The dating platform LocalCasualDates.com is a fake chat scam and a subscription rip-off. Furthermore, this is not the first review that we have written about a page run by Safe Escape Ltd. In the past, we discovered the same scams in all our reviews about this operator. Therefore, finding out that this site was also a rip-off was not a complete surprise for us.
That the page is filled with fake profiles was obvious from the very beginning. After registering, we received several messages from suspicious profiles. All this while our profile was still incomplete, and we did not even upload a photo. However, the more substantial evidence of this fake chat scam is the paragraph that we found in the terms and conditions. In this paragraph, the operator mentions the use of these fictitious profiles to stimulate communication with users.
The following note is from the terms and conditions
In order to enhance your amusement experience, to stimulate you and others to use our Services more extensively, and to generally sprinkle some sparkle and excitement into the Services of LOCALCASUALDATES.COM, we may post fictitious profiles, generate or respond to communications by means of automated programs or scripts that simulate or attempt to simulate your intercommunication with another real human being (though none really exists and any dialog is generated by programming), and we may employ or contract for the paid services of real persons who may interact with you as part of their compensated employment.
Age verification scam
The platform uses a very complex subscription rip-off. Unlike other platforms that offer cheap trial memberships as a hook to convince the new users to register, the operator here has gone one step further. The company offers to unlock all features on the site to those who verify that they are over 18 years old. To do so, they are requested to provide the details of their valid credit cards. However, on the verification page, it is clearly written that the customer will not incur this cost and the whole process is free of charge.
Unfortunately, there is a very concerning paragraph written in small font, which is almost hidden. Here, the operator informs that by verifying the age, the user also accepts a 2-day trial membership. But the free 2-day trial membership will renew on the same calendar day at a fixed price of 39.95 dollars per month. A complete scam and a very dangerous subscription rip-off.