The online dating website SnapCougars.com advertises with free signup. The landing page looks the same as all other sites operated by this group. We are not surprised to see that that we cannot find any necessary details about further costs—only the information about fantasy profiles on the landing page written in tiny letters. The enrollment is free. After that, the website will charge a massive amount of money for a subscription; which is a typical pattern from this company.
We found lots of negative articles about the online portal, SnapCougars.com, and its administrator during our research. Former users describe the site as a big scam, full of faked profiles operated by animators.
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 meet any of our members.
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 enrollment, the new client gets a lot of messages, emails, and texts. The user feels pleased and interested. Undoubtedly, these messages are from paid employees (“Online Cupids”).
Subscription will extend automatically
We also know that the costs come from a subscription. The moderator motivates the customer to pay for the subscription and trick the victim into a subscription trap. The subscription will extend automatically. The operator SnapCougars is located in Nicosia, 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.”