At first sight, the online dating platform LocalBangclub.com looks quite promising. The portal offers free registration and appears to have thousands of active members, who are just looking for some naughty dating adventures. But as soon as we scroll down to the footer on the landing page, we find out that it is not worth it to register here. The website is created for adult pleasure and entertainment purposes only, and the member profiles are fictional. Therefore, it is impossible to arrange a real-life date with these profiles.
We find the following note in the terms and conditions
The Website is a digital fantasy service for adults. The profiles are provided for the entertainment of our users. It is not the intent of the Website to establish real-life contact between users of the Website. We are not making any guarantee that you will find a date, that you will meet any of our users in person, or that any given person or profile manifested on the Website is available or interested in dating or communicating with you or anyone else.
The profiles posted on the Website are fictitious and are associated with our "Fantasy Entertainment" (FE) service. This Digital Fantasy service is part of our efforts to stimulate conversation with users to encourage further and broader participation in all the Website's services, including the posting of additional information or pictures to our users' profiles.
Every single message costs more than a dollar
To write and send messages on the chat, users must pay. First, they must purchase so-called “tokens”, which can then be exchanged for sending messages. Depending on which credit-bundle users choose to purchase, each sent message can cost between $1.10 and $1.67. This is not only extremely expensive, but also completely pointless. After all, none of the expensive chat conversations can ever result in a date.
Unfortunately, users are not sufficiently informed about the fake chat, and therefore assume a real person behind each member profile. Hoping to find a date, they are willing to spend a lot of money on the required “tokens”.
To maximize the website’s profits, the employed operators, who are behind the fictitious profiles, lure as many messages as possible out of each user. They initiate long, intimate and enticing chat conversations, pretending to be genuinely interested in meeting up for a date. That way, users lose a lot of money without even noticing that they are being ripped-off.
Known for its scams
The operator behind LocalBangClub.com is Mountain Top Digital AG, which is based in Zug, in Switzerland. This company is responsible for several online dating platforms, some of which we have already tested. All of them turned out to be fake chat scams. Consequently, LocalBangClub.com cannot be recommended.