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POF is an online dating service that is popular in the U.S. and many European countries. It is free to use POF, but they do offer premiums where one may pay to use special features, like being able to see who viewed your profile and when and the ability to see when someone has read a message you sent. You can download the mobile app with your iPhone or Android smartphone device
The most common way people are catfished on POF is to get money out of them using the Nigerian Prince scam. With our users pof.com was the site with the most catfish. This is based off of our current and previous customers and we’ve also seen that they larger the site, the more of a target it is. Also, free sites tend to have a higher percentage of catfish.
In a pof.com scam, the person will then begin contacting you as if they were interested in meeting you and becoming acquainted with you and just when they feel that you too are close enough, they ask you to send them money using a sob story which usually involves them being stuck overseas without money because they haven’t been paid yet, or had money stolen from them. They’re excuses are usually along the lines of “I’m stuck in a foreign city and lost my wallet”, or “I need money for government taxes”, things along these lines. They never ask you to send them the money directly to them or there bank, always to a third party. That way the money doesn’t get traced. Some people don’t scam for money either, some aim to hurt you physically and/or emotionally, by using you for personal pleasure or even stalking you. These instances are less common, but they still happen and you never know who you might encounter.