BlackPeopleMeet.com makes a good impression, at first. The landing page has a modern design. Also, the site’s offer sounds quite good. This online dating portal is created for black singles who live in the US. But this is not a dating site. In fact, we found proof of a rip-off. This platform uses fake chat to increase the income of the site’s operator. The first sign of a bad choice is bad transparency. According to our experience, the more information that is provided on the landing page, the better. Moreover, the landing page does not mention actual meetings.
At the bottom of the landing page, we read about finding matches, meeting pen pals, and connecting with other singles in the US. All these actions will happen virtually, and not in real life. This is an obvious sign of fake chat. We also did extensive research on the internet. This website has a poor reputation. Former users had a bad experience while using the site. The low customer satisfaction rate is enough reason to skip this site. Former users describe the scam. It will start right after registration.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
While using our Services, you will have access to: (i) content that you upload or provide while using our Services (“Your Content”); (ii) content that other users upload or provide while using our Services (“Member Content”); and (iii) content that PeopleMedia provides on and through our Services (“Our Content”). In this agreement, “content” includes, without limitation, all text, images, video, audio, or other material on our Services, including information on users’ profiles and in direct messages between users.
Fake profiles in the members´ pool
According to reviews on the internet, this website is full of fake profiles. One problem with the site is that these fake profiles are not marked as such. Fake chat operators control these fake profiles. They will actively start a conversation, but they will not identify as a fictitious person. So, users do not know about moderation and are willing to pay a lot of money for sending messages.
The site’s operator is People Media Inc, which is based in Dallas, in the USA. We found a notification in the terms and conditions, which describes the use of moderated fake profiles. However, the operator does not call fictitious profiles and chat moderators by their real names. As we see it, this makes the scam even more sneaky.