At first sight, BDSMBonding.com looks like a decent choice. The website is professionally designed and appears to be a good place to find local BDSM-enthusiasts, looking for new bondage experiences and more. As always, we search the internet for user reviews and study the terms and conditions. We quickly find out that BDSMBonding.com is a rip-off.
The members’ area is filled with fake profiles, created and managed by employed fake chat operators. In the terms and conditions, they are called “test dating profiles”. The site’s operator claims to use them to check the site’s functionality and to enhance the user experience. However, as we see it, these profiles are merely used to trick new users into signing up for a paid membership subscription as quickly as possible.
The following excerpt is from the terms and conditions
From time to time, the Company employees (or employees of its parent or affiliated companies) may create test dating profiles for the purpose of checking and testing the functionality of our Website and Service to improve the quality and user experience for its Users.
Fake message scam
Shortly after the free registration, new users receive some enticing messages, which seem to be sent by other members. But in fact, these messages are sent by the “test dating profiles”. As users are completely unaware of the fake chat, they are eager to reply quickly in order to arrange a date. But to be able to use the chat feature and reply to incoming messages, a paid VIP-membership is required. With this cheeky trick, users are lured into a membership subscription, which might turn out to be a long and costly trap.