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Chris4Christ 59M
72 posts
1/5/2015 10:37 am
Bogus "shill" BC members?

Has anyone else noticed the dramatic increase of bogus "shill" membership profiles here lately?

They're very easy to spot:
Most often you'll see them pop into a chat room and just type "Hello!". But never respond when you type anything back to them. Usually these accounts are Gold memberships, and their into lines simply read "Hello there!" multiple times.
Honestly, who is going to plop down money on a Gold membership and not at least write a brief intro?

The others are also easy to see, at least for me they are.
I get quite a few "friend requests", "flirts" and even "hot listed" by much younger woman (average of 34, but youngest was 23) that have pictures in their profile that look like they were done by a professional photographer, and these women look like models!
Like a woman that looks like a model and is so much younger than me is going to be interested in an older, set-in-his-ways troll like me? Riiiiiight!
Ok, I'm not really a troll, but I'm certainly not a GQ model

Most often these "members" are from a foreign country, so obviously trying to find out if they are legit is impossible - my profile states I only speak English, so a French-only speaking person would be impossible to converse with. Everything we put into our profiles (age, favorite colors, physical traits, etc.) are viewable by Silver and Gold members, so it's not that hard to see the idea of a person that speaks a different language initiating contact. Is it an attempt to scam members? That's the most likely thought.
But I have a different one:
What if the parent company that owns BC is creating these bogus accounts with the intent to entice current and newer members into upgrading to paid accounts in hopes of conversing with them?

I'm not sure if it's illegal, but it's definitely shady, immoral, and despicable!

Ok, I'm done ranting now.

Everyone have a wonderful year, and be careful of those bogus hottie accounts!

Chris4Christ 59M
118 posts
1/5/2015 5:31 pm

The age difference doesn't always make a big deal, because sometimes the younger person is what some people refer to as an "old soul". Someone who is just more mature, and tends to enjoy things from an earlier era than others their age.

Sadly though, people like that are few and far between.
If, IF I were to consider ever getting into a relationship again, I'd prefer she not be more than 10 years younger, that way there's a better chance we'd still have common interests.
But I will do my best to wait to see if, and whom the Lord decides He wants me to be with.

Chris4Christ 59M
118 posts
1/6/2015 2:56 pm

I'm going to see if this works as suggested......