You cannot deny that LocalMeets.ie makes a solid first impression. The landing page looks good and gives several reasons for signing up. We would like to believe that LocalMeets.ie is a safe and fun dating service, but we do some research just in case. We find out that LocalMeets.ie is a rip-off that is operated by a company infamous for the usage of fake profiles.
Venntro Media Group Ltd is the company operating LocalMeets.ie. They are based in the English town of Slough. If you search for the company online, you find several negative reviews. It seems that nobody has anything positive to say about the operator from the UK. Everyone complains that Venntro Media Group Ltd employs moderators, also called fake chat operators, to lure the users into a subscription trap.
From the terms and conditions
The Site is an entertainment service. Your use of this service is entirely at your own risk. You should exercise at least some degree of caution in evaluating what you see when involved in internet communication with people who are unknown to you (such as when you are using message services) and be aware that people may not necessarily be who they say they are and that people may provide information or behave in a way that is unreliable, misleading or illegal. By using this service you accept that any member profiles, messages and communication may not be genuine.
Venntro Media Group Ltd has found the right words to talk about the moderation of the dating site without revealing too much. The word “entertainment” has a positive ring to it and makes it seem that the users are the ones to benefit from it. The moderators entertain the users by sending seductive messages, only because the users need to upgrade their membership to send replies. To make this work, the moderators use fake profiles to hide behind.
Cancelling your paid membership is a difficult task
While the trick with the moderators already seems bold, the rip-off does not end here. The VIP membership comes with a cancellation period of 72 hours. There are cancellation periods way longer than 3 days, so this does not seem too bad. However, many have had bad experiences with the company’s scam sites. They report that the company makes cancelling the membership extremely difficult or even ignores cancellations submitted in time. Therefore, LocalMeets.ie is not only a fake chat scam, but also a subscription rip-off.