The online dating website HookupAds.com looks excellent on the first impression. The landing page has a beautiful and modern design. Additionally, we get a lot of information about online dating, the members and the website’s advantages. Even the portal looks promising, we did some research.
With that, we found a few negative reviews about the website HookupAds.com and its operator. It seems that the information on the landing page is wrong or at least very irritating. One example is the free registration. The registration is really for free but not the use of the website.
The website advertises with a lot of members and promises that here you will find hot dates in no time. But as it turns out that this is not how it works here. In the terms and conditions, we found the clear evidence that HookupAds.com is a fake chat.
That means the portal is a rip-off. Here is the excerpt of the terms and conditions about the profiles which are for entertainment
“14.2 An CUPID EPD PROGRAM / ONLINE REGENT may be a digital actor, an avatar or a synthespian (e.g. a computer generated "person" or "character"). CUPID EPD PROGRAM / ONLINE REGENT may be employed by hookupads.com or a third party to enhance your online experience. For example, a CUPID EPD PROGRAM / ONLINE REGENT may provide an electronic introduction to new or existing hookupads.com features or functionality, or discourage inappropriate behaviour.
That means that the members of the website are all fake. The fake profiles are operated by fake operators that will entice the user into a chat. But a conversation has no goal at all as it is not possible to arrange a date. Or at least it is not possible to realize the time.
HookupAds.com is a scam as the user gets tricked by wrong information, like the free registration and the promise of dates and love. After registration, the user gets charged for a membership. As far as we can see, the subscription is not a trap. But that does not change anything on our conclusion that this portal is a fake chat rip off.
The operator of HookupAds.com is Quad Strategy Ltd. The company is in Stevenage, in the UK. We had already some experience with the operator as this is not the only scam the company runs. We also found some negative reviews about the company on the internet.