The landing page of FlingMatches.com looks very promising. It offers the reader a lot of valid reasons to sign up and create a personal account. Firstly, registration is advertised as free of charge. Moreover, it appears that there are more women than men, which is a rarity in the online dating. Lastly, according to the website, they can boast about the many years of experience in the industry. Because of that, they guarantee that their matching system is superior to any other. Therefore, they promise that finding a local partner for a casual sexual encounter has never been easier.
We decided to register and verify the site’s claims and see if they can hold on to their promises. After getting access to the member's area, the first lie becomes clear. A user has to buy credits to send messages, pictures, gifts, and flirts. Basically, the free membership advertised on the initial page is completely useless. Without spending money, it is impossible to connect with other members in any way. This would be enough to consider FlingMatches.com unreliable, but it is still not a scam. It didn’t take long to find what we were looking for.
In the terms and conditions, FlingMatches.com admits that some of the profiles are not genuine. They were created by “fake chat” operators to communicate with the users for different reasons. The problem is that those who receive messages from these accounts have no idea that they are talking to fantasy profiles. Fooled by this trick, the victim of the rip-off believes that there is a real person they can arrange a hot date with on the other side of the screen. Even after spending hundreds of dollars, worth of credits, users will never have the chance to meet anybody.
The following is stated in the Terms and Conditions
The website uses support staff and profiles to monitor, participate and moderate the chat system, leading to chat dialogues and conversations with and between the users in order to encourage further and broader participation in all of our site's services, including the posting of additional information and/or pictures to the users' profiles.
A new operator
The mind behind this fraud is Connectr Group Ltd, a company based in Sliema, Malta. Before reviewing FlingMatches.com, we didn't have any previous experience with them. We suspect that it is a recent addition to the plethora of untrustworthy operators that uses fake chats to deceive their customers.