I recently came across a scam on Zoosk. A man sent me a message asking me to email him as his account was about to expire. I did as mine had expired (stupid me for paying).<br />
Said he was working in UK with a huge contracting project with a pipeline. Story about his wife dying of cancer in 2008. His accent seemed a bit funny to me but he said he was living in Atlanta so I thought it may have been a bit mixed. Deep down it sounded like a South African accent.<br />
He said I came up as a match for him. He quickly told me how excited he was that we met. Wanted to come and see me face to face once his project went through inspection. He called a few times and we sent text messages back and forth.<br />
After only about 2 weeks he then sent me a text message saying he ran out of money for supplies which were needed asap as the cost went up and wanted me to loan him 2,250 and that he's pay me back in full with interest. <br />
Well I didn't fall for it and also didn't have it to lend regardless. He got very upset with me and said I didn't care about him. Told me to check with my bank about overdraft and get money off my credit card. LOL I said I didn't have either.<br />
Then I got an email saying I was shallow and he was glad he didn't spend the money to come and meet me.<br />
He went by the name of Larry Bryan or Brian as he had it in his email address. <br />
I found it strange from the beginning that he wanted to meet me so quickly. Even his conversations were very "deep". I kept asking for pictures of himself but he only ever sent one additional one and it was so small I couldn't make out if it was even the same person. Lots of things made me suspicious from the beginning and in the end my instincts were right on.
OMG! This is probably the same guy that contacted me...South African accent and all! Be glad you didn't fall for it bc I did to a certain extent...he is on FB also and changed his name all the time!
Glad I stumbled across this after googling whether or not to sign up for Zoosk. Their marketing and business ethics are very off. I'm not sure how Facebook allows them to be a partner using such methods. I'm glad I didn't sign up, but after being a free member from my Facebook account I got a few messages from some cute girls but I couldn't respond to them! So they sucker you in with fake profiles so you'll pay for a membership. Really scammy situation. <br />
Ok cupid is a free site and so is POF. Okcupid is better in certain ways than POF. They both have fake accounts galore but its free and regular people of both sexes use them. In about five years using both I've met around six girls that I had a connection with and dated. I'm still seeing one of them regularly. Of course I've met about a dozen total maybe 15 and the rest just didn't work out. I'd recommend POF or Okcupid for anyone who doesn't want to pay, but you will pay for the amount of time you spend on the site with no luck. Just the nature of online dating I suppose. I have no experience with Match.com or any of the other ones. I've heard Adult friend finder is also a huge scam site.
The site sucks...doesn't help you match with anyone, and they keep asking for more money for other services. Have not seen anyone worth responding to, and the search of potential people exceed the driving area...like who would want to drive 90 miles to meet someone for a cup of coffee?<br />
You're better off with OK Cupid or Plenty of Fish.<br />
I have spent a fortune on Zoosk...I have had about about 60 invitations and no even one answer..Its complete waste of space and money...dont get trick ..I believe 95% of profiles are fake and it is all about take as more money from your pocket...very frustrated and disapointed
That's not all. Even after you have subscribed as a paying member, if someone shows interest in you, and you do the same, you have to "coin up" to respond? And you have to buy those coins if you dont have any. WTF is that?? I already f*kn paid for a membership!!! MF b*tches! F$(CK Zoosk!!
I figured out the same thing too, I sent notices asking for women to chat but I have received no replies yet, I am a decent looking guy too and this surprised me I guess I wasted my money and will try a more professional dating site like E-harmony.
yes! and we all know it sucks,scam,rubish and so on ! so how about this !since no one likes these dating sites lets use this site here to contacke one another and we can drop e-mails here or numbers ! this way we get to know each other on our therms and as adults we diside wether if were capatible or not,insted of the dam pc.yes! old school ways! maybe alittle to normal for some but less iritating.and cost less
I paid for “Zoosk.” Judging by the comments I am afraid I wasted my money
Zoosk is no different than any other dating site, you have the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have made some great chat friends and have met a few however I am the person with the issue not the people on the site. I have not dated in over 10yrs and am reluctant to do so. I will confess to wanting to date someone neat in appearance and that does not weigh 300lbs since I am only 5' and weight maybe 100lbs This site is no different than the real world...to each his own. I don't respond to those with advanced degrees because I would feel out of my league...that is just how I am. Wishing you the best and hope you will find my point of view helpful.
Zoosk IS A FRAUD!!! simply, You as paying member are nothing but a marketing tool for Zoosk to get new paying members!!? As a paid subscriber you don't know who is a paid or a free member and non-members CAN NOT write back to you even if they wanted too until they join with a paid membership, so your either thinking there not interested but the reality is they can't write back to you and this sucks!! I demand as a full paying subscriber that all people on the site can correspond with me, this is just a pryamid scheme on the backs of the people there collecting money from!
I've been had too,I'm going to learn how to hack and infest them with bugs!.
we've been conned mate simple.
Actually met someone on Zoosk, and married her... One and only person who I corresponded with, and it only took one week of being a paid member. She lived 45 minutes away from me in San Jose, CA, and was looking for someone to spend the rest of her life with. We spent the 1st two months e-mailing, texting and talking on the phone, before our 1st date. While talking, she mentioned she already had plans to move to NYC, but I understood and took a chance on a long distance relationship. <br />
The rest of the time together (one month) was just exciting as we spent as much time as we could before she left. I took the initiative and proposed to her a week before her flight, and she accepted. When she arrived in NYC, I told her we'd get married in Las Vegas three months after in November. Every month I'd take a trip to see her, and in early 2014, I finally got a transfer to NYC to work and live with her. We've been together for about a year and a half, and everything's going well!<br />
I know that Zoosk is a third party that introduces people, but it's up to the members to make any connection successful, and we're living proof that it does work, to an extent, as relationships do not just fall into people's laps...
OMG, I could not agree more. Zoosk is no different than the real world...you meet a few frogs along the way but I have met some great people on this site. I should not be here maybe because I am so hesitant to date since my divorce in 00 that was so traumatic and have not dated since but again I have met some great people along the way that have actually made me reconsider dating again. Thank you Zoosk.
I have now spent $230 on two dating services in the last 18 mos. and still no live date, only messaging contacts. Two of those were from a 'gang' that posts phony profiles (they contact you and are an airline distance from you so that is the excuse for not meeting) You converse off the main site using say YahooMessenger and then if they see you are interested, ask you to send money to them so they can fly to meet you! This was on JDate---to date nothing like that on Zoosk---just idiotic Winking and Virtual Gifts that cost you beyond the $100 for 6 months of viewing the same profiles.<br />
The answer as to whether these ' platonic relationship sites' (versus the social media prostitution networks) work, should be obvious. If they did, they would go out of buisness and only one working service would be needed. Instead they prolifirate, enjoying a success from failure algorithm and man's desire to meet. Do you know of any other business that looses two customers everytime they do what they claim? Get Smart and meet someone at the grocery store!
ive had like 3 women of the tons that flash thru your profile day after day and wont talk when spoken to. when my subsc<x>ription ends im done
I have no complaints with Zoosk, have met some great people and have chatted on the phone with a couple. I found myself on Zoosk after a sleep deprived bout with poison ivy but I can't complain about the people I have chatted with or met. Having said all of that I have expressed to each person that all they have to do is walk out the door and look around and yes even said they could meet the person in Wal-Mart....just ask for help and start a conversation. As for the not responding I am guilty , it could be age could be a full beard , weight, education...I would not date a person with an advanced degree. As for the weight sounds rude but I am on 100lbs....at most and 5' Just how I am, I try always to be kind and polite...best of luck to all.
I GOT SCAMMED>>> SH!T i was late... to read this thread..:(
zoosk rip me off
I was on as paid member for one day & cancelled as it was all fraudulent as you'll read from oother comments. All true. on how they lure you. Such an outrageous gimmick for such a personal matter. All should beware & not waste your time,As that's what it is, a total waste. If you call your credit card company before three days to dispute due to not as expected, then you get refunded. ZOOSK IS A SCAM. DON'T USE IT.
Zoosk is not a scam. Not sure how you can get by with making such a false statement but anyway some people just seem to get by with everything. Sorry forgot to say I am a Zoosk member and sorry that you are a misguided person.
Just signed up today - and like others have found it to be a complete con! ok luckily I only signed up for one month but it is difficult to navigate i.e. no real instructions as to where to go for what - your search criteria is limited and as others have said - you go on 'carousel' and see fit guys but it you want to connect have to pay extoriante amounts to do so. The actual searches just bring up mostly a load of 'mingers' and people you wouldn't spend the time of day with! Wished I'd read the reviews earlier as wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole but when you google best dating websites this comes up as top! must have paid a fortune to get that status as not good and would not recommend under any circumstances. Don't be fooled!!
Zoosk is a joke in my book. When you get on the site, they show all these profiles. I wrote the names to those profiles down. Then once I signed up on Zoosk to email those profiles, not one of those profiles was on the site. Then on top of that, you pay the $30 then they only let you contact about 7 people then a notification box pops up stating you have reached your limit due to spam. That's just BS in my book. You pay $30 for what? I'm still trying to figure that one out. Then on top of that the ones you do contact, you have no idea if that person is or is not a member and if they can or cannot read the message you send them. Then once you are extremely frustrated with Zoosk and you want to write them as I am right now, guess what, you can't. They give you a stupid 888 number which you can never get through, hmmm go figure. Then to top all this off, once you unsubscribe, they go and continue to take money out of your account. You THINK you have cancelled your presc<x>ription but in reality you haven't. They have this "hidden" button that you have to find to click on it so they aren't able to continue taking your money out of your account. Talk about sneaky and unfair. That's why you make damn sure you get a confirmation number. Then you let them know in the comment section of why you are cancelling that you will be watching your account like a hawk. This site is UNREAL/JOKE!!!!
To you it might be a joke but not to a paying member. Some people just want something for nothing.... I am a member and have no problem contacting anyone. You might be challenged when it comes to pc's but you can hardly blame Zoosk for that. You sir are one of those people that go around blaming the world for all of your problems versus looking inward for the answer.
Yes I have used it. It's bullshit don't go on it. I joined for one month at 40$. It's fake you send messages and the girls don't get them you just once in a while get a generic message back from Zoosk saying message me back I want to know more but the girls never get the message it's a scam **** zoosk.
Well I am not fake...ck me out I had to use a different name for this site but try Margy on Zoosk.
I apologize failed to look at your age...geez that might explain a lot.
I think Zoosk is great. I am a paying member and I can do anything on there. If I want to know when a message is gotten that I sent I just view the carousel and every yes answer you get one coin. Say yes to 20 people you get 20 coins. How easy is that.
Do you work for Zoosk then !!!
I don't use the carousel so much but I have no issues with Zoosk ....none. I have met some great people on here. Not sure if the people complaining are pc challenged and that might be why they are having issues. Thought I was the only one having a great experience with Zoosk glad I found your comment.
Hi Jim, My name is Margy on Zoosk and I do not work for Zoosk. I have had no issues with Zoosk and have met some princes and some frogs...you know how it is in the real world. Zoosk is not a scam...I promise you but you do need to proceed with caution. People do not always tell you the whole truth. I met someone on Zoosk and we became friends...just really good friends but I am just not ready to get married. He called me on the phone one night and told me he had met the one, I knew he had not known her long enough to make that type of determination but was not negative about his new found joy. Tamra I think was her name from either Utah or Nevada, he flew her to Fl so she would be there during and after his major surgery. As luck would have it she was not 62 but 74 and had slight dementia, so he dealt with her during one of the most difficult times of his life. He should have proceeded with caution but hey what do I knw. No one ever listens to me. Zoosk is not the problem it is how people use Zoosk and their expectations.
It's bad. I signed up for a discounted six month<br />
plan, but didn't know you need to buy coins to communicate<br />
for $20.00. Matches are hit and miss, most are way off on my compatability chart. A big mistake. You can't opt out, you are<br />
stuck for the lenght of your contract without any refunds.<br />
I totally agree this site is a waste of time
Not sure where you thought you had to pay to communicate beyond paying for your membership but sound like you were talking about the carousel and I never used that. I only searched to see who was online and that was sufficient for me....I never had to pay extra for anything.
all the bad things people wrote and posted is true. and it all happened to me. They are non legit. POF.com is real just mostly fat ugly chicks...
You ate right Zoosk is a SCAM. Match was OK but really no better than POF. I meet more girls shopping at May Co or at weddings (crashed or otherwise). My best gf I met through CL believe it or not!
POF has 50-60% fatties. Beware of ALL profiles with only one ir two pix and no body shots. I dont know how some manage to put in blurry pix. Who keeps blurry pictures anyway? Only if they have something to hide. Anyway they show up are chubby or 15 years older than their pictures. Dint waste tine. I will try e-Harmony. The owners have a Christian ethic I am told. Any one with experience with it?
I have been on Zoosk for awhile and have had no issues. I have met some princes and some frogs. I am intelligent and intuitive enough to read between the lines and make and intelligent decision. You people complaining scare me and I just have to wonder what rock you crawled out from under.