Are you ready to meet someone on Mingle2, but don’t want to be scammed? If you’re looking to chat, date, or find a long-lasting connection that isn’t with a scammer, spammer, catfish, or bot … read on and avoid common Mingle2 scams and pitfalls!
What is Mingle2?
Developed in 2008, Mingle2 was previously known as “Just Say Hi”. It is free online dating that has 39 million members, 3 million views a day, and over 600k new members added per month! While the website is free, paid membership options do exist.
While some daters successfully find their match, other users call it a money vacuum or “con” site and believe that many of the free users they encounter are scammers. If you do go on Mingle2, as a paid member, you can have your profile highlighted and appear first in search results! Let’s explore whether or not the dating platform is worth your time or money, or if it’s just filled with Mingle2 scams.
Types of Mingle2 Scams
Wondering if you’ve been scammed? These are the complaints that many Mingle2 daters say that they encounter!
Unfortunately, if you use Mingle2, you can expect to see many fake accounts. How can you tell? Users report that these profiles often showcase only one photo of a suspiciously (too!) attractive person.
They also report that these fake profiles seem to stay viewable, leading some users to question whether or not the Mingle2 admins make an effort to remove the profiles promptly. One dater explained, “The fake profiles are obviously fake… Any comments [about fake profiles] to that effect, on their discussion boards, are taken down instantly.”
Expect scammers (posing as daters) to come out of the woodwork and try and gain access to your password, email address, and phone number. As one frustrated Mingle2 user complained, online, “In just 24 hours I experienced the same social engineering attempts to gain my email, Hangouts, phone number. These fake profiles are part of a criminal conspiracy that the FBI needs to look at seriously.”
However, Mingle2 wrote back to that concerned user and said, “We apologize for your bad experience on our site. We are doing our best to weed out these scammers. Our team of admins is working tirelessly to block and keep the scammers out. Thank you for your patience.”
Bad Customer Service
What’s worse than scammers? Probably not much! However, when daters DO encounter scammers, it would be nice to know that the dating company they are using is concerned. One dater complained that they were billed one year after canceling their subscription to the paid side of Mingle2.
Right now, there are thousands of romance scammers who will fall in love … with your wallet! Romance scammers will pull out all the stops and message you sweet nothings, but their real goal will always be your money. They will try and ask for a small loan, gift cards, ask you to receive cash, or try and get your bank information.
What to Do if You’re a Victim of Mingle2 Scams
If you suspect that you are the victim of a Mingle2 scammer, do the following.
- Report Fake Accounts. Use the “Report” feature on Mingle2 and block suspicious users. No one deserves to be scammed and taking action will help to keep other users safe!
- Gather Information. If you believe that you have encountered a fraudulent scammer or a catfish that cost you cash (or intended to), save all of the information you received. Take a screenshot of the messages the scammer sent you and save them. This is especially important if you’re considering reporting the fraud to the FBI’s IC3 or filing a police report.
- Conduct a Smart Search. Are you uncertain as to whether or not a long-distance connection is real or just a scammer/ catfish trying to trick you? Go to Social Catfish and search using the user’s pictures, email address, phone number, or other information. This will help you to verify the identity of Mingle2 users.
- Check Your Financial Information. Were you scammed or are you worried that your accounts were hacked? Even one email account being hacked can lead to financial ruin. All scammers need is one password or account and they can make their way into your bank account(s). Check your credit cards and all bank account records to make sure that you don’t have charges that you don’t recognize. Turn on purchase alerts and 2-factor authentication to better protect your accounts.
- Request a Credit Freeze. To request a credit freeze, follow the FTC’s advice and contact all three nationwide credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion! Identity theft victims can even get fraud alerts for up to 7 years!
Social Catfish is Here to Help You with Mingle2 Scams!
Are you ready to find support? Not only can you conduct a search on Social Catfish, but you can also connect with one of our Search Specialists and make sure that you get the answers you need, quickly.
If you’re ready to conduct a self-search, go to Social Catfish and search by name, username, phone number, email address, or photograph today. Our algorithm-based search can uncover fake profiles and verify the identity of future matches. When you date, a highly professional search can let you find out who you’re looking for without Mingle2 scams!