She said I needed to turn on the setting, so I looked for a setting that allowed chat and could not find one.Then she said that you had to write the POF admin to get them to activate video capabilities.All the major dating sites deal with that scammer crap. Lol, the purported girl and I messaged back and forth a few times, and that's where my inner alerts first started going off.
I then immediately got an email from POF "admin" regarding activating my video chat capabilities. Which to those of you who don't know, is a website that lets you build your own webpage.
I immediately knew it was an attempt at a scam, so, being who I am, I messaged the person I'd been communicating with that they'd been outed, and gave them some helpful advice.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. She wants to web chat and tells me about POF webcam feature, that I have to activate.
She ask for, and I give her my email address, where I get an official looking email from POF.
From ICQ to AIM, Google Chat to Facebook Chat, Internet users have been able to send messages to each other instantaneously for years. Instant messaging has been an evolving idea for a long time, so it's somewhat difficult to pinpoint its origin.
In fact, did you know that instant messaging, or at least an early form of the concept, actually predates the World Wide Web?Among its many uses and benefits, the Internet has transformed and simplified how people communicate with each other around the globe.In addition to email, instant messaging has played a large role in bringing people together.And, yes, info obtained in this way can also be used for purposes of identity theft.ANY notice or link that takes you off-site from or Plenty Of - is not run by POF, and pretty much is guaranteed to be a scam of one type or another.The site probably was made to APPEAR to be maintained by POF, but it was NOT.