The online dating website Seeking.com advertises with a reasonable offer. Sad but true most of the details on the landing page are consciously wrong or irritating. The registration is for free, but after that, the website will charge a lot of money for a subscription. Additionally, the landing page shows the slogan that here you can update your relationship and arrange dates with others. But also that turned out to be wrong.
During our research, we found several negative reviews about the website and its operator. Former customers describe the site as a rip-off. Regarding the reviews on the internet, the member’s pool is full of fake profiles. But the fake profiles are not made up by other members just for fun. The fake profiles are operated by fake operators to entice the user to a chat and to pay for a premium membership subscription.
The website Seeking.com is a fake chat. The fake profiles are to rip off the user, but the operator claims that they have another use.
In the terms and conditions it is written
“THIS SITE IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.”
The purpose of entertainment would be great, but there appears a problem. The user does not know about the fake profiles for entertainment and assumes that all members are real. Of course, as the landing page mentions that you will find a match here. Plus the fake operators will not identify themselves later.
Additionally, we read in the reviews that the costs originate via a subscription. The fake operators entice the user to pay for the subscription. A member will need a paid premium-membership to send and read messages. The fake operators will get in touch with a user, but the user can’t read the messages. That will entice the user to pay for a subscription.
It is the real use of fake profiles and not the entertainment purpose. The fake operators lure the victim in a trap which is the subscription. The subscription will extend automatically. The operator W8Tech Cyprus Limited is located in Cyprus and mentions the automatic renewal in the terms and conditions as following:
“Seeking.com has the right to renew your membership from month to month automatically. UNTIL TERMINATED, Seeking MAY AUTOMATICALLY RENEW ALL PAID SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE SERVICES ON THE DATE SUCH SUBSCRIPTIONS EXPIRE.”