At first sight, SoulMates.ie looks like a professional dating site. On the landing page you cannot see any of the real members, only stock photos which make everything look fancy. It is hard to believe that there could be something wrong with this site, but it is a rip-off. The members’ area is full of fake profiles which are created by the operator. They turn out to be a useful tool by managing to rip-off users in the chat.
After signing up, it is surprisingly easy to find someone to start chatting with. We found a possible explanation for this in the terms and conditions. Although the operator does not admit to the use of moderated fake profiles, there is a suspicious statement in the terms and conditions. This tackles the issue about certain profiles.
This is the statement from the terms and conditions
[…] be aware that people may not necessarily be who they say they are and that people may provide information or behave in a way that is unreliable, misleading or illegal. By using this Service you accept that any member profiles, messages and communication may not be genuine and you agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members or users of the Site or Service.
Numerous negative reviews
The dating site SoulMates.ie is not well-known and has not received much attention yet. The company in charge of the site on the other hand, is known for their use of fake profiles. If you read several of the negative reviews about Venntro Media Group Ltd, you can clearly see that something is wrong with this company from Slough in the United Kingdom. Our previous experience with the English operator was not any better.
Fake chat scam
The fake profiles appear to be real members who are looking for a flirt. Therefore, the users feel the urge to invest their money on SoulMates.ie to use the chat feature. We are not too sure if the fake profiles are merely bots or controlled by real people who function as fake chat operators. It does not matter if you buy virtual “credits” or a membership to enable chatting. However, using this site becomes very expensive, especially since the operator likes to charge users too much money. This site is a rip-off that does not offer anything.