The online dating website Free2Hookup.com may look good at first glance. However, the reputation of the site online is terrible. After only a little research, we found many negative reviews. Former users comment that this site is a rip off with fake chats. Here, you will pay for a premium membership to chat with fictitious profiles controlled by bots. The operator, however, notes the use of computer-generated virtual profiles on the landing page information. This important note is not hidden and is mentioned on-screen for registration.
The operator of the website has been fair in providing this information before registration. The operator of the site is Service Development Ltd based in Guernsey, UK. But, we also want to point out that this note does not explain the full scale of the fake chat. There should have been a concise explanation of the use of computer-generated virtual profiles and what this means or doesn’t mean for the user. However, the reviews indicate that the bots and fake profiles fulfil a specific purpose in luring users to a chat and subsequently into a subscription scam.
We found the following note in the terms and conditions
6. 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 FREE2HOOKUP.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.
It is a fake chat and more
The information that we found during our research, indicates that a new member will receive many messages upon joining. Those messages soon advance to a chat. The messages in the bots do not contain information about moderation. We assume that a high number of members do not know that all profiles are fake. They are willed and are excited to pay a lot more money for a premium-membership subscription. This extends automatically if the deadline for termination is missed. We also found notes indicating the operator makes cancellation difficult meaning the subscription will likely be renewed.