The landing page of UK-Fling.co.uk looks quite promising. They advertise with free registration which will turn out to be highly misleading. The basic membership allows you just to create a profile, upload a picture, and browse the member's area. But when you try to send a message to any other user, you get immediately redirected to the payment page. Without spending money, the free registration is basically useless because all the communication features are disabled.
The initial page shows some of the latest members. They all look like real people genuinely interested in actual dates. But our experience tells us that something is not quite right. After a closer look, we realize that two of the profiles share the same picture. This is a major clue for a fake chat. We are already familiar with the site's operator and we know that they often use fictional profiles on their platforms. Therefore, we decide to carefully check all the legal documents to find confirmation of our initial skepticism.
The following is stated in the Terms and Conditions
5.2 uk-fling.co.uk has entertainment as its goal, it is explicitly not the purpose of uk-fling.co.uk to establish dates or meetings in person.
5.3 Midsummer Online B.V. explicitly reserves the right to send calls on uk-fling.co.uk through self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles with which no physical agreements are possible.
High costs for a fantasy chat
Midsummer Online BV, the company from Tiel, The Netherlands, that runs UK-Fling.co.uk, admits to using self-created profiles to communicate with their customers. They also clearly state that it's not the purpose of the platform to establish meetings or dates. This means that all you can get from this website is a purely virtual experience. This is a scam because it contradicts what is promised on the landing page. Users are tricked into thinking that they are chatting with real members, while instead, they are messaging with fictional characters. Therefore, real-life dates are impossible.
In order to reply to these fake messages and keep the conversation going, members need to buy expensive credits which can cost up to £ 2.5 each. Since for every sent message you have to use 1 credit, even a short chat can end up being very expensive. Luckily, payments are non-recurring which means that at least this is not a subscription rip-off.