The poor design does not really stimulate the visitors to register or even have a more in-depth look into the hookup online dating portal FlirtHookup.com. The preview pictures of existing members are unclear and very tiny. The website claims that the registration is free and that it only takes one minute.
“I also agree to receive email newsletters, account updates, special offers and communications from computer generated virtual profiles. targeted to my interests.”
We also learn that our private data will not be safe on FlirtHookup.com, because we have to agree that this can be shared with third parties.
“FlirtHookup.com or FHcupid.com, and agree to allow my personal data to be shared with third parties.”
We proceed with the free enrollment and are asked to provide some more details. We have to choose our username, preferences and provide our location before we can verify again. A small summary is requested, and we can upload some pictures. Finally, we arrive at the main members area.
The same simple and boring design as with the starting page. Very disappointing, with the small preview pictures and the poor interface. Nothing special here, the usual search functions, profile setting features and a link to a live cam.
Minutes after they have signed up, the member will receive charming messages and texts from various women. They all ask for a picture or a chat in private. Here the rip-off starts. The messages are either from computer generated bots or from moderators hiding behind fictitious profiles who try to animate the new members into a membership upgrade which is essential to use the chat. With the upgrade, you will get a "HOOKUP GUARANTEE" and “UNLIMITED ACCESS TO THOUSANDS OF HOT VIDEOS".
What big scam do we have here?
It is not only that the operator, Flaming Head Limited, located in Nicosia, Cyprus is managing a moderated chat and virtual profiles, but he also lures the members into expensive subscriptions with recurring billing until termination. We read about this on the internet as well, and find more evidence in the terms and conditions:
“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 FLIRTHOOKUP.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.”