DirtyMuffin.net is another online dating scam, managed by fishy Take Two Digital LTD, a company based in Paphos, in Cyprus. They have a terrible reputation in the industry. The landing page shows a woman with a tight-fitting top, eating a cupcake with her fingers. The text does not say a lot. It just invites us to sign up for free, so we can easily have some fun, and make our desires come true. It also promises that our privacy and anonymity will be respected, but none of this is true.
Just as stated on the landing page, it is easy and free to sign up. Immediately after accessing the members’ area, our inbox fills up with spicy messages. These certainly come from fake profiles. First, our profile was specifically designed to go unnoticed. No real human would approach us if there were nothing of interest there. Second, the company itself admits that they create what they call “system profiles”. These are fictitious characters which populate the chat, to get you to engage in conversation. Therefore, they send flirtatious messages.
This bait is at the core of the scam. The point is that you cannot reply unless you pay for it. The rip-off may sound obvious, but we have written many reviews. Not everyone has that much experience with these websites. Imagine for a moment that you take your time to create an interesting profile and upload your best photos. You would probably think it was your lucky day, and that the messages come as a natural consequence of your effort.
Excerpt from the GTC (as of 22/01/2023)
The Company operates system profiles (i.e. profiles connected to Accounts which have been created by the Company and which are either operated by contractors of the Company who impersonate the persons portrayed in such profiles or by a system designed to interact with users) and expressly reserves the right to chat with users through such system profiles in order to enhance the users’ entertainment experience. Physical contact with individuals behind such system profiles is strictly prohibited.
Pay per message
If you decide to interact in this fake chat, you must purchase a credit package. These “credits” are a virtual means of payment. Your account gets topped-up. Then, for each message you send, a certain number of credits will be deducted. You will quickly run out, and then you will have to top up again. Thus, a flirt is incredibly expensive for the users, while the company makes a lot of money. It would be fine if the users were made explicitly aware of the fictitious profiles. Unfortunately, you will know about this, unless you read the Terms and Conditions.