Wakefield Web Activities BV, the operator of GooseChat.co.za, registered in Deventer, Netherlands, admitted in the legal information that fictitious profiles are used for the purpose of entertainment. Usually on fake dating sites entertainment is code for scam. It is often used to legally protect fake dating websites when they claim that fake profiles are for entertaining users. Furthermore, the company stated in the TOS that these fake profiles are marked with a heart-shaped icon. That means users must first read the TOS to understand what the icon means.
Excerpt from the GTC (as of 01/12/2022)
3.1. goosechat.co.za has the goal of allowing users to flirt. goosechat.co.za is the platform for users to chat with fictive profiles. The website, service and content are being provided for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be used for establishing meetings with other users. Profiles marked with a heart icon are fictive profiles with which physical contact is not possible.
As explained in the TOS, all the profiles in the members’ area are managed by subcontractors of the company to interact with users. While evaluating the site, we found that all the profiles were marked with a heart-shaped icon. Clearly, there is no chance of having a genuine date on this platform. Not only is it a waste of time, but is also a total waste of money.
The “coins” system
Everything the operator of GooseChat.co.za does is to lure users into their fake chat trap. First, the fake chat operators will try to seduce users by sending them enticing messages. If a user wanted to start a conversation, they would need to buy coin bundles beforehand. These virtual coins are used up quickly and for what? Users would be spending money to chat with fake profiles.
It was not difficult to find a large sum of online negative reviews from past users who testified to having a bad experience on this website. In fact, this company runs a large network of similar scam sites and should not be trusted.