The landing page of YourLocalHookUp.com looks good on the first view. Also, the offer of the website does not sound too bad. The registration is for free, and the member’s pool seems to be full of attractive members. At least we see some excellent looking profile pictures on the landing page. We did some research and found out that our first impression was completely wrong. This website is nothing less than a cheeky rip-off.
The member’s pool of the online dating website is full of fake profiles only. Those fake profiles are not just made up by the operator to fill up the member’s pool. They were to scam the user. All of the fake profiles are operated by fake operators, which entice the user to a conversation with no sense and no goal.
The fake profiles show a fictitious person. That is mentioned in the terms and conditions as well
“…MANAGED PROFILES DO NOT PERTAIN TO ANY ACTUAL PERSON, BUT MAYBE INCLUDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY (LIFE EVENTS, EXPERIENCES, INTERESTS, AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS WOULD BE FICTITIOUS AND NOTHING CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH COMPANY-MANAGED PROFILES OR MESSAGES IS INTENDED TO DESCRIBE OR RESEMBLE ANY REAL PERSON - LIVING OR DEAD)…”
As a user, you will come in touch with others right after the registration. At this point, the fake operators will entice the user to a chat and get a paid premium membership. It is a simple trick to entice the user to a subscription. As it turns out, this subscription is a rip off as well.
“THE SITE MAY AUTOMATICALLY RENEW ALL PAID MEMBERSHIPS UPON THEIR EXPIRATION.”
After the registration, a new member will receive a free basic-membership. But with this kind of membership, it is not possible to chat with others. A paid premium-membership is needed, which is quite expensive.
But the operator Morganite Limited got one more trick. A new member will get the offer of a trial premium-membership, which does not cost that much. But the problem is that the trial premium-membership will extend automatically to a usually paid premium-membership. The operator is in Nicosia, Cyprus. Already the location of the company is the first hint that this website is non-reputable. Plus, we found some negative reviews about the site and its operator during our research.