We do not have anything against the simple design of the landing page. The lack of information provided here is what concerns us more. Apparently, we must sign up to obtain more information. We also try to gather information online. AustralianFling.com is not a well-known dating site. The few reviews you can find online are all negative. The operator is accused of a cheeky rip-off. There is enough evidence to back this claim. This site turns out to be a fake chat scam.
It is a pleasure to see all these beautiful women in the members’ area. For a lesser-known dating site, AustralianFling.com certainly has several interesting members. It is surprisingly easy to find someone to chat with. There is just one big problem. You cannot reply to all the messages in your inbox right away. The operator wants you to pay for every single chat message that you send to someone else.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 02/09/2023)
3.1. australianfling.com has the goal of allowing users to flirt. australianfling.com is the platform for users to chat with fictive profiles. The website, service and content are being provided for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be used for establishing meetings with other users.
The disappointing truth about the entertainment
It is true that the idea of these fictitious profiles is to entertain the real users. The operator leaves out the fact that this entertainment service is offered to generate money. The users are not supposed to find out about the existence of the non-genuine members. The fake profiles are quite attractive. Because of that, they receive the users’ attention. We suspect that fake chat operators are controlling these profiles. They can flirt with the users without raising any suspicion.
You can buy credits in the site’s shop. For every message that you send in the chat, you are charged one credit. This also means that the moderated fake profiles can control your expenditure, by using seductive tricks. According to the pricing list, a message can cost up to 2.60 AUD. Exchanging many messages in exciting chat conversations can become extremely expensive. Therefore, we call this site a rip-off.
A network of scam dating sites
The operator responsible for AustralianFling.com is called Gate Switch Development BV. This company, based in the Dutch city of Deventer, operates a big network of scam dating sites. We have come across several of the operator’s dating sites before. Based on our experience, they are all full of moderated fake profiles.