Why I believe that asiandate. Recently, due to a friend's involvement, I had cause to investigate the authenticity of an Asian dating site. The site, which I won't link to, because I don't want to improve its search ranking, is asiandate. My suspicions were aroused by my friend's description of the site: Concerned that my friend was being scammed, I did some investigating, and came to the conclusion that yes, he was.
After sharing my research with him, he agreed. Here, then, is my research, to warn those considering using asiandate. My investigations took two forms: I'll summarise the results of the fake profile first. My fake anti-scammer profile on asiandate. Please only message me if you are a scammer. Notice that "Michael" explicitly requested only scammers to message him.
I could be pretty certain, then, that anybody messaging him either had not read his profile, or was a scammer, or most likely both. Screenshot of Michael Michaelson profile edit Screenshot of Michael Michaelson profile as seen by ladies Further on, I present a single piece of persuasive evidence from the results of this fake profile that the scamming on asiandate.
If you want to go straight to that evidence, then please click here. Otherwise, read on for the build-up to that evidence. The implausible chat pop-ups Within minutes, the chat pop-ups began appearing. They never stopped, only increasing in frequency over the following few days. The vast majority of the "women" I quote that word only because it is entirely possible that behind any of these messages was a man messaging "Michael" sported profile pictures that looked professionally photographed, and most of the ladies could even have passed for professional models - in all likelihood, many if not most of these images were of professional models.
A sample of some of the first few messages "Michael" received, along with my commentary, if any, in grey, follows. I did not take screenshots of any of these chat pop-ups, but you don't have to take them on faith - you can perform the same experiment that I did, and see for yourself that these are the sort of messages that you receive. Based on reviews I've read by past customers, it's very likely that "Li" was a paid employee of asiandate.
Michael,So sweet to see you here. This is a lovely greeting, but why would it be sweet for "Binghan" to see "Michael" here when all she knows about him is that he's a seventy year old man who wants to hear only from scammers? As for "Binghan" above, why would "Rui" want such a man as a seventy year old in search of scammers to open his door for her? Do you like a sweet and passionate Chinese girl?
I am such a passionate sweet lady,you will love to being stay with me forever? Michael Three "sweet" and "passionate" women message "Michael" one after another - are they reading from the same script? Doesn't this seem more than a little forward for a genuine woman sincerely searching for a life partner?
I can be a good wife. I am for real. I want have you. Can you be mine? How likely is it that a wealthy and attractive 24 year old woman would proposition a 70 year old man whose image she had not seen and about whom she knows effectively nothing except that he wants to hear only from scammers, versus the likelihood that?
How likely, too, is it that if she were legitimate, she would send the exact same message a second time not long afterwards she did? After several days, the chat pop-ups stopped arriving from asiandate. In any case, the frequency of the pop-ups didn't abate - if anything, it increased.
There were pretty much constantly at least one and often around five chat pop-up windows on the screen at a time. The best-case-lying, worst-case-scamming letters Within 24 hours, the letters began accumulating in "Michael's" asiandate. Again, most of the women in the photographs looked like professional models. Many of the letter writers purported to have read "Michael's" profile, in which he solicited messages from scammers only - yet here they were messaging him anyway.
This is damning enough as it is, but I've got an even better actual smoking gun to present afterwards, so read on for that. Here is a sample of those quotes from those letters, including any of my comments in grey.
You are such a gentle, easy-going, kind-hearted, nice-looking, responsible gentleman. I have a very great first expression for you and wish to know more things about you. I am really interested in you. I hope I can have a chance know you better, can I? You seem to be the right man I am waiting for.
I am very glad to meet you here as I have a strong feeling that you are the right person for me. Can you believe it? It is hard to explain. You are so attractive for me so i have to take the initiative to contact you.
Too, several of these letters the very first contact these supposed women had had with "Michael's" profile included such implausibly forward statements as "Do you want to regard me as your special princess in your heart forever? Those just don't ring true to me as the type of thing a genuine woman seeking lasting love would say to a seventy year old man she'd never met before, especially absent a photograph or any other identifying details.
To give you an idea of the frequency of the letters, around 60 letters arrived within the first nine days - about 6. Replicating the results To check that this wasn't some strange anomaly, on 5 July I created another fake account, "John Smith", aged 88 the maximum age it is possible to set for men on asiandate. I will die within a month, the doctors say.
As with "Michael"'s account, I provided no photographs. Within two days, the account received 15 letters, with similar results as for "Michael" - many of the writers claimed to have read, and to be attracted to "John" based on, his profile; many of them provided more than one photograph.
Chat pop-ups for "John" didn't start as immediately as for "Michael", but once they did after about a day , they were similarly incessant, and equally implausible. It is even strongly suggestive of systemic scamming - that these letters are sent out by the asiandate.
Today 14 July , I came upon the smoking gun that all but proves that this is the case: Below is a screenshot of the letter in question, in which I have circled the smoking gun in red. Please take a moment to consider the implications of this.
In all likelihood, the "personal" letters by "women" writing to you with such admiration for you and your carefully constructed profile are in fact generic form letters sent out by the asiandate. And if you respond? Who knows how that works? Presumably, your letter is assigned to a paid member of the asiandate. Presumably, your response is again assigned to a paid member of the asiandate. Corroboration This section, an update added on 22 September , provides a couple of corroborations of the systemic scamming on asiandate.
The first is indirect, providing plausibility only: The demonstration is contained within the fascinating article that I came across a few days ago, the title of which speaks for itself: The second is more direct corroboration.
A month or so back it has taken me a while to update this page , a reader kindly contacted me to let me know that he had received by email from asiandate. He shared with me images as proof, and he invited me to add them and his story to this page, and so I'm doing that.
Note that the messages begin slightly differently, but that after that they are identical, including the misspelling, "divoiced", the typos in which the fullstops after "today" and "relax" are not followed by a space, and the fact that "relax. I have bolded these identical parts. Note that the reader did not pay to open these messages, so all we have are these summaries. The only adjustment I have made to the images has been to resize them, and to censor a link which would have allowed access to the reader's asiandate.