The design of TrueHookup.com’s initial page is simple, yet quite attractive. The backdrop image shows boys and girls socializing, while having fun and sipping drinks in an open-air bar. People visiting the page are led to believe that this is what is going to happen if they decide to sign up and give this portal a try. Unfortunately, nothing more is said about services, functionalities, subscription costs, and cancellation policies.
We know from experience that when a dating website hides important details, chances are that it is just a scam. After all, there is no reason for keeping secrets when everything is legit and honest. The registration is fairly quick and straightforward. It's important to provide a valid email address, because the new account has to be verified by clicking on the link that will be sent. It took us just a couple of minutes to create a profile, upload a picture, and start searching for a suitable partner.
Just virtual entertainment
As soon as we got access to the member's area, we received a few suspicious messages that made us think that something dodgy was going on. It's not normal that a new account gets all this attention, unless the messages came from fake profiles. As usual, we carefully read the terms and conditions to search for proof that could confirm our doubts.
As a matter of fact, TrueHookup.com admits to using fake chat services. The fictitious profiles are controlled by “fake chat” operators, models, and/or bots: software designed to simulate a human conversation. The problem is that a user cannot distinguish between genuine and fantasy profiles. Therefore, he/she never knows whether the other person is real or not.
The following is stated in the Terms and Conditions
You understand, acknowledge, and agree that some of the user profiles posted on this site may be fictitious or models or bots.
No real-life meetings
The purpose of a fake chat is to encourage users to fall victim to the rip-off by purchasing a subscription, without which he/she couldn't reply to incoming messages. The mind behind this fraud is Social Notifications Inc, a company registered in Sheridan, Wyoming, which we'll probably have to write more reviews in the future.