The name of the site indicates that you get to chat with attractive members after signing up. So does the photo of a good-looking woman in the background of the landing page. Some research on the internet reveals that MyHotties.co.za is not a well-known site. This makes us question the claim that you can find your girlfriend here. After signing up it is, however, quite easy to find someone to chat with. This does not always have to be a good sign. In this case, the other members who contact you are part of a scam.
The operator is untrustworthy
Although we cannot find any reviews for MyHotties.co.za, the same cannot be said about the company behind the dating site. Timespace Holdings Ltd, has received a bit of attention for several dating sites that have been accused of not being legit. We cannot help but wonder about the location of the operator. Tortola is one of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, a very odd place to start a company.
Horrendous prices for the membership
Users of this site need to purchase a membership to chat with others. All the offered memberships turn out to be expensive, except for the short trial membership of only 3 days. In fact, the trial membership is a trap which quickly turns into the most expensive membership there is. The operator tries to hide the fact that the trial membership also requires a cancellation. Otherwise, it turns into a regular paid membership that costs more than 90 USD per month.
A fake chat scam as well
A fake chat scam normally consists of fake chat operators. They hide behind fake profiles and try to make the users pay. MyHotties.co.za might be a bit different from that. The operator works with computer generated messages. These are sent to the users by fake profiles to initiate a conversation. Since chatting requires a paid membership, the users are tricked into buying one.
Evidence taken from the terms and conditions
We may from time to time offer users the ability to “Promote My Account” through Account Settings. Activating this service will mean that we will automatically broadcast custom messages created by any user, or selected from a default list of template messages, to other users. We reserve the right to select members to use the Promote My Account service.