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Banned, can only be woman who invited me to her home

I am a long term user, I met a woman in a small Ontario town on lake simcoe. She wanted to get down right away first night her house. I was reticent, there was some intimacy. I never went back for more. I told her that I was interested in another woman in Barrie closer better character, someone I thought I could trust. That afternoon I was banned and left with no recourse. You can't get a number you can't get an e-mail that works. I had read that they do a review after 48 hours. I seriously doubt that.
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#460207 Review #460207 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Barrie, Ontario
Product
Pof Account

Accounted deleted for no reason

Everything was working out well on that website... Some girls were nice, some werent... Everyday I had my share of notifications on my email inbox about messages. Not once I had broken any terms of conduct, nor have I received any warning from POF. So, as usual, I open my email inbox, see that I have some messages from a couple of hours ago... When I tried to log in afterwards (a couple of hours later)... Bam, no account whatsoever. No email to explain why it was deleted, nothing. Simply no justification. It's mind boggling how they can be so irresponsible
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#754106

Hi guys my name is Craig Sayers iam a single 27 year old male who lives in Townsville Queensland Australia I have heard great things about your site I even paid the 40 bucks to try and find someone to spend my life with I suffer from depression and anxiety and find that you's deleted my profile that really upset me I would like my account when I make it not to be deleted plz my email address is craigsayers1986@***.com I was talking to a really nice girl please help me guys I know you's don't allow swearing or nudity I have done nothing wrong please fix this guys and reply it's really upsetting me kind regards mr Craig Sayers

#750174

yes. I did same situation.

i could not logg in this site.

My profile deleted?not have reason, They not have warning.

This Service and System is so bad

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#459865 Review #459865 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Product
Pof Website
New Reviewer

Account suddenly deleted

This has happened to me twice now and I believe that it is plenty of fish who is creating fake profiles. On both occasions the person asked if I was single. I explained quite truthfully I relied technically on paper im married but will be finally divorced soon. Havent seen the ex for over 18 months! On both occasions the account was deleted. Amazing considering the amount of nudity and disgusting ppeople that does use the site instead of using chat lines. Guess the free fee attracts all sorts of idiots that ruin it for the genuine ones. Sort yourselves out pof and concentrate on the scammers
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#752554

would like to know if my account has been deleted, and why

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#459800 Review #459800 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
London, England
Product
Pof Account

Account Deleted for no reason

I too experienced the uprofessional conduct and procedures by POF. I was a member for two years. Never had any problems. I am a business professional in the Legal field, and always represent myself well both in my personal life, and professional life. Towards the end they were not sending me email notifications, nor match notifications. They also upgraded my membership and billed my account, without my consent during the last six months. When I contacted them about all of this, they blammed me for having my account on Auto Renew. Which was not the case. Shortly there after my account was deleted without any reason. When I inquired about it, they said it was because I violated policy. Nothing specifically mentioned. At the end they were also sending me matches that were not in the age range that I was searching for. POF was good in the beginning, however it is apparent now that their integrity and professionalism is not the same as it was. The word scam, is a good description of POF now.
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#761978

Apparently, they are being managed by some calloused, greedy, unprofressionals who are tampering with the data bases and clients' files now! I was instantly deleted out for no reason, and I'm decent female looking for a good Christian husband.

I had hoped to have some success with these "folks"! May God deal with them for the way they are screwing with people's emotions!!

#746733

You were riding the POF "FREE" gravy train....and this is their normal method to pay up "upgrade".....or get off.....now you see what kind of a company this is......

#752556
@gerald claude

oh I undertand

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#459483 Review #459483 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Pof acct deleted

So here's my input, I have been deleted many times from POF. I am now 25 male. I have noticed many patterns of when and how they delete you. I got numbers like mad.. I would get at least iduno 4 numbers a week from that site.. I always told friends, it was the easiest site to meet someone. Now however at least 2 of those girls that I got numbers off of.. had a sexual vibe on both parties. I can't control what the girl likes.. I feed into it like anyone else would.. if shes flirty.. im going to be flirty.. but telling that to POF is like talking to a neo-nazi. What I do when this happens.. I make a new account.. this is very important people. Listen up. 1. Use your mobile phone to make a new account.. clean your history and cache.. and if you have the app on your phone.. delete it and re install it. Using your phone without a wifi connection means your on a data network, theres too much traffic and POF cant and won't keep upto it. 2. Upload new photos.. DO NOT use previous photos you used on POF before, they have the tag ID.. just go take a new mirror pic and upload it through your phone.. don't use your computer because they have your IP adress in their data base, you won't last 5 min. 3. Change your postal code, new password.. new email address, even change your BDay by like a day.. exp: if your bday is Jan 1, change it to Jan 3. ANYTHING that that is similar to your old profile has a chance of being caught. 4. Don't log on alllllll the time.. and do not upload more then 3 images.. keep a low profile for at least a month. don't send a million msgs.. they see high traffic msgs, if your talking to someone.. keep it simple and short, tell her your at work and can't reply much. and finally.. if you have history of people reporting you.. or people you sent dirty/bad msgs too.. stay away from them.. they could have been the one that reported you in the first place. Dont bother sending them a complaint.. its pointless.. they will just flag you.. and they will delete you for the sake of deleting you cause you dont like their guidelines. This is a dating website.. they cant keep anyone off it.. but when given the chance they will.. just make a new complete profile Hope this helps.
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#457984 Review #457984 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Pof Profile

Account deleted for be reason

I would like to register my complaint as my account seems to have been deleted for no reason. I have spoken to a number of ladies on the site who had shocking stories to tell of men lying and sending rude suggestive messages and pictures of private body parts . I must admit I was shocked that the site would allow this to happen. I am a professional 50 year old gentleman and have always conducted myself as such. I cannot believe my account has been deleted as I was talking to a lovely lady who lived locally to me and now we have no chance of ever meeting !!! Why do the site administrators allow these predatory undesirable users to continue to use the site and delete respectable responsible users ????. I will never try to use this site again and will advise all people I have contact with not to use it !!! I havevtrued to contact the site but they have no customer service department you can speak to !!! How unprofessional .
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#456947 Review #456947 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Livingston, Scotland
Service
Pof Online Dating

Wtf i did nothing wrong

This is a silly website and will delete your account without notice. How can they do business????? - This is the second time it deleted my account and its ridiculous. The first time i just assumed the system was faulty but then it did it again and this time it wouldn't allow me to register, pay or do anything with this website. I thought it was a perfect site for meeting your match but instead have found out that its some kind of scam and totally unacceptable at this point. I wish they would repair there way of doing business. Crazy website
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#1514990

I too have issues with this crooked company. I continue to create and register accounts.

I continue to receive these e mails from Mark ensuring everything was successful, however right after I click the create my profile button because everything is complete the website signs me off. Upon trying to sign back on it alerts me nothing is correct (username and or password).

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#454691 Review #454691 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Pof Website
Loss
$79

Profile deleted for no reason.

My profile got deleted for absolutely so reason, and this has happened to me a number of times, and my conversations have always been clean, and I did nothing wrong. I was even deleted while I was using it! There is no response to any query email as to why it was deleted. Try to reset my password and the system says my email address isn't recognised. Dont bother wasting your time with this site as most of your messages go unanswered, and almost every woman I've dated on there has been a crazy! This is a really poor website and there is no chance of meeting anyone serious on here.
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#749288

It appears that POF has been ransomly deleting profiles for sometime, claiming that these people have broken some contract violation. However when you send a query to pof csr you never ever hear back. I think that Marcus needs to review the deletion of thousands of profiles, and see that there is a problem on their ed not us as users......This is so crappy..........

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#454553 Review #454553 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Pof Profile

Deleted account

I didn't spam or break ANY rules, ever! I've registered 100's of times but they just keep getting deleted randomly! WASTE OF TIME. STAY AWAY. SCAM. Also, before my account was deleted, it would randomly stop sending messages without ANY kind of notification! Furthermore, they restrict the age range of users you can search for based on your age. WTF? This site is especially prejudice toward male users regardless of whether they follow or break all the rules. Again, in my case, I didn't break any of their rules, EVER. Such a waste of time, it's unfortunate this site is so popular.
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#452362 Review #452362 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Pof Account

UNSUBSCRIBE

After newly joining and specifying non-Oklahoman members ONLY, I have been bombarded with them any and every way. And all while unsubscribing & deleting account is deliberately unresponsive, thereby blocking my successfully being freed from your blood-sucking viral services perpetrated as/at POF. Plus you keep trying to 'upgrade' me into delving yet deeper still into your hellish sinkhole way before I can even navigate or see what is what, you blood-thirsty money grubbing do-or-die aboriginese uncivilized malcontented miscreatents. Now I may never again look at nor consider eating fish ever again. Plus you kept torturously blocking me from even signing in. Indeed there is somehing so nauseously and appallingly fishy with Plenty of Fish™
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#725487

If you can't log in, how are you being bombarded?

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#449892 Review #449892 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Millville, New Jersey
Product
Pof Account
New Reviewer

Deleted Account

I have been a loyal customer to POF for over two years, paid member for half that time. As of Monday my account was deleted. I have tried to contact them thru email with no response. Why after so long would they delete an account? I too am a gentleman, very polite, never an abuse of their policy & have no idea why they would just randomly delete accounts. Tried to open a new one with a new username & email account on Friday only to have it deleted within a few hours. Pretty strange. I guess this has been happening as of the last two months.
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#716096

POF deletes accounts based on complaints from other users. They claim to investigate suspicious activity, using IP signatures and other identifiers, and take action without contacting the person accused.

When you are deleted they don't even have the courtesy to notify you or give you the opportunity to respond. I was recently blocked based on the word of someone I was involved with who I'd met on the site. After I found out he was making dates with other women on POF while we were living together and confronted he told me he doesn't want a relationship as he listed himself and had dated no one for more than a couple weeks in years.

I will admit I violated the terms of use by creating a dummy profile and sending messages to women in his area to warn them what his game is, but why do they not care about men who lie and use women on their site? If anything we should have both been deleted, me for telling the truth and him for being a cheating liar.

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#445670 Review #445670 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Pof Account
New Reviewer

Deleted Account

My account was deleted and like all others on here complaining have said I was deleted for nothing. I re read their terms and conditions and I didnt do a thing wrong. I enjoyed this site and have made good friends and now that friendship is gone for nothing. I was chatting with a female that was going through alot of personal issues and having rough times. I listened to her and she was very appreciative of just listening to her and letting her get things off her chest. I have sent multiple emails to csr@***.com and at first I received generated emails saying same thing but now i just get the email stating someone will be with me within 48 hrs. I also tried creating another account to at least give female my number so she could contact me if needed me and couldnt even do that. Yes POF.com is a great site and admire Mark for what he has done from an apartment but He is creating a bad experience for many users and his big thing is a good experience for all users but he in creating double standards because he is also violating the terms and conditions of his own site. Deleting people for no reason is making bad experience for obviously many users. Is it right for him to cause bad experience for users...Isnt what your doing Markus Finder a violation or your own Terms and Conditions?? For the users that had paid membership and deleted and no way to dispute your complaint to POF customer service that is a form of embezzlement. A website that takes funds has to have a way to contact them and not ignored. I would suggest contacting website investigations which can be googled and file a claim. Mr. Markus Finder can you at least fix the deletion of accounts issue. It appears that anyone can just hit that Report User button and revenge for whatever reason is a great success and that isnt right. Cam you address this issue at least. I see many people complaining but also say they enjoy your site so why dont you take the time to address this..Is it that hard to do.. You obviously have enough time to explain since it stats 10 hrs weekly of work. This site ask us to contact POF before making a complaint because you been contacting them but I think multiple emails to CSR@***.com is plenty of attempts to resolve this before making complaints. What can be done with so many accounts being deleted for no reason.
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#1214168

i have never been anything but kind on pof and they wont accept my password

#1108617

Deleted my account months ago and was charged 38.70 a couple of days ago. I would like a refund please!

#1051202

I created an account, never even messaged anyone, and got my account deleted! I try to create another one, the next day its deleted!

Sent pof numerous emails, never got a response. Totally ridiculous, there is no way to contact anyone!

#1033348

my account has been deleted all i want is to have it reinstated, i,have i have even paid five dollars with i should not have to pay have ask you time and time again why this happened but can,t get any where with it please check it out

#1033339

my account has been deleted been. deleted i am a paid upgraded member until dec 2015 you are saying i am not in your data base i want to know why, i just with paid 5-00 and was told to chane my address please get my accont in order

#1025284

Dear,Pof management,my name is Walter Hill Jr.,username YoBwOc4554,last four credit card number1140,date of charge08/2/2015,charge$38.70,my phone#443-939-****,my email hilljr.walter80@***.com .Well,I,cancel-my service on 25-08-2015.Please,don't charge my credit card no more.I've,found someone I,need your services no more.So,please email me,and call me that you acknowledge my request!Thankyou!

#717659

I am writing to the BBB. there is no phone number associataed wih POF of which they can "help" you with.

Once you've given them a username and password you are own your own to cancel the membership. And by the way I don't have a membership with them. I filled in 12 minutes of info and then left it alone over 9 months ago and since them I receive email after email. They it reads to press here to delete your membership.

once you do you must log in. HEEEEELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I don't want to log in nor do I want to spend and waste anytime with this company. Leave me alone and delete my email off of your site.

There is no open door for you to reach and or speak to anyone. what a scam.

I am reporting POF.!!!!

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#445424 Review #445424 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Product
Pof Website
New Reviewer

Another POF deleted account ...

Last week, Aug 20, 2013, after being on Plenty of Fish (POF) for over a year, and about a year after upgrading my membership; I suddenly find myself with a deleted account. Seems like I am not the only one! I consider myself a gentleman and never violated any rules of their system. What I did do was catch them trying to automatically renew my upgrade charges which I told my bank to not allow. The very same week. Coincidence? There are none. Perhaps this got Markus angry? Not much of a loss really. 99% of the profiles under Meet Me looked like worthless derelicts. Only advice I can offer is don't waste your time. Free is free and their upgrade is not worth it. I went to POF after I found the other web site that starts with an "e" to be useless and so slow. No idea where to meet people ... maybe I'll got off my slim *** and meet someone in the real world. :)
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#444103 Review #444103 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Pof Membership

Catalina Zamora

Just like so many people..my account was deleted and their response was for an undisclosed reason. I am not rude...I joke but nothing offensive. Extremely unprofessional. My theory...a disgruntled rejectee is able to report anything and have you deleted and POF doesn't have the scruples to question both parties. ..so guilty without having to be proved guilty. Hence they lost a great account with a swordfish like me and kept bottom of the sea quill. It is no wonder the ones left are of bad quality. .. I think I need to leave the cesspool and find a nice ocean to fish at.
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#712566

have you had any luck to overturn it. I havent had any luck.Ive sent many emails to csr@***.com and now no response. He is violating his own Terms and Conditions

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#443085 Review #443085 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Bellflower, California
Product
Pof Account
Loss
$1
New Reviewer

Taken money

basically ive been on pof for over a year never had any problems few idiots but nothing bad.i upgraded one day they took my money and on the same day deleted my account without explanation... ive never been rude or done anything wrong yet they deleted my account.ive now heard a few people have said the same but there taking the money. i tried to set up a new account it worked for 10 mins then deleted.ive sent them 7 emails to state i want my money back but they have not replied to one, please tell me what i can do please.im disguted they can do this and get away with it. many thanks josie venner
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#715497

I have the same problem too I was a paid member on this month and they deleted my account,

#712574

You can contact Federal Trade Commission but google website complaint and you will see where to file a claim on situation with taking funds and not provide service paid for

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#442759 Review #442759 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
London, England
Product
Pof Account
Loss
$2999