overcharged for services you don’t use and don’t need. Keep in mind that this paid membership is automatically recurring once you subscribe, and you will continue to be charged until you manually cancel your paid membership. FriendFinder.com will try to extort your credit card information from you basically by blocking you from freely using many of the site’s services and features. More specifically – every time you get a message and try to reply – you are asked to pay. Every time you see someone and would like to start communication – you are taken to the payment page, where you can choose one of the following payment plans:

Silver Membership

  • $22.94 for a monthly subscription to the site
  • $39.94 for 3 months of subscription to the site
  • $99.94 for 12 months of subscription to the site

Gold Membership

  • $34.94 for a monthly subscription to the site
  • $59.94 for 3 months of subscription to the site
  • $139.94 for 12 months of subscription to the site

EVIDENCE OF SCAM: “You acknowledge that your subscription has an initial and recurring payment feature and you accept responsibility for all recurring charges prior to cancellation. In order to provide continuous service, we automatically renew all paid subscriptions for the Services on the day such subscriptions expire. Such renewals shall be (i) for a period equivalent to the period of your initial subscription to the Services or a shorter period of time if specified, and (ii) in our discretion, at the price of the same or comparable Services then in effect.”

 

Scam No.3 – Electronic And Automated Communications

The messages you receive on FriendFinder.com are computer-generated, completely automated messages, and are sent to you and other site users continuously. The point is to upgrade your membership as explained in the previous section, so the website can keep earning off of you and others. FriendFinder.com confesses to using electronic communications in order to engage you into the site’s services and get you to upgrade to a paid membership.

EVIDENCE OF SCAM: “By using the Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications, e.g., email, from us or our subsidiaries and affiliated entities. These communications will include notices about your Account and information concerning or related to the Services. These communications are part of your relationship with us and you receive them as part of your membership.”

 

The verdict on FriendFinder.com

We hope it became clear to you, as it is clear to us that FriendFinder.com is an online dating scam ready to take your money and not provide you with the services it promises. Instead, FriendFinder.com will serve you a bunch of lies and different scamming tools to string you along while regularly charging your credit card. It is clear that it is a waste of time and money, and we do not recommend this site to anyone.

FriendFinder.com Scam Questions

For anything you might have to ask or add, feel free to post in the comments section below. We’d love to read about your personal experiences on FriendFinder.com or answer any additional inquiries you may have.

FriendFinder.com Contact Info

Address: 910 E. Hamilton Ave, Sixth Floor, Campbell, CA 95008, USA

Email Contact: privacy@friendfindernetworks.com

Phone Number: 1-408-702-1033 and 888-575-8383 (toll free US & Canada)

Report and File a Complaint

Contact the Better Business Bureau to report the site if you feel you have been deceived, scammed and/or ripped off.


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 Comments 3 comments

  • Nathan says:

    Is friendfinder.com the same company as AdultFriendFinder.com?
    I’ve read on another site that does this sort of investigations of various dating and hook-up sites, that adultfriendfinder was one of the few legit sites out there. Said the profile database can get a bit ‘stale’, but it was generally an honest site.
    Just curious what you might know or what your opinion might be etc.
    Thanks

  • Stewart says:

    Yes I agree, friendfinder x is full of scammers and makes. There bombard you at first to get you to think your have got alot of interest but this seems to be a ploy. Three women so far over a month have tried to scam and looking further there appears to be much more. It’s fake stay away and try something else.

  • Santiago B says:

    I found friendfinder x to be a total waste of time and money. Lots of scammers, web cam models from other cities, escorts, and unattractive couples contacting you. I would not recommend it at all.


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