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Danny B.

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3/20/13
This fraudster (aka Michael Pennington and probably many other names) is now calling himself Michael Allen and doing business as Datingsolutions.biz as well as using MyAllenMedia.com as his company name.

His former websites included wazzum.com – mythailife.com – mythaicupid.com and more.

I am a former victim of his and I know there are many more of you out there. I hope we will all catch up to him one day soon and get some justice for what he has done.

There are numbers on his website now, but I doubt anybody will ever be able to reach him by phone. He says the company is an LLC which may leave a trace if it really does exist, which is doubtful based on his past.

Here is the email conversation I just had with him after I followed some breadcrumbs and discovered him again:

ME: Could you also please ask your boss, Michael Allen, if he knows the whereabouts of Michael Pennington. I'm sure he will be interested to hear that someone is looking for him. And tell him to reply to me here if he wants to keep the information private.

DATINGSOLUTIONS.BIZ: Who's looking for him?

ME: There are several victims of his past scams who would love to know where to find him.

DATINGSOLUTIONS.BIZ: That's funny. I know Michael very well and if you're referring to all those BS postings on the Internet then you can believe that they're all fake. If there was a scam then he would have been arrested. So, who are these victims you're talking about?

ME: It is funny, funny that you say you know him instead of admitting that he is just another one of your aliases. All the lies eventually catch up as I'm sure you know from all your previous exploits. I believe Datingsolutions will take a big hit once word of this gets out.

DATINGSOLUTIONS.BIZ: If you think that being (overseas) means that you're unreachable, think again...
ME: Classic, like any victim of yours is the one who needs to be worried about being "reachable." So is this another one of your pathetic threats?
You could have taken the high road for once, but I guess that's not an option for you. Perhaps you will pull a Lance Armstrong one day.
For now, it looks like you will have to suffer the consequences of your deceit.

DATINGSOLUTIONS.BIZ: Good luck with that...

So you can see he is still trying to lie his way through everything and feels like nobody will be able to catch him. Good luck to all of you former victims, I hope we can get this scammer.
3/14/13
I am an actual customer of Skadate. I am not a competitor. I will give a detail investigative report on their customer support, software security, access to source code, and possible bugs found. If Skadate does something good I will post it. If they do as they promise, they will get a good grade and more people will buy their products. Good service always equal more sales. Let's begin: Before I purchased the software, Skadate Pre-Sale team promised "in writing" that they will upon installation 1. Remove their branding everywhere on the script. 2. basic customization of the index/homepage (add languages, replace image, edit Search box age 18-103 instead of 20-103, one template for the homepage and a different for the internal pages). ***Nothing was done***. After I purchased the software for $400 they did not keep their promise and stated I should hire a dating site developer to have the script customized or do it myself. They suggested the "client area" has a forum and I may find answers to most of my questions. By the way they took 3 days to install the software. Remember they only give you 30 days of free support. I asked them for access to the back end (administration) so I can I play around with the code since I am familiar with programming. It has been 4 days now they have not sent my username and password for both back end and client area. I had to asked my hosting company for access to the administration area which they gave me. After finding out the URL path of the administration area, it was so simple that anyone can hack your site. The administration path should be complicated so that no one can figure it out. Major security flaw! Because the hosting company gave me access to the administration area (not the client area, skadate is suppose to do that), I was just trying to fix the homepage and a few other things to begin with. Well, there are hidden codes, (documentation) that makes it impossible to edit the script correctly. For example, I could not remove all of the branding, I could not add languages, I could not login as a user and could not do a search on the homepage. Now, 7 days have passed. I only have 3 more weeks of free support, let's see what is going to happen this week. I think they are playing games to get you pass the 1 month free support so that they can charge you $95 per month thereafter and play some more games until you are locked in at the $95 per month support for life. I hope I am wrong. Let's see if they can redeem themselves. Pre-Sales (they will tell you anything so you can buy the product). Grade: A+ before you buy. After purchase (they save your IP address, you can't talk to them after purchase of the product): F Customer Support Grade: F Administration URL Path Security: F Administration source code provided: F Training Manual (I have not seen any training manuals: F Video Tutorials (I saw that they have 19 short videos on Youtube not detailed): D
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Sabrina S. – SkaDate Rep
Thank you for your feedback. Since you posted this comment, we have gone to great length to improve our operation. In fact, the entire business model changed greatly, which allowed us to put emphasis not on selling software but on providing individual service to every customer, offering solutions to every specific project. This immediately elevated us above the rest of the vendors, which was noticed and praised by the online dating industry.

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