The online dating platform FlirtFindr.co.uk advertises with a great offer. The registration is free, and the site seems to have a lot of open-minded members. Here, it will not take too long before a new member will get in touch with other users. That might be true, but all the profiles are a fake. This site is a fake chat scam, which means that all profiles are managed by fake operators.
Those fake operators will get in touch with a new user right after the registration. Because of that, the operator of the site advertises with a lot of hot chats with good-looking people. Sad but true, all the profiles show fictional people with whom a date is impossible. Of course, a user does not know about the fake chat and assumes that all profiles are real and show real people.
The fake chat is mentioned in the terms and conditions
“6.4 This Website or Service is for adult entertainment purposes; it is not our aim to bring physical appointments/contact between members. User is aware and agrees that we may use moderated and fictive profiles for online adult entertainment purposes. Festivus Media BV expressly reserves the right to send messages to this site by self-created profiles. Physical contact with these fictive profiles is not possible. Festivus Media BV denies itself of all liability to the extent that is allowed by the law and assumes no warranty for any kind of damage or inconvenience caused by the Service.”
Right after the registration, a new member will receive a lot of attention in the form of messages. The high number and the content of the messages entice the user to a conversation. That is the actual reason why the company uses fake operators. They entice the customer to a chat for which the user must pay.
In the end, if a user knows about the moderated chat, the user will choose another site. The customer gets tricked by the wrong and misleading information given by the operator. After the registration, fake operators will do the rest and generate as many messages as possible. So, the operator of the site makes more money.
The operator is Festivus Media B.V., based in ’s-Gravenhage, in the Netherlands. This company is well known for this rip-off. It runs a network of dating websites which all work the same way.