The design of the front page makes it looks like Try2Fuck.com is a charming dating service. The name of the dating portal however is not that romantic. From our experience we know that scam dating portals often come with blank front pages, which is also the case here. We do research elsewhere, hoping to find out more about Try2Fuck.com. We also sign up, which helps us in finding out what is wrong about this dating portal.
The name of the operator is mentioned at the bottom of the front page. Cyberence Kft, is a company based in the Hungarian village of Csomad. They seem to be better known among users from the German speaking region. Several lawyers point out that the operator works with a subscription rip-off, which is based on a trial membership. Subscription scams often revolve around short and cheap trials because many users do not deem them to be problematic.
The truth behind the cheap trial membership
A pop-up regularly informs us about a special offer. We can purchase a trial membership and check out all the premium features for as little as a dollar. In the fine print it is stated that this trial membership turns into a regular paid membership unless you submit a cancellation. The operator has found another way to make signing up for this membership even more appealing. The other profiles are fictional and moderated.
Evidence for the moderation of the portal from the terms and conditions
We may from time to time offer users the ability to “Promote My Account” through Account Settings. Activating this service will mean that we will automatically broadcast custom messages created by any user, or selected from a default list of template messages, to other users. We reserve the right to select members to use the Promote My Account service.
Computer generated messages
Right after finishing the registration, we already find two messages in our mailbox. This seems very surprising. However, the “Promote My Account” feature mentioned in the terms and conditions, explains it quite well. The other profiles are fake and send generated messages to initiate a conversation. Suddenly the trial membership becomes more interesting. The operator makes it seem we have many people to chat with. We also suspect that fake chat operators are behind the fake profiles as well. By flirting with the users, they could entice users to keep paying for their membership.