The online dating website HookupsAtNight.com looks like a normal dating site. But this site is not what it claims to be. It is a cheeky rip-off. This platform uses fake profiles to increase the income of the site’s operator. The use of fictitious profiles is noted on the landing page. But the site operator uses another term, instead of fake profiles. We only read about computer-generated virtual profiles. This term stands for fictitious profiles. Also, the moderation of these fake profiles is stated, but again, in other words.
This website is not a dating site, but an entertainment service. Entertainment stands for moderation. But users do not know about moderation, according to reviews. Moderation, or the use of fictitious profiles, is not clarified on the homepage. Additionally, users will get no hint of the use of fake chat, while using the site. Chatbots control these fake profiles. They will actively start a chat. The scam starts right after registration. A new member receives many messages from fake profiles, which do not contain any information about moderation.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
5.1. Please, note that while using Our Services You may sometimes interact with automated online accounts and/or fictitious profiles, which its interactions have been generated by or with the assistance of automated programs or scripts, or by real persons that have been contracted or employed by Us (hereinafter “Bots”, “Automated Profiles” or “Fictitious profiles”). These Automated Profiles are being used within the Services for enhancing Your amusement experience and providing You with entertaining services, which helps You to better intercommunicate with another user who is a real human being.
The goal of moderation
Another problem with this site is that fake profiles are not marked as fictitious content. The goal of fake profiles, and automated messages, is obvious. After registration, costs will develop. Users will need a premium membership to chat. The subscription is expensive, plus, it is a waste of time and money. The chances of finding a real match are low, according to reviews. The goal of moderation is not the entertainment of users, but to lure new members into a trap.
All subscriptions renew automatically. The user must cancel the premium membership in time. This is easier said, than done. The operator makes termination difficult. There is an obvious sign of a difficult process of termination. The contact data of the operator is not completely provided. We only know that this site is operated by Internet Services, but their location is unknown. However, there are hints that the company is based in Malta. According to our experience, this is a sign of a scam with a subscription trap.