The landing page of Aussie.singles does not reveal much about what users can expect upon signing up. All that is overtly shown is the registration form, and a picture of an attractive woman. This is combined with a prompt, urging you to sign up to meet local singles. From this home page, potential users of the site do not know what to expect, nor what the site costs.
From our experience, most dating portals that provide extremely minimal information about their services, are likely to be some form of scam. With this in mind, we created an account of our own, to test out its reliability. In addition, we read through the Terms and Conditions, and looked at user reviews about the operator, Qualidates AG, who are based in Steinhausen, in Switzerland.
Suspicious messages and the premium subscription
Immediately after registering for Aussie.singles, users will be sent messages which encourage them to purchase a premium subscription. This website requires a premium membership to read messages, view profiles, and to chat. Therefore, there is little value in using the site without buying a subscription. Also, many users of similar websites, operated by this company, have stated that the messages they have received are suspicious. They are seemingly sent by fake chat operators.
In our experience, we were sent messages from profiles almost immediately after registering. This was odd, considering that our profile had no picture or information on it. From our understanding, it is highly likely that these messages were from fake profiles. They attempt to lure users into purchasing a premium subscription. This is an issue, as the paid subscriptions are a trap. If not cancelled on time, they renew automatically. User reviews state that the company rejects every request to cancel the service.
As mentioned, the Qualidates AG company is known by past members for conducting scams. This company operates many various dating websites. All seem to employ the same tactics to rip off its customers.