The online dating portal GoHikingDating.com offers something special. On the landing page, we read that you can find matches to go hiking with. The offer sounds nice. But on the internet, the reputation of the platform is bad. It turns out that you will never find someone to hike with on this site. It is a scam with a fake chat. The profiles in the members´ pool are fake and show fictional people. These fictional profiles are controlled by fake chat operators. They stimulate new users into a chat, but they will not identify as a fictional person.
A fake profile is also not marked as such. So, the user has no idea about moderation, which makes it a fake chat. That is our impression and what former users note in their reviews. The operator of the site calls it an “entertainment” service. That purpose is mentioned in the terms and conditions. In the legal information, we also read that costs will occur for a paid membership. A premium-membership is needed to read and send messages. But the costs are quite high. However, the fake chat operators try to persuade users to make the purchase.
We found the following note in the terms and conditions
By using this Website you acknowledge that any User profiles, messages and communication may not be genuine.
Do not make any purchase
According to the reviews on the internet, users have some alternatives. The website offers a normal premium-membership which is quite expensive. So, a cheap trial membership is offered, which seems to be the better deal. That is what the operator wants you to think. As far as we know, the trial membership is a subscription rip-off. It cannot be terminated in time and will extend to a normal subscription. That is the rip-off which Arnaze Online Ltd is known for. This operator is based in Douglas, in the Isle of Man.