The online portal InstaLuvs.com advertises itself as a rapidly-growing and popular place to find anything from a chat to a date. The landing page looks sleek and efficient, and registration is a cinch. Scrolling down reveals some erotic content. It would appear that this is a place for hook-ups too. But what makes this site look so good is the promise that results will be pre-filtered by location. You can chat with or meet someone near you.
The findings from our review reveal that the truth is completely different. The site draws in its users via a fake chat system. No surprises here, as the company behind the site, Meet Us Media Ltd, from Nicosia in Cyprus, operates other websites which use exactly the same tactics.
The following is included in the Terms and Conditions
The Company operates system profiles (i.e. profiles connected to Accounts which have been created by the Company and which are either operated by contractors of the Company who impersonate the persons portrayed in such profiles or by a system designed to interact with users) and expressly reserves the right to chat with users through such system profiles in order to enhance the users’ entertainment experience. Physical contact with individuals behind such system profiles is strictly prohibited.
An expensive entertainment experience
The company clearly states that they use paid moderators with made-up profiles to engage with clients. They go on to say that it is prohibited to have physical contact with them. It is a scam. There are no dates to be had, no meetings, and no face-to-face encounters. Sadly, this will not be apparent to everyone who registers, as everything looks so seamless and professional. By the time a user’s suspicions are aroused, it will be too late.
A costly rip-off system
What makes the InstaLuvs.com experience so much worse is that to communicate with these moderators, users must first purchase “coins”, which is a virtual currency. Chat messages can be sent by using these coins. But every message sent will deduct money from the user’s overall credit. As you can imagine, it is easy to splurge, yet the website is not worth spending a dime on.
As genuine as the moderators may appear to be, our review shows that any chat with them will be fake. It will not be possible to meet in person. Far from being profiles written by singles, these are the work of professional chat moderators. They are paid by the site to rake in as much money as possible, through an elaborate scam.