On the landing page, Meet-Couples.com advertises with an extensive members’ area, allegedly filled with local swingers, couples, and more. But it turns out that these profiles are fake. They are created and managed by employed fake chat operators. In the terms and conditions, they are called “test dating profiles”.
The following note is from the terms and conditions
From time to time, the Company employees (or employees of its parent or affiliated companies) may create test dating profiles for the purpose of checking and testing the functionality of our Website and Service to improve the quality and user experience for its Users.
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From our experience, these profiles are only used to lure new users into becoming paying subscribers as quickly as possible. To achieve their goal, they send enticing chat messages to new users immediately after the registration. That way, users, who are willing to reply, are basically forced to purchase a paid membership subscription first. This cheeky trick has become increasingly popular. We call it a fake message scam.
Because the profiles are 100% fictional, it is impossible to arrange real-life dates. Unfortunately, many users are not aware of that and fall for the scam.
The operator responsible for Meet-Couples.com is NetFanPix Ltd, from Douglas, in the Isle of Man. This company has received numerous negative user reviews on the web. They are known for several other online dating websites, which use the same questionable rip-off tricks.