The online dating portal Fruzo.com has got a solid first impression. On the landing page, we find a lot of information about the site. It claims to be a reliable dating portal. Well, the appearance of the homepage could prove that. The landing page has got a modern design and ensures a good overview above all sections. With regard to the information on the landing page, the offer is also modern. Here, you can chat with your matches and make a video call. In general, the target group appears to be younger singles that are looking for a serious relationship.
High costs to use the site
Fruzo.com offers free registration. But, after the registration, costs will occur for a premium membership. As we see it, the free registration is a misleading piece of information. Also, we did some research and found many negative reviews. Former users were not happy with the service of the site. First of all, they complain about the very high costs. The rates for the premium membership are way over the average. Additionally, more costs might occur for other services. So, to advertise with free registration and then charge a lot of money is not a sign of reliability, in our opinion.
After some more research, we found out that we are not the only ones who think like that. But, there is way more to mention. The premium membership will extend automatically if it is not terminated in time. That does not have to be a scam, in general. But, if you think about the advertisement of the free registration and then get charged for a subscription that will renew, again and again, it is not a good sign. Well, to keep it short, many former users noted that the premium membership is a subscription rip-off. And, there is still more.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on Fruzo, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks.
This website is moderated
The operator notes in the terms and conditions a lot of information about moderation. On the one hand, the operator claims that the chat system is not moderated. On the other hand, the operator still employs moderators. The interactive service of the site describes the chat system and the video calls. In another section of the legal information, the operator admits that the interactive service might be moderated. Now, the operator notes that normally you will get a notification about moderation, then. But, the term is typically not a guarantee that you will get it at any time.
As we see it, the operator tries to note a fake chat but conceals it in a complex description. In the end, we assume that this website is a fake chat. Additionally, former users have the same impression. On the internet, we found many reviews about fake chats. With regard to that information, a new member will receive many messages after the registration. Those messages entice users to a chat for which costs will occur. This way, users get lured into a trap.