At first sight, the online dating website CasualSexMeet.com looks trustworthy and legit. The Portal promises to be UK’s number one casual dating platform and advertises with free registration and a massive member’s pool. But as soon as we take a closer look into the terms and conditions of the site, we unfortunately find out, that it is a rip-off.
We find the following note in the terms and conditions
6. 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 CASUALSEXMEET.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 (though none really exists and any dialog is generated by programming), and we may employ or contract for the paid services of real persons who may interact with you as part of their compensated employment. While these communications may seem genuine, authentic, and personal, they may be broadcast simultaneously to a large number of persons and possess none of these qualities.
In the terms and conditions, the operator claims to hire moderators and uses chatbots, to enhance the users’ entertainment experience. The only purpose of the moderation and the fake profiles is to get as much money as possible out of each user, by tricking them into pointless conversations.
Expensive chat with fictitious people
To be able to get access to the chat feature and write messages to other members, users must purchase so-called “credits” first. These “credits” can then be exchanged for sending messages in the chat. This is not only extremely expensive, but also entirely pointless, because there are only fictitious profiles to be found in the chat. Obviously, it is impossible to arrange a real-life date with a fictitious person.
Unfortunately, users are not sufficiently informed about the fake profiles, and therefore assume real people are behind each member profile. Expecting that each chat conversation can potentially result in a date, users are even willing to pay for the expensive “credits”. Thus, users are tricked into costly conversations, which can never lead to real meet ups. Skilled moderators are trained to lure as many messages as possible out of each user, to maximize the operators’ profits. The operator of CasualSexMeet.com is New Dream Network LLC., from California, USA.