HornySexDates.com’s landing page looked good at first sight. It is colorful and stands out with a picture of an attractive woman in the middle of the page. When most people see a picture like that on a site, it helps them decide whether to sign up or not. If users scroll down the page a little more, they will see a few profiles displayed for getting users intrigued to join the site. Since the site mentioned that there are over one million users on the site, we would have to register to view the rest of them.
Completing the registration process takes less than two minutes and users don’t need to verify anything, meaning there could be thousands of fake profiles on the site operated by “fake chat” operators. However, if users want to message others, they need to verify their age by providing their card details. That is sketchy, for a credit card is not relevant for confirming one’s age.
The site’s operator Safe Escape Ltd uses computer-generated profiles on HornySexDates.com. There are probably thousands and thousands of them on the site because there are currently over one million users. “Fake chat” operators engage other users in fake chats to make other users believe that the chat is genuine. “Fake chat” operators do not inform real users of their intention, so users unknowingly pay for bogus services.
The following is found in the terms and conditions
[…] assistance of automated programs or scripts, or by real persons that have been contracted or employed by Us.
The site does not hide the fact that they use computer-generated profiles and that users may encounter them while searching for someone to chat with. Therefore, it isn’t totally a rip-off because users are warned beforehand. Even after the registration process, users are told about the computer-generated profiles called Foxy Amethyst.
When we arrived in the members’ area after registration, we immediately received a lot of messages, even though our profile was still empty. This is a clear indicator of a fake chat operator sending messages to new users. If a user decides to reply, they won’t be able to as they must verify their age first by providing their card details, which is probably a scam. If users must provide their age, they should be able to do so without providing credit card details.