FreeLocal.singles looks good and advertises with an interesting offer. The registration is free and the chances of finding a match seem to be high. That is what we read on the landing page. However, we did some research and found reviews which say that this site advertises with misleading information. Registration is free, but costs will occur right after that. You will meet plenty of matches here but they are all fictional. This website has the reputation of being a fake chat scam. The members´ pool is filled with fake profiles, according to the reviews on the internet.
This website is an entertainment service. That is noted in the terms and conditions. “Entertainment” might not sound like a cheeky rip off, at-first. But it is an inauspicious way to mention a fake chat in the legal information. A dating portal is not created to entertain users. It is a service to connect potential matches. Here, you will be entertained by fake chat operators who control fictional profiles. One problem is that the fake operators will not identify as a fictional person. A fake profile is not marked as such either.
We found the following note in the terms and conditions
The Website is an entertainment service and you agree to use the Website and Service at your own risk.
The membership is not worth the price
According to the reviews on the internet, it starts right after the registration. At this point, a new member will receive a lot of messages. To reply, costs will occur for a premium-membership. Because of high costs, a normal subscription is less interesting. But a cheap trial membership will be offered. This appears to be a cheeky subscription rip-off. So, the purpose of entertainment is to lure users into a trap. The operator of the site is Desdemona Ltd, who are based in Dublin, Ireland. This company is well-known for this kind of scam.