Before we sign up to gain some more insight into InstaBang.com, here are some facts about the dating portal which is operated by Global Personals LCC in the United States:
- 2 Million members
- 20,000 daily logins
- Subscription price between $9.95 - $80.00
- Free Basic Account
- Founded in 2015
The registration is free, and the enrolment procedure is fast and easy. You will be asked for the usual information, such as location, gender, age and so on. And of course, a valid email is required to send you a verification email.
After you have verified your email, you are redirected to the main members’ area. The interface is well laid out and makes it easy to navigate on the page. There are not too many features on InstaBang.com, but we think that is a good thing. The page has a search function for new members, online members and a general search. We also have a video chat, galleries and a live cam section.
The scam starts shortly after sign-up
It does not take long until we get the first emails and messages. But as usual, we are not able to read any of the messages unless we upgrade our account by subscribing to an expensive membership. This will be renewed automatically, and it is extremely hard to terminate. The large number of messages and emails we receive in a short time, is a red flag for us. We have the suspicion that the dating portal InstaBang.com is using moderators and bots to lure the naïve customers into expensive subscriptions. The automated messages and the automatic renewing policy is mentioned in the terms and conditions of the dating website.
Here are the excerpts:
Recurring Transaction Agreement
"All memberships will auto-renew as follows: All membership purchases (trial or otherwise) will automatically renew upon expiration of your current purchase at the then-current one-month membership price except for 6-month purchases which automatically renew at 29.95 GBP per month, and 12-month and 18-month purchases which will automatically renew at 14.95 GBP per month."
“The Site may, from time to time, offer an automated message system for users to contact other users that meet at least one interest that the user is interested in. Such automated messages are labeled “Icebreakers”.”