The online dating website Youumu.com offers free registration. On the tremendous looking landing page, we read some general information about its service and its large member's pool. That sounds all good, but as those details are not enough for a report, we did some research.
During our study, we found a lot of negative reviews about the operator of this website.
Chilliboot Ltd. operates Youumu.com. This company is well-known on the internet and to us as well. We checked already a few other websites of this operator in the past. Chilliboot Ltd. is located in Kent, in the UK and runs a network of dating websites. All of them are a rip off with a fake chat.
In the member's pool are fake profiles only. Those fake profiles are operated by fake operators that will entice the user to a long conversation with no goal at the end. The reason is that the profiles show fictitious people with which physical contact is not possible. But precisely that is what members' on Youumu.com are looking for.
The fake chat is in the terms and conditions
"It is intended to be a safe and fun place to visit, that grants you access to such materials for your enjoyment and entertainment in a friendly environment. We may use system profiles at our discretion to communicate with users to enhance our users' entertainment experience."
The scam starts right after the registration. Regard to the information we found on the internet, and it will only take a few minutes until the virtual post box is full of messages. As the details on the landing page which, show profile pictures with promises of a real date, a user assumes that those messages come from real people. But they do not, the messages come from fake operators that entice the user to a chat.
The fake operators do not identify as a fictional person, and their profiles are not shown. So a user gets tricked from the very start. This website is a scam as the sites charged money of its customer to send messages.