Despite a slightly outdated design, the homepage of HookupGay.co.uk is still quite promising. In the background we see pictures of supposedly new members who give the impression of being genuine people looking for real dates. All visitors to the page are encouraged to sign up, with the promise that the members’ area is populated with thousands of open-minded guys looking for casual experiences. The only requirement is that members have to be at least 18 years of age.
Other than this, there are no limitations. Whether you are looking for younger or older people, HookupGay.co.uk claims to be the perfect dating platform for you. Registration is free of charge but only entitles you to create a profile, upload a picture and send winks to other members. Everything else has to be paid for separately by using credits.
What are these?
Credits are a virtual currency used by this platform. Sending one message costs one credit, which equals £1.25. Prices decrease slightly if you buy bigger credit packs. All payments are one-off, which means HookupGay.co.uk is at least not a subscription rip-off. Unused credits expire after 90 days and are not refundable under any circumstances.
Is it worth it?
A new user is pushed to buy more and more credits by the promising messages he receives right after registration. But in reality, these messages are fake. The person writing from the other side of the screen is not that handsome man you see in the profile picture. He is instead a fake chat operator employed by the company for the sole purpose of prolonging conversations as far as possible, so you spend a lot of money without getting anything in return. Real life meetings are in fact impossible on HookupGay.co.uk.
Here Is proof from the Terms and Conditions
The purpose of this website is to enable (erotic) chat conversations between fictitious profiles and users, and therefore contains fictitious profiles. Physical meetings are not possible.
As soon as we saw the name of the operator of HookupGay.co.uk, we knew it must be a scam. BD Technologies AG is a Swiss company from Zug that always uses fake chat to subject its customers to a rip-off.