The online dating website TattooLovers.com tries to attract people who love tattoos. The registration is free, and the photos on the landing page look acceptable. Therefore, it is quite possible that the site will attract the attention of some tattoo lovers. However, those who register on the platform will become victims of a fake chat scam and a subscription rip-off.
The operator of this website is Dating Media Group or ODS Online Dating Systems Ltd, depending on the location of the customers. Both companies are the same organization, but they are registered in different places. However, the platform, as well as the scams that the operator uses, are identical.
After we completed our registration, we received several invitations to chat. This is something highly suspicious, because we did not write any information about ourselves in our profile. However, in the messages that we received, we could only see the profile name, but we could not read the content. To do so, we must pay for a membership. That would have been a mistake, because those messages were probably sent by fake chat operators, or by bots.
More than just a subscription rip-off
Normally, a subscription rip-off is a scam in which the customer subscribes unintentionally to a service. In some cases, the customer wants to subscribe, but they have problems with terminating the subscription. Both cases are common on fraudulent online dating websites. However, on this platform, the operator goes a step further. The customers who subscribe to this platform, will also subscribe unwittingly to another two extra services.
Together with the normal membership, if the customers are not careful, they will also subscribe to a service named “Local Match” and to a second service named “Love Spiritually”. The cost of all services will be almost 90 USD. But this is not all. If they try to cancel them, they must cancel each of the services separately. This will make the termination process complex and lengthy. This is what the supplier wants.