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(msn.ca)   If you're suing your ASHLEY MADISON for disability after you typed 1000 fake female profiles, should you... a) update your Facebook everyday, b) email all your friends, c) go to the beach and ride your jet ski?   (news.ca.msn.com) divider line 88
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2014-03-23 08:23:51 PM  

OgreMagi: ongbok: ReapTheChaos: OgreMagi: I figured out a long time ago that most of the online dating sites are deeply involved with outright fraud, preying upon lonely single guys (like me).  A standard practice of FriendFinder was to use fake accounts (with hot pictures) to message guys on new basic accounts.  To respond to the message you had to pay for a regular account, the basic didn't allow that.  Of course, you would never get a response.  Within a week of this happening the profile that messaged you would disappear.  Yes, I fell for that scam once.  But only once.  I was newly divorced and still trying to figure out how to get back on the dating scene, so I was rather naive.

It wouldn't surprise me if they still did this.  They should be prosecuted for it.

I fell for that years ago on one of those sites, joined and then got 6 or so replies from women so I paid the $15 so I could respond back, then never heard a word. And yes, they still do it and yes, they should be prosecuted for it. It's outright fraud.

The problem is proving it. People know that they do it, but unless somebody on the inside blows the whistle and provides evidence or the company is completely stupid and doesn't properly cover their tracks, they will never get the evidence to prosecute, let alone get a search warrant.

If I could get my hands on their server logs I could prove it.  Unless they don't keep proper server log.  No system admin would run a site without some logs, though how long they are kept varies.


And that is the problem. Without a whistle blower handing them over, how are you going to get your hands on them? A judge would never issue a warrant for that since there isn't any proof that they are doing something wrong besides people complaining that they didn't get any response after responding to somebody.
 
2014-03-23 08:27:14 PM  
Worker's Comp examiners love Facebook. It's been a huge boon to catching fraud. It's one of the few reasons why my company hasn't blocked it. (Yes, we do WC and Disability).
 
2014-03-23 08:27:59 PM  
Holy shiat, way to Streisand yourself in to mega-profits
 
2014-03-23 08:48:12 PM  
Anal?
 
2014-03-23 08:49:06 PM  
www.naturalstuffinc.com
 
2014-03-23 08:53:01 PM  
she accused the company of making her type up hundreds of fake profiles of sexy women.
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2014-03-23 08:54:28 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Basically every dating site is just like that. Plentyoffish being the odd one out. But hey it's free so ya take your chances.


But PlentyOfFish recommends at least one other site where the terms of service require to you accept their fake users, so POF doesn't exactly have clean hands about fake users.
 
2014-03-23 09:10:11 PM  

ongbok: I could see that happening if they told her she was writing profiles for a test area of the site.


lorem ipsum. You don't actually write out fake profiles, you put in placeholder text.
 
2014-03-23 09:13:33 PM  

ongbok: One of my friends helped to build and maintain a smaller sight in the early 2000's. He said probably only about 2% of the female profiles were real and from women you would actually want to see. He said about 30% of the female profiles were from horny or lonely hambeast, about 25-30% would lead to advertisements for pornsites, escort services or independant prostitutes. And the rest of the female profiles were all fake ones written by somebody who worked for the site.


Your friend lied. The ratio is actually 95% site or spambot-created fake profiles, 4.9999999% real profiles that have been idle for 15 years and were only created to have a look around the site in the first place with no interest in staying, 0.00000009 gay and transgendered dudes fishing for cock, and 0.^A% actual woman. Of which the overwhelming majority are meth-head hambeasts.
 
2014-03-23 09:38:45 PM  

There's always the one custom made for Farkers:

www.oilogosphere.com

 
2014-03-23 09:45:44 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: OgreMagi: I figured out a long time ago that most of the online dating sites are deeply involved with outright fraud, preying upon lonely single guys (like me).  A standard practice of FriendFinder was to use fake accounts (with hot pictures) to message guys on new basic accounts.  To respond to the message you had to pay for a regular account, the basic didn't allow that.  Of course, you would never get a response.  Within a week of this happening the profile that messaged you would disappear.  Yes, I fell for that scam once.  But only once.  I was newly divorced and still trying to figure out how to get back on the dating scene, so I was rather naive.

It wouldn't surprise me if they still did this.  They should be prosecuted for it.

Before I settled down, I used Match.com and it's predecessor (don't recall the name).  Between 2000 and 2002 was a busy time for me.  I had to keep notes to keep track of the plethora of lady friends.  It was like having a 2nd job.

I even dated a woman I met from a chat room for awhile.

Some were very beautiful, some we're crazy, and some were pretty damn ugly, but it was certainly a good time in my life.

CSBroheim


Used Yahoo personals for about a year over 10 years ago now, communicated with about 15 ladies, went on dates with about half of them, and ended up marrying one.  I would have considered about 2/3 of them as attractive, and they were all (thankfully) sane.  I did have a student in a class I taught a long time ago who I'm pretty sure was diagnosed as psychotic tell me there was nothing more in her life that she wanted more than me.  Any teachers out there want to know why you don't date your students?  That's exhibit number 1.

Anyway, I was happy the web site was free, since the divorce from the woman I married from the site was definitely not free.
 
2014-03-23 09:54:38 PM  
FWIW my experience with Adult Friend Finder was pretty positive - but when I got messages from the fakes, 10 out of ten times they were utterly and completely incompatible with my profile, so I didn't even try to answer.  Not to mention that at one point, all of them were from Syracuse, NY.  Also, one other thing I think AFF did was send fake 'messages' to you from other members who had never even heard of you and quite frankly wouldn't have given you the time of day.  I know they also had people in the chat rooms who did nothing but troll for fake profiles - that was bad enough, the bots that ran loose in there for a while were so bad that they actually started to lose members over it and shut that nonsense down.  But the 'gotta-pay-to-reply' thing I think is fairly recent; used to be that free members at least could reply to each other.

/Met Mrs Coast at an AFF party, and our circle of friends from there all met/married through AFF, easily about fifty people

//Retired now
 
2014-03-23 09:56:20 PM  
Good Lord, this is a depressing thread.
 
2014-03-23 10:05:29 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: can't we just kill everyone involved?


LOL. I'm down. Let's do this. Including subby for that turd of a headline.

/Assholes suing assholes for being assholish.
 
2014-03-23 10:05:47 PM  

OgreMagi: ongbok: ReapTheChaos: OgreMagi: I figured out a long time ago that most of the online dating sites are deeply involved with outright fraud, preying upon lonely single guys (like me).  A standard practice of FriendFinder was to use fake accounts (with hot pictures) to message guys on new basic accounts.  To respond to the message you had to pay for a regular account, the basic didn't allow that.  Of course, you would never get a response.  Within a week of this happening the profile that messaged you would disappear.  Yes, I fell for that scam once.  But only once.  I was newly divorced and still trying to figure out how to get back on the dating scene, so I was rather naive.

It wouldn't surprise me if they still did this.  They should be prosecuted for it.

I fell for that years ago on one of those sites, joined and then got 6 or so replies from women so I paid the $15 so I could respond back, then never heard a word. And yes, they still do it and yes, they should be prosecuted for it. It's outright fraud.

The problem is proving it. People know that they do it, but unless somebody on the inside blows the whistle and provides evidence or the company is completely stupid and doesn't properly cover their tracks, they will never get the evidence to prosecute, let alone get a search warrant.

If I could get my hands on their server logs I could prove it.  Unless they don't keep proper server log.  No system admin would run a site without some logs, though how long they are kept varies.


I have a friend who is a sys admin for adult friend finder. I could ask him about it.
 
2014-03-23 10:08:23 PM  
www.mullet.co.za
 
2014-03-23 10:13:14 PM  

stuffy: she accused the company of making her type up hundreds of fake profiles of sexy women.
[ts2.mm.bing.net image 126x170]


They MADE her. They pulled her in off the street with a big hook, chained her to the desk, and forced her, literally FORCED her, at gunpoint, under threat of multiple gang rape by rabid gorillas, to type those fake sexy-woman profiles, or suffer the consequences.

It was nothing short of vile abuse. Simply awful.
 
2014-03-23 10:15:53 PM  
If you're suing your ASHLEY MADISON...

stoppedreadingthere.pcx
 
2014-03-23 10:24:38 PM  
One of the best descriptions of online dating I've heard comes from Barney Stinson from the show How I Met Your Mother.

"Trying online dating means that you've given up.  It's the male equivalent of getting a cat."
 
2014-03-23 10:45:04 PM  

ox45tallboy: Say what you want about the company, their advertising department has some fun!

[www.adweek.com image 652x367]


That's a real ad of theirs?

Wow.  I'd say we could have one helluva Fark Photoshop contest making up fake ads for these people, but it seems like they are having lots of success making fun of themselves.
 
2014-03-23 11:14:20 PM  
This is like advertising for drug dealers. Do adulterers really need a web site and billboards for having an affair?
 
2014-03-23 11:40:58 PM  

darkjezter: One of the best descriptions of online dating I've heard comes from Barney Stinson from the show How I Met Your Mother.

"Trying online dating means that you've given up.  It's the male equivalent of getting a cat."


Only if you're so old that you don't understand that this newfangled internet thing is part of how the world works now.
 
2014-03-23 11:58:49 PM  

WTFDYW: 99.998er: WTFDYW: Pics of her on the beach or GTFO


OK.
[storage.canoe.ca image 650x366]

If that is her, GIGGITY!


Why? You know she's going to cheat on you. It's not worth even looking.
 
2014-03-24 12:04:24 AM  

dv-ous: WTFDYW: 99.998er: WTFDYW: Pics of her on the beach or GTFO


OK.
[storage.canoe.ca image 650x366]

If that is her, GIGGITY!

Why? You know she's going to cheat on you. It's not worth even looking.


Given that logic you may as well not get out of bed, you are going to die, why bother doing anything
 
2014-03-24 12:10:31 AM  

chitownmike: dv-ous: Why? You know she's going to cheat on you. It's not worth even looking.

Given that logic you may as well not get out of bed, you are going to die, why bother doing anything


I'm with dv-ous here, though maybe for different reasons. It's not so much that she's pretty, it's more that SHE WORKED FOR ASHLEY MADISON that would make me nervous.

So what do you do for a living? Oh, your company enables/promotes adultery? That's...uh...hm.
 
2014-03-24 12:51:12 AM  

LoneWolf343: cobby97: JoieD'Zen: I rtfa just to see wtf this was all about.
Here's my summary -
Equilibrist: Cristo, o que é um idiota

Yeah, I didn't understand a bit of the headline, so I rtfa, and ... Can you buy people online now, but only if they post fake pictures?

/Who is Ashley Madison
//And why is this name a pronoun?

Ashley Madison is a dating profile site specifically for people who are looking for extramarital affairs.

/Why it is called Ashley Madison, I have no idea.
//Their TV commercials were weird, like parodies of commercials.


they make snack cakes, you remember all those Charlie Brown specials? also I think something to do with the American flag. no that was Betsy Madison maybe...
 
2014-03-24 12:55:38 AM  
What I learned from TFA: "keyboard" is a farking verb.
 
2014-03-24 12:58:06 AM  

viscountalpha: I hope both sides their get their lawsuits thrown out and both brought up on fraud charges.


Sounds like fraud to this farker that is not an attorney.
 
2014-03-24 12:58:12 AM  
What's an Ashley Madison and why would I be suing it?

Just kidding. Subby, your headline blows.
 
2014-03-24 01:06:15 AM  
I don't even know why this is a discussion. online anything other then business is a fraud. you would have to the utmost complete moron to think there are "hot chicks in your area" that would want to hook up with you. or desperate housewives/mothers that are just dying to f*ck you. if your social life is so pitiful, send that Nigerian 5k and he'll spring for the reception.
 
2014-03-24 01:07:30 AM  
did snail mail dating way back when in the late 80s early 90s and internet dating when it came along. yahoo and AFF both turned up acceptable dates. that said i haven't used either in 15 years.

i did get two spam hits both of which were way too attractive. and mostly naked. and both sent generic email. ask a personal question by name and get back "hi big boy well i sure have been busy doing washing while naked." fun trying to get an email with my name but otherwise not productive. and when she started hustling me for plane fare so she could come visit i stopped. i may have my failings but i knew i wasn't going to see her or my money.
 
2014-03-24 01:48:26 AM  
If you just typed 1000 fake profiles and have carpels tunnel, wouldn't the correct answer be C?

I guess I'm confused at the headline.  Usually C is the outrageous thing someone does that's stupid.  But I don't see how a disability that would prevent you from working at a job requiring sitting and typing would interfere with riding a jet ski.  It would, however, likely prevent you from sending emails or updating facebook.
 
2014-03-24 02:51:37 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: viscountalpha: I hope both sides their get their lawsuits thrown out and both brought up on fraud charges.

Sounds like fraud to this farker that is not an attorney.


Depends which part you're talking about.

That the site alleged to hook idiots up with women who would help them cheat on their spouses? Not fraud. That they had profiles--even a large number of profiles--which were of fake women? Not fraud. As long as there were in fact a few actual women who would in fact hook up with said idiots via the dating site; then the site itself was not fraudulent. Now, if they had ZERO women on the site, and just took the money and had NOBODY to hook up with said idiots, then yes, it was fraud.

But having phony profiles to entice fools to part with their money is just using PT Barnum's maximum combined with HL Mencken's observation to make oodles of cash. As long as there are a few real people involved, there is no fraud.
 
2014-03-24 03:51:20 AM  

Gyrfalcon: StoPPeRmobile: viscountalpha: I hope both sides their get their lawsuits thrown out and both brought up on fraud charges.

Sounds like fraud to this farker that is not an attorney.

Depends which part you're talking about.

That the site alleged to hook idiots up with women who would help them cheat on their spouses? Not fraud. That they had profiles--even a large number of profiles--which were of fake women? Not fraud. As long as there were in fact a few actual women who would in fact hook up with said idiots via the dating site; then the site itself was not fraudulent. Now, if they had ZERO women on the site, and just took the money and had NOBODY to hook up with said idiots, then yes, it was fraud.

But having phony profiles to entice fools to part with their money is just using PT Barnum's maximum combined with HL Mencken's observation to make oodles of cash. As long as there are a few real people involved, there is no fraud.


Lets extend your analogy to Amazon. If they sent me an email full of great deals if I join Prime. But, when I do join, only one a few of those items are actually available to buy.

Is this fraud?
 
2014-03-24 05:29:13 AM  
This is cruel and unusual punishment of the legal system.  They need private mediation to sort this pile of shiat out... with a pimp as the arbitrator.
 
2014-03-24 12:09:47 PM  

ReapTheChaos: OgreMagi: I figured out a long time ago that most of the online dating sites are deeply involved with outright fraud, preying upon lonely single guys (like me).  A standard practice of FriendFinder was to use fake accounts (with hot pictures) to message guys on new basic accounts.  To respond to the message you had to pay for a regular account, the basic didn't allow that.  Of course, you would never get a response.  Within a week of this happening the profile that messaged you would disappear.  Yes, I fell for that scam once.  But only once.  I was newly divorced and still trying to figure out how to get back on the dating scene, so I was rather naive.

It wouldn't surprise me if they still did this.  They should be prosecuted for it.

I fell for that years ago on one of those sites, joined and then got 6 or so replies from women so I paid the $15 so I could respond back, then never heard a word. And yes, they still do it and yes, they should be prosecuted for it. It's outright fraud.


Yup, and yup.
 
2014-03-24 06:56:24 PM  

o'really: OgreMagi: ongbok: ReapTheChaos: OgreMagi: I figured out a long time ago that most of the online dating sites are deeply involved with outright fraud, preying upon lonely single guys (like me).  A standard practice of FriendFinder was to use fake accounts (with hot pictures) to message guys on new basic accounts.  To respond to the message you had to pay for a regular account, the basic didn't allow that.  Of course, you would never get a response.  Within a week of this happening the profile that messaged you would disappear.  Yes, I fell for that scam once.  But only once.  I was newly divorced and still trying to figure out how to get back on the dating scene, so I was rather naive.

It wouldn't surprise me if they still did this.  They should be prosecuted for it.

I fell for that years ago on one of those sites, joined and then got 6 or so replies from women so I paid the $15 so I could respond back, then never heard a word. And yes, they still do it and yes, they should be prosecuted for it. It's outright fraud.

The problem is proving it. People know that they do it, but unless somebody on the inside blows the whistle and provides evidence or the company is completely stupid and doesn't properly cover their tracks, they will never get the evidence to prosecute, let alone get a search warrant.

If I could get my hands on their server logs I could prove it.  Unless they don't keep proper server log.  No system admin would run a site without some logs, though how long they are kept varies.

I have a friend who is a sys admin for adult friend finder. I could ask him about it.


So i asked him, and he claims no, they don't put fake profiles on there.

For what that's worth.
 
2014-03-24 11:40:06 PM  

o'really: o'really: OgreMagi: ongbok: ReapTheChaos: OgreMagi: I figured out a long time ago that most of the online dating sites are deeply involved with outright fraud, preying upon lonely single guys (like me).  A standard practice of FriendFinder was to use fake accounts (with hot pictures) to message guys on new basic accounts.  To respond to the message you had to pay for a regular account, the basic didn't allow that.  Of course, you would never get a response.  Within a week of this happening the profile that messaged you would disappear.  Yes, I fell for that scam once.  But only once.  I was newly divorced and still trying to figure out how to get back on the dating scene, so I was rather naive.

It wouldn't surprise me if they still did this.  They should be prosecuted for it.

I fell for that years ago on one of those sites, joined and then got 6 or so replies from women so I paid the $15 so I could respond back, then never heard a word. And yes, they still do it and yes, they should be prosecuted for it. It's outright fraud.

The problem is proving it. People know that they do it, but unless somebody on the inside blows the whistle and provides evidence or the company is completely stupid and doesn't properly cover their tracks, they will never get the evidence to prosecute, let alone get a search warrant.

If I could get my hands on their server logs I could prove it.  Unless they don't keep proper server log.  No system admin would run a site without some logs, though how long they are kept varies.

I have a friend who is a sys admin for adult friend finder. I could ask him about it.

So i asked him, and he claims no, they don't put fake profiles on there.

For what that's worth.


He's lying.
 
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