Outwardly, Zoskey.com looks very promising. The landing page is professionally designed and full of encouraging claims about the site’s members and features. For this review, we created a free account, familiarized ourselves with all tools provided, and closely inspected the legal information. Furthermore, we searched the internet for user experiences. To our surprise, Zoskey.com quickly turned out to be a cheeky scam.
Whilst signing up is free, using the site’s communication features is not. In fact, all communication features can only be unlocked by signing up for a paid membership subscription. There are several subscriptions to choose from. These differ not only in price and duration, but also in their scope of functions. The higher the membership status, the broader the access to the communication tools.
However, all membership subscriptions have one thing in common. They all renew automatically and canceling them is not easy. Consequently, they are all dangerous, and can easily end in a costly subscription trap.
Users of a certain membership status can only communicate with members of the same status. Zoskey.com is trying to trick users into signing up for as many different subscriptions as possible. To achieve that, the site’s employees create fake profiles, which are used to lure users into enticing conversations. Once a user is desperate to continue communicating with one of the fictional members, this member will suddenly change their membership status. So, the only way to stay in touch with that “member” is to upgrade to the next level of membership, by purchasing an additional subscription.
At the end of the day, users who fall for this scam can quickly end up having to pay for several recurring subscriptions. But obviously, they will never get the chance to meet their adored chat-partner in real life.
Here is an excerpt from the terms and conditions
We may, from time to time, create profiles which are created, maintained and managed by our employees (“Staff Profiles”). The purpose of these Staff Profiles is to enable us to ensure our Services are operating properly by testing the Services, features and functionalities, and to research our products and Services.
The company behind this rip-off is Advanced Networks ADT SRL, from Iasi, in Romania. This operator has already received several negative online reviews from disgruntled customers. To avoid a disappointing experience, we advise you to stay away from all websites run by this company.