Cheats for Cheaters on Ashley Madison

We all know what “cheat” usually means at Ashley Madison. In this post I’ll give the word a new meaning borrowed from video games and show those who’re using the affairs site a few “secret” tricks that you may not have known yet.

cheat
noun. In video games, a code or a series of movements (whether intentionally programmed or a glitch) input by the player in order to achieve an advantage.
Source: Urban Dictionary

Should the things described here not make any sense to you, simply sign up at Ashley Madison and see for yourself or read the full review.

  1. Credit Warning on IM
  2. User ID
  3. Message Timing
  4. Collect Message Fees
  5. Priority Messages


Credit Warning on Instant Messages

Ashley Madison chat no-credit errorLet’s start with the simplest one. Sometimes, when you receive IM chat messages and you try to respond, you see an error like this one.

Don’t click Send Collect and don’t get scared away from your chat by this. You also don’t need to buy credits (although may want to for other reasons). Whoever messaged you already paid for initiating the session, so simply click Cancel. The warning will disappear and you can chat away.

The User ID

In the top-left corner of the screen, you can see your user ID. It’s a number, and because Ashley Madison simply counts that number up with every new member, you can tell how many members there were when you signed up.

That alone may not be so exciting, although it’s an easy way to confirm Ashley Madison’s membership claims. It gets more interesting when you check another user’s ID number. I ranted earlier about how it clutters up search results, but there actually is one useful bit to it. Ashley Madison now removed the number from profile pages (maybe they read my review? :-) ), so to find it, you need to hover your mouse over one of the links under the picture and then look at the link target on the bottom of your browser, like so:
Ashley Madison User ID shows on mouse hover
Since all users are numbered sequentially, you can now roughly tell when that guy signed up! Just check what date range his user ID falls into:

  • Jan 2007 – 1,200,000
  • Sep 2007 – 1,700,000
  • Mar 2008 – 2,000,000
  • Aug 2008 – 2,500,000
  • Jan 2009 – 3,200,000
  • Apr 2009 – 3,600,000
  • Oct 2009 – 4,600,000
  • Mar 2010 – 5,400,000

That gives you an idea if he’s been around the block a few times or if he’s really “just trying out the site” as he may be claiming.

Time Your Messages

This is a trick I already wrote in my Ashley Madison tips for guys. If you want to catch a member who receives a lot of mail, write when she is online so that your message is right on top of her inbox. How?

Add him or her to your favorites and activate “Favorite Member Login” in your account contact options. You will get an email when your sweetheart logs in. If you’re not on your computer 24/7, have the notification forwarded to your mobile phone. When you get that email, move quickly! If you need some time to compose your masterpiece, do it beforehand and save it on your computer. When s/he comes on, paste and send.

Avoid Collect Message Fee

Ashley Madison says that once contact has been established with a member, all further messages are free. I recently had a chance to chat with Keith Lalonde, VP at Ashley Madison. He told me that accepting collect messages does NOT count as establishing contact. I find that quite sneaky and it hasn’t always been this way, but that’s their choice.

That means if you accept a collect message and then reply, you will be charged twice – once for the collect mail, once for your “first” email. To save some points, simply ignore the collect mail and write the member back directly. You can always say that there was an error and you couldn’t read the message. They’ll be happy to repeat whatever they wrote earlier.

Read Priority Messages Without Sending Receipt

I saved the best for last. I receive a lot of Priority messages. Those are the flagged, shaded ones that always sit on top of the inbox, no matter how old. But that’s not the only difference. Normally, the sender also gets a confirmation when I opened his message. Normally?

Well, sometimes I’m curious what he wrote but don’t want him to think I’m all interested.
Click on sender of priority message in Ashley Madison inboxStep 1:
Click the name in your Inbox.

Click to message member from Ashley Madison profileStep 2:
Open a message panel from his profile.

Click on message historyStep 3:
Message history.
Voilà!

Tagged : Ashley Madison, Tips

16 Responses to “Cheats for Cheaters on Ashley Madison”

  1. Dewey Velverton says:

    This post is going into my bookmarks.

  2. Curious says:

    Hey One Question!

    What about blocking profiles on AM?
    If I block someone can they still see my profile, know when I last logged on? It’s not exactly clear when you do it.
    I believe it mentions that they will no longer be able to contact you. Those two things aren’t mutually exclusive!

    Cheers,
    Christy

    • Michelle says:

      Good question, Christy! But no worries, a blocked profile will completely hide the two of you from each other. Neither the blocked person can find you (not even with a user name search), nor can you still find the blocked profile. The only way to see and unblock the person is via Lists -> Blocked Profiles.

      Maybe I do a separate post on this question…

  3. LoveXpert says:

    I have nothing but good things to say about Ashley! As a man, I have found nothing but wonderful women that are looking for the same things I am! I guess that’s the best part of AshleyMadison…everybody is there for the same reason!!!

    • AM_Scam says:

      LoveXpert needs to change his screen name to PaidShill.

      Most of the women are fembots, fake profiles, professional whores, and wives setting up fake profiles to catch their husbands.

  4. Mel says:

    I noticed this website on my new boyfriends computer. I got into his account but can’t access his mailbox. There was 6 new messages and 3 messages sent. Could these be old messages?

    • Michelle says:

      How do you know how many messages there are when you can’t get into the mailbox? Messages should have dates on them so you can tell how old they are.

      If you’re upset about all this, Mel, read my story (About page) and talk with your boyfriend. People cheat, it’s a fact of life. The question is how you deal with it.

    • Ryanleaf says:

      Why are you already snooping on your new man? You just DOOMED yourself. Haha

  5. Jim says:

    Just found this awesome site, thanks for the tips! I found you while searching for a work around for a sneaky new ploy AM has started. If you’ve already established contact with someone you cannot continue messaging them or even read their mail (or any mail) unless you have a credit balance (ie, are a full member). What’s up with that!!!

  6. darryl bryant says:

    i am trying AM but how on earth do you pick a picture without getting caught? Can someone please recommend what is the best picture a man should put up on the site and still remain discrete? thanks.

    • C says:

      @darryl, If you’re not comfortable showing your face–don’t. I don’t; I just let the ladies know in my profile that I have pictures available to email. You can place a colorful square from an image editing program over your face. I’d also recommend displaying a picture where you are dressed up and looking sharp. Pictures of your shirtless self (or more graphic pics in your private showcase) are a turn-off for most women.

  7. C says:

    Yes, thanks for the tips as well! It took about a month of emailing/chatting and I had a successful date last week with an attractive like-minded woman. We’re seeing each other again this weekend.

    @Jim, I noticed that also about the Full Member Status when I ran out of credits the first time. I topped up a few weeks ago for that 200cr deal and am now down to 5cr. I now know not to use them to maintain my status. I just put in my profile that I will no longer accept “Collect Messages”… Hey, if the girls can be picky… why can’t we?

    I was later shocked when this young, cute Asian girl sent me a Priority Message!

  8. Wild Streak says:

    OK, here’s another thing: AM auto-selects the VIP Message option and i can’t figure out how to deselect it. 10 credits instead of 5 adds up…

  9. Jackie says:

    I can’t add a pic to my profile from my iPhone. Help!

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