HoneyNearby.com makes a good impression. On the landing page, we see a huge selection of profiles. This website seems to have countless members. Also, the registration is free. In general, the website appears to be a promising choice. But, it is all a cheeky trick. The profiles on the website are fake. On the landing page, we found a short note about fictitious profiles. We read about the entertainment purpose of these fictitious profiles. This note is the only positive aspect to mention in our review. But this is not enough by far. This website is still a rip-off.
The note does not explain that all profiles are fake. Also, entertainment stands for moderation. As a synonym, it is used to describe a moderated chat, which is a fake chat. The goal of moderation is not the users´ entertainment. The actual goal is to increase the income of the operator. The operator of the portal is Skyloop Digital Ltd, who are based in London, United Kingdom. We did some research on the internet. This company has a terrible reputation. We found many negative reviews. It appears that this is not their only scam website, but just one of many.
The following is stated in the Terms and Conditions
5.2. honeynearby.com has entertainment as its goal, it is explicitly not the purpose of honeynearby.com to establish dates or meetings in person.
5.3. honeynearby.com explicitly reserves the right to send calls on honeynearby.com through self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles with which no physical agreements are possible.
Meetings are not possible
We know the tricks of the operator. Also, we have had some experience with this company. It starts right after registration. Then, a new member will receive many messages. Those messages come from fake chat operators. They will animate users into a chat, but they will not identify as a fictional person. Their fake profiles are not specially marked as well. So, users do not suspect the fake chat and are willing to pay to send messages.
After the free registration, costs will ensue for credits. Fake chat operators try to generate as many messages as possible to increase the operator’s income.