Our first impression is that the dating platform LocalMatureDates.com appears a trustworthy and reputable website. On the landing page, the portal promises a safe and secure online dating experience and good prospects of finding a perfect match. For this review we created a free test profile, read the terms and conditions and did some research on the internet. Disappointingly, we quickly discovered that LocalMatureDates.com does not live up to its great first impression. In fact our research shows it is nothing but a scam.
Apart from registration, most site features are not free. To unlock the chat feature, which is absolutely crucial for a successful online dating experience, a paid membership subscription is needed. Unfortunately, however, these subscriptions can quickly turn into an expensive nightmare.
LocalMatureDates.com operates an automatic renewal billing policy. Users must therefore actively terminate their subscriptions to avoid being charged continuously. However, the site’s operator is already well known for making it virtually impossible to cancel such memberships. According to numerous reports from former customers we found online, the company’s customer service simply ignores cancellation attempts and brazenly continues to charge users’ credit cards regularly. So this is clearly a subscription rip-off.
Users are also highly unlikely to meet real singles or arrange real-life dates on LocalMatureDates.com. The members’ area seems to consist mainly of fake profiles. These profiles are created and controlled by professional fake chat operators employed by the company responsible for LocalMatureDates.com. In our experience, such fake members are just used to lure new users into chatting and thus into dangerous membership subscriptions.
We find the following statement in the terms and conditions
To maximise your chances of finding success, we've enhanced the members’ area of Local Mature Dates UK to include members with all interests and characteristics.
The operator of LocalMatureDates.com is Venntro Media Group Ltd, which is located in Slough, UK. This company runs a vast network of online dating websites, many of which we have already tested. Sadly, all use exactly the same tricks and scam strategies. To avoid a negative experience, we strongly advise you to refrain from signing up on any website run by this operator.