Get-Matched.com presents itself as a legit opportunity for willing users to meet up with new people or engage in an affair with other users. The website’s landing page appears, to the untrained eye, as professional, and typical of a reputable site. Nevertheless, this is simply not the case. Additionally, the site offers an affiliate scheme. They are paying others to lure more people into their rip-off.
For our review, we created a template profile, with no image. We received messages instantly, when joining the site. This is when we knew the experience was not as legit as many visitors would think. Confirmation of the use of chatbots can be found in the Terms and Conditions of Meet Us Media LTD.
The following excerpt is taken from the Terms and Conditions
you may, from time to time, encounter users connected to Accounts which may have been created fraudulently or with the intent to defraud or drive you away from the Site or which may have been set up by computer programs with the intent to mimic human interactions (commonly known as bots).
The Company operates system profiles (i.e. profiles connected to Accounts which have been created by the Company and which are either operated by contractors of the Company who impersonate the persons portrayed in such profiles or by a system designed to interact with users) and expressly reserves the right to chat with users through such system profiles in order to enhance the users’ entertainment experience.
As seen from the extract from the Terms and Conditions, Meet Us Media LTD, from Nicosia in Cyprus, state that on their website, there are malicious chatbots. These mimic real humans, to gain information and defraud users. They are not only trying to keep users on the site. Some chatbots will try to scam users into giving them their payment details.
Meet Us Media LTD claims that they take no responsibility for users who give out private information to bots. However, this platform is facilitating this scam, so something does not add up. The operator also states it is not responsible for those who break the Terms and Conditions.
Fake chat operators
Users do not only encounter dangerous chatbots on this site. Get-Matched.com also employs fake chat moderators. Some bots may be from a third party. These deceptive chatbots give the false impression of real profiles. But they are merely operators. They run this website. The aim is to get users to spend as much money as possible. Contrary to the name, there is no genuine opportunity for users to “get matched.” This just further highlights the scam.