ChattySpace.com is a nicely designed dating website. However, its appearance is the only noteworthy aspect of it. It appears to be a mix between a dating service and a social media platform. However, at the end of the day, it is just a scam. It is managed by an operator called Menestios LTD, from Gibraltar, a British territory in Southern Europe. They aren’t very well-known, but we soon found out that anyone willing to try their websites will end up angry and disappointed.
Fake chat service
ChattySpace.com tries to trick unknowing users with its own self-created accounts which fill up the members’ area. The company refers to them as “Staff profiles.” In theory, the user will be made aware of the site’s fictitious nature if they chat with one of the staff profiles. However, based on our experience in reviewing dating sites, we know that newbies probably won’t realize the profiles are not real.
It was pretty obvious to us that they were fake since the profile pictures were too perfect. Their bios also seemed to portray a fantasy rather than real women. Furthermore, replies from these women are immediate if users try to chat with them. These women don’t mention working for the company. In our opinion, this is deliberately misleading to the user and is therefore it is a rip-off.
There is nothing wrong with having a fantasy chat per se, but we have a couple of issues with this one. Firstly, to have a fantasy chat, users should be well-informed that those they chat with are not real. Especially if payment is involved. As for ChattySpace.com, it is necessary to pay to participate in the chat. If users have no chance of getting a real date, they should be informed. Instead, the operator of this site creates false hope for its users.
A package of virtual coins needs to be purchased to send messages through the fake chat service. It costs 2 coins per minute to chat. Since a package of 20 coins costs three dollars, this amount of money only gives users ten minutes of pointless virtual entertainment.
The following excerpts were taken from the Terms & Conditions
ChattySpace provides you with assistance and guidance through its customer service representatives. We may create some technical member profiles on the Website for testing the Service (“Staff Profiles”). All Staff Profiles will be identifiable as such and, in the event that you opt to communicate or interact with a Staff Profile, you will be made aware of the nature of this Staff Profile.
By posting User Content to ChattySpace, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to ChattySpace, its affiliates, licensees, and successors, an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing for the purpose of providing the Service to you.