The online dating website PlayfulCuties.com advertises with a solid offer. On the landing page we see a lot of profile pictures. We assume that these are real people and real members of the site. Moreover, the registration is for free. This looks like a great offer to get to know this website. The website claims that this is the best place on the internet to find new people and to have fun. We did not read anything about dating, but we assume that this is obvious on a dating portal. The registration process is simple and done in a few minutes. Then, it is possible to have a chat with one of those great looking people in the profile pictures, which are displayed on the landing page. According to the information on the website, this is the best dating website in Australia.
First research on the internet
However, we did some research and found out that this website is certainly not the best alternative in Australia. In general, this website is a terrible choice, because it is nothing more than a cheeky rip- off with a fake chat. It also appears to be a subscription trap. The registration on PlayfulCuties.com is for free, but not the use of the site. To get started and to have a conversation with another member of the website, a paid membership is needed. That premium-membership is offered in form of a subscription which will extend automatically. This seems like a trap to us.
Usually, an automatic renewal of a subscription does not have to be something bad. But it this case, we assume that it is part of a trap. The user pays money for a subscription which will extend over and over again.
This is a bad dating platform
Even if the subscription is not a trap, this website is still not worth a penny. In the members’ pool are fake profiles only, which are activated by fake operators. Those fake operators entice the user to a chat, right after the registration. The user must pay for the chats. It is not possible to send or to read messages for free.
The fake chat in mentioned in the terms and conditions
“6. 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 PLAYFULCUTIES.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”
The fake operators will entice the user to a chat. The user does not know about the moderated chat. A fake operator will also not identify as a fictional person. In the end, a user gets tricked and pays a lot of money. They chat with a fake profile that shows a fictional person. A date in real-life is not possible.
We did some research on the internet and found plenty of negative reviews from former customers. Many people complain about the fake chat and that it is not possible to find one real person here. Also, the operator Flaming Head Limited from Cyprus of the online dating website gets a lot of criticism about the rip-off, which is performed on many more websites. The company runs a whole network of scam portals, including PlayfulCuties.com.