The online dating platform LonelyHousewives.com offers free registration and advertises with a big pool of members. On the landing page, the site claims to be a great place to find a perfectly matching partner. The displayed profile pictures look inviting and appear to be authentic. We do some research on the internet and read the terms and conditions of the site. Unfortunately, we find several negative reports about the website on the internet. According to former customers, the members’ pool is filled with fake profiles and the expensive memberships lead into subscription traps.
Possibly a fake chat
In the terms and conditions of LonelyHousewives.com, the operator does not mention anything about moderated chat. But according to some former customers, the members in the chat are not real. To be able to use the chat and send messages, a paid premium-membership is needed. The website offers several subscriptions to choose from, including an attractively priced trial-membership.
However, these subscriptions turn out to be dangerous subscription traps and are therefore not recommended. They renew automatically and are difficult to cancel. The tempting trial-membership is particularly dangerous, as it not only renews automatically, but also turns into one of the more expensive memberships. The automatic extension is extremely difficult to avoid, as the timeframe to terminate the subscription is purposefully too short. Thus, many users find themselves trapped in long and expensive subscriptions.
Operator with a bad reputation
The operator of the website for the US is Elite Marketing Solutions Inc., based in Nevada, USA. But the international operator is ODS Online Dating Systems LTD, which is based in Cyprus. Cyprus is a popular location for scam online dating companies and therefore this location is generally quite suspicious. We have already tested some other websites operated by this company in the past. They all turned out to be rip-offs with subscription traps.