The online dating platform CasualAustralia.com advertises with a solid offer. Here, the registration is free, and it seems that this site has got many members. On the landing page we see a lot of profile pictures. Those images show explicit erotic content. That gives us the impression that the users of the site are open-minded. But there appears to be a problem, as the profiles show no real people. CasualAustralia.com is a scam with a fake chat. The profiles on the landing page and in the members´ pool are fake and managed by fake operators. A fake profile shows a fictional person with whom a date in real-life is not possible. It is mentioned on the landing page that this site uses fictional profiles, which is good. But it is not made completely clear that all the profiles on the site are fake and managed by fake operators.
Fake profiles that show fictional people
So, even with the note about fictional profiles on the landing page, this site is a rip-off. After the registration, a fake operator will get in touch with a new user. A fake operator will send many messages to a user’s profile and entice them into a conversation. But, a fake operator will not identify as a fictional person. Also, a fake profile is not marked as such.
In the terms and conditions, we found more details about the fake chat
“We want to create with this Service a nice portal for men and women who want to enjoy a bit of fun and do not take dating too seriously, but see it more as a fun and fun form of entertainment. One of our objectives is to realize online interaction between you and others. This service uses self-created entertainment profiles, these profiles are moderated and therefore no physical agreements are possible.”
The fake operators entice the user to a conversation for which the user must pay. Costs will occur for a subscription for a premium-membership. That paid membership is needed to be able to send messages. Additionally, the user will have to purchase credits which are needed as well to send messages. So, the user will pay a lot of money to have a chat with a fictional person.
The operator of the site is DatingLeads B.V. which is located in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. This company is well known for a huge network of scam sites.