The Ashley Madison Scam Is Still Rife Today

Hundreds of dating websites are still running the same ruse.

Joe Elvin
ILLUMINATION

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Frustrated with modern dating apps? At least you weren’t on Ashley Madison in 2015.

When this extra-marital affairs website was hacked, all of its users’ most personal details were leaked. Millions of cheating spouses were exposed.

The hack also revealed that Ashley Madison was creating fake profiles that used bots to send messages.

Their customers were paying big money to message robots. That would infuriate me more than having my details leaked.

To many people, this was the most shocking part of the Ashley Madison documentary on Netflix.

But it didn’t shock me.

In my role as a freelance dating writer, I’ve tested hundreds of online dating websites — and many are still running the same scam today.

How The Dating App Bot Scam Works

The most common bot scam occurs on dating websites that require expensive premium memberships.

These websites will let you browse profiles with a free account, but you’ll have to upgrade to message other members.

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Joe Elvin
ILLUMINATION

I help men to escape their comfort zones, improve their self-esteem and make smarter dating decisions. Buy my book 'Big Dick Energy' at https://amzn.to/3HxnwiH