At first sight, Frienifits.com looks like a great platform to quickly find local singles for fun dates and relationships. The site claims to offer a safe and secure online environment and advertises with promising communication features plus photo and video galleries.
To find out if the portal was as good as it appeared, we created a free account and gave it a try. Also, we searched the internet for user reviews and carefully read the terms and conditions. Unfortunately, Frienifits.com turned out to be a rip-off.
No dates with fictional profiles
The members’ area contains self-created fake profiles. These “members” are fictional, meaning you will not be able to meet them in real life. They are created to lure new users into becoming paying subscribers as quickly as possible. To achieve that, the employed fake chat operators, who hide behind fictional profiles, send enticing chat messages to new users. But to reply, users must sign up for a paid membership first because only paying subscribers are granted full access to the chat feature.
The following excerpt is from the terms and conditions
From time to time, the Company employees (or employees of its parent or affiliated companies) may create test dating profiles to check and test the functionality of our Website and Service to improve the quality and user experience for its Users.
With Frienifits.com, several different subscription options are available. Most of them are relatively expensive and only the inexpensive trial membership seems like a great offer. However, once these trials expire, they are automatically converted to one of the more expensive subscription options. This can easily be overlooked. Therefore, users, who fail to cancel in time, can quickly find themselves caught up in lengthy and costly subscription traps. All subscriptions are automatically extended and can cause horrendous costs over a long period of time.
The site is operated by Blue Mouse Limited, from Castletown, on the Isle of Man. As this company is responsible for numerous scam websites, it is only a matter of time until the internet will be full of negative customer reviews and complaints about them.