SinfulMates.com advertises with free registration and a big members’ area. At first sight, it appears to be an ideal platform. You can find local singles, who are looking for new dating experiences, romantic connections, and thrilling adventures. The site’s overall appearance is trustworthy and inviting. As always, we search the internet for user reviews and carefully read the terms and conditions. Unfortunately, we quickly find some information which immediately shatters our positive first impressions. The site uses a cheeky trick to get to the users’ money as quickly as possible.
The following excerpt can be found in the terms and conditions
We may from time to time offer users the ability to “Promote My Account” through Account Settings. Activating this service will mean that we will automatically broadcast custom messages created by any user, or selected from a default list of template messages, to other users. We reserve the right to select members to use the Promote My Account service. Sending of messages through this service will be free, however, recipients who view and choose to reply to a Promote My Account message, will require to have an upgraded Paid Membership in order to reply to the sender.
Fake message scam
At first sight, the “Promote My Account” service sounds like a helpful feature to increase the chances of finding a date. But in fact, it is just a sugar-coated description of a fake message scam. The site’s operator reserves the right to send “template messages” to and from any existing user account. From our experience, this is primarily used to send enticing fake messages to new users shortly after the free registration. As users assume that each incoming message is created and sent by a real member, they are eager to reply quickly.
But to be able to do so, an upgraded paid membership is needed. With this cheeky trick, new users are lured into becoming paying subscribers as quickly as possible.
Questionable subscription renewals
All paid membership subscriptions will renew automatically if they are not terminated in time. As the termination deadlines can easily be missed, this can very well lead into costly subscription traps. The trial-memberships are particularly cheeky, as they unavoidably convert into one of the most expensive long-term subscriptions.
We strongly advise you to refrain from registering on SinfulMates.com. The site’s operator, Hong Kong-based AriemGroup Limited, is well-known for its scams and has received numerous negative customer reviews on the internet. Due to the fake message scam, none of the member profiles can be trusted. Real dates seem extremely unlikely.