HookupCloud.com Wants Your Credit Card Info To Scam You

 Dec, 17 - 2014   20 comments   ReviewsScams

Website Details:

Hookupcloud.com homepage

Cost: 

This website states that their memberships are free but they ask for a valid credit card to activate your free account. Unfortunately this is all a scam and the full details of this are available below for you to read.

Features:

  • My Home Page: Through the "My Home Page" link you get quick access to all parts of the site, this includes, local matches, new members, viewed me, friends list,  on cam and hottest members.
  • My Mail Box: Get access to to your email section. Send and reply to emails.
  • Account Options: This area of the site enables you to edit your profile, change your screen name and change your password. You can also upload photos and videos.
  • Search And Matching: Search for people according to a number of options that include, gender, age and location. You can also search according to sexual preference such as 1-on-1 dating, swingers, online friends, alternative activities and fetishes. Other search options include, marital status, ethnicity, language spoken, hair color, eye color etc.
  • Message Boards: Interact with other members via the online forums. Some of the topics include, relationship and dating, sex, kinky stuff and more.
  • Chat Rooms: The chat rooms send you to another site called Hookupcloudlive.com, which is a paid web cam service.

Overview

HookupCloud.com is part of the same dating network that also runs FreeHookups.com which we have reported on a few weeks ago. You can read the full review on this site below

Read The Fine Print Before You Give Up Your Credit Card Info!

As a rule of thumb if a dating site asks for your credit card information to verify you are over 18 then you should probably run from that site. This website does just that, they ask for your credit card to verify you are of legal age. But this is not the real reason they want your credit card information. They want your credit card information so they can charge it to 2 different websites one is XXXPornCloud.com at $39.72 per month and on top of that you also get bill $39.95 a month to a platinum VIP membership to HookupCloud.com. Most people have their heads in the sand and are easily fooled. This is how this dating site is able to scam millions of dollars every year from men who are not paying attention to what is directly in front of them. We have included evidence below that shows the various charges that you receive circled in red.

AGE VERIFICATION

fake-verification-scam

Fake Women aka "Online Legate"

Many of the profiles on the dating service that have images that have been stolen from amateur porn sites, web cam sites and other sources off of the web. We use reverse image software that is able to identify the exact location where's any image is hosted on the internet. This helps to identify if images are being used on other sites and compare them to dating profile images found on HookupCloud.com. We have included just two profiles with images found on other sites.The specific links where you can find those exact images on other sites are listed below.

FAKE member of hookupclub.com

You can find this exact same image here (http://tcdn03.yobt.com/model/e6/21136/30952_brittany-sexton.jpg). She is a porn star and  not a real member of HookupCloud.com. The profile found on HookupCloud.com is completely fake.

fake member of hookupcloud

This girl is not a real member of HookupCloud.com. Her images have been stolen and then used to create a fake profile. This exact same image can be found on numerous web cam sites that are listed below:

  1. http://www.livefreefun.com/cam/ZarraStar1/
  2. http://www.ypmate.com/cam/ZarraStar1/
  3. http://www.redtubelive.com/cam/ZarraStar1/
  4. http://www.youjizzlive.com/cam/ZarraStar1/
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  6. http://cams.com/zarrastar69

HookupCloud.com actually admits to creating fake dating profile but they call them "Online Legates" or computer generated people . Unfortunately it's impossible to identify which dating profiles are fake unless you use some sort of reverse image software such as the one we have been using to identify fictitious profiles. This leads to a real problem and basically there's no trust with this site. If this site actually admits to creating fictitious profile, then how can we be sure any profiles on the site are legitimate? A dating site is a place where you go to meet women but if the dating site itself admits to creating fake profile, then there is absolutely no reason in becoming a member.

This page clearly details what an "Online Legate" is. They state the following:

  1. ONLINE LEGATE: HOOKUPCLOUD UTILIZES VIRTUAL PROFILES THAT DO NOT CORRESPOND TO ACTUAL MEMBERS:
  2. An ONLINE LEGATE may be a digital actor, an avatar or a synthespian (e.g. a computer generated "person" or "character").
  3. You acknowledge that You understand that some of the profiles and Members displayed on them are not actual members of the site.
  4. You fully understand, acknowledge, and agree that any response or exchange between the ONLINE LEGATE and You is solely for entertainment purposes, and will not result in an physical meeting between the ONLINE LEGATE and You.
  5. By accepting these Terms you further acknowledge and agree that any information or pictures displayed to you via an ONLINE LEGATE profile does not relate to an actual person but has been included for the above mentioned purposes.

Fake Emails From Women Who Aren't Members

Something else to be aware of is that a large portion of the email messages you receive on this site are completely fake. This is part of the "Online Legate" program. The fake emails are used to trick free members into trying to reply back to the women sending you the emails. When you do try to reply back you are asked to upgrade to a paid membership and supply them with your credit card information at which time you are billed to 2 different sites that we mentioned above.  Any emails are sent automatically with no actual women sending you those emails. Using sophisticated computer software programs the website can make it appear as if you are receiving legitimate email from real girls, when the truth is the complete opposite.

The following text was taken from their site where they clearly admit to using fake girls  to send emails to members.

  1. Additionally by accepting these Terms, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that, the ONLINE LEGATE may contact both free Members and paid Subscribers via text based communication either within the site and/or via email notifications.

They Pay People To Pretend To Like You

This website goes as far as employing people to pretend they are actual members of the site. This means they are actually paid to pretend they are female members that are looking to hookup with men, when the truth once again is the complete opposite. This is also discussed on their web site and you can find that information right here on this link. Once again they admit to this, and here is the sentence that proves it.

  1.  ONLINE LEGATE may be employed by hookupcloud.com or a third party to enhance Your online experience.

Hosting Server Info:

  • Address Of Host: 800 Petrolia Rd. Unit 8, North York, ON, M3J-3K4, Canada
  • IP Address Of Server: 98.158.141.130
  • Name Servers: ns1.hookupcloud.com, ns2.hookupcloud.com

Contact Information :

  • Phone:
  • Addresses: 75 Prodromou Avenue 1 World Parkview House 4th Floor 2063 Nicosia Cyprus
    9 Coconut Drive • San Pedro • Belize
  • Emails: support@hookupcloud.com

Final Decision:

All the evidence speaks for itself, there is nothing else to say. You have all the information to make an informed decision.

Search For Women

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File A Report

  • Contact the Better Business Bureau and file a complaint if you feel that you have been scammed or ripped off.

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 Comments 20 comments

  • Kevin tipene says:

    I payed  $ 120. 00 12 months and been waiting for reply nothing it's scam 

  • peter says:

    Yes I have been done a few times now, but starting to know what to look for in these scams.

  • Brett says:

    How do you go about canceling once you joined?  I have emailed to cancel, but no response.

     

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  • sd says:

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  • John Edward Charles Toms says:

    The Information provided here about hookupcloud.com is Spot On Guys! 

    I only wish I had been more careful and carried out a simple "WEB SEARCH" to find this site !

    The following is a brief account of my experience of only a few hours ago !

    I followed a web-link, that I received from the dating website "Fling.com", offering me a "FREE" membership to the Hookupcloud.com  Dating Website !

    Whilst, I was a little suspicious, of the request for my credit/debit card details, to register for a FREE membership, for $ 00:00.

     After failing to find any specific clause in their posted Terms and Conditions about "automatic" charges etc, being applied to my credit/debit card account,  I foolishly allowed my curiosity,..

    To gain the better, of my usually sound judgement, and clicked the icon for a "FREE MEMBERSHIP"

    BIG MISTAKE !!

    ANYWAY,… after receiving their Emails and a copy of my account details, I immediately realised I had been scammed!!

    O.K… The Stable Door to my Visa Account is now OPEN,  to these Scam Artists!

    SO,,,.. Time is of the esscence now, in reacting to this type of Online Scam.

    I did not use any of the sites seach systems, but immediately, Emailed the sites Billing@hookupcloud.com, Email address, within about 30 minutes of accepting my FREE Membership.

    My detailed, Email to them, clearly stated my written request to IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE my so called FREE Membership, on my stated grounds of  Hookupcloud.com's clearly miss-leading and fraudulent information, posted on their website, which is obviously designed by them, to obtain an Upgraded Premium Membership Subscription, from unsuspecting clients, after a 24 hour period, of providing your credit card information to them, as a pre-condition of accepting their FREE Membership Offer!

    ANYWAY,.. After sending my Email to their billing email address, my mind went into overdrive, knowing that, there was a very high probability, given the nature of this sites operation, that my Email would simply be ignored !

    So,.. I then tried ringing their posted contact telephone number in Cyprus,..

    SURPRISE, Surprise,….after a couple of failed call attempts,

    It sounds like it is only a  FAX number,.. SO, no person to person contact, was possible by telephone !

    NEXT STEP…

    CONTACT,.. My U.K. Visa Bank Card Company by telephone, giving all the Company Account information, supplied on my Billing Invoice from the website's account department, to ensure "No Charges" can be applied to my Visa account, due to my stated belief, that I was a victim of an ONLINE SCAM.

    My Bank Visa account representative in the U.K. listened carefully, and understood my concerns,.. immediately accepted my request, quickly checking my Visa Account Transaction History for me, while I was on the phone.

    SURPRISE,.. AGAIN,.!!

    2 charges had already been debited from my VISA Account!!! 

    They both only amounted to a couple of G.B. Pounds Sterling,..

    BUT,…That clearly proves the Hookupcloud.com's, alleged.. $0:00 sign up cost, to your credit card is a blatant Fraudulent Statement and a Scam !

    The Bottom Line of this quick pro-active action with my Bank, means:-

    MY Visa Account is now being monitored for any future transaction attempts from this Website:

    ALL charges that are currently applied,.. and any future charges, that may debited from my account by this scam Company based in Cyprus in the FUTURE, will be immediately CANCELLED as soon as they appear on my Visa Account Statement !

    ADDITIONALLY,..

    "CHARGE BACKS" TO THEIR BANK ACCOUNT,..  WILL BE THEN APPLIED BY VISA  !!

    That's hitting them where it really hurts their scamming operation Guys !

    I may well be an insignificant loss of potential future revenue for these Scammers in Cyprus,..

    BUT,… THEY GET:-   NO MONEY FROM ME NOW,  NOR,… EVER AGAIN,.. IN THE FUTURE !!

     

     

     

  • John Edward Charles Toms says:

    UPDATE on my last post.

    Hey Guys!

    Just a short message to UPDATE you all, on my 2nd Updated Email cancellation Notice to: billing@hookupcloud.com, with the brief content attached below, letting them know, that their scam attempt on me, was right royally,… SCREWED !

    F.Y.I.

    As follows:-

    To: billing@hookupcloud.com
     
    Subject: IMMEDIATE ACCOUNT CANCELLATION NOTICE. 
    Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 13:31:47 +0100

    To: billing@hookupcloud.com
     UPDATE:
     PLEASE BE FURTHER ADVISED AND REFER TO :- My Email BELOW:
     RE: BARCLAYS BANK P.L.C. U.K. VISA ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT.
    I have just notified Barclays Plc U.K.of your pending attempts to withdraw unauthorized transactions from My Visa Debit Card Account today, and also, in the next 24 hour time period.
     BARCLAYS P.L.C. VISA SERVICES U.K.

                                                                CONFIRMED:
    ALL TRANSACTIONS:

    INCLUDING THE 2 ALREADY DEBITED BY YOUR COMPANY, FROM MY ACCOUNT;

    WILL BE IMMEDIATELY :   CANCELLED.
    VISA CHARGE BACK COSTS WILL ADDITIONALLY BE APPLIED TO YOUR ACCOUNT, ON ALL CURRENT,.. AND ANY FUTURE ATTEMPTS MADE BY YOUR COMPANY,

    TO DEBIT MY VISA ACCOUNT !
                    

    F.Y.I…

    Their Email reply is attached below :

    Re: FW: IMMEDIATE ACCOUNT CANCELLATION NOTICE‏

    From:

     bounce@hookupcloud.com on behalf of hookupcloud (support@hookupcloud.com) 

    Sent:

    17 May 2015 22:58:02

    Dear Community Member,

    Your subscription has been cancelled as per your request. You will not be re-billed from this day forward. Please continue to enjoy the benefits of your subscription until it expires.

    For further inquiries, please contact Brousko Support toll free at 1-855-979-0725 or 702-749-4453

    Customer Support 

    SO, There you go Guys,…

    THEY LOSE !! …   ( this time anyway. )

    I just hope, that my postings will maybe help other men,

    Who,..Like Me,… 

    REFUSE,..

    To just lie down, and let these low life scam artists  STEAL OUR MONEY !

  • Not Happy Jan! says:

    I cancelled my subscription a few days before hand before they billed me again. That one at the time…. yeah I didn't read the fine print of letting the website know upfront 5 days before the next billing cycle. But after finding out today that I got billed again for something I cancelled…made me furious. 

    I started looking at the transaction history since I joined up with these scam artists…. and realised now that I'm paying about USD$115 per month for almost 4 damn months of nothing. I have noticed a few fake profiles and pointed out to them about it.

    I am in the process of disputing charges with my financial institution (been on the phone for 1 hour)  to several charges which I can't seem to identify and only left the 29.95, 5 and 39.72; some others which just does not add up properly. 

    After stumbling across this site, it makes me wonder whether to change my disputes with my financial institution to their fraud and scam department. These bastards!!! 

    • John Edward Charles Toms says:

      I'm very SORRY to read about your unfortunate experience JAN…

      YES,.. they realy are.. Low Life Scamming  "BASTARDS",.

      BUT… WE,.. CAN,.. FIGHT BACK !

      I know from my own personal bitter experiences..

      Exactly,.. How you foolish and angry You feel,..

      FINALLY…Realising,..

      YOUR your hard earned Money,. Is being literaly,.. "STOLEN" out of your Bank Account ! 

      These Bastards prey on the vulnerabilities of their Honest, Trusting:- and yes,..sometimes;  Naive,. Website Subscribers,..

      Conning You,,, into believing,.. they are an Honest and Genuine Dating Site !…

      1st RULE:  In My Fight Back Book..

      DO NOT WAIT:  ACT AS SOON AS YOU REALIZE :: YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED !

      2nd RULE

      FIGHT BACK;   HITTING THEM ; WHERE IT REALLY HURTS THEM;   I.E.  FINANCIALLY !

      OPTION 1:   Call your Credit / Debit Card Company…

      IMMEDIATELY CANCEL :..YOUR  CREDIT / DEBIT CARD !

      Result:  OKAY; They have already STOLEN some of your money by FRAUD and DECEPTION..

      BUT,.. THEY CANNOT GET ANY MORE:   AS SOON AS YOUR CARD IS CANCELLED !! 

      NOW… You can get a Replacement Credit Card,. in about 3 to 5 working days,..

      YES,..A Minor Financial Inconveniece,.. BUT,.. this action ensures that;

      Your money is immediately secure in your account !

      Want to get your STOLEN MONEY BACK ?

      Okay…

      OPTION 2.  

      A: Print Out the Website notification Email you received; after Joining the Dating Website.

      B: Telephone Contact;  Your Credit / Debit Card Companies Fraud Department.

      Tell them that UNAUTHORIZED  Debit Transactions are being Debited from your Credit Debit Card Account.

      Give Your CREDIT / DEBIT Card  Company Advisor;

      DETAILS Of : EXACTLY: How you have been Conned and Deceived by Fraudulent means :-

      By Written FRAUDULENT written Statements on a dating Site Website, into providing your Credit / Debit card information for:- 

      PRE-REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION-  FOR A  "FREE $0;00"  MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION.

      Obtaining your Card Information and then debiting your Account by: DECEPTION.

      PROVIDE your Card Advisor; ALL the relevant details.

      EXAMPLE:

      The Name of the Company who are making these UNAUTHORIZED Debit Withdrawals from your Card Account.etc..

      INCLUDE THE DATE; You first signed up for this;-  Advertized;-   "FREE $00.00"  Membership !

      Ask your Card Advisor to REVIEW ALL Your Account History,

      ADDITIONALLY NOTING ON YOUR ACCOUNT:-

      EVERY SINGLE: Debit Transaction from this SCAM Company on your Account is : UNAUTHORIZED.!

      They will then commence " AUTOMTIC CHARGE BACKS" TO THE SCAMMERS ACCOUNT:- 

      FOR EACH AND EVERY "UNAUTHORIZED"  DEBIT WITHRAWAL AMOUNT.

      FROM YOUR ACCOUNT I

      IF,.. You Decide Not to Cancel your Card,..

      As long as it is still ACTIVE,..

      THE SCAMMERS will simply continue to make Withdrawal Debits from Your Account !

      N.B.

      The Banking Services: CAN NOT STOP THESE DEBIT CHARGES HITTING YOUR ACCOUNT !

      BUT,..

      AS SOON AS: A CHARGE BACK PROVISION IS ACTIVATED:

      AFTER: Approx 24 hours of the UNAUTHORIZED Debit Transaction showing on your account,..

      A CHARGE BACK IS THEN APPLIED TO THE SCAMMERS ACCOUNT !

      YOUR CARD SERVICES: 

      CREDIT: YOUR ACCOUNT; FOR 100%..

      OF WHAT THE SCAMMERS DEBITED FROM YOUR ACCOUNT !

      I have all the Emails to prove what I State:  WORKS,..

      Because,. as soon as these Scammers realize their Game is SCREWED,

      They send you a Polite E-mail informing Your Subscriptions have been:- REFUNDED IN FULL,..

      AND ALL;  Of Your,.. So Called Privelidges on their Websites have been Cancelled !

      I HOPE ANYWAY:  ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION

      WILL BE OF HELP;  TO  FUTURE VICTIMS, OF THESE BASTARD, SCAM ARTISTS !!

       

       

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  • iliya iliev says:

    They are bastards! Have stolen 80 $ from my debit card!

    But – the clause that they take 40 $ two days after registration ist written, so i dont know how can a man search his rights, if a man has rights in this situation. And aso, in the terms and condition is written, that the most "members" are bots! They f**k with you, but the game is clear. 

    Its another theme that the clause is written with small letters und so that a man cont see it. 

    I have decided to block my current debit card and will have a new, with new number after 10 days or so. I hope that they wont do me any financial harm anymore

     

    Fu**in bastards!

    • michael jensen says:

      I have also been got by these assholes, fortunately caught it pretty quickly. I went and got a prepaid credit card, small limit. They can't keep charging with one of these

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  • david says:

    this maybe a stupid question guys,but could do with some advice,i set up free account with free hook ups.com,but immediately i saw the credit card details section i got off the page as i had change of mind,i DID NOT put my credit card details in as simply havnt got 1,have i anything to worry about

  • david says:

    have i anything to worry about


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