The Bottled App is a Great Idea!
But it is already filling up with scammers
They are easy to spot by photo searches, and contain the usual suspects!
According to Bottled:
Your message to the world… in a Bottle
Write your message, place it in a bottle, launch it into the sunset… Meeting new people has never been so simple.
Meet new friends, learn new languages and discover new cultures. Bottled allows you to send a message to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Whether you are looking for a friend, a pen pal, or simply an intellectual connection, let serendipity decide your chance encounters with Bottled!
But scam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. victims know only too well where this leads!
More strangers mean more scammers who already flood all other social platforms and websites the world over. After all, Facebook appears to be over 50% fakes, and most dating websites have an even higher percentage!
Why is this?
Because business cares ONLY about “active users” and all of those fake profiles show up as active users – increasing shareholder value and advertising rates. This is what big tech cares about – not the victims they leave behind.
In our opinion, this is a nice idea, but yet another social media platform to leave on the island.
1 out of 10 for safety!
AVOID AT ALL COSTS