In a recent article we discussed the massive number of fake profiles on POF. It appears as if Plenty Of Fish has stepped up their game in fighting back against fake profiles on the dating site.
Now when you register for a Plenty Of Fish login, you will be presented with a phone verification request. You will be required to enter a valid mobile phone number in order to proceed.
VOIP numbers are not accepted. So if you plan to register with your VOIP account you will be dissapointed.
After you enter your cell phone number, POF will send a text message to your phone. Once you receive your text message, you will need to enter the code.
If the phone verification code from POF is correct, you will then be allowed to finish creating your online dating profile.
What This Means For Spammers
Spammers will now have to find new ways to create fake profiles on POF. This most likely is not a cure, but it will in fact slow spammers and fake profile creators down.
As with all technology and fighting spam, it is always a cat and mouse game.
Sometimes, average daters create multiple profiles as well. This will also prevent people from having multiple profiles.
If you happen to run across a fake account on the dating site, you can always report and block members on POF.