The online dating portal DatingVIP.com advertises with a good offer and a lot of information on the landing page. On the very first view, this site looks like a solid choice to look for a date in Australia. But we did some research on the internet and found some reviews plus some critics on the site itself, which made us suspicious. Firstly, the operator of the site is Online Connections Inc and/or the FBM Online Connections LTD. Both company names are listed in the terms and conditions, and an imprint is missing.
Moreover, in the terms and conditions we read the connection to another operator, Infinite Connections Inc, which we have already had a few experiences with. It is the operator of a big network of online dating websites, which all seem to be a scam with a subscription trap. Plus, former customers of that network mentioned that they had the experience of a fake chat. But we do have to mention that we cannot prove those two accusations. We can only point out that many former customers of that network had a bad experience and complained about a rip-off.
One thing we can prove and criticise is about personal data protection. In the terms and conditions, we read about monitoring by the operator.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 01/09/2023)
We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor any and all public and private postings and messages
Moreover, we also read in the terms and conditions that the operator shares your personal information on all other sites of the network. That could be the reason why former customers had the experiences of a fake chat and the existence of fake profiles. But there are more issues, as the operator even shares the private profile information with third parties.