On the front page of ZoomHookups.com we are told to sign up. Apparently, we will be provided with further details about the usage of this website afterwards. Unfortunately, we struggled to find any reviews about ZoomHookups.com. However, this website seems to be part of a series of websites. They share not only the same front page, but also the identical terms and conditions. ZoomHookups.com is, just like the other websites in the bunch, just a rip-off.
To spot a scam, analyzing the terms and conditions can be of great help. After all, this is where the operator informs you about the usage of the services provided. While doing our research it turns out that the same is the case for ZoomHookups.com.
We eventually find out what is fishy about this website
‘’THIS SITE USES FANTASY PROFILES AND MESSAGES CALLED: ONLINE CUPIDS®”: You understand, acknowledge, and agree that some of the user profiles posted on this site, may be fictitious and operated by the Site or its contractors.
The operator admits that they use fictitious profiles, which are referred to as “Online Cupids”. These fictitious profiles are created using false information. The person shown in the profile pictures are not the people managing the profiles. This means that the operator can create tons of attractive looking members even if they are not legit. In the case of ZoomHookups.com, these profiles may not always be controlled by real humans, because they can also send automatically generated messages. These messages are programmed in a way that the real members will find them charming and appealing, to make them enjoy their time on the website even more.
Automatic renewal policy
The satisfaction of the costumers is beneficial for the company that operates the website. On ZoomHookups.com it is necessary to pay a subscription for everyone who wants to send messages in a chat. The more the customers enjoy their time here, the longer they will remain subscribers of the website. The operator knows this very well, and they use the fake chat operators to make the stay on ZoomHookups.com more pleasurable for the customers. Although the fictitious profiles all have a mark that indicates their identity, most customers tend to not be aware of that.
We would like point to the renewal clause. A subscription must be cancelled before the expiration date, if the customer wishes not to prolong it.
From the terms and conditions:
“Automatic Renewals. IF YOU PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD (OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD INVOLVING AN AUTOMATICALLY RENEWING MEMBERSHIP) AND YOU DO NOT CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE END OF THE TERM, YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED AT THE END OF EACH TERM FOR SUCCESSIVE RENEWAL PERIODS OF THE SAME DURATION AS THE ORIGINAL MEMBERSHIP TERM.”
ZoomHookups.com is operated by ZoomHookups. The company has the same name as this website and is based in Nicosia, Cyprus.