The online dating portal PeggingPartners.com aims for a certain target group and advertises with a solid offer. Here the registration is for free and the site seems to have many active members. But on the internet, we found some negative reviews about the site which made us suspicious.
We checked the terms and conditions for notes about a fake chat. The reason is that many former customers mentioned a fake chat in their reviews. It seems like the whole website is based on fake profiles that are operated by fake operators.
On the landing page of PeggingPartners.com we see some profile pictures and could assume that they are all real people. But on the very bottom of the site we read what those images are.
“used for illustrative purposes only and any person depicted in the Content is a model.”
Profiles that show fictional people
That sentence sounds to us like a note about more profiles that show fictional people. So, we assume that more profiles in the members’ pool are a fake chat and have another purpose than just illustration. Such fake profiles might be used to entice the user to get a paid membership.
A paid membership is needed to have a chat with other members of the site, which is offered in the form of a subscription. This subscription will extend automatically and might end up in a trap. At least former customers of Arnaze Online Ltd. do say that this will happen. Arnaze Online Ltd., is the operator of the site which is located in Douglas, on the Isle of Man, and they are well-known on the internet for a subscription rip-off.
After the subscription is taken out a new member will then find out that the profiles in the members’ pool are a fake. A date in real life with a fake profile is not possible as it shows a fictional person.