Antheia Services LTD, a company from Larnaca, Cyprus, is the company behind SweetMatches.com. The operator is widely known for creating disappointing dating portals characterized by very little originality. It always has the same basic landing page design and uses an underwhelming fake chat service. Be particularly cautious with their special offers which are always too good to be true.
Free account for nothing
With the profile we created, we couldn’t really do much. We only had access to limited features because we were not VIP members. One of the few things we could do was explore different user profiles. We could see pictures from each profile, including a few personal details, such as location, eye color, height, and nothing else. To use the chat feature among others, a VIP membership must first be purchased.
Everything about the chat service felt robotic and impersonal. Even the profiles were not believable, nor did it seem like it was created by a real woman. First-time users who have never experienced a scam may not be able to identify the scam right away as we would. If new users give it any thought, they may realize for themselves that SweetMatches.com is not trustworthy.
The Terms and Conditions of SweetMatches.com clearly explain that the operator will take personal data from the user’s profile and duplicate it onto another user profile on another website owned by the operator. The company that owns SweetMatches.com has a variety of websites within its scam network that share the same profiles. The company does this without permission. This is how companies that run fake chat services operate in the online dating industry.
The following excerpts were taken from the Terms and Conditions
All kinds of paid subscriptions are subject to automated renewal for the same period that you signed up to and in accordance with the price applicable at the time of renewal. You reserve the right to cancel autorenewal if you do not wish to be charged for the new term of subscription, but you must exercise this right at least 3 days (72 hours) before the autorenewal takes place.
The website offers a premium membership. The prices depend on the duration of the subscription. However, all of them are automatically renewed unless users actively cancel them. The most dangerous option that most new users will go for is a tempting 3-day membership that only costs 1.09 USD per day. However, the Terms and Conditions make it impossible to avoid the autorenewal. This is clearly an ill-intentioned rip-off.