The dating portal Date4You.net advertises with some profile pictures on the landing page. We could assume that they are real and also members of this platform. But after we did some research, we concluded that all profiles are fake.
The fake profiles have a specific use. They were not just to full up the platform’s member’s area. Fake operators operate the fake profiles to entice the user to a chat. It does not have to be a scam if the user gets informed about moderation before a conversation.
Fake operators will not identify themselves
But, it does not happen here. The fake operators will not identify themselves as a fictitious, and their profiles are not shown as a fake. So a user can not recognize a fake profile as well. After the registration, the rip off starts with messages that come from the fake operators.
While the registration is free, the use of the website is not. A user will have to pay money to send messages to others. As the information on the landing page and the fake operator do not mention anything about a phony chat, the unknowing user pays for a conversation with a fictitious person. And not just a fictional person, but also a fictional person with which physical contact is not possible.
In a nutshell, the user gets tricked from the very beginning to the very end. The company that stands behind the rip off is Traffic Partner B.V. We did some research about the operator, located in Venlo, in the Netherlands, and found some negative reviews. There are many critics about the affiliate marketing system of the brand. It appears that this portal is not the only one, but just one out of many. All of them are fake chat.