Just as the name suggests, BlackScene.com is a site for ebony dating. Judging by some of the profile pictures that are shown on the landing page, BlackScene.com can be used by people of all kinds of ethnicities who want to date black singles. The front page does not look very modern but provides us with a lot of information. What the operator does not tell us upfront is the fact that nothing really seems to work without a paid subscription.
Dating Media Group is the operator responsible for BlackScene.com. This company, based in Plantation, United States, operates many dating sites. According to several user reviews they all seem to work the same way. As far as we can tell, BlackScene.com is not a fake chat scam. The company has found another way to get hold off the users’ money.
Only paying members can unlock the chat function
At first nothing seems to work on BlackScene.com. Users are not allowed to send messages to other members, which makes successful online dating pretty much impossible. The operator offers a solution. Users can become premium-members to unlock the chat function as well as other functions. This membership is a subscription, which renews automatically and continuously until you cancel it. Many users do not want to pay for a long-lasting membership without knowing what the site has to offer. For this reason, the company introduces a cheap trial membership.
The trial membership is only 5 days long and costs very little money. Just like the other membership, the trial membership turns out to be a subscription as well. If you do not cancel within the 5 days, this membership turns into a long-lasting and expensive premium-membership. This is a typical subscription trap. Furthermore, the operator often seems to charge too much money. They even ignore cancellations that have been submitted in time.