BeFlirty.com advertises with free registration and a big members’ pool. At first sight, the dating portal looks like a great choice. According to the landing page, it is a perfect platform to unleash your true self and meet local flirty singles, who are looking for new dating experiences. As always, we search the internet for user reviews and read the terms and conditions. Even though we cannot find much information about BeFlirty.com, we find plenty of information regarding the site’s operator.
BeFlirty.com is operated by Porticano Media Ltd, which is based in London, England. This company has got a terrible reputation on the internet. It is well-known for a whole network of online dating scams. According to several reports by former users, the members’ area is packed with fake profiles, which are supposedly managed by fake chat operators and chatbots. Moreover, many users report about a subscription trap rip-off.
From the terms and conditions of BeFlirty.com
We may from time to time offer users the ability to “Promote My Account” through Account Settings. Activating this service will mean that we will automatically broadcast custom messages created by any user, or selected from a default list of template messages, to other users. We reserve the right to select members to use the Promote My Account service. Sending messages through this service will be free, however, recipients, who view and choose to reply to a Promote My Account message, will require to have an upgraded Paid Membership in order to reply to the sender.
Fake messages to lure new users into the paid services
In other words, the operator of the site uses fake messages in the chat. Based on our experience, these messages are solely used to lure new users into spending money on the site. First, new users receive enticing messages, but to be able to reply, they must pay for a premium membership subscription first. That way, they are tricked into upgrading their subscription, without even realizing that the messages are fake and that the chat is highly unlikely to result in a date.
Unfortunately, premium membership subscriptions are dangerous traps. If they are not terminated in time, they will indefinitely renew automatically. Porticato Media Ltd. is known to make the cancellation of these subscriptions almost impossible. The whole cancellation process is incredibly troublesome and complicated. Many users even seek legal advice to get out of these cheeky subscriptions. Hence, it is clearly a scam, which should be avoided.