The design of the landing page on SteamyCupids.com looks rather old and boring. This comes as a surprise as in the footprints we read that this website is quite new. The same comment applies to the company that operates this platform, which seems to have appeared out of nowhere. We couldn’t find any definitive online review of Erveto Ltd or its services. However, its dating portals are already under the radar of every specialized website, all of which have assigned it a very low trust score.
One of the main reasons for this is that it is based in Larnaca, Cyprus, which is known for being a major hotspot for untrustworthy operators. When a company receives too many negative reviews, it changes its registered name to try to conceal its nasty reputation. By doing this, it can keep on launching new dating websites under different names. But the result is always the same: they are all scams.
A partial admission
The registration form of SteamyCupids.com mentions virtual profiles for the first time. It explains these are used just to send special offers and email communications. There is nothing wrong with this, but our experience tells us that there may be something else going on. Accordingly, we took a closer look at the legal information.
The following is stated in the Terms and Conditions
You may interact with content generated by, or with the assistance of, automated online accounts (“Bots” or “Automated Profiles”), where none – or substantially none – of the actions and posts of that Automated Profile are the result of, or arise in connection with, a natural person’s profile or otherwise User Content.
Everything is fake
The members’ area of SteamyCupids.com is full of fantasy profiles that do not correspond to real people. They are automatically generated by computer programs called bots, which are designed to simulate human conversation. It’s not clear whether fake chat operators are employed too, but it doesn’t make any difference. These accounts are all created to lure members into buying paid membership.
This is a rip-off since users are not made aware that they are talking to virtual profiles. They are tricked into thinking they are chatting with real users interested in hot dates.