At first sight, the online dating platform MeetFlingsOnline.com appears to be an excellent choice. The landing page is well designed, the registration is free and the displayed member profiles look inviting and authentic. However, after we have a closer look at the fine-print information in the footer of the site, we cannot recommend anyone to register here. The portal is a rip-off with a fake chat.
In the terms and conditions, we find the following note
You also understand that this is a fantasy entertainment Service and that (i) the profiles are fictional and your interactions will be with operators.
Users are tricked into spending a lot of money
Unfortunately, users are not sufficiently informed about the fake profiles. All relevant information can only be found in the fine-print and the terms and conditions. Furthermore, the heart-icon, which is used to mark the fictional profiles, is not sufficient either. It is neither self-explanatory, nor eye-catching. Therefore, it can easily be overlooked or misunderstood as part of the website’s design. As we see it, the operator of the website is clearly trying to cover up the fake chat.
Extremely expensive chat
To send messages in the chat, users must pay. First, they have to buy so-called ‘credits’, which can then be exchanged for sending chat messages. On MeetFlingsOnline.com, this is rather expensive. Depending on the chosen “credit”-bundle, each sent message will cost between $1.20 and $1.49. Considering the fact that none of the chat conversations can ever result in a date, these prices are outrageous.
The operator behind this scam is already well-known for its fake chat rip-offs. Meteor Interactive BV, which is based in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, operates a whole network of dating websites, some of which we have already tested. Unfortunately, all of them turned out to be scams. Furthermore, the internet is packed with negative reviews about this company and their websites. Many former users have had terrible experiences and have lost a lot of money on senseless chats. Consequently, we strongly advise you to skip these websites and try your luck elsewhere.