The online dating platform Flirt.com looks like a great choice. This website has a nice appearance. Its design is modern and appealing. Moreover, what the site offers sounds good as well. Registration is free and can be completed quickly. So it’s easy to become a member of this site. Our intuitions tell us a lot of people have joined this website in the past. On the landing page, we found general information about the site. We read about good prospects of finding a match. This portal seems to have a lot of members.
The landing page also contains testimonials. Users of this website were more than happy with the service they received. Well, if the website keeps all its promises, it really is a great choice. But various points weaken our positive first impression. Substantive facts about the site are missing. We do not know how many people are registered here. Nor so we know whether costs will develop.
The operator of the site is Apricot Digitals LLC, which is based in Sofia, Bulgaria. This company has a bad reputation. We already know this operator. In the past, we have reported on other dating sites it runs. On the internet, we found reviews from former users. It transpires that this website is a bad choice after all.
The online dating website Flirt.com might have made a good first impression. But after we read the name of its operator, we knew this portal is not to be trusted. According to reviews on the internet, this website is a rip-off using fake chat and a subscription trap. Well, we have legal proof of the subscription trap. Proof from the terms and conditions confirming the use of fake chat is missing. The operator does not admit anything about moderation. But we had our own experience on this site. We saw many clear signs of a fake chat scam.
It all starts with misleading information on the landing page. Registration seems to be free, but this is not the case. On the one hand, trial membership is offered during registration. On the other, high costs will ensue sooner or later. A user needs premium membership to send messages. As we see it, the profiles in the members´ area are fake. Bots control these fake profiles. We received a lot of messages right after we registered, which is a clear sign of moderation. These messages look as though they’re computer-generated. It seems fake chat operators have been replaced by bots.
As is mentioned above, we do not have cast-iron proof of fake chat. But we did find a lot of reviews from former users. They had the same impression that we had. And reports on the internet relate exactly the same components of the cheeky scam that we experienced.
The bots send messages to a new member. While chatting, they will admit nothing about moderation. Plus, the fake profiles on the site are not marked as fictitious content. Ultimately, a user is not told anything about moderation. The goal of moderated chat is to encourage new members to make purchases. While they are registering, trial membership is offered, which is a cheeky trap. Generally speaking, there are several hints of this. The terms of trial membership are missing, which is a clear sign that the offer can’t be trusted.
Trial membership lasts for one day and will then be extended automatically. Afterwards, the user receives expensive premium membership. There is no way to avoid this. It is possible to skip the payment option while creating a profile. In the payment section, we found more details about trial membership. It’s stated there that this will be extended, whatever happens. Trial membership is a subscription rip-off.
But there’s more to mention. Normal premium membership is a trap too. On this website, all types of subscription will be renewed automatically if they are not proactively terminated within the prescribed deadline. Automatic renewal does not necessarily have to be a bad thing. Here, however, it is used as a trap. The site operator makes the termination process difficult. By declining or ignoring letters of termination, the company ensures the deadline will be missed again and again. So expensive premium membership is renewed even if termination is effected on time.
This portal is a waste of time and money. There is no way of meeting a real person here. Arranging dates is not the purpose of this site. You’ll just end up paying a lot of money to chat with bots.
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