HornyMilfMatches.com advertises itself as the best online dating platform for meeting and having flirty conversations with older women. The landing page contains pictures of beautiful profiles and states that it is free to register. All things considered, it seems to be a great dating platform. Unfortunately, we found this website to be a fake chat scam with a subscription trap. Those looking to chat with genuine users should look elsewhere for their dating services. You are unlikely to find anyone here. Also, the operator, Internet Services, seems to be hiding its identity.
We read through the terms of service and found that this website employs the use of fictional profiles. These profiles are either run by fake chat operators, hired by the company, or automated chatbots. Though the platform states that they use fake profiles to enhance user entertainment, this is quite misleading. In our experience, these fake chat operators are used to lure unknowing members of the site, into purchasing a dangerous subscription.
During our experience, we found that our test account was bombarded with messages as soon as we created it. This was suspicious because our account did not contain any information or picture. Looking at the accounts who sent us the suggestive messages, we realized that they were all fake. This site uses a small piece of text which reads “Digital Foxy” to mark fake profiles. If users have not read the terms of service, they would not know to look for this and would likely be tricked.
From 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.
5.2. Bear in mind that none of the content or actions made by Automated Profiles are the result of, or arise in connection with, a natural person’s profile or otherwise User Content. None of the dialogues with the Automated Profiles really exist and have been generated exclusively by programming.
5.3. In compliance with the Bolstering Online Transparency Act (when applicable) or any other equivalent regulation, We added tags with the nickname “Digital Foxy” to all the existent Automated Profiles, so they are easily identifiable for You. This tag will always be displayed on the top bottom right of the user’s identification information.
Another red flag is the automatically renewing subscriptions. We discovered that a premium subscription is needed, to use the chat function. The payment page claims that the premium membership is free, but on closer examination, we realized that this is a rip-off. If users sign up for this ‘free’ membership, what they will receive is a 2-day trial. This will renew for the full monthly price, if not cancelled. Since this information is written in the fine print, it is easy for users to miss, and end up losing a lot of money.