Badoo is fraudulent.

Anyone thinking of paying for extra services such as “super powers” on the dating site Badoo…DON’T!!! I have paid and recieved nothing. I have sent numerous emails to the site and recieved no reply!

This post was submitted by Alexander Meek.

  1. Paris, 28 November, 2011

    Hi, Andrei…..I don’t know why uu cannot delete this site…I always thought thru your fb account uuu could do this…..try it again…..As far as the “people’ go on Badoo, one never knows who they are speaking to, male or female, unless uuu can get them on cam to find out….And this site has been known to “scam”, so uuu do have to be careful and never send monies, always be on your guard with people who give uuu a story. My advice to uuu, my friend, find a more reputable dating site to meet girls…and even then, always keep your guard up……Blessings, “P”

  2. Georghia, 18 December, 2011

    Badoo seemed alright when I was in it I didn’t sign up but I figured I’d done it through fb. I’ve never met a scammed and wouldn’t fall for it. I paid £4.50 for superpowers and got them lol I paid with my mobile phone not my card or paypal. I probably won’t stay on but if my account did I’d just not log on *shrugs* people who fall for those money stories deserve to be conned.

  3. jan, 23 January, 2012

    I was on badoo and this guy want to chat with me and we chat for like a month and after a sometime he told me that we want to marry me and that his wife dead in a car crash he is from USA and he was in ireland working for a oil company and he was on in the sea his name is david shanwe and he want me to bollow him some money amount to 900 pounds and he was going to give when he come out from the sea and i told him that I dont have that kind of money since that he has not get in touch with me

  4. srinu, 25 January, 2012

    jan dont belive that type of guys dont send money

  5. ruj, 26 January, 2012

    All these fuckin monkeys from Africa (Negro’s) and (Ghanios) need to be used as “African bush meat) They all need to be gunned down and fed to other dirty nasty stinking scamming, inbred mutha fuckin selve and turned into cannibals. They eat monkeys for fucks sake! That is what makes them into animals instead of human beings, they dont care who they hurt or emotionally scar. Drop a nuclear bomb on Nigeria and Ghana next and kill all these wilder beasts! :))

  6. Dave1983, 17 February, 2012

    Seriously, if you had any sort of level of personal security then you wouldn’t get scammed. It isn’t hard to spot a fake profile on any form of dating site. If the messages are in your native tongue but look like they’ve been written by a 4 year old then chances are that it is some twat somewhere who’s hoping to get something or other from you. You can’t slate a site for a few cock-ups and because there’s fake profiles. Look on adult friend finder, there’s loads on there but they get removed as soon as admin notice. You need to remember that there are lots of fake profiles and probably only a maximum of 15/20 admin staff to sort through them and delete as applicable.

    Badoo isn’t a bad site. I’ve met a few people from there and had a nice time. Have fun but be careful and above all, use your brain!!!!

  7. duckhunter, 03 March, 2012

    @ruj: Scammers are heartless creatures. BUT, the life of an average Nigerian is tougher than anything you or I could endure. Some of them have found a way around it, but have traded their souls for shiny trinkets and made money their god.

    People like you make them enjoy their job. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  8. duckhunter, 03 March, 2012

    @Dave: A lot of sites don’t care. They like having all the pretty fake photos at their site to draw new members. Badoo is one of those sites … but it’s by far not the only one.

  9. Jim, 11 March, 2012

    I agree w dave…..common sense is all it takes to spot a fake……badoo is awesome so far!!! Met alot of people that actually have common sense as well…….basically if your in the us and a foreigner emails you…….dont fucking answer it…….wth is wrong with you people? Anyway I had really good luck w badoo…

  10. duckhunter, 13 March, 2012

    Are you friggin kidding me Jim and Dave? What Badoo DOES have going for it is that there are a lot of real people. But there are just as many scammers. As long as you know the difference you’re okay. Lord help those uninformed and innocent souls who don’t.

    Sorry, thumbs down all the way. They could not care less whether you get scammed by the fake members who keep cocaine and caviar on their kitchen table.

  11. wiseguya, 14 March, 2012


  12. Shaun, 21 March, 2012

    its totally corrupt DELETE IT NOW.. badoo charges user so they can pay fake user to lure real users to buy super powers serious

  13. Denise, 28 March, 2012

    My badoo profile has been blocked for reasons I don’t get, I was told I had violated some guidelines for the community. I have not spoken to any customer service . For the phones are not being answered, my emails have not been answered. Has this happened to anyone. Help please

  14. duckhunter, 30 March, 2012

    Yes, surprisingly, they sometimes do it to scam fighters of all people. Very little chance they will back down on their decision too.

    What we do is follow the lead of scammers … just make a new profile. You might want to use different photos and another email address though.

  15. kunia, 18 April, 2012

    You are able to request end your subscription through your iTunes account by logging in and contacting Apple’s support team.
    Apple will usually respond to your request within 24 hours. I have included a link below.

    You are also able to cancel your Super Powers subscriptions on your iPhone:
    1. Go to “Settings” on your iPhone
    2. Select “Store”
    3. Click on Apple ID and “View Account”
    4. Scroll down to the “Subscriptions” and section select “Manage”
    5. In the “Super Powers” screen, turn off Auto Renew.

    You will still be able to use your Super Powers until the end of your current paid subscription.

  16. duckhunter, 20 April, 2012

    Something that should be made clear here is this: Badoo is not the enemy, however irresponsible they may be. The enemy is scammers.

    The best thing anyone can do is to learn to spot scammers, and then when YOU know what a scammer looks like, then teach the people you care about how to do the same. Or at least care enough about the lonel/y people in your life to protect them. No matter how irresponsible others are, there are things you and I can do to keep our loved ones safe, If we do not, we are part of the problem.

    Instead of being judgmental, try being empathetic. You would be amazed at how much it improves everyone’s day … yours too.

  17. badoo user, 30 April, 2012

    I’ve been a member for about a year now.
    never paid a thing, met a few people from it, all seems alright to me.
    I never got anything saying i had to pay to read emails
    You can read and reply to emails and send them 1st all for free.
    Super powers can also be free, if you are willing to send out a few emails via badoo, you get it for free for a month. worth it in my books, especially if you put fake emails in your address book, lol.

    just make sure the person has more than 1 picture on their profile, and dont trust ones that are only “old model photo’s” or anything like that

  18. duckhunter, 03 May, 2012

    Yes, indeed it isn’t the particular site that has problems. As long as people are aware of scam, they can belong to any site … though some are worse than others … Badoo is in the middle.

    It will never hurt to share your wisdom about how to determine a scammer, and to keep an eye out for family or friends who have suddenly become stuck to their computers. Remember, West African scammers operate on a different time schedule than North Americans so this can be a clue. Their time is similar to that of Europeans, which can be a problem.

    Lately scammers have found that they have better luck with photos stolen from sites other than modelling agencies and this has made them less easy to spot. Often, when approaching older women they use photos of older men. Always always be careful, learn how to check ip addresses (if he/she isn’t where they claim to be, even if it’s not Africa, this is a huge red flag), and feel free to reach out to communities who will help you figure it out before bad things happen. One such community (though there are many) is

    And … if he or she seems too good to be true, then unfortunately (s)he probably is.

  19. Nick, 07 June, 2012

    I have recently had cause to retrieve money from this company.
    Who took a debit after the account was closed!!
    I called my bank explained what has happened, they have refunded the money to me and will chase Global Personal for the refund!!!

  20. Diki Green Bac, 21 November, 2012

    First off, any place, name, person,business, website, Etc associated with the name
    Ghanna or Niegeria, is a scamming bunch of nigs, Period!

  21. Jeremy, 16 December, 2012

    Any fool who goes on these sites(Badoo,etc.,),is asking for trouble.Are you the same sort of people who click on the flashing”you have won….!” boxes?I’m sure you are.Are you really that surprised you’ve been scammed?Do you still believe everything your parents told you:Santa Claus exists-the Easter Bunny,and the Tooth Fairy,too!Not only do most of you fall for these scams,but you vent your indignation and anger on these sites,setting yourselves up for ridicule.Figure it out,guys.If someone,or a company offers you something for free,check the fine print,or get ready for the fall.There’s one born every minute-but,on the net,it seems to be every second.Wise up.

  22. Jeremy, 16 December, 2012

    Just to add….I don’t think it’s necessary to resort to racism,either.Scammers come in all creeds,and’s that kind of ignorance that gets idiots into trouble in the first place.

  23. symphy, 06 February, 2013

    totally agree with jeremy, it has nothing to do with skin color or being born in a different region. honestly i think it’s brought on by poverty. these people are born poor and disenfranchised and all they see of the “developed” or rich nations are abundance and carefree partying. they don’t see the single mother or father of two trying to make ends meet or exhausted single trying to make it on his or her own. they see masses of people partying hard and willing to do anything for some flesh. obviously this isn’t to say “these poor fraudsters, just let them take your money, their lives are hard so they deserve it.” and if you think it is, that showing a little understanding is giving them permission to rip you off, you’re dead mistaken. all i’m saying is at least trying to understand what they’re doing and why is to everyone’s benefit. they are some of the most marginalized people on the planet and petty insults toward their skin color and native locale only keep them marginalized, angry, and viciously seeking new and effective ways to rip people off. trust me, you would be angry too in their situation. it isn’t at all right that they do this to people but rest assured it is an indirect response to the global system that has kept them oppressed since european colonization. and the absence of this system’s influence in your life does not invalidate this fact. all it does is prove you are lucky enough to be born into privilege or that you’re ignorant or both. educate yourself. peace.

  24. Rose, 02 March, 2013

    Badoo is horrible. I was almost scammed by a man called Schlair Slavick. He was obviously a Nigerian scammer. Another individual I encountered was a Renato Favata from Italy. He turned out to be a sexual predator. I Found out he was charged with holding up a prostitute with a toy gun. People please be careful who you speak to as there are alot of dishonest and even dangerous individuals out there. You need to educate yourself and know the difference.

  25. duckhunter, 07 March, 2013

    Hi Rose. Yes, Badoo is Bad … as are many, if not most, of the other dating and networking sites on the internet. So sorry you had to find out the hard way … unfortunately the same way most people do.

    Your point that we all need to educate ourselves is right on the money. Trouble is that the best targets for these cockroaches are elderly people, shut-ins, and others, such as myself, who are no longer ‘out there’ in the social scene, for a variety of reasons. Out of boredom we tend to reach out online, whether it be on facebook or a dating site, and because we do not know any better we fall for friendly characters who just seem to know the right things to say. In fact, scammers will make it a point to find out enough about us to become the perfect person .. and because we are good, decent and compassionate people ourselves, we expect the same from others. Yes, we are naive … until we learn differently.

    What I would beg and plead and hope from everyone who KNOWS about scammers, is please … tell everyone you know who might be vulnerable. Your divorced/widowed parents, aunts, uncles, the next-door neighbor, the nice lady who walks her dog by your house every day … all of them. If they have a computer and are lonely, they are prime targets for scammers. The only way they can be protected is to be aware. Please take it upon yourselves to protect these people. You just might save a life.

    For those of you who do not really care what happens to others, or who thinks perhaps that ‘stupid’ people get what they deserve … try to think of it this way: in 2011, approximately 50 million dollars left the US and ended up in West Africa because of scam, much of it romance scam. That’s a lot of money to lose out of your economy per annum … and it gets worse each year.

    Most importantly, there are a number of good scam reporting sites on the internet, being one of them. Once you know you are in contact with a scammer his/her details can be reported and almost instantly will become ‘common knowledge’ on Google. This, in itself is a huge help as it gives potential new victims the opportunity to do some research and find the truth before their lives become devastated. Once the details have been posted, fight the urge to report the scammer to the internet site where you met him/her … otherwise, in less than 5 minutes, the scammer you reported, “[email protected]” will become “[email protected] … and all your hard work will be for nothing. There will be no current information on Google to help warn others until we find him again.

    In the meantime, remember this: it isn’t stupid people who get caught in scam … it’s those with heart, goodness and compassion. It is those people who care about humanity, and would share what little they have so that another doesn’t suffer. This type of person is what makes the world a better place. If you are not this type of person then the chances of you being scammed are slim. It has nothing to do with intelligence.

  26. duckhunter, 07 March, 2013

    symphy, I had also wanted to respond to your comments. There is a core of truth in what you believe, albeit small. The people behind much of the romance and 419 scams are young boys who, yes, are sick and tired of the squalor in many of their cities — particularly Lagos. But they are not poor. Many of them have had university education and COULD possibly get a decent job. Okay, wages are fairly low, so there is little opportunity to ‘get ahead’ … unless of course, one resorts to crime, which suits these boys just fine. The reason? The youth of Nigeria in particular, but much of West Africa in general, operates on peer pressure. It’s important to them to have the best ‘ride’, the most gold around their necks, and lots of dough to throw around at the clubs. Contrary to what many people believe, there are almost NO female scammers (the boys play the girl characters), because the girls there are gold diggers. If the boys don’t have lots of bling and cash, they just don’t get lucky. More peer pressure.

    The main reason that a young fella doesn’t just scam a couple of victims good and amass a bunch of money … perhaps buy a house with a picket fence or whatever … is because they love money (YOUR money) more than they love anything else. And they love what it will buy … including popularity and power. They have no plans whatsoever to stop victimizing people, ruining lives, taking food from children’s mouths. None. They do not care if you commit suicide once they’ve ruined you. They enjoy what they do. While they take your money they laugh. If by chance you get one to open up to you (don’t try it unless you’ve learned how to sift through the new lies; they’ve got tons), you will find that they pretty much hate everyone, including their parents and their peers. Scammers will steal from their brother or best friend as quickly as they will steal from you. Money has become their god, and that’s a fact we must face.

    This is why, as I’ve mentioned a few times, that the best way to deal with scam is to remove the victim. Tell everyone you know about it, even if they don’t seem to be listening.

    If, by chance a day comes that everyone on the planet is aware of scam, scammers will no longer have a market for their crime. THEN we can get back to caring enough to stand against the multinational companies that pay slave wages in West Africa … or maybe we can start now. But that in itself will not stop scam.

    Just don’t confuse one issue with another. ESPECIALLY don’t do that actually. One has nothing to do with the other. Here is a short list of how your hard earned money goes around in West Africa:

    — scammer
    — his girlfriend and her spending habits
    — his boss(es)
    — car dealerships, clothing and jewelry stores
    — Western Union (takes money under the table when the names don’t match)
    — internet cafes
    — the police (internet cafe ‘protection’ money and other payoffs)
    — voodoo priests/priestesses (put ‘charms’ on the victims for a price)
    — the government (in the end they get most of it)

    If we could only believe, as far-fetched as it is, that the heartbreak, betrayal, financial loss and devastation caused by scam was a way to ‘help out’ impoverished people, it would be easier to digest. Simply not the case.

    I do appreciate though that you seek to take the color out of the discussion. The laws, opportunity, political situation and other factors just happen to make West Africa scam-central of the world. There are other areas that are getting bad too, but this discussion is not about those types of scam. Except perhaps this:


  27. Karmen 125, 25 October, 2013

    On Badoo I have come across men who are scammers claiiming to be military stuck overseas can’t get home then some buisinessmen claiming theyve had there wallets stolen.
    This site isnt what it claims it to be it should be scammers website.
    Get lost to scammers.
    Ladies be careful and fully aware of this.

  28. Paris Adel, 25 October, 2013

    Hi, everyone, long time no write…lol In the course of 2 years being on Badoo, I have actually met a few guys(Quite real, yes)but for some reason, not many foreigners anymore were bothering to come to my site, just New York area guys, as that is where I am from. I am just wondering if maybe all that time ONE guy was actually ALL those profiles, just on to see what I was all about…lol…Anyway, be smart on here. Stay within your area, and just be careful who uu meet, should you both decide to do so. Have fun, be safe and as always God bless!

  29. WILLIAM, 02 October, 2014


  30. brokenheart, 29 November, 2015

    I had account on badoo only for 2 days…i gave up because i met only sick minds,perverts,liers….the biggest love rat is mohamed elgamal,50 yo from cairo egypt…be aware ladies…he is pretending is single but actually he is married with 3 kids..he is playing many women on the same time on facebook,skype,viber,whatsapp,badoo and who knows where else..stay away from him

  31. Norm, 21 January, 2017

    Badoo charges large sums of money for absolutely NOTHING. If you plan to use this app, make sure to deactivate your credit card info or simply delete it from your app settings, or you will be automatically be charged for any of their services, even if it is by mistake. In my case, I got the usual annoying pop up, which doesn’t even ask you to confirm your order, you can’t even press back. If you were in the middle of liking or disliking a users photo you might “accidentally” place an order. I now owe them $49.99!! Based on their terms I don’t qualify for a refund. BEWARE OF SCAM!

  32. Paris, 26 January, 2017

    Never had a problem because I never will and never did Give Badoo any of my Card numbers to Begin with.
    Lesson Learned Here, dear.

  33. Tyler Spears, 21 February, 2017

    The not so successful transactions with people on Badoo far out Weighs any of the good. All I seem to attract is scammers and conniving thieves! I have heard every excuse from I lost my check, I am in the military please send me $1,000 and when I meet you, I will give you 2000 back. I have heard I am in another country on business now and my parents are sick and my mother was taken to the hospital and now the hospital will not accept my credit card can you wire me some money so that I can send it to my mother who is in the hospital in very grave condition. I have heard I am in the military and my grandmother had her home broken into and they stole all her valuables including her money. She has no money to pay her bills this month could you please send me some money to send to her to help out and I will reimburse you. I have heard someone stole my iPhone and I need a replacement would you please send me $700. It goes on and on. And if that isn’t bad enough, I had Badoo taking money from my PayPal account until I figured out how to go into my account settings and delete my PayPal. There just doesn’t seem to be a very reputable way to meet anyone with any quality or substance anymore. That’s just my two cents. Just be careful of anything that you Endeavor to do on the computer. Just look for the signs and if something sounds too good to be true, usually it is.

  34. Paris, 22 February, 2017

    Thank you for sharing. Just one more lesson anyone needs to know when on an Online dating site. Keep your eyes always open and never wire with desire.

  35. ken, 29 May, 2017

    i got chraged for super powers which i never even bought but as my account was linked they said i did and buy it but i know i didnt as i never authorised it and badoo wont give me my money back but as far as i am concerned they have robbed me

  36. Paris, Analist, 30 May, 2017

    I have been using this site for over 7 years now, and I have seen many who have had problems trying to “Give me my money back.”
    As far as I am concerned, Ken, let this be a Little Lesson in Life Here, dear, to Not use your Credit Card on this site, along with watching who you talk to as well.
    I doubt you will see any of your money refunded to you.
    Good Luck.

  37. Disappointed, 18 June, 2017

    Badoo offer a useful facility but seem to employ sharp practices that make them seem very shady.

    The link to paypal (say) is on auto-renew. You need to go into paypal or your payment provider and disable that.

    You also need to be very careful about clicking and typing. Entering a message can present a pop up “do you want to purchase whatever” that a single click sends money straight to them.

    So you also need to remove your payment provider from account settings to handle ad hoc situations like that.

    Its very unfortunate that a huge and useful social site like Badoo needs to employ such shadowy methods.

    Presumably the business case works for them, but they will also find for the sake of an initial few dollars tricked out of users, they lose longer lasting accounts due to lack of trust.

  38. antony, 10 August, 2017

    ok … ive been on badoo since 4 long years now ! …. badoo is a scam and the reason are simple ! … i tried with one of my friend who were straight in front of me ! …. we wrote the same patern in our profil ! same age and all that … i tried to writing a message to my friend ” i paid 30 credits, because badoo asked me that ! ” the message never came !, i liked her, the likes never came to her, even my visit ! …. she find me in the ”encounter section” liked my profil, but guess what, we were not yet ” match ” no messages, just nothing at all ! …… im on badoo since 4 years now … all the girl that liked my profil are fat or totally not maded for me …… the product on badoo is the people it self … badoo needs you to stay there as long as possible …. forget your message ! they will not be delivered … for most part of women this scam is just invisible, they all having a thousand of messages and likes, so if 3/4 of mens are been scammed by badoo… they saw nothing, everythings is normal… we ”men” are those who pay for badoo … seriously just do the test with one of your friend ” a girl who have the same interest ect, smoker or not ect … ” you will see

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