KissyFlirts.com welcomes its potential new users with a female profile on their home page. It also offers a free subscription, promoted by Alterweb KFT. However, the only free service provided by KissyFlirts.com is the subscription. Furthermore, once signed in, our brand-new profile, which we had just created, is instantly contacted by fictitious profiles. They show interest, even though no pictures, or personal information has been added. This is without any doubt a bad sign. We explain why, in our review, after our experience on the platform.
The Terms and Conditions confirm the use of so-called “staff profiles.” These are nothing more than fake profiles which are managed by the employees of this Hungarian company, which is based in Sofia. What those profiles do is to delude the client. They make them think that other people on KissyFlirts.com are interested in getting to know them. Receiving messages from multiple users, who cannot see a picture, or read a bio because they have not been uploaded, raises concerns. The truthfulness of those profiles is questionable, especially as they invite users to chat.
Alterweb KFT decline any responsibility, or reason for complaints, by saying that they cannot guarantee that all profiles present on KissyFlirts.com belong to other users. This may appear like a sign of honesty. However, what is dishonest, is the need to purchase a subscription package, to see, or reply, to the messages received. This is where the rip-off, and damage to new customers, starts. Our team experienced how things work here. We found that this operator uses a fake chat scam, to push users to purchase subscription packages.
We found the following statement in the Terms and Conditions
CUSTOM AND PROMOTED MESSAGES 2A. […] We do not guarantee that all the profiles found in search will belong to other users, as we reserve the right to create profiles which are maintained and managed by our employees (“Staff Profiles”). The purpose of these Staff Profiles is to ensure our services are operating properly by allowing us to test the Services, feature and functionalities, and to research our products services.
During our experience on the platform, we felt like that the goal of Alterweb KFT was to scam customers, by making them purchase subscription packages. According to what we read in the Terms and Conditions; the user is allowed to cancel the subscription whenever they want, but they will still be charged for the period already paid for. Due to the auto-renewal policy operated on KissyFlirts.com, the customer may want to cancel, but will still be charged for the full the period, which could even be 6 months.
Therefore, the auto-renewal must be cancelled 3 days before the renewal date. For example, if a customer purchases a 1-month package it will be renewed, 3 days before the end of the period. After that, even if the subscription is cancelled, the user will still be fully charged until the end of the new period. This is a clear example of how this rip-off scam works. Furthermore, even in the case of a single day package, the automatic renewal policy will take place, and the price will go straight to $38.99.
The following is stated in the Terms and Conditions
ABOUT SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BILLING B(2). FULL MEMBER FEES/CHARGES […] THIS MEANS THAT THE MINIMUM DURATION OF YOUR CONTRACT WILL BE FOR THE INITIAL PERIOD YOU SELCT (E.G. 1 MONTH), AND THIS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW UNTIL YOU CANCEL YOUR SERVICE.