FlirtingNeighborsUSA.com is a social platform designed for adult entertainment and online experiences. ScamAdviser.com warns us against this site as its trustworthiness is rated at 1%. They report fake profiles. Some recent online reviews expose the site’s operator, Meteor Interactive BV, as a known scammer. They run several dangerous and fraudulent dating sites.
Users pay to talk with profiles, with the hope of connecting with live adults. However, this operator regularly employs chatbots, to ensure recurring payments. Members do not realize that they are paying for virtual experiences with fictitious profiles.
Real money for Fake chats
Users must pay for “credits.” The payment options are included on the pricing page; however, the payment scheme is puzzling. For example, one can buy16 credits for $9.90, which is $0.60, per message, or 25 credits for $50, which is $2.00, per message. 300 credits cost $299.00, which is $1.00 per message. We understand the discounted rate of $1.00 per message, with the purchase of 300 credits. But the price jump from 16 to 25 credits leads us to believe that the company wants us to repeatedly buy a low-credit package, resulting in a rip-off by using recurring payments.
Refunds, partial or whole, are not available and unused credits expire after 3 months. A review of the company’s Terms and Conditions reveals unethical business practices. Members are denied consumer and legal protection. Use of the site includes an automatic waiver of the Dutch Civil Code Statutory cooling-off period. Even more egregious, is that US-based users are denied Due Process, as all legal disputes will be handled in the Netherlands. They are barred from seeking changes to the company’s websites, or business operations.
The following excerpt is taken from the Terms and Conditions
THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT ARE BEING PROVIDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE USED FOR ESTABLISHING MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS.
Many companies involved
The company claims compliance with US Federal Law § 2257. This law relates to record-keeping requirements for producers of sexually explicit material. Within their 2257 statement, the Operator claims records storage with Aurora Marketing LTD, from the Bahamas. However, this company reports Tel Aviv and Seychelles addresses, not the Bahamas. Furthermore, the Bahamas address is associated with Trident Corporate Services LTD. It seems there are a lot of companies involved, and this whole operation lacks transparency.