The online dating website YouFlirt.com claims to be home to a huge community of singles, who are searching for new experiences and exciting flirting adventures. Users are even guaranteed to find a chat partner in less than five minutes here. Moreover, the site advertises with free registration, a promising matching algorithm, and a constantly growing member base.
To find out whether YouFlirt.com is truly as great as it appears to be, we do some research. First, we create a free account and test the site’s features and tools. Then, we search the internet for user reviews and study the terms and conditions. Unfortunately, we quickly find out that the site is nothing but an expensive scam.
To send chat messages to other members, users must pay. First, they must purchase so-called “coins”, which can then be exchanged for sending chat messages, photos, or virtual gifts to others. As each and every sent message must be paid for separately, chatting here can quickly cause tremendous costs. However, it turns out that the costly experience can never result in a real-life date.
We find the following note in the terms and conditions
Grandview AppCommunity uses professional animators and operators for the entertainment of the Users, who are not identified separately in the system. This Service is provided in the highest quality. Real meetings are not possible with these operators. Users can only send them messages within the portal.
Cheeky chat animators
The professional fake operators, who hide behind self-created fake profiles, are trained to trick the users into long conversations. Their goal is to lure as many chat messages as possible out of them, in order to raise the site’s profits.
Unfortunately, the fictitious profiles are not marked as such and all information regarding the fake chat can only be found in the fine print and the lengthy terms and conditions, where it can easily be overlooked. Hence, many users are completely oblivious to the fact that they are not chatting with real singles and lose a lot of money on the pricey “coins”. Online, there are already several negative user reviews and complaints about this scam website.
The operator behind this rip-off website is Grandview Appcommunity GmbH, from Switzerland.