IWantDating.com initially feels like a normal dating website. The landing page showcases the photo of an attractive young woman. Scrolling down, the page sums up how easy it is to meet new people to chat with. However, it fails to reveal the actual cost of chatting with these people.
Pay high prices for chatting
Since this website looks familiar, we decide to dig deeper. The registration is indeed free, yet users will not be able to chat with other members, unless they pay for a costly membership. As soon as users register, they start receiving message notifications from other members. We stumbled upon reviews by former users where they explain how they felt ripped off. They claim that most of the people they chatted with were fake profiles.
However, the website does not mention anything about fake profiles in its terms and conditions, so we cannot back this claim with actual evidence. We can only acknowledge what former users say about the platform The website offers a three-day trial package at a reduced cost. However, it is almost impossible to cancel the membership on time before the automatic renewal. This is where the subscription scam lies. The ‘trial’ lasts three days and must be canceled at least 72 prior to the expiry date (which means three days). Failing to cancel leads to the automatic renewal.
Here is the excerpt from the terms and conditions
All paid subscriptions automatically renew for the period and price that you signed up to. You may cancel the auto-renew feature to avoid recurring charges, but you must act at least 3 days (that is, 72 hours) prior to the renewal date if you subscribed via desktop application.
Company with negative reviews
We have seen this before on other similar websites. That is why IWantDating.com looks so familiar. The company behind it is Norfex Holdings Ltd, headquartered in Road Town, British Virgin Islands, and it is infamous for running several other online dating websites. Most of them are rip-offs with many negative reviews based on user experiences.