The online dating portal E-Flirts.com advertises with free registration and a big pool of active members. Furthermore, the site claims to be the perfect platform to find local singles, who are looking for flirts, friendships, love, and long-term relationships. When we have a closer look at the terms and conditions and do some research on the internet, we find out that E-Flirts.com is a rip-off.
After the free registration, users get the opportunity to use the search feature and browse the member profiles. But to be able to get in touch with other members, users must pay. First, so-called “coins” must be purchased, which can later be exchanged for sending stickers, photos, and messages. This is not only rather expensive, but also turns out to be totally pointless. The chances of finding real people in the chat, are extremely low.
In the terms and conditions, the following note can be found
We may use system profiles at our discretion to communicate with users to enhance our users' entertainment experience.
In other words, the operator uses fake profiles to communicate with users, to raise its own profits. From our experience, these fake profiles are managed by operators, and their only goal is to lure users into long conversations, and to make them buy as many “coins” as possible. As the fake profiles are not marked as such, users assume there are real people behind each member profile. Hoping to meet the love of their life or arrange a date, users are willing to pay for the expensive chat. But as real-life dates are obviously not possible with fictitious people, users lose a lot of money for nothing.
Operator with a bad reputation
The operator of E-Flirts.com is well known for this kind of scam. NUMBER65 LTD. from Kent, in the UK, runs a whole network of similar rip-off dating websites, which all have a terrible reputation. Thus, E-Flirts.com and all other websites run by this company cannot be recommended and should be avoided.