The online dating portal HotGranny.co.uk offers free registration. Plus, we see some advertisements on the landing page which include some profile pictures as well. For some reason, all profiles show young women. As we see it, that is strange, as the name of the site sounds more like a dating portal to find older women. However, that is one hint that speaks for an unreliable platform. Additionally, we found a note on the landing page about fictional profiles. The operator of the site admits that most of the profiles are fictitious. This note is at the bottom of the homepage.
First, it is a good thing of the operator to provide this information on the landing page. So, it is possible to spot it before registration. But, the note is more hidden than easy to find. Anyway, the website uses fake profiles that show fictional people. We did some research on the internet as well. There we found reviews about a rip off with a fake chat. Well, that is a game-changer. That means that the profiles are not just fake, but controlled by fake operators. They stimulate new users to a chat for which costs will occur.
We found the following note in the terms and conditions
6. In order to enhance your amusement experience, to stimulate you and others to use our Services more extensively, and to generally sprinkle some sparkle and excitement into the Services of HOTGRANNY.CO.UK, we may post fictitious profiles, generate or respond to communications by means of automated programs or scripts that simulate or attempt to simulate your intercommunication with another real human being.
All profiles are fictional
According to the reviews, it starts right after the registration. At this point, a new member will receive a lot of messages from other profiles. Of course, the new member assumes that the profiles are real, but they are all fake. Also, the fake operators stimulate actively a chat. According to the experience of former users, fake operators will not identify as a fictional person. To reply, a paid membership is needed. At least, it is not a trap. The operator of the scam site is HOTGRANNY.CO.UK which seems to be located in the UK. An imprint is missing.