When we experienced the site firsthand, we saw that HotFlings4Free.com’s home page looked clean and well-structured. We saw some photos of members who live near us, and there was a registration form. Below that, we can read the latest updates of the members with explicit advances to the not-yet-registered visitor. We even viewed the latest online members. The registration process was simple, and we could manage to start using the website without needing to open a confirmation email.
After browsing for a while, we started receiving some messages and winks. We replied to a user once and got a lot of quick responses. However, after we tried replying to those profiles multiple of times, the website asked us to verify our age. This was suspicious, as HotFlings4Free.com seemed like an explicit website, so it should have requested age confirmation when we were creating an account, not after.
We tried opening the link and were redirected to a whole different website, which managed to get our email address and started sending us confirmation emails. That’s crazy and it’s clearly part of a scam. We tried sending a message again to a member, but we were redirected to a second website. It kept asking us to confirm our email for some other fake website.
We then clicked on the “limited time offer” button that we found on the homepage and were redirected to a third website asking for our credit card details to confirm that we were over the age of 18 years. The small print told us that we would be subscribing to a paid service on a completely different platform. That is obviously a subscription scam, as the Terms and Conditions of HotFlings4Free.com do not even mention any of that. It’s clear that those websites were not even linked in functionality. The site is a rip-off, and a bad one as well.
The passages below were taken from the terms and conditions
9.1. To the extent that You make a purchase of the products or services offered by Us through the Services, such purchase will be subject to separate terms of sale presented on the website or online service where the purchase is being made.
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 website uses chatbots or “fake chat” operators. It is interesting, indeed, that automated profiles all present a tag name to distinguish them from real-life users. At least it’s an honest way to inform the user, but it led to users scrolling through many profiles on HotFlings4Free.com. We could not find a single genuine profile, so we can say for certain that this website is a fake chat rip-off.
This website is owned by Internet Services, and there is nothing more than an email address to contact this company. All the payments sponsored on the website are processed by third parties, so there are strong chances that none managing HotFlings4Free.com will respond to any complaint.