“Join our club today and experience something wild & phenomenal!” gushes the landing page. They state that the site is “the best place for casual fun you can find in Australia.” What could be better, especially as there is a “100% Free basic membership”? However, it goes on to say that “charges will accrue if you purchase a premium membership, which is offered upon completion of your profile.” And little happens without payment. The membership fees are automatically deducted from the account given to the website. But users find themselves unable to cancel, making this a subscription rip-off.
The operator of this site is Infinite Connections Inc. Based in Quebec, Canada, they are well-known in the dating world. However, reviews show that they run an array of dubious platforms. They promise much, but they have a rip-off reputation. These platforms share user profiles across their network. In our experience, this is an easy scam to fake a growing and active community. New users may not be aware that their personal details and photos are shared on other websites.
The Terms and Conditions state the following
The Service may provide (or third parties may provide) links, including without limitation, banner ads and hyperlinks, to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content.
An extremely fishy deal
The fact that the company states it has no control over the sites and resources that feed into CasualHookup.com.au, makes it possibly a fake chat operator scam. The company may not even agree with the information that is coming into the site. Nobody seems to know what is going on, and certainly not the user.
The negative publicity that the company has gained over time, certainly does not lead the user to feel like giving the benefit of the doubt. Their plethora of other websites, and how they operate, inspires great distrust. Despite the operator’s insistence that no moderators or bots are used, if they have no control over other websites that access the platform, they cannot guarantee that fake chats may be going on. On top of this, the subscriptions can turn out to be impossible to cancel, making this site a rip-off from top to bottom.