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Is the POF website a scam?

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The Plenty of Fish (POF) website is not a scam according to PC Magazine's review of the site. Plenty of Fish is a free dating site that also offers premium memberships. Nearly all the features are available to unpaid user accounts, but premium membership offers a few perks, such as the ability to post more photographs and greater viewership of the user's profile.

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Is the POF website a scam?
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While Plenty of Fish is not a scam, the PC Magazine review advises consumers to consider alternatives. The review cites POF's poor website design and its intrusive advertising as reasons to seek out a more reputable alternative, such as OkCupid.

However, Plenty of Fish is the top dating site in the United States, according to the Huffington Post. In 2013, the site eliminated its "Intimate Encounters" functionality due to abuse and dishonesty on the part of members. Additionally, the site imposed restrictions on the ages of users; men and women can only send messages to other users who are within 14 years of those users' ages.

To help protect members, Plenty of Fish offers a page on the website concerning safety. The tips encourage caution among singles and provide advice to ensure members' safety when meeting other users in person or communicating offline.

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