The online dating site MySecretHookUps.com advertises with a free registration and a good offer. On the landing page we read that it is for free. So, we assume that the use of the site is maybe free also. But that is not the case, and the actual costs for this site are quite high.
But it is not just the high price that a user will have to pay that leads to all the negative reviews on the internet. The site and its operator have got a terrible reputation. Former customers also tell of a fake chat scam.
Faked member's pool
According to that information, all profiles in the members’ pool are a fake and operated by fake operators. Those fake operators use the fake profiles to entice the user into a conversation. At the beginning of the chat, the fake operators will not identify as a fictional person to trick the user. A normal member will assume that all profiles show real people with a real interest in dating. This entices the user to buy credits which are needed to send messages.
So, a user will pay a high price for a chat with a fictional person. The fake operators will try to generate as many messages from the user as possible. That is how the rip-off works. In the terms and conditions, the operator of MySecretHookUps.com does mention the fake chat scam:
“5.2 MySecretHookUps.com has entertainment as its goal, it is explicitly not the purpose of MySecretHookUps.com to establish dates or meetings in person.
5.3 White Castle Design B.V. explicitly reserves the right to send messages on MySecretHookUps.com through self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles with which no physical agreements are possible. “
The operator of the online dating site is White Castle Design B.V., located in Zoetermeer in the Netherlands. That is a very uncommon and suspicious location for an operator of a dating portal for the US.