The landing page of Nearby-Dates.com has a simple and clean design and doesn't show any explicit content. A beautiful picture of a smiling couple welcomes visitors and invites them to sign up with the promise that they will be able to find somebody to fall in love with.
A photo gallery highlights new members, indicating they are all real people waiting for a date. At the bottom of the page, we find a section with tips and tricks on how to create an effective account that can maximize the chances of getting attention from other users. We have to admit the first impression is positive but, as we will reveal in this review, the reality is very different from its appearance.
As we always do, we head to the page of Terms and Conditions, where a user can get important information to find out whether the website is a rip-off or not. After reading it carefully, we finally have evidence that Nearby-Dates.com doesn't deserve any trust.
The reason is that the platform uses fake profiles to lure members into buying expensive credits, which are necessary to get in touch with others. The messages coming from these accounts are automatically generated with software called chatbots. The worst part is that the victim of this scam is not aware that the ‘person’ he's talking to is not real. He therefore thinks buying a few credits is all that separates him from a hot date.
But since the accounts are fake, real meetings are obviously not possible and the whole experience will be just virtual.
The following is stated in the Terms and Conditions
You may interact with content generated by, or with the assistance of, automated online accounts (“Bots” or “Automated Profiles”), where none – or substantially none – of the actions and posts of that Automated Profile are the result of, or arise in connection with, a natural person’s profile or otherwise User Content.
It's not the first time
In the past, we have already written several reviews about Gagatas Ltd, the operator of Nearby-Dates.com, which is registered in Nicosia, Cyprus. All their dating websites use fake chat, and this is confirmed by many other reports that can be found online.