In order to use this site you need to upgrade your membership. In this case they say that upgrading is no charge at all, $0. But why then do they ask for your credit card information? If you look at the evidence below you are upgraded to a VIP membership automatically without your consent. This VIP membership includes the following, a free 2 day trial promo to 'FreeHookupSearch.com GOLD' renewing to $39.95/monthly. You also get charges from 18Passport.com at $35.71 per month, and XVideoBase.com at $36.12. The total cost for your "free upgrade" amounts to $111.78 per month!
Now if this was truly a free upgrade you wouldn't be getting charged $111.78 on a recurring monthly subscription. Unfortunately many people do not pay attention and in this particular case if you are not paying attention you can easily get scammed out of $111.78 per month that is recurring. This website is not free at all, in fact it is a fraud that tricks you by using the word "free" a multitude of times on the payment page to trick you into thinking it's free. But anytime a dating site asks for your credit card information they are going to charge you, please understand that.
- Browse Profiles: View profiles of members of the site.
- Videos: Watch adult videos.
- Online Members: Check which members are online.
- Live Cams: Watch live cams of nude women, this is a pay service.
Phony Chat Messages From "Fantasy Profiles"
Shortly after logging into the members area we received chat messages. One of the chat messages was from a girl who goes by the name of "Carmenj". Take a look at the evidence below. This girl is not a real person and she is not sending any instant messages to us. What's really going on here is that this website uses a computer software program called a "bot" short for robot. These bots can send and reply to instant messages in the same way a regular person would. So to unknowing men who have no clue that they are being contacted by a robot they think the person sending them the chat message is real. The scam here is when you try to reply you need to "upgrade your membership" as you can see circled in red in the evidence below.
As stated above upgrades are not free like they lead you to believe because they need your credit card information and then they start billing you with monthly charges.
Also any emails you receive run along the same lines. This includes fake women sending you automatically generated emails.
Fake Views From Fake Girls AKA "Fantasy Profiles"
Another popular con that many scam dating sites use is with fictitious profile views. A view is when someone looks at your profile. You can see from the evidence below that we received 6 views to our profile on this site. That in itself is not really a scam but what happens is that you will be interested in seeing who viewed your profile. All the so-called women viewing your profile are "Fantasy Profiles", meaning they are not real females. If you try to communicate back to these women who viewed your profile you need to upgrade by giving the website your credit card information at which time they will scam you. It's all about money and they will use any deception tactic to trick you into giving up your credit card information so they can rip you off.
Fake Girls AKA "Fantasy Profiles"
All the women on this site that we viewed had the words FP and they're dating profile, this is an abbreviation for fantasy profile Cygnus signifying that the profile we viewed was in fact faked. But using image reversed software we were able to identify a few of the dating profile images located on other adult image sites. You can see evidence of just two of the profiles that we found to have stolen images found on other sites below.
This image is stolen from Adultfriendfinder.com and can be found on multiple sites owned by them including:
This same image is also found on numerous sites including http://teamskeetimages.com/tours/sfu/girls/31.jpg
"Fantasy Profiles" Created By The Dating Site
Every single female profile on the site that we came in contact with we're completely fictitious. If you take a look at the evidence below circled in red you will see the letters "FP" this is an abbreviation for "Fantasy Profiles" and every single profile that we viewed had that logo on it. This means that any profile with that logo on it is completely fake. FreeHookupSearch.com admits to it and actually calls the fake profiles that they themselves create "Fantasy Profiles". This is NOT something we made up its actually found on the terms and conditions page (section 7:2) where they discuss the use and nature of "Fantasy Profiles" and how it pertains to their service.
We have included the most important part of the terms and conditions below for you to read.
This is probably the most incriminating evidence, when a criminal admits to the act that he or she has done. In this case the dating site is admitting exactly how they defraud and scam people directly on their website.
Does Free Hookup Search use virtual or fictitious profiles?
Yes, we do. Some of the user profiles posted on this Website are fictitious, and are associated with our “Fantasy Profile” (FP) service. We designate these profiles with a written “FP” on the profile details page. Our FP service is part of our efforts to stimulate conversation with users, in order to encourage further and broader participation in all of our Website’s services, including the posting of additional information or pictures to the users profiles.
- Initial messages from our FP service may be automatically generated with no human involvement, and third-party contractors hired or contracted by us may generate messages or correspondence after that.
- You understand that the information, text, and pictures contained in the FP service profiles do not pertain to any actual person, but are included for entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in any FP service profile is intended to describe or resemble any real person—living or dead. Any similar between FP user profile descriptions and any person is purely coincidental.
- A single FP may be associated with more than one (1) profile on the Website. You can readily identify and distinguish FP service profiles from member profiles by the FP appearing on each FP profile, and the absence of any “interests” or geographic “location” identifier contained in the FP profile.
Is there anything else I need to know about the fantasy profile feature?
On one or more occasions, FP profiles may contact both members and subscribers through computer-generated instant messages or emails to encourage further or broader participation in the Website’s services or to monitor user activity. These messages may be transmitted to multiple recipients at the same time. Messages from FPs will contain the uniform designation “FP” to notify the user that the user has received a message from a FP.
You understand that no physical meeting will ever take place between you and the individuals providing our FP service, and that the exchange of messages between you and the FP is for entertainment purses, as well as to encourage further or broader participation in the Website’s services or to monitor user activities.
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- Email: email@example.com
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This website does everything in its power to deceive you, trick you and eventually scam you. FreeHookupSearch.com is not a legitimate dating site, and all of all the profiles on this site are fake. All the evidence speaks for itself, and this site should not be used if you are seriously interested in meeting real people.
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