ArousedDates.com seems to be a well-known choice in Australia. On the landing page, we see a large selection of profiles. Also on the homepage, we spotted several members. Regarding that information, this site has more than 1.7 million active members. Of course, that sounds more than promising. A high number of members suggests good chances of finding a match.
Additionally, the community of the platform appears to be open-minded. Well, this is a casual dating site. So, casual dates seem to happen on a daily basis. Registration is free and simple and done in a few minutes. The operator of this site is oXygen Mind LTD, who are based in St. Pierre Du Bois, Guernsey.
This site is a fake chat scam
ArousedDates.com advertises with a high number of members. But the profiles on the site are fake. That is noted on the landing page. This is the only good aspect to mention about this site. This note makes it possible for visitors of the site to spot the fake chat before registration. Still, many people have joined the scam website in the past. There are a few reasons for that. First, the note does not call moderation by its name. Here, fake profiles are called “computer-generated virtual profiles.” Second, the note does not explain the full scale of the moderation.
Our research shows, the profiles of the site are fake. The chances of meeting a real person here are low to zero. However, the fake profiles are not marked as such. Plus, the fake profiles are moderated. Here, bots control the fake profiles. Fake chat operators are not employed. Still, the bots act in the same way as a fake chat operator. The bots will animate new members into a chat, for which costs will occur. During the conversation, they will not identify as a fictional person. So, users do not know about moderation. This website is a rip-off.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 05/09/2023)
Notwithstanding the foregoing, by and throughout your use, access and interactions to and with the Services and related content, You may interact with content generated by, or with the assistance of, automated online accounts (“Bots” or “Automated Profiles”), where none – or substantially none – of the actions and posts of that Automated Profile are the result of, or arise in connection with, a natural person’s profile or otherwise User Content.
High costs for nothing
The moderated fake profiles have a certain purpose. A bot will animate a new member into a chat and costs will arise. If a user wants to reply, a premium-membership is needed. First, the paid membership is not worth a dime, as there are no real members. Second, the subscription is a cheeky trap. We found reviews about a difficult termination. The premium-membership extends automatically if the user fails to cancel it in time. This is the actual scam on this site.
On the internet, we found plenty of negative reviews. Former users were not happy with the site. In general, they had an unsatisfying experience. They explain that the site is full of fake profiles. The bots will send spam messages to new members until they purchase a premium-membership. Then, the trap will snap closed. Usually, an automatic renewal does not have to be bad. According to reviews, here it is used as a trap. The operator ignores or declines ordinary terminations that were made in time.