The online socializing platform, ProvocativeNeighbors.com, advertises a free sign up, with empty promises of flirting and having fun with other consenting adults. After some digging, we discovered that this Netherlands-based operator is well-known for managing a network of scams and subscription rip-offs.
Fake chats with fictitious profiles are admitted by the site’s operator, Meteor Interactive BV from Utrecht, in The Netherlands, on their landing page. “ProvocativeNeighbors.com is designed for pleasure and entertainment. Fictional entertainers’ profiles marked with a heart icon are for entertainment purposes only, physical contact is not possible.” Additionally, users must subscribe and pay for “credits” to chat with these bots. Payment plans are outlined on the site’s pricing page. No refunds are available, and users cannot claim the statutory cooling-off period.
There are several online reviews from users who shared their negative experiences with this enterprise. Users gave this site a 1-star rating on Google, with “Beware!” and warnings of a “complete scam,” “bots,” and subscription rip-offs. Furthermore, a recent review on Reddit.com exposed “WomenwithSecrets.com” as one of the “other dangerous sites run by known scammers Meteor Interactive.”
So, yet another dating site operated by Meteor Interactive BV, FlirtingNeighborsusa.com, supports their modus operandi of scamming. They offer fake experiences for real money. Furthermore, this site is an exact replica of ProvocativeNeighbors.com, as they share everything and are identical. This includes, the landing page, profiles, and photos, and the “about us” page, Terms and Conditions, and pricing pages. We view this as a total lack of creativity.
The following excerpt is taken from the Terms and Conditions
THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT ARE BEING PROVIDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE USED FOR ESTABLISHING MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS.
A total scam
A review of this company’s Terms and Conditions reveals other fraudulent and unethical business practices. Including, denial of Due Process, as all potential legal disputes will take place in the courts of The Netherlands. There is also an automatic waiver of the Dutch Civil code Statutory cooling-off period, and an involuntary consent to updated Terms and Conditions, upon each sign-in.
Despite ProvocativeNeighbors.com being targeted for users in the USA, all potential legal disputes will be handled in the small claim courts of Amsterdam. There are automatic waivers to rights to a jury trial, rights to a class-action suit, or any rights to seek monetary damages, and changes to the company’s operating system.