The offer of the online dating website AussieFlirtMarket.com does not sound too bad at first glance. It advertises with free registration and gives a small preview of the member's area. But the user should be careful and read every detail; especially the one in the tiny letters at the bottom of the page.
"The profiles on AussieFlirtMarket are fictional, physical arrangements with these profiles are not possible. "
It is a moderated chat, and we find many fictitious profiles in the member's area run by paid impersonators. There is no sign that after the enrolment, the user needs to pay money if he wants to participate in any conversation. Shortly after the sign up, a new member will receive plenty of messages. Incredible how many mails, texts and chat inquiries the member will get even he has not even uploaded one photo to his profile. All the messages with charming, often erotic content are written by moderators hiding behind faked profiles to entice the members to long conversations. The longer they are, the more money makes the operator, because every message costs. As the starting page does not inform the customers about the fake chat, the newbie thinks he is having a great time with other members. Actually the member pool is full of fantasy profiles.
The fake chat is in the terms and conditions
“5.2 This site is for entertainment purposes; it is explicitly not the aim of this website to bring physical appointments. It can be used to get to know other people and for flirting with other attractive people or with simulated consumer profiles. Festivus Media B.V. expressly reserves the right to send messages to this page by self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles w ith which physical arrangements are not possible.”
The enthused customer needs expensive credits to participate in any chat. This is the scheme behind the scam. Festivus Media B.V. is located in s-Gravenhage, in the Netherlands. We have reviewed many of their portals already and every one of them are a cheeky rip-off. They can get away with this trick because the mention it in their terms and conditions and the user agrees to them, not reading the fine prints.