The landing page of Snap-Date.com looks truly engaging and inviting, thanks to a modern design and a choice of colours which are spot on. Not much information is given to the user about the services of the platform, but the few details that we can read appear to be quite promising.
The portal invites all visitors to join the member's area for free. However, this is misleading because the user is tricked into thinking that no payment is needed at any point. However, the only thing which is free of charge is the creation of the profile. After that, any interaction with other members requires the purchase of coins, without which this website is useless.
The problem with the coin system is that it is extremely expensive. Each message costs one coin, and it is not rare that a quick conversation ends up costing hundreds and hundreds of pounds. The Internet is full of reviews by people who explain how they lost a small fortune because of this form of payment.
Do not waste your money
On Snap-Date.com, things are even worse because it doesn't matter how much money you decide to spend. Everything will be completely pointless anyway since the profiles on this portal are not real. This is the classic fake chat scam, a common way used by untrustworthy websites to deceive their users and make them buy more and more coins.
These profiles are created by fake operators that don't correspond to the person portrayed in the picture. As a result of that, any real encounter is impossible.
Here is what we read in the Terms and Conditions
The Company operates system profiles (i.e. profiles connected to Accounts which have been created by the Company and which are either operated by contractors of the Company who impersonate the persons portrayed in such profiles or by a system designed to interact with users) and expressly reserves the right to chat with users through such system profiles in order to enhance the users’ entertainment experience. Physical contact with individuals behind such system profiles is strictly prohibited.
Who is the mind behind this scam?
The company responsible for this rip-off is Take Two Digital Ltd, who are registered in Paphos, Cyprus. Since this is not the first time that we meet them, we are not surprised by what we uncovered today.