Hookupers.com claims to provide all the features and tools needed to find true love and sincere conversations. At first sight, the portal appears trustworthy, inviting, and promising.
As usual, we take a closer look at the members’ pool and study the terms and conditions carefully. Further, we search the internet for user experiences, reviews, success stories, and complaints. Our research shows that the site is not trustworthy at all and that the chances of finding true love here are basically zero.
Do not sign up
The registration is free and easy. However, the free basic membership quickly turns out to be rather useless. All interesting features, particularly the chat, can only be used by paying premium subscribers. Unfortunately, these subscriptions are dangerous traps. They renew automatically and must be cancelled by the user to stop recurring charges. Cancelling is not so easy, though. The site’s operator is responsible for several other dating platforms, which are known subscription rip-offs. Consequently, we strongly advise you to refrain from signing up for any of the premium subscriptions offered.
Besides the risks posed by the subscriptions, there is another major issue that makes Hookupers.com a scam website. The members’ area contains so-called “staff profiles”, which are created by employed fake chat operators and used to interact with the users. As we see it, their main purpose is to lure new users into a flirty chat conversation and to trick them into signing up for one of the costly subscriptions.
The following excerpt is from the terms and conditions
We may, from time to time, create profiles which are created, maintained, and managed by our employees (“Staff Profiles”). The purpose of these Staff Profiles is to enable us to ensure our Services are operating properly by testing the Services, features, and functionalities and to research our products and Services. Such Staff profiles may perform certain activities using artificial intelligence and/or scripted actions.
Probably only fake members
Since the fake profiles are not marked as such, they cannot be distinguished from regular member profiles. Therefore, none of the members can be trusted and finding a real person for a date is extremely unlikely.
The operator behind this scam is Digital International Inc, from the Marshall Islands. This company is responsible for several other dating websites and has already received numerous negative reviews and customer complaints on the internet.