The online dating website, VenezuelaDates.com, has an interesting appearance. The landing page looks very modern and offers a lot of content. At first glance, this dating service appeared to be a great choice. However, we evaluated the platform and did online research on its reputation. It didn’t take long to find enough proof to call this site a rip-off. This site uses a fake chat service. The information provided to users on the landing page is misleading. We assume this site uses fake profiles. Based on our experience, the site doesn’t offer any chance of meeting real people to date.
A fake profile shows a fictitious person. It is not possible to meet fictitious people in real life. This is an obvious fact. However, one of the many problems with this site is that fake profiles have no form of indicator that would let users know of the fictitious content. That means users won’t be able to distinguish fake profiles from real ones if there are any. Additionally, we found online reviews about this site having a fake chat service. This site does not employ “fake chat” operators but uses chatbots instead, which operate through automated messages.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
You agree that we may communicate electronically with you and that such communications, as well as notices, disclosures, agreements, and other communications that we provide to you electronically, are equivalent to communications in writing and shall have the same force and effect as if they were in writing and signed by the party sending the communication.
Chatbots will try to encourage new members to chat. We found a few reviews that describe this scam in detail. After registering, new members will receive many messages from chatbots. It is of course a big problem that chatbots will actively engage users to send messages. To reply to messages, users must spend money. This is a cheeky rip-off because users are not informed about chatbots and other fictitious activities.
Chatbots will notify users of fictitious profiles when automated messages are sent. The purpose of entertainment is also left out on purpose. In the written general terms, the operator of the site mentions that the presence of fictitious profiles is for providing users with entertainment. That is not true, for “entertainment” is a term often used by fake profiles to justify their use of fake profiles. The fake chat service is used to generate a higher income for the operator. The operator of the site is VenezuelaDates.com, which is a company based in Gibraltar.