We take a closer look at the home page of the dating portal AdultCrush.com and take the trouble to read the fine print. And in fact, we already find here the first proof that the website uses computer-generated profiles. We still want to sign up for free to see where the rip-off is going and whether we can find more evidence. The registration is done quickly, the visitor only has to provide the usual information such as age, postcode, gender, email, username and password. Shortly after that, we move on to the members’ area.
This is nothing special and makes a solid impression. The interface is straightforward, and there are the common features like personal settings, search engines, filters and so on. As we expected, it does not take long for the first mails and messages to arrive. This happens every minute. All these messages are either computer-generated or are sent by moderators hiding behind fake profiles. They are only there to animate the members into taking out subscriptions. The monthly cost of those is considerable, but that does not deter the unsuspecting members.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 23/06/2023)
I also agree to receive email newsletters, account updates, special offers and communications from computer generated virtual profiles, targeted to my interests, sent by adultcrush.com or ACcupid.com..
During our research, we found that the site AdultCrush.com is part of the vast network of Master Focus LTD from the UK. Other sites, such as SpicesDates.com, LocalHussies.com or MegaFlirt.com, are also included, to name but a few. The site offers a moderated member area, fake profiles and chatbots. Still, it certainly does not provide a platform to get a real date. The whole thing is a pure rip-off.