The homepage of MatureSexUK.com makes an appealing impression at first glance, and the hot cougar pictured, gives us hope for a quick sex adventure. A selection of possible dates is animating. We are sceptical, as this seems too good to be true. We scroll down to the terms and conditions, and we find what we are looking for. Our suspicion of a rip-off is confirmed.
An excerpt from the terms and conditions:
“12. You might meet actual people through our services, but we provide no guarantee in that respect whatsoever. Some of the messages you may receive will be sent by computer generated profiles
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 MATURESEXUK.COM, 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 (though none really exists and any dialog is generated by programming), and we may employ or contract for the paid services of real persons who may interact with you as part of their compensated employment. While these communications may seem genuine, authentic, and personal, they may be broadcast simultaneously to a large number of persons and possess none of these qualities.”
MatureSexUK.com is clearly a moderated chat. This is also confirmed by the numerous negative reviews and experiences. The stitch-up is old style, but unfortunately still very successful. In the member area, there are mostly only fake profiles. These profiles are created by professional moderators and used to get in touch with the customer. The fictitious profiles are not clearly marked, and the moderators do not identify themselves as such. The new user is encouraged to chat but will find himself unable to do so without investing money by purchasing so-called message bundles.
And these have a hefty price: Seven messages for 9.99 pounds!
But the customer likes to pay because he believes the chat partner is real. The customer is deliberately misled and falls into a cost trap and rip-off through a moderated chat.