The online dating website FlirtingIrish.com appears to be a great casual dating portal. On the landing page we see a selection of profile pictures. The site claims to have great matches for people that are looking for a date with an Irish woman. But all that information is wrong or misleading and irritating. The profiles on the landing page and later in the members´ pool are fake. Those fake profiles are managed by operators. An operator controls more than one fake profile. The purpose of both is to stimulate the customers into a conversation. That is exactly where the rip-off starts, as the user must pay for sending messages. Costs will occur right after the free registration. The operator does not inform the user about costs after that. We read on the landing page, that the users of the portal do not have to fear high costs or a subscription.
Misleading information to lure the user into a scam
The operator of the online dating website notes the use of fictional profiles on the landing page. That notification is displayed on the very bottom of the homepage. So, that important information is quite hidden.
In the terms and conditions, we read more about fake profiles plus the fake chat
5.2 FlirtingIrish.com has entertainment as its goal, it is explicitly not the purpose of FlirtingIrish.com to establish dates or meetings in person.
5.3 Notify Direct Marketing B.V. explicitly reserves the right to send calls on FlirtingIrish.com through self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles with which no physical agreements are possible.
The operators will get in touch with a new member right after the registration is done. But, they will not identify as a fictional person at the beginning of the chat. In the terms and conditions, we read that a fictional profile is marked with a heart icon. But the heart icon does not contain the information that this profile is fictional. Also, we read some reviews by former customers who claim that all profiles had this icon. So, that is also not a real help for the user. The operator of the site is Notify Direct Marketing B.V. which is located in Krimpen aan den Ijssel, the Netherlands.