The landing page of Curvy.dating shows a promising picture of an attractive and smiling woman. The site invites all visitors to subscribe, making them think that a quick registration is everything they need to get in touch with a girl like that.Since there no additional information, we decide to immediately fill the form to create our personal profile and get access to the member’s pool. And here is where we discover the first lie.
Contrary to what is stated on the homepage, there is no manual verification, and the registration can be completed in just a couple of minutes, without even uploading a picture. An alarm bell starts to ring when we receive several intriguing messages from beautiful women. They seem to be really interested in our profile. This is pretty strange, because our account is empty, and without any photo or personal details.
Who is getting in touch with us?
We can say from experience that a new member without a picture does not get any attention at all on a reliable dating website. When it does happen, it usually means that either the profiles are not real, and are controlled by fake operators, or the messages are generated by a computer, the so-called chatbot. In both cases the chat is a scam, and the possibility of meeting somebody in real life is close to zero.
To be fair, we must admit that we could not find any evidence of moderation in the terms and conditions. But the messages that we receive are so suspicious, that we cannot explain them otherwise.
The never-ending contract
As if the fake chat was not bad enough, many past users have left negative reviews about other websites run by Date4Friend AG, the Swiss operator based in Zug. The company is accused of tricking its customers to buy a VIP membership, which turns out to be a subscription rip-off. The reason is that the automatic renewal of the contract is almost impossible to terminate. The credit card of the paying member keeps being charged periodically, even after the cancellation has been submitted.