At first sight, the online dating platform Free4Fling.com looks trustworthy and inviting. The portal describes itself as the best naughty dating website to easily find local hookups. The landing page is professionally designed and provides plenty of useful information. Also, the registration is free and can be done in no time at all.
The registration is indeed free. However, with the free basic membership, users only get extremely limited access to the site’s features and are not able to send messages to other members. Therefore, it is rather useless. To use the chat feature without limitations, a paid membership subscription is needed. Free4Fling.com offers several options to choose from. There are 1-month, 3-month, and 6-month memberships, as well as 3-day, and 1-week trials. Due to their low price, the trials look like the best choice.
Unfortunately, all membership subscriptions will, once expired, renew automatically. The trials are quite cheeky since they automatically convert to an expensive 1-month subscription. Generally, automatic renewals are neither uncommon, nor a bad thing. But the site’s operator cannot be considered trustworthy. So, users can easily end up in a long and costly subscription trap.
Fake message scam
The site uses a trick to get new users to sign up for these memberships as quickly as possible. It sends fake messages to new users. They try to convince them that the site is full of opportunities, and filled with hot singles, who are looking for a date. But to be able to reply, users must purchase a membership subscription first. We call this a fake message scam.
In the terms and conditions, we find the following note
We may from time to time offer users the ability to “Promote My Account” through Account Settings. Activation this service will mean that we will automatically broadcast custom messages created by any user, or selected from a default list of template messages, to other users. We reserve the right to select members to use the Promote My Account service. Sending of messages through this service will be free, however, recipients who view and choose to reply to a Promote My Account message, will require to have an upgraded Paid Membership in order to reply to the sender.
Bad experience with the operator
Free4Fling.com is operated by Cyberence Kft, from Cosmad, Hungary. This company is responsible for numerous online dating scams. They have received many negative user reviews on the internet. Consequently, we strongly recommend you to never sign up on any of their websites.