Kerrang Dating Scam
I first discovered Kerrang Dating around a week ago and i decided to sign up, as like many other dating sites there's only very little you can view without creating an account. I usually just move on when this happens, as there's rarely any tempting reason i would sign up with hardly anything being shown.
I browsed the profiles for around 20 minutes or so and decided to log out. The next day i logged back in again and discovered i had 10 messages! That's 10 messages in just under 24 hours. I clicked on one of the messages to read it, but was then directed to a upgrade page. Basically, as a free member i'm unable
to read messages and in order to do so i have to pay.
I immediately suspected this was a con, becuase having been a member of various free dating websites before, i've never had anything near 10 messages in such a short space of time. I'm a male and considering i hadn't sent any messages either, this is suspect. There's no photo on my profile and none of the details filled in. The only thing they can possibely know about me is my age, gender, username (with gives nothing away), and location, with is set on Manchester for some reason, even though i live no where near Manchester.
I logged back in around a week later and discovered i had another 15 messages. All of the messages appear to be evenly spread out over the past 7 days. Another notable point, of all the 25 messages, the majority of them are from women over 40, a few of them in their thirties, and one 24 year old. (I'm 27 by the way) All of them also have a profile photo.
It appears there's more older woman on the site than younger woman, which i would of thought something like Kerrang would have more younger members, similar to like Plenty Of Fish for example.
Above the list of messages, there's something at the top metioning "bolt-ons".
Including "Reply for free - allow anyone to read and reply to your messages", this costs 4.99 per month.
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