Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tagged.com : Scammer Central gives my MOM the boot but not the scammers!

TAGGED.COM has been brought to our attention numerous times because of the constant and consistent barrage of Nigerian scammers on their site. So many people have written in to us to share their experiences with TAGGED.COM and the scammers that fill their inboxes with emails in an attempt to establish a rapport. The Nigerian scammers have made TAGGED.COM a playground for themselves and use the site as the perfect place to meet their victims.

TAGGED.COM has reached a new low. My mother asked me to help her set up a TAGGED.COM account for her, and I did. I made her aware of the fact that there are many many Nigerian scammers on the website and she said she would be careful and if she got any suspicious emails she would let me know. This past weekend my mother returned from a cruise and decided to check her TAGGED.COM inbox while she was playing on her computer. She alerted me right away that there were 17 emails in her TAGGED.COM inbox and that they ALL looked suspicious. She told me how they pretty much were all from men under the age of 40 (she is over 50), they all looked like male models, and they all gave their yahoo messenger names wanting her to chat with them.

She said the emails were very similar to ones she had seen as scammer letters on my website. *DING*!! Scammer alerts! Suddenly out of no where she was bounced out of her account and when she went to log in the site said her account was canceled!!! TAGGED.COM gave my mother the boot but the scammer accounts were all still there!!

Can you believe this?

My mother is legit. She got HER account canceled. I was super pissed. My mom tried to write to TAGGED.COM to find out why she was given the heave-ho and found there was no way to do it without having an account!!! How could she write them if her account was canceled? She couldn't.

Well, I could. I set up a TAGGED.COM account immediately with my email address and wrote to them on her behalf. I explained the situation in detail and demanded an explanation or a re-instatement of her account. Two hours later TAGGED.COM requested an email sent to them from my mothers email account, which she did immediately. Guess what happened? NOTHING.

TAGGED.COM was given more then enough time to handle this matter, and they chose instead to do squat. My mother had an account for a very short time and other than one email every single person that contacted her was a scammer. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Whatever set off the alarm bells at TAGGED.COM to cancel her account is obviously not working properly, because it doesn't catch Nigerian scammers (or any other scammer) it catches my MOTHER instead.

If TAGGED.COM wants to become Nigerian scammer central, so be it. That is their choice. I for one choose not to use their service and warn everyone who does have a TAGGED.COM account to be very very cautious. If you want to internet date use an internet dating SITE (not that they are safe either necessarily) and avoid TAGGED.COM like the plague.


9 comments:

  1. I find it funny that they always give you a yahoo email address for you to email them to and their profiles will be deleted by the time your get their first message reply.

    I know it is a scam immediately when they tell me to email them at a yahoo mail address

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  2. Met this guy on eHarmony, his name William Craig Souders, from Columbus OH. Moved here to the US from Portugal 6 years ago. Had a daughter who lived in Portugal and attended Oporto British School (boarding school). Lost his daughter Mary's mother at childbirth. His father was deceased. His mother was very ill...and of course she died during our correspondance (mid August). He supposedly went to London to bid on an oil spill clean up and won the contract. His job (environmental engineer) was to clean up oil spill in Nigeria. But then his mother died and he left the job abruptly. He needed money to pay her doctor bills, burial, etc... Said he now had to sell his contract with The Shell Company (2.5 million dollar contract)....the story goes on and on... Needless to say I got taken on this scam. (lots of money, digital camera, etc). He supposedly is to be home here (US) this weekend. However, I have NOT be able to reach him by phone, email, or through Yahoo Messenger. I am deciding how I want to proceed. I don't want any other woman to experience the same thing I experienced.

    phone #

    london -44-703-1972439

    nigeria 234-703-6719027

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  3. The post above was sent in by a reader who asked me to post it for them.

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  4. http://www.tagged.com/profile.html?view=mini&uid=5414713538&paramStr=%26gender%3DM%26min_age%3D44%26max_age%3D44%26country%3D-1%26distance%3D0%26location%3D%26location_nd%3D%26language%3D-1%26show%3D25%26rel_status%3D0%26interested_in%3D0%26sexual_orientation%3D0%26ethnicity%3D0%26religion%3D0%26search_type%3Dkeyword%26search_term%3D%2520Jean%2520bazin&searchHash=_M_44_44_-1_0___undefined_-1_25_0_0_0_0_0_keyword_+Jean+bazin_0_-1_-1_-1_0_1&isBrowse=0&userOffset=0


    WARNING THIS PERSON IS A SCAMMER HE IS ON TAGGED HE IS PREYING ON WIDOWED WOMEN.ALL BEWARE HE WILL TRY TO SCAM YOU OUT OF MONEY FOR HIS SO CALLED DYING DAUGHTER.

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  5. TONY NTALEBI SCAMMER ON TAGGED ASK FOR MONEY AND FOR U OPEN A BANK ACCOUT TO PUT HIS LOAN MONEY IN

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  6. TONY TALEBI ASK FOR MONEY ON TAGGED FROM SINGLE MOTHERS ASK OPEN AN ACCOUNT CAUSE HE TRUST U WITH ALL THE MONEY HES GONNA GET FROM UN IS HOLDING HIS MONEY

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  7. tagged delete this tony talebi hes a scammer

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  8. Also be aware of a david mark from london on tagged claiming to be a real estate agent. He will to con you to send him monies for some project. He will tell you he is in love with you in a week. He is a smooth talker.

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  9. I think in Ghana, scamming has really become an industry, and now it has also contaminated Ivory coast. I get about 6 messages per day, from Ivory coast ladies who claim they liked my profile and all the bla, bla. Not even one was a true normal lady, ALL are scammers with fake pix and so on.
    like all of rhe scammers their strategy consist in 3 majot points
    1 flatter
    2 bait (coming to live with you, to encourage you to send money for the trip, etc...)
    3 hook
    globally, of course. But be AWARE, some of them are very skilled, sending you copies of official but fake documents.
    Never do anything without web cam, and even then ask them to move up down, sit, because some webcam are even pre TAPED, recorded.

    lastly, make sure of their registration on tagged, if it's 1, 2 ,3 or 4 days registration date, you can be SURE, its a SCAMMER.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.

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