CasualPickUp.com may seem like a solid casual dating site with an offer that sounds good. There are even some profile pictures being displayed on the landing page. It also appeared to have many members who are open-minded. In addition, the site claimed that users could register for free. However, all the information mentioned above that came from the landing page is misleading and wrong. This site is a scam. The portal uses a fake chat service and all the profiles on the landing page are fake. We assume that there are no real members on this site.
The use of fake profiles was mentioned on the landing page through the phraseology, “computer-generated virtual profiles.” A computer-generated virtual profile is a fake profile. These computer-generated virtual profiles have no indicator for users to identify them. Additionally, chatbots control these fake profiles. Instead of “fake chat” operators, chatbots are used in their place. A chatbot will make the first step in engaging users without notifying users that the conversation will not lead to a real date.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
From time to time, while You use Our Services, You may interact with automated online accounts and/or false profiles, which all its content has been generated by either: a) real persons that have been only contracted or employed by Us for the purposes set-forth below; or/and b) by automated programs or scripts, which dialogues none really exist and have been generated exclusively by programming (hereinafter referred to as “Automated Profiles”).
This site is an entertainment service
In the Terms & Conditions, the site operator explained that the purpose of entertaining users with computer-generated virtual profiles is so that users could feel more engaged in the site. Of course, none of that is true. It is all an excuse for justifying the use of chatbots. According to online reviews, former users didn’t know they were chatting with bots because it wasn’t stated clearly enough. In any case, a premium membership is needed for users to reply to these chatbots. The whole scam is that the subscription renews automatically if the user does not terminate it in time.
The site operator is Theme Bow Ltd, which is based in East Sussex, UK. This company makes the process of termination complicated. The company makes sure that users will miss the deadline for termination. By the way, we have had experience with other websites that this company operates.