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June 8th, 2009

Beware of “www.Tagged.com” Scam



One of the latest phishing scams circumnavigating the internet these days comes from the url “www.tagged.com”. This highly-organized scam arrives in your inbox via a friend or an acquaintance’s email address. The email reads that the sender would like to share photos with you via the website “tagged.com”. The financial experts at Thrive.com say “Quickly delete [the email], and inform the friend that sent it to you that their email account has been compromised.”

Here’s what the email may look like:

If you do click either yes or no you’ll be taken to another page which will ask you for personal information, from email account passwords to credit card information.

Thrive.com says:

There is always a risk in giving out your personal information.  But never, ever give out your passwords or financial information online.  No reputable business would ask for it in this way.

(hat tip: Thrive.com)

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114 Responses to “Beware of “www.Tagged.com” Scam”

  1. William Hull Says: June 13th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Since I have been “hooked” by this nasty scam how do I get removed from their records. They sent their scam to everyone in my address book. Do I have any recourse?

  2. josef19 Says: June 14th, 2009 at 7:35 pm


  3. Tim Manni Says: June 15th, 2009 at 10:32 am


    I’m really sorry to hear that. Unfortunately I’m not sure at the moment — but I’ll certainly do some research for you. The exposure of your address book is one of the fundamentals of this scam.

    Sorry to hear about your misfortune, I’ll let you know when I find out more.

    Thanks for sharing your story,

  4. leonard Says: June 18th, 2009 at 4:48 am

    i have received such mail today . I am told that i have won 500,000. pounds. This looks as if its comming from tagged .How can i verify if this is coming from tagged

  5. Tim Manni Says: June 18th, 2009 at 9:34 am


    I would just delete the email and not click on anything!


  6. Joseph Says: June 28th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Me too… I just recieved e-mail that my tagged account won the lucky draw of $150,000.00.And requested me to contact the claim agent with details below.

    Lastly , they requested some of my personal information below.It seems this is coming from Tagged Inc.

    “include the following: your full name/contact address/phone number/country”


    Tagged Inc
    110 Pacific Ave Mall Box #117
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    ©2003-2008 http://www.tagged. com All Rights Reserved.

    Anybody can hep me to verify this message or how to verify it. I believed this is a scam?

    Thank you & regards,


  7. Tim Manni Says: June 29th, 2009 at 11:20 am


    I wouldn’t trust anything coming from tagged.com, especially if it says you won the “lottery.”

  8. vani ciriyawa Says: July 6th, 2009 at 2:09 am

    feb,2009 i have been scammed.it was my first time cos i didnt have any experiences of this side.i spoke the person myself and he told me everything about himself,his true id.after all when he took money of me.well you maybe say that im crazy,well when you in love your blind right.anyway i felt that i,ve been betrayal u know.i was very upset but what can i do,nothing.i want know what can you do with people like this?where do you go? who can you talk to?i believed that if tagged .com is full of scammed,isnt there that you should check their background?well bye for nowand thank you.

  9. Tim Manni Says: July 6th, 2009 at 11:07 am


    Sorry to hear that. I found a website by searching “tagged.com scam” on google. Here is the link: http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/phishing_Tagged_dot_com.php.

    This site offers some suggestions about what you can do about it, who to talk to, how to fix the problem, etc.

    Hope this helps, thanks for commenting,

  10. joe malley Says: July 12th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    if anyone has information about privacy violations concerning tagged.com, or any company associated with that company, feel free to contact me at: malleylaw@gmailcom
    I am a privacy attorney reviewing the matter.

    The lottery issue noted above is interesting and I have not heard that noted concerning this matter. How many companies ar working with tagged.com related to advertising etc? If anyone has any applications downloaded while on tagged.com, I really would want that info.

    Joe Malley


  11. Tim Manni Says: July 13th, 2009 at 11:09 am


    Thanks for commenting. Did you hear NY Attorney General Cuomo is suing tagged? We have a blog post from last week that discusses Tagged.com’s CEO’s explanation of the problem.

    Do you buy their explanation of what happened?


  12. Robert Bergsma Says: July 15th, 2009 at 8:20 am

    How about this one?? Anyone already received this mail??


    Your email account have been credited with (200,000.00 USD) held recently,Send your email and your Number.Full Name 2.Gender: 3Age.4.Contact Address: 5. Country of Residence 6.Nationality: 7.Occupation:
    8.Telephone Mobile

    TAGGED, Inc.
    8391 Beverly Blvd. #349
    Los Angles, CA 90048
    USA ©2003-2008 http://WWW.TAGGED.com All Rights Reserved

    Delete or give answer???

    Robert Bergsma

  13. Tim Manni Says: July 15th, 2009 at 9:16 am


    Thanks for commenting. Is this postal mail or email?

    I can’t tell you what to do but it sounds shady to me. Why would your email account need to be credited? Emails have little to do with money. I would go online and A.) check if that’s even their real address and B.) hit the “contact us” button on Tagged.com and send them an email telling them of the message. I wouldn’t respond to this.

    Good luck,

  14. Verginia Says: July 17th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    hi, how can I get out from Tagged

  15. Tim Manni Says: July 18th, 2009 at 5:53 pm


    Thanks for commenting. I would just cancel your account.


  16. Tess Says: July 25th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    You got rocks in your head. did you even resuarch this? I guess you wouldn’t know this is not a scam. the true reason why you would of recieved this mail is because the sender gave tagged.com their email address and password. the page you go to is a sign up page to join a legal social networking site. You are asked for your email address and password only to invite your contacts to join. exactly as you do when you sign up for Myspace, FaceBook and all the other social networking sites. But don’t take my word for it. Greg Tseng CEO of Tagged inc explanes it in much better detail. http://blog.tagged.com/?p=4

  17. Tess Says: July 25th, 2009 at 12:29 am


    June 28th, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    Me too… I just recieved e-mail that my tagged account won the lucky draw of $150,000.00.And requested me to contact the claim agent with details below.

    Lastly , they requested some of my personal information below.It seems this is coming from Tagged Inc.

    “include the following: your full name/contact address/phone number/country”


    Tagged Inc
    110 Pacific Ave Mall Box #117
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    ©2003-2008 http://www.tagged. com All Rights Reserved.

    Anybody can hep me to verify this message or how to verify it. I believed this is a scam?

    Thank you & regards,


    Tim Manni Says:

    June 29th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I wouldn’t trust anything coming from tagged.com, especially if it says you won the “lottery.”

    OMG I can’t believe your ignorince. clearly by looking at the return email address(taggedremitoffice@googlemail.com ) you’ll see this did not come from Tagged.com (FYI in an email address the domain comes after the @ not before like in this address) get the email header and trace the IP. my Money is on that this scam mail came from Nigeria. hummm an amiture posing as a professional. kind of like lamb done up as mutton.

  18. Susan Elerrina Says: July 26th, 2009 at 4:33 am

    hi, all I’ve ever done is talk to people. I’ve never spent a penny on anything, I’ve never played any games like lotteries or anything like that. I’ve only made friends with 2 people, my daughter being one of them. Another person who I was about to make friends with is actually the brother of an old boyfriend from almost 30 years ago, but it is difficult to recognize him and I approached him asking him about who he was, if his last name was actually who I thought he might be. Is this sort of activity a problem or is it just in the area of money and ID?

  19. wayne Says: August 1st, 2009 at 7:35 am

    i have a messege on my tagg account that say you have exceeded your captcha limit now i cannot send email etc to my friends ehat can i do to correct this problem

  20. Tim Manni Says: August 3rd, 2009 at 11:37 am


    Sorry I can’t say for sure. I think asking someone to confirm their identity online would be a smart thing so you don’t get duped. But I don’t really know much more than that, I’m not a tagged user or a big social networker.

    Thanks for commenting,

  21. Tim Manni Says: August 3rd, 2009 at 12:02 pm


    The only thing we can really suggest is to contact Tagged’s support staff or webmaster and ask them.

    Sorry we can’t help,

  22. christopher Says: August 17th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    tagged is fu** it lot of shi* do not trust anythink at all i was told i won 500,000.00 us dollars but they wont be to pay for a couier to keep safe why i cames to my country lot crap it’s sad these day win lotto was a good fellin and now these day u have double check before you get happy…..sad…sad…..sad fuc* scamer’s

  23. Cory Says: September 13th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I have been a member of Tagged for about a year now and i have never seen evidence of phishing

  24. Cory Says: September 13th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    i have never recieved an email saying that I won a lottery or that I had won money

  25. Dawn Says: September 14th, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I should say, be careful with the people you talk to, they are the ones who would fool and lure you to send them money. I had one who even sent a picture of his son ,therefore I thought he was for real, then he started asking for money for some business he wants to start for “our” family..I bailed out right away even though he sounded for real.


  26. Tim Manni Says: September 14th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing Cory. From just what I’ve heard, it seems Tagged is like any website out there, in the fact that they are open to phishing, scams, and the like. There is supposedly a FaceBook scam out there now. I actually received one of those spam emails from Facebook saying that a friend “invited” me to join, but they never did.

    Hope to hear from you again soon,

  27. Tim Manni Says: September 14th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Hey Dawn,

    I was just telling Cory that a friend of mine sent me a email that looked as though it came from FaceBook. The email said my friend was inviting me to join, but when I asked her, she said she never did anything of the sort.

    The internet is open to a host of dangers for all who use it.

    Thanks for commenting,

  28. hallo hey some one send me this Says: September 15th, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Dear Friend,
    Thanks for the mail and for your interest in this Business Transaction. My name is Hameed Rasheed,am from Lagos Nigeria. I work with Fidelity Bank Nigeria Plc. I will like to confirm to you that am oblige to transact this business with you, i need your assistance to stand as a beneficiary to the sum of $17..8 millions united State Dollars lying down unclaimed in our bank, what really happened is that during the course of our auditing last week, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in the year 2000 and since 2001 nobody has operated on this account again,after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [Heir/WILL] hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.

    The owner of this account Dr.Ahmed Hassan Ghoubashi an United Arab Emirate Oil Merchant and great industrialist ,who was a foreign contractor with theFederal Government of Nigeria, unfortunately lost his life in a car accident including his wife and kid. Ever since his death the money has been lying unclaimed.Now i need you cooperation to claim this money because only someone from foreign country can stand as the beneficiary.
    And the Banking law stipulates that any money lying unclaimed for seven years will be transferred to federal government suspend account with central bank of Nigeria. Please i need your assistance to achieve this great chance because i do not wish this money transferred to Central bank of Nigeria because it will be shared among the top directors, this people want to cheat this man , i don’t want it to happen , i want us to get this money out for him and help the poor with it and also help ourselves.

    I want you to be rest assured that this transaction is 100% real, safe and Legal, because i will successfully inputs your name in the necessary files and also insert your information into the Bank Central Computer as the Next of Kin to the late depositor(Dr.Ahmed Hassan Ghoubashi) and the sole beneficiary of the unclaimed fund after the death of the depositor.I will use my position and influence in the Bank to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments. I want you to know that i have all the Necessary Documents that will be needed to stand as a proof when you are claiming the money.Such as the (Certificate of Depositor & Death Certificate of the Late Depositor).

    I also want you to know that nobody knows about this account or any thing concerning it,the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that the account is a secret account.That why none of his relative knows about these Account. The total amount that was deposited is $17.8 Million United States Dollars.What i want you to do for me now is that i need your co-operation to claim this money,what i mean is that i want you to stand as Next of Kin to this Late Depositor (Dr.Ahmed Hassan Ghoubashi) and beneficiary to his fund,so the Money can be Transferred to your Nominated Bank Account.

    The reason why i am contacting you is because this money can not be approved to a local person here in Nigeria,but to a foreigner who has information about the account.Which i shall give you all the necessary information about how to claim this Money.At the End of this Business Transaction, you will be given 40% of the total amount, 50% will be for me. while the remaining 10% will be donated to the Motherless and Orphanage home in your country.Immediately i confirmed that the Money as been Transferred to your Bank Account,i will apply for a leave and take my flight to your Country to take my Part of Share of the money.

    I assure you that we will get this money as long as you act on my instruction,because i have made my research about this Business Transaction and i know the successful outcome of this Business Transaction and i want you to be rest assured that you won’t get in any problem.I am a Muslim i can’t do anything to hurt my brother in Islam,just put your trust in me and leave the rest to god and i believe god will help us.Please i want you to be honest with me because this money is a golden opportunity to me and i do not want to loose it. For the business to be effected i will need the following.

    1.Your full name:
    2.Your full residential address:street,house no,block no,city,state,zip code,country
    3.Your direct telephone number and email address,
    4.Your date of birth
    5.Your Occupation
    6.Your Sex
    7.Marital Status

    With all these information i will successfully inputs your name and information in the necessary files and also insert your information into the Bank Central computer as the Next of Kin to the late depositor and the sole Beneficiary of the unclaimed fund after the death of the depositor.So when the Bank start there Official Verification and Certification to confirm if you are the real Next of kin,your information will be found in the Bank Central Computer as the Next of Kin to the late Depositor(Dr.Ahmed Hassan Ghoubashi) and sole Beneficiary to the Fund.Make sure you keep this Transaction as a top secret and Confidential matters,don’t tell anyone about it until we archive our noble aim.

    (N.B). Which country are u presently?..

    Thanks and Regards,
    Mr.Hameed Rasheed

  29. jazmin Says: September 15th, 2009 at 8:37 am

    this is one of the scam email from tagged members, then eventually wil get your account and personal information, PLEASE READ BELOW:

    My dear Daughter,

    I am drenched with tear while writing this short message to you. It was a heartbreaking news to me few days ago when my doctor notified me on complications on my health condition which he officially made known to me. He further stressed that the complication I had in my human mechanism as a result of a secondary liver cancer which have destroyed all the organs in my body system. According to him, he said that this complication will lead to my imminent death since no medication can alleviate the high system of deformation i am encountering at this time in my system.

    As a great business woman specialized in the sales of Gold and Diamond Jewelries, I have enough in stocks which i havent sold and from the look of things i wont stay long in this earth. My surgery will commence on Wednesday, and i know you can be trusted and as a fellow woman, you will understand the pains i am passing through now. Looking at your age and your looks, i beleieve you can be trusted. I am so excited when i got your mail.

    My dear Daughter, i am right now in the Hospital in Malaysia. I am an orphan, i have no one and the man that adopted me died with his wife along side his brothers last year, his brothers are not nice to me because they know i am not the real daughter and they want to take all he left for me. They have taken cars, house and others, but i manage to escaped to Malaysia with my illness b’cus i wouldn’t want them to take the Gold and Daimond Jewelries that i have saved.

    So i need your quick response so i can make the arrangements to bring it to you and tell you what i need you to do for me with it before i die.

    Thanks and remain blessed.

    Valerie Hardwick
    Lond, Uk.

  30. Shawna Vonda Says: September 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I was actually invited by my significant other to join Tagged and all of the so-called “phishing” where the website is asking for deeper personal information is optional to answer. If you are all stupid enough to actually fill it all out and then have the balls to whine about it, then you have no business being on the internet at all. I have had my problems with Tagged Inc, but we have worked them out and we are on friendly terms again as a result of both sides LISTENING to each other.

    Now go whine a b***** somewhere else and grow the f*** up already!

  31. Tim Manni Says: September 18th, 2009 at 11:40 am


    Glad your problem got worked out. Yet, you said it yourself, you invited your significant other to join Tagged. Now say you didn’t, but he or she got one of these “phishing” emails that said you did. Would you still be calling them stupid if they filled it out? People are much more suseptable when they receive something from a “trusted” source.

    But, your right in the sense that you have to be extremely careful on the internet.


  32. Temanaf Says: September 24th, 2009 at 4:11 am

    This is a new one below:

    Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:11:25 +0100
    From: taggedclaims01@sify.com
    To: tem_btm@hotmail.com

    Greetings from Tagged Company, My name are Tracey Paul I am the officer assigned to winners in cash in the prize awarded labels. The draws for the participants were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of labels that guests enjoy their patronage. The selection was made through a computer draw system associated person alias Labeling ACCOUNT
    subsequently won you 250,000.00 GBP. (Two hundred and fifty thousand Great British pounds) as a boat of winners. As part of International Promotions Program, this takes place this September 2009 in United Kingdom, London. This promotion is approved by the British game and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This promotion is the 1st of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public. To begin the verification process of your prize, you are required to fill out the form below and send check

    NOTE: All information is strictly confidential and used only for the
    purpose that has been requested.
    (Section A Personal Information **)
    Prefix (Mr., Ms., Dr., etc.):

    Middle Name:
    Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):
    City / State / Province:
    (Section B ** Winning Information)
    Mobile number:
    Your network name:
    Amount won (in the figure) £:
    Amount won (in words):
    Date :……

    (Section C ** Internet e-mail address of contact (s) Are you a member of another dating site (If Yes, Name)
    I wish on behalf of all members and staff TAGGED congratulate him/her on his/her award and wish him/her the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.

    Claims Agent
    Mrs. Tracey Paul

  33. Tim Manni Says: September 24th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for passing this one along Temanaf.


  34. edith Says: October 2nd, 2009 at 10:36 am

    i was a victim of london nigeria scam, they use Mr.jerry Vasilatos a film maker i didnt know then, untill i found him on facebook & myspace, the scammers uses his pictures & his nephew’s. i told him about it already.i just pray for those people to receive very bad KARMA if not by them by their love ones…. AND TO ALL WHO IS IN NETWORKING FOR FRIENDS OR LOOKING FOR LOVE?,BE CAREFULL IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN ITS A SCAM!!!

  35. Tim Manni Says: October 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm


    Thanks for warning us and that’s good advice!

    Visit us again soon,

  36. Rose Says: October 8th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Hi. I was on Tagged.com. One friend I talked for years prior to Tagged.com so I know he is for real. However, I got fooled by two others. One is constantly harassing me for money which I won’t give. And the other one won’t talk to me anymore because I won’t send him money. I have cancelled my account with Tagged.com

  37. Tim Manni Says: October 8th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Rose,
    Thanks for commenting and sharing your experience. Has your issues with Tagged turned you off from using other social networking sites?

    Thanks, hope to hear from you soon,

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  39. TAGGED SUCKS Says: October 12th, 2009 at 2:36 pm


    TAGGED DID THIS TWICE!! TAGGED CANNOT BE TRUSTED! GET OUT AND GO TO A REAL SITE BEFORE IT HAPPENS TO YOU… YES I LIKED TAGGED. BUT WHEN U LOSE ALL YOUR STUFF… ESPECIALLY THE NEXT TIME …YOU WILL HATE TAGGED FOR WASTING YOUR TIME. IF YOU CREATE ANOTHER SITE THEN THEY PUT A BLOCK ON YOUR COMPUTER SO YOU HAVE TO ENTER CAPTCHA TO DO ANYTHING.. and yes I was an active member and had a few decent friends. The other 90% were mostly scammers and fakes. All of my decent friends are leaving there because as others have said in many places, it’s mostly lowlifes anyway so why even bother with a failing scammer site. And by the way, it was a Christian based site with christian music by Michael W. Smith and Chris Tomlin, etc. One of the cleanest sites on tagged! With so much nudity and even people being killed from meeting members you would think a decent guy had a chance.

    A TIME magazine article called Tagged “The World’s Most Annoying Website”.[22] Tagged asks users for their email username and password, checks their email address books for contacts and repeatedly sends email invitations to people who are not yet on Tagged, stating that they have been “added as a friend” or that the inviter had sent them photos on Tagged. This process has drawn criticism in the technology press[23][24] and from users.[25] These emails were discussed as possible spam by Black Web 2.0.[26] The resemblance to a virus has often been mentioned, including by urban legend site Snopes.com.[27] The New York Times referred to the practice as “contact scraping” [28]

    In July 2009 New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to sue Tagged.com for “deceptive email marketing and invasion of privacy” [29] According to the press release, Tagged.com engaged in “deceptive Email Promotions, Identity Theft, and Invasion of Privacy ”

    Prior to co-founding Tagged, Greg Tseng was co-founder and CEO of internet incubator Jumpstart Technologies.[30] In March 2006, Jumpstart Technologies settled with the Federal Trade Commission on alleged violations of the CAN-SPAM Act, which included a $900,000 fine but no admission of guilt.[31]

    From February 2009, Tagged.com has been blocked in Qatar by the only ISP, Qtel, after a number of complaints from the public.[32] Tagged.com had been one of the 10 most visited sites in Qatar.[33]

  40. Tim Manni Says: October 12th, 2009 at 3:31 pm


    Sorry to hear about your struggles with Tagged. Thanks for sharing and please visit us again soon.


  41. Linda Says: October 13th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I have just received notice that I have won 250,000.00 British lbs. It arrived as taggedclaims01@sify.com Who would have sent me this scam?

  42. Tim Manni Says: October 13th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Hey Linda,

    That’s odd — are you a tagged.com member? I get spam like that all the time — just never from a ‘tagged’ address (I don’t have an account).


  43. Lori Lynn Says: October 15th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Hi i became a member of tagged over a year ago,I have come acroos more scammers than friends, i almost was fooled by one these idiots, I even got one of them to admit he was a african from nigeria he said they try to scam us out of our money so they can purchase real-estate in Africa and make money the majority of them are young men 18 -25 yrs of age, i feel sorry for the peoples who photos they are using as their own something needs to be done about these Idiots..

  44. Tim Manni Says: October 18th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Hey Lori,

    Thanks for commenting…I’m seeing a common theme here.


  45. Juice Free Says: November 7th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    First of all, much of what I’m reading is not a problem with Tagged perse, but rather gullible people.

    Let’s be real, if you’ve been on the internet or have watched tv for at least a year, we’ve all heard about these scams & phishing schemes.

    If someone, ANYONE tells you that you’ve won a lottery that you NEVER entered & proceeds to ask you for your personal information, then you should be immediately suspicious about such a thing & recognize that you’re being scammed & not by Tagged.

    These scams are quite easy to spot, VERY EASY. For example, someone who’s been on Tagged for over a year yet has exactly ONE friend & a bunch of page views…well, it doesn’t take much sense to recognize that thisd is likely someone who’s trying to get you to view their webcam exploits.

    A video of a half-naked girl on someone’s page? Most likely to lure to get you to click on that video so that you’ll be redirected to a porn site or a dating site featuring naked girls.

    Even the Nigerian scammers are easy to spot. If someone’s profile tells you that they’re from California, but the yahoo address that they post has .au or something like that, then they’re NOT FOR AMERICA!

    And use some sense. What half-naked girl with an obviously fake picture is really looking for love on ANY internet site?

    A mind’s a terrible thing to waste & some folks need to try to use theirs before they lose them.

  46. Juice Free Says: November 7th, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Re. hallo hey some one send me this Says:

    September 15th, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Come on mate, do you REALLY believe that that correspondence came from Tagged?

    Have you still not heard of PHISHING?

    Just because I send you an email which CLAIMS to be from Tagged, doesn’t necessarily make it so. If you read the wording of the email, it’s certainly not worded as an American would speak.

    For example, there’s this sentence:
    “This promotion is the 1st of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.”

    This is no condom commercial & no American would use the word ’sensitize’ in this context. And no LEGITIMATE lottery would be asking you for a check so that they could send you a bigger one. It would make more sense that since you’ve won, that they’d simply deduct any fee from your winnings & sent you the rest.

    Serioiusly folks, use your common sense, or simply check out a few websites such as Urban Legends or Snopes in order to keep up with the latest scams.

    Worst of all, most of thew scams that I’m reading here are more than 10 years old & for anyone surfing the internet to not know that is downright sinful.

  47. Rose Says: November 8th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Tim, I sent a comment about my experience on http://www.tagged.com on Oct. 8th. You replied to it. I don’t know of any other social networks.. I would like to check some of them out. Any suggestions? Thanks..

  48. Tim Manni Says: November 9th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Hey Rose,

    Thanks for commenting again. I don’t belong to any social networks, so I wouldn’t know.


  49. Roland Mirsyah Says: November 21st, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Dear Sirs,

    I would like to ask you whether it’s true or not that
    Tagged (in this case said as Tagged of Spain) has done:
    It informed me several times,that I was being one of the
    Star Prize Winners in the 2009 Year Promo sterling on
    Tagged held on August 24,2009 in line with the
    commemorating event marking of Tagged Annual Promotion
    The total amount of that prize is 375,000.00 Euro (Three
    Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Euro),whereas the check
    will be sent to my address by paying the package fee in
    amount of depending on which company to be chosen as the
    courier agent (there are some companies to be selected,
    such as DHL,Fedex etc,which prices are about 300 – 800
    The man in charge is Dr. Mario Oscar,CEO Tagged Transfer
    Dept.,Barcelona,Spain and its email address is:
    datingtagged60@yahoo.co.uk and there are some telephone
    numbers to contact,whereas I have contacted Dr. Mario
    Oscar and talked to him and got some explanations and
    instructions on what to do furtherly.
    I would like to get confirmation from you,whether this
    is true or something like cheating which offenly happened
    I look forward to anticipating from you as soon as
    Thank you.

    Sincerely yours,

    Roland Mirsyah

  50. Tim Manni Says: November 23rd, 2009 at 11:17 am


    Thanks for commenting. It’s a general rule of thumb not to respond to emails that claim you won a large amount of money. Unfortunately, we’re not in a position to say what online is real or unreal, true or untrue. Judging by the responses we’ve gotten from this story, many, many others have gotten similar emails and have ignored them.

    Sorry we can’t advise you, but thank you for commenting,

  51. Roland Mirsyah Says: November 30th, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Dear Sir,

    I thank you very much for your comment on my complaint,
    whereas I feel relieved,that what I already suspected
    before,in fact that is true.
    Thanks again for your attention to me.

    Sincerely yours,

    Roland Mirsyah

  52. Tim Manni Says: November 30th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    No problem Roland, have a good day.


  53. waleedkamal Says: December 11th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Dearest Member, on a random selection made not long ago, your profile name was selected on this promo.your profile name has won you the sum of £250,000.00 Great British Pounds. You are to contact TAGGED Claims manager(taggedclaimsgood@ sify.com) to guide you on how you can collect your price immediately. Regards TAGGED TEAM

  54. Tim Manni Says: December 14th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Hello Readers,

    This latest comment from “waleedkamal” seems to be the exact kind of message that has been scamming people on Tagged.com and many other sites. If you scroll through the post’s comments you’ll read the tales of several readers who received messages like this one — claiming they won a large amount of foreign money. Don’t fall for this scam!

    Thanks to everyone who commented on our Tagged.com stories,


  55. graham Says: December 14th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    im a member of tagged.com got a mail from them saying contact Mrs Brenda Cruey at tagged claims. looked very real so i stupidly did.didnt give any bank details, tank god.got another mail sayin my payment of 350,000 sterling has been passed to greyhound courier services and to contact them for delivery. hmm i don’t think i will be getting anything!! if i do i will let you guys know!!

  56. Tim Manni Says: December 15th, 2009 at 10:28 am


    Thanks for the comment. Yea, I’m not so sure you’ll be getting any money soon either, haha. Keep us posted!

    Thanks and please visit us again soon,

  57. Alex Says: December 20th, 2009 at 7:19 pm


    The suggestion you seem to make that these lottery scams have anything to do with tagged.com or any other established social networking website shows your complete lack of knowlege on this subject. What you are suggesting is nothing but amusing at this point. I was hoping those who blog about something are at least somewhat informed about the subject. The goal being to he inform the readers, many of whom may have concerns and / or fears, not to further perpetuate their fears with miss-information. Please educate yourself in this area; any credibility you have left depends on it. Have a good day.

  58. Tim Manni Says: December 21st, 2009 at 11:30 am


    Your interpretation of my “suggestions” is innacurate. I do not believe that Tagged.com is purposely sending out these lottery spam emails.

    When I receive a piece of spam mail in my inbox that’s disguised to look like it came from the IRS, would I really think that the IRS is spamming me? Of course not. The same goes for this. These spammers, just like all the rest, use Tagged (or any other legit source) as an avenue to get people to fall for their tricks.

    I would also disagree that telling readers not to fall for lottery scams is “further purpetuating their fears.”

    If you claim that the info we are presenting is false, perhaps you could educate us so that we can further understand the point you’re disputing.

    Thanks for commenting,

  59. hassan Says: December 30th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    hello ,
    i recievered a message in tagged , says that i win 530.00.00 GBP , he asked me my name , my tel,email…… because i never have experience and i’m new in this website, i replay him with all my informations , and he told me to contact London Scottish Bank Plc United Kingdom or DHL COURIER. but no answer , and latest days , he says that this bank is closede and will open in 5 th janury; they will transfert you priz. he sent me winning certificate.
    please i want informations about this.

  60. waleed kamal Says: January 2nd, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Attn:waleed kamal,

    we received your mail in our office today, and we will call out delivry office in ghana to deliver your parcel to you in egypt,so that you can use your winning for your family as you like is the end of the promotion so you are to contact well with the delivry agent from ghana so they can deliver your parcel to you as soon as possible. note that you are to pay the sum of $1010 usd to them before the parcel can be deliver to you.

    We are waiting for your reply.

  61. joy a Says: January 3rd, 2010 at 2:30 am

    hi, i am also a victim of a scammers on this site..when i read vani ciriyawa’s story in here it reminds me of myself..i was exactly the same as her, new in the internet, and had falling inlove and was being stupid to believed..it was happen 2months ago.i have been sending money to help my “so called boyfriend” in this site as i have a soft heart and easy to believed and not realizing what will happen next..i admit i am so stupid and has learned my lesson.
    I like this site very much as i meet alots of friends..but i want to ask you ifcan you do something about all the scammers on this site to help your members? i will be very happy if the creator of this site will do something to stop this evil people on this sites. how could we know if the person who wants to be our friends is a scammer or not?
    I really appreciate if i can get a reply from you


  62. cattAlete Says: January 6th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Hello, I just joined the forum and would like to share my experiences. I have been trying Online Dating for 7 years and I have has some good experiences and some very bad ones. I am just going to catch up on some reading then come back to share.

  63. janick drigo Says: January 18th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONs CONGRATULATIONS!!! Dearest Member, on a random selection made not long ago, your profile name was selected on this promo.your profile name has won you the sum of £250,000.00 Great British Pounds. You are to contact TAGGED Claims manager(taggedclaimsgood@ sify.com) to guide you on how you can collect your price immediately. Regards TAGGED TEAM.

    How can i get my price ?

  64. Enes Says: January 19th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    somebody sent me message.Thıs message :
    ”CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Dearest Member, on a random selection made not long ago, your profile name was selected on this promo.your profile name has won you the sum of £185,000.00 Great British Pounds. You are to contact TAGGED Verifications Manager (verificationsmanager@live.com) to guide you on how you can claim your price immediately. Regards TAGGED TEAM”
    Can somebody help me? Thıs message is right?

  65. Tracey Says: January 28th, 2010 at 1:02 am

    wondering if i should delete my tagged account completely? emails have come to my adress via tagged all saying things like that. i open none of them. again i ask… Would it be wise to delete my tagged account completely. especially if others in my adress book can be harmed by this?

  66. Tim Manni Says: January 28th, 2010 at 4:44 pm


    Unfortunately that’s a decision we can’t advise you on. If you scroll through the other comments, you’ll find that many readers are happy with Tagged.com, while others have sworn the site off. Perhaps you could reach out to those in your address book and ask if they have received an increase of spam or other unscrupulous content.

    Thanks for commenting,

  67. JO Says: January 31st, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    hi, been reading all about these scams. and have recieved one myself, thought i would it check out first,
    as anyone had this 10 days ago,

    PROMOTION… Online Buddies,Inc. CONGRATULATION!!! Hello, you cant believe it, your Tagged User Name has won ( £1m, British Pounds Sterling, one million british pound sterling) on this year online tagged promotion prize. The winning number is T/P 012457-0012 Ref no…0001/01 You are advice to contact our Claims Manager with email bellow: for your prize. Tagged Claims Manager Mrs. Tracy Hunter Email

    I ASSUME THIS IS A SCAM – infro anyone,,,

  68. waleed kamal Says: February 2nd, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    why you remove my message

  69. waleed kamal Says: February 2nd, 2010 at 2:07 pm


    This is to inform you that you have won a cash prize of
    Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds sterling
    for this 2010 Lottery promotion, which is
    organized by Tagged

    These are your identification numbers which you are to send to

    the email address below:
    Batch number…………………TG09102XN
    Reff number…………………..TG35447XN
    Winning number……………….TG09788

    You are requested to contact the events manager, send your
    identification numbers to him,to enable him verify
    your claims

    Events Manager
    Name: Mr.Dean Morgan
    Email:supportalart @live.com
    ©2003- 2010 Tagged Inc.All right reserved.

  70. Thomas Frisk Says: February 6th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Hallo every one

    dont belive that you won a lot of money , they
    are scammers all of them ..Look at this
    they are only after money from you ..

    PROMOTION… CONGRATULATIONS!!! Dear Esteemed Tagged User/Member, Your Tagged User Name has been selected among the 50 Lucky Winners in the Tagged Promotion of which your profile has won you the grand sum of £565,000.00 Great British Pounds Sterling. You are advised to contact the Claims Manager with the email below: Tagged Claims Manager: Mrs. Jane Forbes, E-mail: taggedclaims_tagged@hotmail.com Sincerely, Copyright © 2010 Tagged Profile Promo! Inc. All rights reserved.

    Thomas Frisk

  71. Lora Says: February 9th, 2010 at 6:15 am

    hi, I got this:
    Urgent News!!!
    We are hereby informing you of your winning which was carried out by TAGGED INC and was played by the British Gaming Board not long ago. After several hours,You profile name was selected among several lucky winners here in TAGGED INC.

    Your name emerged as the lucky winner of first prize which automatically won you the total sum of £250, 000.00 Great British pounds Sterlings

    It is very important that you contact tagged claims manager to assist you in the processing of your funds.

    TAGGED Claims Manager Email:


    Mr. Charles Moore


    Mr Billy James

  72. Lora Says: February 9th, 2010 at 6:19 am

    dont belive that I won

  73. tarek Says: February 12th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    TAGGED TEAM INTERNET PROMOTION INC Audit & Editing Section: Tagged.com headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States Subject: INTERNET PROMOTION Reference Nº: TGD/16-30/05C Status: $ 50,000.00 Ballot Nº: FEB/262325/010 Notification: FINAL NOTICE Your Tagged ID has won $50,000,00 Congratulations! Dear Beneficiary, You are one of the lucky winners of tagged.com promotion that was held on 31st January 2010 at San francisco USA. All participant’s username were selected randomly from our tagged.com website, as part of our international promotion to the users of our dating website worldwide. Congratulations once more!! To claim your prize, please fill in your true information through our promo draw website [website deleted by HSH] Caution: CAREFULLY PROVIDE THE INFORMATIONS BELOW IN OUR WEBSITE REFERENCE No:- BALLOT No:- FULL NAME:- AGE:- GENDER:- JOB:- EMAIL:- TEL/MOBILE No:- NATIONALITY/PRESENT ADDRESS:- TIME & DATE THIS EMAIL WAS SENT TO YOU:- Sincerely, Tagged Team Promotion Coordinator

  74. Agil A Says: February 15th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    can i trust this?aGreetings from Mr. Fred Brooks,

    I want to inform you that everything is in progress as I am going to give you details of our paying bank to enable us transfer your funds to you.

    Below are Bank details

    Contact Information to our Paying Bank:-
    Name of Bank: Lloyds TSB London UK
    Contact Person: Mr.Rowland Ray Booker (Account Officer)
    Official contact e-mail: accountsdept@lstsb.com

    Update this office with all details received from our paying bank for record purposes. re this scam to play fool from someone!!!

  75. vale Says: February 19th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    yo recibi este mail


    Your Tagged User Name has won the grant sum of amount £350,000 British Pounds Sterling)in the,

    TAGGED PROMOTION PROGRAM held on the 1st of january,2010 at Uk Lotto Headquarters Manchester, UK. Your Email address was selected randomly from official worldwide company’s/Internet data web through online myspace profile search.Been entered as Dependent clients email address with; Reference Serial Number: 652-2 And Batch number AT-040SB06-03.Your email address attached to the Ticket number: 27522468

    You have therefore been approved for a payment great British pounds 350,000(Three Hundred Thousand United Kingdom pounds) in cash Credited to file reference number: IPL/42498599/WP1.This is from a Total cash prize of UK Three Million Five Hundred Thousand pounds, shared among the first Ten (10) lucky winners,

    You are advice to contact the Claims Manager with email bellow:
    Tagged Claims Manager
    Mrs. saue weiss



    Su nombre de usuario Tagged ha ganado la suma de la cantidad de subvención £ 350.000 Libras esterlinas inglesas) en el,

    Programa de promoción de TAGGED lugar el 1 de enero 2010 en la Sede de Lotto Uk Manchester, Reino Unido. Su dirección de correo electrónico fue seleccionado al azar desde / empresa en todo el mundo web oficial de datos de Internet a través de línea search.Been perfil de MySpace entró como clientes dependientes dirección de correo electrónico, números de referencia Número de serie: 652-2 y número de lote AT-040SB06-03.Your dirección de correo electrónico adjunta a la el número de entradas: 2752246

    Ha sido aprobado tanto para el pago de gran libras esterlinas 350.000 (trescientos mil libras Reino Unido) en efectivo acreditado al archivo número de referencia: IPL/4249859609/WP1.This es de un premio total en efectivo del Reino Unido de tres millones quinientos mil libras, compartida entre los primeros diez (10) afortunados ganadores,

    Usted está asesoramiento en contacto con el Administrador de Reclamaciones con el correo electrónico abajo:
    Tagged Administrador de Reclamaciones
    La señora Weiss Saue
    Tel: +447024062638
    Correo electrónico

    me imagino q es una estafa yo les segui la corriente hasta que me pidieron que cancele los gastos de envio y les dije que los cobren del supuesto premio que me he ganado,

    es una estafa si o no..?

  76. malu Says: February 21st, 2010 at 5:18 pm


    Your Tagged User Name has Won the Sum of 565,000.00 Brithish Pounds Sterling

    You are advice to contact the Claims Manager with the information stated below:

    Claims Manager

    Steven Crouch

    Tel.No:+44 7011120257


    Tagged Team
    Eu recebi essa mensagem hoje,gostaria de confirmar se é algum golpe,por favor informem,obrigada.

  77. davis Says: March 3rd, 2010 at 12:44 am

    dear all…….im so suprizzzzzeeeee….thats im won 200,000.000 pond sterling frm uk……hahaaaaaha…..its that real?…or its just for making our head being crazy to thing about it…..so, plzzz tagged. if there is a scam, can u block it for us…


  78. nazeema bailey Says: March 17th, 2010 at 6:36 am

    I also recieved a mail saying that I have won a grand prize of $500,000.00 USD from TAGGED. The guy’s name is Steven Glem with contact number +447024047832. Please help me or give me advise.

  79. Tim Manni Says: March 17th, 2010 at 1:58 pm


    Most of these messages turn out to be a scam.


  80. clementina Says: March 30th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    shame on tagged!!! I¨as well, as many other people won the lottery, was contacted by someone belongin to the Republic of Berin telephones numbers, adress, identifications etc., I could never have imagen that was real, caused I live in South America and we are prepare to disbelieve fairy tales, on consecuence I unsuscribed from the social net web tagged. I only hope taggedd is not using my adress my profile and my photo please may I have an answer to my request, yours sincerely clementina

  81. Tim Manni Says: March 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm


    Thanks for commenting. Unfortunately these things are usually too good to be true.

    Best of luck,

  82. Marit Langholm Says: April 19th, 2010 at 2:10 am

    I have recived alot of scammeremails on tagget
    one from a “sick lady”with a great fund of her late husbond it was billions of dollars like….
    i just felt sorry for this lady with canser and you name it…and there was money for me inwolwed of cource..
    I got tired of that old sick lady and all that jesus and God writing so i said goodbye..
    After i got another email from a picture with an angel on who send me an email wich i was a winner of 800.ooo thousand dollars only as it said
    I used alot of time and anger to see if i really was a winner-naiv as i was..i heard no more when i refused to give them my accaunt number and told that it was not the way to do so when you win in lotterys
    Now this 19 of april 2010 i just won 500 000 thousand english pounds again from an email from tagged.
    there is a lady by the thelephone who it comes from,but the add,is tagged there…i just gave them my name and thelephonenumber no harm in that…there is no information in that for them…i live in Norway..
    So now i wait for the next mowe from them…
    Im going out of tagged if this is happening again
    but its exiting also to see how low one can sink to steel money from people-this is a policematter because when i clickt their website i was comming to nokia where you can order things with your credittcard…s**t happens
    Never going to order something from that site…
    be wear and careful and dont beleve a word they say…

  83. Mrs Symone Roland Says: May 3rd, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Hello Everybody,
    My name is Mrs Symone Roland and i live in the CANADA , life is worth living right now for me and my family and all this is because of one man sent by GOD to help me and my family, i once had a life filled with sorrow because my first daughter needed a kidney transplant and all our savings were going towards her medications and this normally leaves us with no money to pay our bills or even put enough food on our table and our rent was due and no funds to pay these bills and life felt so unfair to me and every night my daughter will cry herself to sleep every night until one day, i was browsing through yahoo answers and i saw a striking advert of a man that gives out personal loans and that the offer is opened to all and i have heard so many things about internet scams but at this point of my life, i was very desperate and ready to take any risk and at the end of the day, i applied for this loan and from one step to another, i got my loan within 48 hours through bank transfer and you know, it was all like a dream and i called Mr Fredrick Thomson who is the GOD sent lender i found and said, i have received my loan and he smiled stating that to GOD be the glory and i was so shocked as i have never ever seen anyone with such a GOD fearing and kind heart and today, i am the happiest Woman on earth because by GOD’S grace, my daughter kidney transplant was successful and today she is healthy and i and my family are living very comfortable and happy and if you are in my former situation or is in serious and legitimate need of a loan, you can reach this GOD sent lender via fredricktomsonloaninvestment@gmail.com

  84. Damo D Says: May 11th, 2010 at 11:01 am


    Your tagged user name has won you the sum 350,000 Great British Pound Sterling in the tagged promo you are advise to contact Mrs Joyce Meyer for Claims with the e-mail below

  85. Livia Says: May 18th, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Hey you guys! I was actually gonna log in at tagged and ended up here instead lol.. but it’s worth it though..well I was reading all of the comments and the guy who’s got his tagged account deleted really caught my eye :) Hope they’ll not delete this one.. I’ve put much time in here, don’t want to lose my 3,000 plus friends, it’s that difficult to find them again. The tagged account I’m using now was actually my fifth tagged account.. always got deleted.. other tagged users can really delete your tagged account.. either they report you or they hack you lol.. lots of hackers and scammers on the loose.. hope they’ll do something about it though.. block them or whatever.
    Anyway, I think I’ve said enough..
    Hugs to you Tim ^^

  86. Tim Manni Says: May 18th, 2010 at 8:42 am


    Thanks for writing in, glad you found us. Hope to hear from you soon!


  87. pedro g Says: May 21st, 2010 at 11:49 am

    i receive a message from tagged saying that i won 350,000 brittish pound but i want to know if its true can anyone help me with this i dont know if to answer or just ignore it.

  88. Tim Manni Says: May 21st, 2010 at 1:54 pm


    It’s probably spam.


  89. Aydin Says: May 29th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Tagged is scaming people money and selling them virtual gold and after people spend 10s of thousands of dollars and get them hocked in the game, tagged will cancel their profiles and give them no reason but saying they reserve the right to cancel any profile at anytime without giving a reason.

    you can read more in here


    There will be a class action suit and the FBI will be involved

  90. Ruth Says: June 2nd, 2010 at 5:59 am

    This is an email that I received from Tagged.com.

    Be informed that the courier charges cannot be deducted from your funds because your fund is bonded and has been passed DHL UK for onwards delivery to you. It is our standard procedure and rules governing the payment of all our beneficiaries that they must pay the delivery charges of the courier company.

    This promotion of rewarding TAGGED USERS has benefited many account owner, and DHL UK are solely responsible for delivering their parcel because of their reliability, security and efficiency. We have a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with them over delivery of parcel to our beneficiaries.

    Based on the above, we advice that you get in touch with DHL UK immediately to tell when you will be able to remit their carriage charges so that your parcel can be delivered to you.

    We congratulate you on your reward.
    Claims Manager.
    Mr. Steven Crouch.

    Dear Esteemed customer, payment for the courier charges should be done immediately through the information listed below through western union money transfer

    35 Regent Street ,

    London SW1Y 4ND

    United Kingdom
    This is the information of the head of accounts department.As soon as you make the payment, do send the particulars of payment like the MTCN number and name of Sender to us via email.immediately will get the payment information we shall dispatch your parcel and it will get to you in seven working days.
    we looking forward to read from you swiftly.

    Mr. Peter McCreadie.
    © 2010 DHL Deliveries ( Worldwide Courier Service

    This sounds really dubious

    These people have contacted me 5 times: Now they are asking for money so that my package can be delivered:

  91. muhwerane frank Says: June 3rd, 2010 at 2:57 am

    dear tagged please help us to reveal the truth behind all this and if the information is true please call us and confirm and Also supply with us photo copies of the documents those documents. i thank you but don’t let the good name of the co be taken and be tarnished by scammers.

  92. Tim Manni Says: June 3rd, 2010 at 8:14 am

    muhwerane: message is spam

  93. mary po Says: June 4th, 2010 at 10:24 pm




  94. atef Says: June 6th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    please yesterday i wasw recieved un message from tagged inc about my won in the lottery of tagged but i can not contact with MRS. TINA ADAMS i want know any information about the contact with MRS. TINA please help me

  95. atef Says: June 6th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    to all please i need your help about my winner in the lottery of taggged

  96. Tim Manni Says: June 7th, 2010 at 8:15 am


    it’s likely spam.

  97. Ady Says: June 10th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    tagged is now charging people to buy virtual gold to use in the games they have, and after people spend big amounts of hard earning money, tagged will delete their profiles without a reason given. They are a big scamers and I hope someone from the authorities will stop them.

  98. Ady Says: June 14th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Please read in this Group about tagged.com recent fraud, I hope that might help..

  99. Larry Wolverton Says: July 4th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I spent several months enjoying a social networking site called Tagged.com. It had many problems with basic operation of the internal email,bulletin board and profile page posting system. I had my wedding picture as my profile display so that I wouldn’t get singles looking for a mate or inappropriate adult material. I did have one “friend” that showed up and managed to post inappropriate material on my bulletin board. I deleted the material several times and reported this person for spam. This person managed to infiltrate my bulletin board on a regular basis and when I got busy with real life, I would find dozens of inappropriate postings by this scammmer. At any rate, most of the friends I had were also just looking for friends and my profile page posting were primarily greetings and sharing of very appropriate photos and messages, which I let grow and grow so anyone could enjoy them. I would have on rare occassion and inappropriate solicitation show up there and I would delete and report the spam…..

    At any rate, as my personal use of the site declined, my monitoring became less frequent and in time I was somehow banned from my own profile page without going through an elaborate sign on then in the last two months I tried to send out a message from Tagged and I got the response that I was trying to send a message from a banned site…..and my viewing of the site showed there to be no inappropriate photos or messages on the site at the time.

    I contacted tagged via their contact us link and asked them to check into the problem and got a response back acknowledging my message…then nothing.

    I did have some good friends in that social website, and it was convenient for a while to access through their email alerts in my yahoo mail inbox, which I stopped receiving due to my lack of interest in viewing additional “friends”.

    The tagged.com site does have many management problems and has from the time I signed up two years ago, but there are good honest connections being made there, just as in my space and other social websites.

    I am disappointed in the management for not protecting the site members from scammers and such. They banned my profile and membership and I am not a scammer and discourage all inappropriate use of my site there.

    Come on Tagged.com get your act together and put in security measures that are effective and check and see if you are banning innocent and healthy profiles along with your many scammers!

    Just because a profile owner becomes less active does not mean they don’t want to enjoy the interactions of a positive nature that can occur there, without their direct intervention.

  100. Tim Manni Says: July 6th, 2010 at 11:52 am


    Thanks for sharing,

  101. Mariela Says: July 24th, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Hi everyone! my tagged acount have got delited,i made 4 acounts and tagged always delite me.What is the problem,no matter what pics i will put they always delite me.Pls answer me how i can get back some of my old acounts or how tagged can stop delited me tanx

  102. Shaheeda Says: August 10th, 2010 at 2:27 am

    One of my collegue use my email address as a alternative email address when she started,she had some dispute on tagged with one of her matches and tagged cancelled my email address
    anyway she got fired i would love to use my own email address again

  103. Shaheeda Says: August 10th, 2010 at 2:29 am

    one of my collegue used my email address as a alternative email address when she started here at tagged,she had a dispute with one of her matches and i dont know how my account has been cancelled and she is still on there

  104. I'm a foOl Says: August 17th, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I was been scammed by a guy by the name of Christ Williams, claim that he is a guy from UK working in Malaysia with project.
    I’ve transferred money to him twice via westen union to help him with his problems in Malaysia.. Jus beware!! Don’t trust easily.. I’ve learned my lesson

  105. Ali Says: October 12th, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Hi all

    Mr Joe Malley’s comments are really interesting. He is privacy attorney to the site but surprisingly he is using gmail.com like free server. hhahahah well don Joe.

  106. UserDoe Says: October 12th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    A few days ago a friend of mine asked me to join tagged.com so we could have fun and keep in touch.

    No problem, I registered made a profile and had fun for 48hrs. Why only 48hrs? Well here it comes:

    While I was messaging with my dear friend, I suddenly got interrupted. I was kicked to the login page and a message came up saying I had to log in or register in order to continue.

    So I tried to log back in, but got the message that my account got closed and can not be used anymore. A few minutes later the same thing happened to a family member. I tried to contact them through their support, but never got the automatic response that the e-mail was received, nor an answer.

    Neither I nor the family member ever got a warning prior to the banning, let alone a reason.

    This is a terrible site and smells like a scam. Don’t do tagged, stay away.

  107. Hemantha Says: November 16th, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I also had the same experience. My Tagged account was canceled by themselves and they never replied me when I asked about the problem. I don’t understand why they are doing this

  108. kimmone Says: October 10th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    i recieved this message on tagged

    Dear Winner,

    This is to notify you that you have won £350,000.00 GBP in our online Tagged Promo in which Profile addresses are picked randomly computerised balloting, powered the Internet. Your Profile address was amongst those chosen for this period.of whiich your profile has won you the sum of £350,000.00 GBP in the on-going tagged profile lottery 2011.

    Simply Send A Message To Tagged Customer Service

    Agent Mrs.Rose Denise
    Email: profileaward@rocketmail.com

    Tel: +447024015134.
    Mobile +447035960968

    Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

    Yours faithfully,
    Tagged Team

    is this a scam

  109. Gilbert Says: October 19th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Beware of the stupid internet scam messages. Tagged members take note.

  110. zolkipli roslim Says: May 21st, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Hi everyone.
    I receive an email from tagged.com saying that i among the 5 lucky people had won a yearly promo award. I even received a certificate for it for the amout of usd2.5m.

    I need to contact boyoung khmer bank to claim the money by email the bank the certificate for them to veryfy.

    The rep from the bank email me saying that my cert has been veryfied n my the money is allready in the central bank of cambodia.

    What i need to do now is to send the money usd2500 for them to process via western union. The amount cannot be deducted from my winning as the instruction from tagged.com does not allowed.

    After some enquiries, the financial director of tagged.com even email me to say that everything is true n even provide me with his identification. Asking me to follow the bank instruction.

    I was so happy after openning this site to check about internet scam.

    Tq all.

  111. Peti Says: August 17th, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I have two profiles in Tagged.com. Long time i use statcounter.com to see my visitors. It worked perfectly! Now it is imposiblle – Tagged.com doesn’t allow anymore counter to count. I tryed with other counters, but the result is the same. Does anybody know the reason?
    Thank you!

  112. Vickie McCartha Says: October 21st, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Is there anything that can be done about getting scammed for money on Tagged.com. I was scammed by aso-called General David Rodriguez..mlt.gendavid from tagged..Please let me kniw..He got me for $800.00.

  113. pearlfoster Says: December 2nd, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    tim, i think i’ve had the mother of all scams tried on me by 3 different men who i’m happy to say failed. either i’m very smart, or very stingy and i know that i’m a giving person, but come on now. in this day and age if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it’s probably a scam. i had began chatting with this man on tagged who said he was a christian. now me being a christian we had alot to talk about. we read the bible together and always talked about god. i felt so sad for him because he said that his wife had been killed three years ago n a car crash leaving him a widow and his son without a mother. he said for the last three years he had been looking and praying for the right christian women, and finally his spirit kept telling him it was me. we talked everyday then one day he wrote to me on his i.m. sounding so desperate telling me that he worked for mw canada ltd. and that his boss bob berger who i found out is the president of the company and only has 62 employees had sent him to africa to work but that he had run out of the materials that he needed to finish the job or bob berger wold give the job to another employee. he asked me if i could wire him 1500 dollars to buy the materials to finish the job so that he cold come back to the states to marry me and live a christian life with me. now as i said i had heard simular stories from a couple of other men from africa so they claim. so i said to myself, ok i’ll bite. i told this man that my pastor wanted to help so he had emailed bob berger so that he could send him a check. boy, if you could’ve been a fly on the wall you would;ve died laughing. this man threw a fit screaming, “WHY DID YOU DO THAT!! tell your pastor not to send a check. it has to be cash because you can’t cash checks in africa”. why did he have to email my general? just forget it. i don’t want people to think i’m a begger so only you can know about this pearl. so in the long run he never got my hard earned money, and i told him to kick rocks in flipflops with no socks. i emailed bob berger twice to inform him that his name was being used in a scam but i never got a reply. i had to jump back and kiss myself. lol.

  114. Natalie Says: September 17th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Someone from Tagged.com just ripped off 400.00 dollars from my checking account. I called them to complain and they were completely unconcerned and nonchalant about it. The rep told me to go report fraud to my bank as a solution. How is this allowed to go on this day and age with no repercussions! I have not lost or misplaced my wallet or check card so I am at a loss as to how someone got a hold of my info. I Don’t even do any social networking…EVER.

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