At first sight, ChatoMagic.com appears to be a great place to find local singles, who are interested in flirts, dating experiences, and wild adventures. Furthermore, the website offers free registration and advertises with 4 million members. But as soon as we have a closer look at the fine print in the footer of the landing page, our good first impression gets shattered. Here we find out, that the site contains fictional profiles of people who cannot be met in real life.
We find the following note in the terms and conditions
You also understand that this is a fantasy entertainment Service and that (i) the profiles are fictional and your interactions will be with operators
Profiles marked with a heart icon are fictional entertainers’ profiles rather than members profiles, physical contact with these profiles is not possible.
Extremely high prices for totally senseless fantasy chats
On ChatoMagic.com, only the registration is free, but for everything else, users must pay a lot of money. To communicate with other members, users must purchase so-called “credits”, which can then be exchanged for sending chat messages. Every single sent message will cost between $1 and $1.50, depending on the chosen “credit”-bundle. This is not only extremely expensive, but also entirely pointless. The fact that the member profiles are fictional, no chat conversation can ever result in a real-life date.
The operator purposefully hides the fake chat to rip-off the users
Unfortunately, users are not sufficiently informed about the fake profiles, and therefore they are tricked into long and costly chat conversations. All relevant information regarding the fake profiles is well hidden in the fine print and the terms and conditions. The heart-icons mentioned cannot be considered sufficient either. They can easily be overlooked, and it requires additional explanation to understand their meaning. So, users are purposefully kept in the dark, to get as much money as possible out of them.
The operator of ChatoMagic.com is already well-known for its scam dating portals and regularly receives negative user reviews on the internet. Meteor Interactive BV is based in Utrecht, in the Netherlands.