If there is an offer of an online service the first thing to do is to check the operator. Thanks to the search engines it is easy to find out if a company is reputable or not. If an operator has good reviews it is trustful and if not, then not. But if a company of an online dating website has to zero results on the internet plus the operator is not mentioned at any spot of the website it is a clear hint that something is wrong. In this case it was quite a challenge which is a first hint that this website is non-reputable.
We checked for the name of the operator in the terms and conditions and on every other link but found nothing.
The only thing we found is this
“HOW CAN YOU CONTACT THE SITE OPERATOR?
The customer service is a third party and as we read in some reviews the customer support is not helpful at all. Especially if it is about the fake chat and the subscription rip off. An online dating website with no information about the operator is not reputable and not trustworthy. Plus there are even more evidence that HookUpsWanted.com is a rip off.
HookUpsWanted.com offers a free registration but it does show any information about the costs. Additionally the landing page shows a lot of profile pictures of attractive women. So we could assumes that all of those people on the pictures are real and real members but this is wrong. The website HookUpsWanted.com is a fake chat scam. The website uses fake profiles to entice the user to buy a expensive subsection that is a trap as it extends automatically.
The fake profiles that are operated by fake operators are mentioned in the terms and conditions
“5. You comprehend, acknowledge, and agree that the interactions, profile information, and content utilized by Fantasy Dates profiles do not originate from any actual Site member, but are present for entertainment, informational and Site monitoring purposes only. Any similarity between Fantasy Dates profile information or interactions to any real person is purely coincidental and fictitious.”
HookUpsWanted.com uses fake operators to entice the user to buy a premium-membership that has high costs and is a subscription trap.
A user receives a free basic-membership after the registration. But this kind of membership is useless as it is not possible to read or write messages for the customer. After the registration the new user will receive messages of other users but can not read them.
Those messages are made by fake operators and their fake profiles regarding to the many negative reviews on the internet. The fake chat plus the offer of a trial premium-membership lures the user into a subscription which is a trap. Especially the trial premium-membership is the scam most people fall for.
Every subscription it will extend automatically
“BE ADVISED THAT ALL TRIAL MEMBERSHIPS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A REGULAR MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION AT THE END OF THE TRIAL PERIOD”