BDSMLink.com advertises with an interesting offer. The registration is free. Also, the landing page shows some profile pictures and erotic content. Of course, that looks promising. However, the information on the homepage is not real. This online dating portal uses misleading advertising to lure users into a scam. We did some research on the internet and found many negative reviews from former users. In their reports, they explain that high costs will occur for a premium-membership right after the registration. It appears that the subscription for the membership is a cheeky trap.
The subscription will extend automatically if the user does not cancel it in time. That feature is normal, but it can be used as a trap. That is the case here, according to information on the internet. The operator of this site seems to be well-known for this scam. This site is operated by Nearby Connections Inc who are based in Royal Palm Beach, USA. In general, this operator has a bad reputation. The image of the website itself is not good either. We also found several reviews about a rip-off with a fake chat.
Lack of data protection
It seems that the profiles in the members´ pool are fake and controlled by fake chat operators. However, proof for that is missing. The operator does not mention that fake chat operators are employed or that fictional profiles are used for entertainment. We found a statement about monitoring, and it turns out that this site lacks data protection. First, private chats will be monitored. Second, your profile will be shared on the operator’s network. This site is just one of many. In the end, you will lose control of your data.