So it looks like this guy is still at it, ladies! Pretty much the same story -- 35, born in Cali, grew up in Sicily and the UK (apparently he thinks Dublin is part of the UK...but I digress), moved from NYC to Oklahoma City (which is way outside my 250 mile radius, btw), has to immediately go to Turkey for a business trip for several weeks. He seems wayyy too good to be true right off the bat...and he is! There are lots of little red flags -- the overly poetic language, the frequent grammar mistakes, the immense amount of cheese (for real, who says 'I can't wait to clasp you in my warm embrace' EWWWW and 'tell me you'll never leave' when I don't know anything about him), the unwarranted barechested shots (oh and he'll send you pics of himself at work, as a child, and with animals now too), answering every 12 hours and at very odd times like clockwork, and him thinking that the Republic of Ireland is part of the United Kingdom -- but I thought, hey, maybe he's a unicorn in spite of these pretty blatant flags! Oops! I should've known better ;) He will definitely ask you for money in the form of an iTunes gift card. My reaction was, 'Whaaaaaaaa can you POSSIBLY use that for? You can just top up online if you really need to download a movie'. Obviously, it's a scam and was concrete enough to solidify his true persona for me. I looked up his pics and nothing came up but I am glad I found this forum. This guy is just so, so sad. So please, ladies, trust your gut and report and block. I know there are great guys out there but anyone who makes you wonder if he's for real is 100% not. Be safe!
Review by Herbv1 month ago
Met this guy online and he said he was a surgeon working for UN but based in Yemen until April 2019. His name is "Evans". He quickly wanted to move the chats to another app (WeChat)
He said he has a daughter and son based in US whom is being looked after by a nurse and not his ex-wife.
He lives in HK and whilst chatting to him in February, he declared his love early on in the relationship even though we did not really chat too in-depth about anything in particular.
I started to ignore him and he got more and more desperate. I think he was going to ask me for money but I blocked him.
Please be alert when talking to him.
Review by EMcL1 month ago
Got to know him on CMB and he claim he is american singaporean, name is Michael Lim. mum passed away when he is 3yrs old and his dad passed away few yrs ago. now he is on contract at kuwait when I ask him to video call or selfie he refused and said it will caused explosion at the oil rig. after few weeks he suddenly asked me to log into his bank account at www.firstcitiunion.com to transfer his money to his supplier as his server is down so he cannot access into his account but somehow he can still use his whatsapp to text me.
of cos the transfer cannot went through and it required to send some money to a turkey bank then his transfer to supplier will be ok. I refused to send the money and he assure me once is done he will transfer back the money to me.
he can sweet talked very well and has good command of english while he whatsapp called me on the phone. he said will buy engagement ring at kuwait and come to singapore to propose to me etc etc and he think all women are so dumb to be fooled by him. posted his profile pics and send all his pics to me on this handsome guy and he is a korean guy. his whatsapp no is +1 863 8527413
Pls be aware of this Michael lim on CMB.
Review by Mosuke1 month ago
Beware of all the scam activities going on there. Use this site only if you have plenty of time and patience, or better try using
or some other sites from Europe, they filter off all the scammers and fakes. I value my time I enjoy corresponding with amazing ladies whom I can trust. I have had 2 real dates through them so far and it has taken me just a month to set them up fantastic results comparing to nothing on Coffeemeetsbagel.
Review by Marketplace1 month ago
I really liked this dating app until i was scammed. I was scammed out of money by someone I matched with on SMB and we had been talking for about a month. I stupidly sent him money because he said he was doing volunteer work abroad and was stranded. He was supposedly Turkish American doctor based in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He has a number on google chat that he uses. He goes by Emre Ahmed. Be ware! I suggest that if you have been scammed on CMB, that you send them an email. Dating websites need to be help accountable or they should go out of business. I'm so pissed about this that I am thinking about a class lawsuit against this company. Anyhow, CMB's email is [email protected]
Review by Mr Ausaf1 month ago
scammer use photos of this man to attract woman... i'm stupid enough to fell into the scam. If anyone know this person, please let him know his photos are stolen to scam women. And to all women, don't charmed by handsome face and understanding, respectful characters. if he said he is alone, orphan, ex-gf betrayed him with his best friend, please walk away. 99.9% is scam.
CMB, please block if anyone created account with these photos or photo of this man.
Review by HopeD1 month ago
Had a few bites n came close but didnt catch any fish. Prefer HookupHangout if u havent tryed it. Check that $#*! out.
Review by Oluwalonishaba1 month ago
The caliber of men definitely is great, but I found the app confusing and not conducive to exchanges; in a month's membership I only had one date. When I tried to unsubscribe because of the meager results, I found the process so tricky that it took me several tries. After I finally managed, I got the receipt for the next month. When I reported the problem, I instantly got an automated response saying that I didn't have a case for a refund. Thumbs way down for that deceitful practice.
Review by LunaGrace2 months ago
They gathered all scammers at one place, both men and women! There had been no single lady who hadn't asked me for money or gift cards within one month. I wanted to find less money-oriented woman and it was a really disappointing experience for me.
Review by Bafford2 months ago
I met this guy named Pexxx Wxxx in CMB last Feb. Now the same guy in the picture changed his name into Kelvin Zhang with different biography, was matched with me in CMB. Bet he is a scammer, beware.
Review by LingLing3 months ago
Same story as many of the other women on here. Claims to be 35 years old. Says he is of Sicilian descent. Born in SoCal but grew up in Europe. Recently moved to Scottsdale AZ from New York. (Interestingly, his phone number does show it is from New York). Claims to be a freelance project manager for industrial solar plants. He's working on a "tender"/bid proposal and has a fast approaching deadline. Says he was previously engaged and now looking for true love. He would text at very odd hours, sometimes at midnight, 4am or 6am, again claiming to be working on his "tender." Did not get to him asking for money.
Like many others, I tried searching his photos but nothing came up until this last one he sent me of him in a suit. Seems like he has a stash of photos he recycles through to avoid being caught. Ladies please beware. I'm uploading all the photos here so if you do search him, he'll come up.
Review by PeteLoewenheim Manevy3 months ago
All I can say is-It's a SCAM! Daters beware! Whatever you do, don't pay money. Something is fishy. My potential dates couldn't even write using proper English. LOL!Use caution. Do NOT use this dating site!
Review by Susanrjo3 months ago
This guy from Alex uses a UK number. He us obviously a scammer. He us unable to produce video of himself. Definitely a cheat. He claim he is of sweden and Singapore ancestry. Beware
Review by Mkprabhu5 months ago
It’s not a complete waste of time, but it is a waste of your money. The subscription gives you nothing of substance. The number and quality of the potential dates went down dramatically when I subscribed, which is kind of strange for a company unless they only want to get $34 from as many people one time as possible. The day after I subscribed the number a free picks daily, went from 14 to 3. And soon after, the 3 picks I was getting weren’t worth the time to look. Use it but save your money for a better return.
Review by Brilly Solman5 months ago
Have any MEN noticed this pattern? Or is it just a coincidence for me:
I match with a woman. We talk on there, for a while. I give her my number. She texts me "good morning", how was your day", "good evening", etc. and stuff like that... totally cooperative when you try to set something up... "we should DEFINITELY meet", "I would LOVE TO meet"... when you try to set up a solid date, place and time... "I'm in this other city, right now but when I get back, we can do this, next week..." coincidentally, they all say they're out of town for 7 days. When the 7 days are up, they make it a point to text YOU and flake.
And then, they just keep texting you "good morning", "hope you had a good day", "how was your day", etc.
Normally, I would assume that these women simply aren't interested in me... I don't assume that every woman is.
...but this exact behavioral pattern happened, at least 4 times? And I don't do anything via text that would turn a NORMAL woman off. I've met NORMAL women from dating sites, countless times.
They either meet you and make something happen when they're interested or they ghost, during the texting phase... because they are not. Normal women don't text you good morning and try to get to know a guy they're not interested in.
That's just suspect, to me. If feels like people who work for the company are just cat-fishing guys to motivate them to pay money to use the site. Of course they're going to get geeked and want to drop money, if they're naive and think it's "real".
All 4 of these women were a little too talkative, via text to NOT be interested and all 4 had an excuse as to why they couldn't talk on the phone or meet in person.
Something always came up and I didn't even ask them what happened because I don't really GIVE a fcuk. THEY always brought up what happened.
When I'd ask them for a selfie to make sure they're not catfishes, they always sent photos from the site or professional photos that somebody else took. Never any self-taken photos that a NORMAL woman would take, on the fly.
On top of that, I don't even initiate the text conversations.
It's THEM texting me with boring, otiose and rudimentary, small talk, throughout the day. All 4 would initiate it. They all said they're on vacation or out of town... but when I'd randomly respond to one of their texts, when I got time... they'd respond within 2 minutes. People who are on vacation or out of town on business don't tend to respond a text right away... from a guy they met on a dating app...
On the day we set to meet up, they usually don't respond until the next day and apologize for flaking... 4 women in a row would not behave the same exact way towards me, even if all 4 happen to be playing games. Plus, even the frequency of matches happen damn near robotically and consecutively, every 7 days. The day that one flaked, I had a newer match. 4 times in a row, tho?
Random women who have no connection to one another are not going to all follow the same protocol for rejecting or wasting a man's time. The only thing that changed about these women's conversations was the name of the city or country that they were vacationing or doing business in.
An attractive woman who is NOT interested wouldn't even text a guy, if he drops the number on a dating app. I think it's just a scam. They probably have sex workers or people working at a call center to motivate guys to pay money and (conceptually) get more (fake) matches with (fake) women... more often.
Review by Rixx5 months ago
Presents as a 38 yo from Sicily and Oslo who lives about ~250 miles from wherever you live. Claims to be born in California but raised in Europe. Claims to have a Masters degree and be a freelance project manager in the field of solar energy. Claims that he has a "tender" (proposal/business requirements) he is working on, that is due very soon and that is why his messages are sporadic. And... he attempts to be very smoothe but his English is broken. I didn't get very far with messaging him because I literally did a google image search to reverse look-up his photos. Be smart out there everyone... scammers are EVERYWHERE and they are worse than catfishing! -
Probably not everyone on CMB is a scammer, but one of the flaws of the app design is that you can only search for people up to 250 miles away from you - so any one scammer can have literally *hundreds* of accounts to search for scam victims.
To me this seems like a really time-consuming scam to perform, because whoever it is... they're definitely working hard to attempt to earn trust, asking lots of interesting questions that a real person might ask in attempt to get to know someone... and then I'm sure the money request will follow soon enough.
It would improve the app design if CMB would open searching to all over the country (to limit the number of scam accounts per region) and also to let chats stay open more than 7 days (to reduce the pressure of exchanging personal information too soon). Two huge flaws in the design will prevent me from using this app again.
Review by CheaRon5 months ago
So frustrated. Tired of wasting money on this site. So done. If you get a guy that doesn't write English well. Says you "look pretty good" lol, and doesn't understand expressions like "oh dear, gotta run" ... Clear sign he's a scammer. Unfortunately, can't trust any of them anymore. This latest one wants to send me money from Belgium to buy him a house.. hahahahahaha
Online dating is just a giant waste if time. That, and men are $#*!s. May have to resign myself to being perfectly content single. I am my own best company. My kids too!
Review by Ericione5 months ago
turns out this guy is jumping ship to every free dating app; now he was on HINGE SO PLEASE PASS THIS GUY AROUND AND MAKE SURE NO OTHER LADY GETS SCAMMED BY THIS JERK!! HE MAY BE ON BUMBLE TO POF OR EVEN OKCUPID!!
Review by Drahomíra Hulayyal5 months ago
Same old, same old. Sugarbabies, gold digging wretches and I-am-too-precious-for-them Princesses. I was disappointed by the scammed the CMB’ three sisters did to my wallet.
Review by Murchison5 months ago
We all should open a lawsuit against the site, taking money from everyone.
There is Online Law. They can no longer get away with that.
Let get together and end this BS>
Review by Burkhardt5 months ago
Have not had any luck on this app. Unfortunately I was scammed by this very good looking man Avery Fredrick, who claims to be a plastic surgeon. Comes off as shy initially. Immediately he wanted to chat on Whatsapp because he claimed he was working in Yemen helping poor medical structures in crisis. Unfortunately I ended buying him a steam card for $100 dollars so he can use it to video chat with me. He stated he couldn't video chat through whatsapp because of the firewalls and security. So he asked me to download "hangouts" where we attempted to facetime. When I saw him it looked like a pre-recorded video. We never got to videochat.He is very charming and poetic. The last red flag was when he asked me to send money through the red cross to the less privileged children from Yemen. He immediately fell in love with me and wanted to marry me. I spoke with him for about 6 weeks. He would avoid a lot of questions I would ask him. He claims to be an orphan and grew up in Delano California. He also states he has 5 year old daughter named Connie. His phone number is a VOIP number 510-666-6544. I hope no one else gets scammed by this idiot!
Review by Jiehui6 months ago
Every man here claims to be traveling abroad within 2 days of making a connection. BEWARE. They will claim their phones dont work well enough for face time but just good enough to send texts. The stories are complex and within a few days they will create a sob story asking for money. I have reported 5 men for fraudulent activity.
Review by Yvonney Hillbillies6 months ago
The profiles appear legitimate. Some are even using photographs with children and adults wearing sports jerseys that are local to my area (university), but after some back and forth in conversation, it is clear they are fraudulent.
Example: cardiologist who claims to work at a specific hospital but doesn't show up on their website as an employee; military man who says he was at the "base" all day but doesn't understand the question "what branch of the military are you in?" or the guy who's profile says he went to "university of arts in italy" on his profile, but when asked where he went to university he said "Germany". Literally, every contact I've had on here has been a scammer. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's a reporting option but these people are slick. It took multiple conversations for me to realize they were not real. There's no way to detail the scammer issue - simply report the profile and you unmatch with them. There's no verification going on at the back end to prevent this.
Review by Byeonghun6 months ago
I get a message Hi pretty. Within 4 days I love you. Claims his name is Andrew cook works in cryptocurrency.Signs left and right scam: the first thing he ask me is about my salary reported him that day. Says he lives in Clifton New Jersey.He then claims to be in Lagos on business but he's stranded needs money!! All while telling me he's a rich man.(if you have money why ask me)Oh and when I searched his number it says it's a landline in Canton, Mississippi. 601-407-9241
Review by PoloJCP6 months ago
I get one free profile to select or pass on every day? Can sekectbon others but have to buy beans? $5 for 400? That's like paying $5 per right swipe on tinder. Crazy