UNLimdate.com is a treacherous dating platform, which features a fake chat. Unfortunately, users will not notice, unless they carefully read the legal disclaimers. The company responsible for this rip-off is Mediascythe Ltd, which is an operator based in California, in the USA. Of course, this operator knows very well that people rarely read the Terms and Conditions. Therefore, we believe this is intentionally misleading.
Icebreakers and fictitious profiles
The landing page, on UNLimdate.com, is minimalistic. It shows a black background, with sober fonts. It invites us to access the world of smart dating. A simple registration procedure suggests that we sign up for free. We looked closely at the fine print below the registration form. We noticed, that by registering, we accept to receiving sexually explicit messages, and to share our data with third parties. They also promise that if we become active on the platform, we will be able to make one hundred new contacts, per day.
However, we know from experience, we should be sceptical when something is too good to be true. Here, we realized that the Terms and Conditions admit to creating AI-generated fake profiles. Furthermore, the system sends out so-called icebreaker messages, to get the conversation going. This can be broadcast to several users at the same time, so they basically mean nothing. This is how they promise that everyone is contacted at least once per session.
The following excerpts are taken from the Terms and Conditions
For the purposes of provision of our Websites to you via the Website during the hours of low attendance, we may register ai profiles as Users so that you may continue using Website and chatting with other Users uninterruptedly when the number of active Users is decreasing.
We may allow our Users to choose to send the same message (an "Icebreaker") to a number of other Members, who are selected by an automatic algorithm in order to allocate the attention and activity among Members of our Service. You may receive Icebreakers from the same Users more than once. Icebreakers may be sent through the same channels as ordinary messages, including as a chat message and as a letter.
By posting User Content to UNlimdate, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to UNlimdate, its affiliates, licensees, and successors, an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing for the purpose of providing the Service to you.