The online dating portal ThrouplesDating.com initially looks like a good option. On the landing page, we see an image of a man with two women in his arms. This website claims to make threesomes possible, but we found some online reviews noting this portal has got a meager number of female users. In our research for legal information, we found the platform operator is Blue Mouse Ltd based in Castletown, on the Isle of Man.
This operator has got a poor reputation with reviews from former customers complaining they were generally unsatisfied with the service. They explain that the company runs a network of dating sites. Where the profiles in the members´ pool appear to be fake, meaning actual dates were not possible at all. Essentially, fake operators control these fake profiles intending to coerce users into costly memberships that are difficult to cancel. This is basically a trap supported by phoney chat.
We found the following note in the terms and conditions
By using this website, you acknowledge that any User profiles, messages and communication may not be genuine.
Do not join this website
After the free registration, which is very misleading, the user will likely incur the costs of a premium membership. The fake operators do not identify as fictional people and their profiles are not marked as fake, meaning users are unaware that this is a fake chat scam. To chat with other members of the site, a premium membership is required, which is quite expensive. Plus, a cheap trial membership will be offered initially, which is just the beginning of the eventual scam. When this membership cannot be terminated in time, it will be extended automatically to a costly subscription.