The online dating website SeekingNaughty.com advertises with free enrollment. The landing page offers no essential details about further costs or anything else relevant. But wait, we have a closer look, and we find a warning about fantasy profiles written in very tiny letters. The registration is indeed for free, but after that, the website will charge a lot of money for a subscription.
During our investigation, we found plenty of negative reviews about the online portal, SeekingNaughty.com, and its operator. Former users describe the Site as a big scam. Regarding the revisions on the internet, the member's pool is full of Online Cupids.
They are mentioned in the terms and conditions
"You understand and accept that our Site, while built in the form of a personals service, is an entertainment service. All profiles are provided for the amusement and entertainment of our members and our users. You are not guaranteed that you will find a date, a companion, or an activity partner, or that you will meet any of our members in person.
THIS SITE USES FANTASY PROFILES CALLED ONLINE CUPIDS®: You understand, acknowledge, and agree that some of the user profiles posted on this Site may be fictitious and operated by the Site or its contractors. These profiles and related messages are conspicuously labeled with the Online Cupids logo. Our Online Cupids® service is part of Our efforts to 1) monitor the use of Our services, to enforce Our policies; 2) educate users regarding the Site's various features, options and communication tools; 3) stimulate conversation with users; 4) and to encourage further and broader participation in all of our Site's services, including the posting of additional information and/or pictures to the users' profiles."
Shortly after the registration, the new customer gets bombarded with messages. You may be surprised to know that they pay people to chat with you and send you emails and pretend as if they like you. These paid employees ("Online Cupids") are simply doing a job, and their job is to interact with the customer and keep them paying their monthly membership as long as they can.
Terms and conditions
Additionally, we read in the reviews that the costs originate via a subscription. The fake animators entice the user to pay for the subscription and lure the victim in a trap, which is the subscription. The subscription will extend automatically. The operator SeekingNaughty is located in Limassol, Cyprus and mentions the automatic renewal in the terms and conditions as following:
"Automatic Renewals. IF YOU PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD (OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD INVOLVING AN AUTOMATICALLY RENEWING MEMBERSHIP) AND YOU DO NOT CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE END OF THE TERM, YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED AT THE END OF EACH TERM FOR SUCCESSIVE RENEWAL PERIODS OF THE SAME DURATION AS THE ORIGINAL MEMBERSHIP TERM."