Even though the online dating platform FindHussies.com does not have a particularly modern and inviting design, the overall appearance is still somewhat trustworthy. The landing page advertises with free registration and a big member’s pool. The profile pictures shown on the landing page look authentic and the site appears to be a good place to search for people who are interested in casual dating. We did some research on the web and read the terms and conditions of FindHussies.com carefully. Unfortunately, we quickly found out, that the website is a rip-off and that it is highly unlikely to meet real people for dates.
In the terms and conditions, we find the following statement
“In order to enhance your amusement experience, to stimulate you and others to use our Services more extensively, and to generally sprinkle some sparkle and excitement into the Services of FINDHUSSIES.COM, we may post fictitious profiles, generate or respond to communications by means of automated programs or scripts that simulate or attempt to simulate your intercommunication with another real human being (though none really exists and any dialog is generated by programming), and we may employ or contract for the paid services of real persons who may interact with you as part of their compensated employment. While these communications may seem genuine, authentic, and personal, they may be broadcast simultaneously to many persons and possess none of these qualities”.
Expensive memberships, but no real members
Directly after the free registration, new users receive several messages from other members. These messages are quite flirty and encourage the user to answer right away. But after a few messages, users are unable to continue the promising chat, unless they purchase a paid membership. On FindHussies.com, 1-month, 3-month and 6-month memberships are available. Some alleged advantages of the paid subscriptions are the ability to write more messages, to view all photos of other members and to get a better ranking of your personal profile. However, as we have already learned, all these features are completely pointless. At the end of the day, every penny spent on FindHussies.com is a wasted penny, because the members are fictitious, and therefore it is impossible to meet them for real-life dates.
As the fake profiles are not marked as such, users believe that they are chatting with a real person and therefore believe it is worth paying for the chat. They are lured into expensive subscriptions without knowing that the chances of finding a real person on the site are non-existent. The operator of FindHussies.com is Hero Access Limited, which is based in Nicosia, Cyprus.