FlirtMe.com has a nicely-designed landing page. On this we see an image of a young woman. Also present is the form for free registration. Our first impression of the site is quite positive. On the homepage, we read general information about the site. In addition, profile pictures of good-looking members are used for advertising. We are given the impression that this is a casual dating portal. We read about an open-minded community that seems to be chatty. However, we did not find any note about actual meetings. But registration is free and completed in just a few minutes.
Misleading advertising and fake profiles
The online dating portal FlirtMe.com claims to be a solid choice. On the landing page, we read about a high number of members. Moreover, the community appears to be chatty. Well, this might all sound like a good reason to register. Our research shows, however, that it is all part of a scam. This site uses misleading advertising. Profiles on the site are fake and show fictitious people. This is true of profiles on the landing page and those in the members´ pool. In addition, fake profiles are controlled by moderators. It is not possible to meet other members.
There is a hint of fake chat on the homepage. This site claims users can flirt as much as they like. However, actual dates are not referenced in any way. In our experience, this is an indication of moderation. Besides, there is more misleading information on the landing page. For example, registration is free. But costs will arise later from using the site. Users have to purchase credits to send messages. As all profiles on the site are fake, such purchases are a waste of money. This compounds the fact that this website is a rip-off.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
Appspartner uses professional animators and operators for the entertainment of the Users, who are not identified separately in the system. This Service is provided in the highest quality. Real meetings are not possible with these operators. Users can only send them messages within the portal.
This site is for online entertainment only
It starts right after registration. At this point, a new member will receive numerous messages from other ‘users’. These messages actually come from fake chat operators. They actively encourage new members to chat. But they do not identify as fictitious people. Their fake profiles are not marked as such. In a nutshell, users do not know about moderation. Inevitably, fake messages encourage chat. If the user wants to reply, costs will develop. The goal of moderation is, in our experience, to increase the income of the operator.
On the internet, we found numerous negative reviews about this site. Former users were not satisfied and denounced the cheeky scam. Fake operators try to generate as many messages as possible. According to the information on the internet, users are literally spammed. Incidentally, we also found plenty of reviews about the operator of this site. These reports note that this portal is not the only rip-off run by this operator. This company runs several more dating platforms. All of them use fake chat.