According to the landing page, it is extremely simple to get started on TemptingChats.com. Around 4 million members have apparently signed up here. This makes it easy to believe that we can find members living nearby. What immediately got our intention is the design of the landing page. In the past we published a review for the scam site TemptedToChat.com, which looks exactly like this one. Even the name is not too different. It does not come as a surprise that TemptingChats.com is operated by the same company and turns out to be a fake chat scam as well.
The company behind TemptingChats.com
Midsummer Online BV is the name of the company responsible for TemptingChats.com. They are based in the Dutch town of Deventer. This site does not seem to be well-known on the internet, but we have encountered several scam sites from Midsummer Online BV already. The company uses fictitious profiles and even admits this in the terms and conditions.
Excerpt from the terms and conditions
temptingchats.com is the platform for users to chat with fictive profiles. The website, service and content are being provided for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be used for establishing meetings with other users.
The operator is not wrong when claiming that the fictitious profiles are used as a tool to “entertain” the users. What makes this a rip-off, is the fact that the users are required to pay for this kind of entertainment on TemptingChats.com. In the chat, virtual credits are needed to send messages to other members. These credits are sold in the shop on the dating site. This means that several charming conversations can easily make the users lose a lot of their money.
The high cost of chatting is the reason why TemptingChats.com is a moderated service in the first place. Fake chat operators are hiding behind the fake profiles. This allows them to manipulate the users in the chat, without being recognized. TemptingChats.com is not a legit dating site but only another rip-off.