We have to admit that the design and especially the sexy member previews are animating to become a member fast. It seems to be easy to find a hot date on BangLocals.com: "SWIPE, TAP, MEET." Creating a profile appears to be easy, just choose your preferences, provide your zip code, agree to the terms and conditions and click register. But instead of being redirected to the member's area, the user needs to provide more details like email address, password and name to finalize the registration. Again, we are redirected, and now it becomes very fishy, the last step the interested user needs to provide are the credit card details to prove that he is of legal age.
Of course, it is not the real reason. After the naïve user offers his credit card details, the operator will start charging them for porn sites which they have agreed to in the terms and conditions. What a colossal rip-off: No credit card information – no registration possible.
The credit card scam at BangLocals.com is one thing, the other is the moderated chat, the fictitious profiles and the subscription traps on the website. We found a lot of evidence of these typical rip-off schemes: Worthless basic memberships, tons of faked messages from moderators to lure the people into their subscription traps. Incredibly cheeky is the offer of the affordable two-days premium membership test version. If the member is not terminating this test version immediately after he purchased it the membership will extend itself monthly.
There are literally hundreds of bad reviews, reports and testimonies on the internet about the sex dating portal BangLocals.com and the company iBillEU Ltd. from the UK. Many former members have sued the operator and try to get their money back or at least terminate the expensive memberships.
From the terms and conditions:
The Subscriber is responsible for paying periodic subscription fees according to the then-current billing terms. The Subscriber will receive free access to banglocals.com. The Subscriber will also receive a two day trial for $1.25 for the adult website listed in the terms on the signup page. This membership will renew automatically after 2 days and recur monthly for 39.95$. The subscribe may optionally receive (via checked checkboxes) 2 additional trials for 1.25$ for 7 and 10 days to the websites listed on the signup page. These optional memberships will upgrade automatically at 29.95$ and 49.95$ respectively if not cancelled by the Subscriber. If we are unable to charge your card for the full monthly rate, we may opt to continue to allow access for a nominal 5$ service fee during each failed attempt at charging the total amount. We may then opt to allow access at a lower monthly rate and continue to use this amount for continued access.