At first sight, SinfulHookups.com looks trustworthy and inviting. The dating portal advertises free registration and promises to make finding a matching partner fast and easy. To find out if this was genuinely the case, we did some research. First, we studied the terms and conditions and the privacy policies. Then, we searched the internet for user reviews and created a free test account. Unfortunately, we quickly find out that the portal is indeed a scam.
Not free at all
After the free registration, new users quickly receive numerous enticing chat messages. Since these messages appear to be sent by other members, users are tempted to reply quickly. But to do so, they must sign up for a paid membership subscription first. Only paying subscribers are granted full access to the chat feature and can reply to incoming messages.
No real dates
Reading the terms and conditions, we find out that the incoming messages are fake. They are sent by chatbots and employed fake chat operators, who hide behind fictional profiles. Their sole purpose is to lure new users into becoming paying subscribers as quickly as possible. As these “members” are fictional, it is impossible to meet them in real life. The overall chances of finding a real person via this platform seem to be zero. It is nothing but a cheeky scam.
The following excerpt is from the terms and conditions
To enhance your amusement experience, to stimulate you and others to use our Services more extensively, and to generally sprinkle some sparkle and excitement into the Services of SINFULHOOKUPS.COM, we may post fictitious profiles, generate or respond to communications by means of automated programs or scripts that simulate or attempt to simulate your intercommunication with another real human being (though none really exists and any dialogue is generated by programming). We may employ or contract for the paid services of real persons who may interact with you as part of their compensated employment. While these communications may seem genuine, authentic, and personal, they may be broadcast simultaneously to a large number of persons and possess none of these qualities.
All offered subscriptions will renew automatically, if not actively cancelled by the user. Therefore, they can easily lead to a costly subscription trap. The site’s operator is not trustworthy, and the whole cancellation process can quickly turn into a nightmare. UK-based Learn Virtual Limited is responsible for numerous dating platforms, all known to be scams. The company regularly receives negative reviews from former customers on the internet, so to avoid a costly and disappointing experience, we recommend you skip this site and try your luck elsewhere.