The first impression of the very permissive adult sex dating website FreeLocalDates.com is good. The design is not exceptional, we see a slide show of member profiles and other member previews. Additionally, the site advertises with the slogan "Exclusive Online 100% Free Dating" and that "Horny Singles Are Waiting". The adult portal claims to be the winner of several awards like: "Dating Site Award Winner", "Social Site Hook Up" and "Mobile Dating Site" to name a few. We consider those awards to be as faked as the fake members’ pool. The operator of the dating websites is Nautell Capital Ltd., headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The free registration is done fast after submitting your personal details like location, DOB, gender and sexual preferences and of course, a valid email address. You will then be redirected to the second registration phase, where you have to give some more personal details to finish your profile.
The rip-off starts
The interface on the main members page has a clean design and is intuitive to use. We have all the standard features and functions like filters, search functions, messages, hot or not and links to live webcams. The website also offers a mobile application.
After a short while, the new member is getting plenty of messages, texts and emails. This is where the rip-off starts. Nothing on FreeLocalDates.com is free anymore, once you try to be active on the website. The portal is offering a basic VIP membership for $ 49.95 which will not give you everything you need to communicate. Nevertheless, once you provide your credit card details, you will be automatically billed for an upgrade of your profiles and a video service. The price in total is $ 118.43.
Not bad for useless communications with faked profiles, operated by paid employees of the company behind this big rip-off. We know this for sure because it is stated in the terms and conditions and we saw many testimonies by former members reporting this scam.
Excerpt from the terms and conditions:
“You understand, acknowledge, and agree that some of the user profiles posted on this site may be fictitious or models or bots related to our "Love Stars" (LS) program. Our LS work for the site in an effort to stimulate dialogue with users and to stimulate user participation on the Website and Services, advertisement of the Website and Services, and the creation of user profiles. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that the information, text, and pictures contained in the LS profiles do not pertain to any actual person or member, but are included for entertainment purposes only.”
On top of the above-mentioned moderated chats, faked profiles, computer bots and the hidden fees we read about:
- spam messages to your mail account
- theft of your funds from your credit card
- data leakage
- impossible to meet any people