The online dating website ArousingDates.com advertises with free registration. Plus we see a high number of profile pictures right on the landing page. So we could assume that the use of the website is for free and that the member’s pool is full of a lot of members. But both things are wrong, and the site is a total rip off.
We did some research and found a few negative reviews about this portal and its operator. Former customers claim that the website is a rip off with a subscription trap plus it is a fake chat scam.
So we checked the terms and conditions and found the evidence of a fake chat. The operator does mention it in the terms and conditions:
“In order to enhance your amusement experience, to stimulate you and others to use our Services more extensively, and to generally sprinkle some sparkle and excitement into the Services of AROUSINGDATES.COM, we may post fictitious profiles, generate or respond to communications by means of automated programs or scripts that simulate or attempt to simulate your intercommunication with another real human being”
All of the profiles in the member’s pool are fake. The fake profiles show fake operators operate a fictitious person plus them. Those fake operators entice the user to a chat right after the registration. But to answer to messages a new user needs a paid membership.
But the paid membership of ArousingDates.com is a second rip off. The subscription for the membership is a trap as it will renew automatically. This scam is in some reviews we found on the internet.
Plus the automatic extension of the subscription is specified in the terms and conditions as well.
“Your Membership remains in effect and will automatically be renewed…”
The operator is the Service Development Limited. This company is in Nicosia, Cyprus. Already the location is a first hint that this portal is non-reputable.