At first sight, the online dating platform FlirtyCougars.com appears to be trustworthy and legit. The landing page advertises with a big member’s pool. It promises that many single cougar women are just waiting to meet up with a local guy. The registration is free, but in order to use all the functions on the website, a paid subscription is needed. Without the paid premium-membership, users are not able to send or receive messages. Therefore, the chat is completely useless without the paid memberships.
Possibly a fake chat
According to some reviews by former customers, the member’s pool is full of fake profiles. Usually, these fake profiles are controlled by fake operators, who will get in touch with new users. In their terms and conditions, FlirtyCougars.com does not mention anything about a moderated chat. However, the fact that new users are contacted by attractive members immediately after registration, makes us very suspicious. Furthermore, many former users of the site also suspect fake profiles and mention a scam.
The problem with the automatic renewal
New members receive a lot of messages from other users right after their registration. Assuming that there are real cougars behind these messages, new users are lured into purchasing a premium-membership. This is required to be able to reply to the enticing messages. These premium-memberships are not only expensive, they also extend automatically if they are not terminated in time. On FlirtyCougars.com, users are offered a cheap trial membership. However, this trial-membership is a trap. It will not only extend automatically, but also turn into one of the more expensive premium-memberships. Also, it is impossible to terminate the trial membership in time because it is a three-day trial. But the termination deadline is 72 hours. Therefore, the trial membership is a subscription trap and a rip-off.
The operator of FlirtyCougars.com is well-known on the internet and has got a very bad reputation. Together Networks Holdings Limited is based in Tortola, on the British Virgin Islands, which is a famous hotspot for scam online dating platforms.