The statement “Your free WhatsApp Sex & Dating site” on the home page is incomprehensible and misleading. Although members can exchange their WhatsApp numbers, we cannot find any relation between Whindr.com and WhatsApp. However, the team from Whindr.com claims to be better than WhatsApp because they have added functions like video profiles, related interests, and geographic locations. These features will help to make matchmaking so much easier. At the same time, the portal admits that they are still developing.
Besides the invitation to join this online dating platform Whindr.com there is not much significant information about this portal. If you scroll down on the starting page the visitor can see a small selection of profiles from the member's area. The sign-up process is very easy and fast. As a reward for registering, an advertisement for a porno webpage pops up. After the newbie has finally confirmed their e-mail address, they will be redirected to the member’s pool. There is nothing special here, except some profile pictures you can “like” or not.
We read some negative reviews online from former users. They complain that the member’s pool is full of fake profiles and that the portal Whindr.com is nothing more than a rip-off with moderated chats. From our experiences, there is usually some truth in such accusations. We have a closer look at the term and conditions, and we soon find what we are looking for.
Here is the excerpt from the terms and conditions
Entertainment profiles are profiles created by the Whindr team and with content owned by Whindr Limited for your Enjoyment. These Profiles also include telephone Numbers owned by Whindr Limited. With Entertainmentprofiles we offer a chat service, that is not obligated to respond to your messages or inform you about the Entertainment profiles. With registering on Whindr, and agreeing to the Terms and conditions you confirm that you have been informed about the Entertainment profiles.
The company behind the scam
The operator behind this rip-off with fake profiles and moderated chats is Whindr Ltd from Prague, in the Czech Republic. This company freely admits in their terms and conditions to implement “entertainment” (faked) profiles in their service. Moderators are hiding behind the fictitious profiles and lure the naïve member into senseless chats. To interact with other “member’s” you need “credits”. The 10-credit starting balance is gone in seconds, and the user must upgrade their free membership to premium before they can continue to chat. The price for this rip-off is USD 19.00 per month.