F-Buddy.com claims to be home to a large community of sexy Australians, who are all searching for no-strings-attached sex dates. At first sight, the dating portal looks like a decent choice. As always, we create a free test account and take a closer look at the terms and conditions. We also search the internet for user reviews and try to gain some information about the site’s operator. Our research quickly reveals the sobering truth about F-Buddy.com. It is a rip-off.
After the free registration, users are only granted extremely limited access to the site’s features and tools. In fact, the free basic membership turns out to be completely useless. To unlock the communication features, a paid membership subscription is needed. Additionally, sending messages in the chat must be paid for with so-called “credits”, which also cost a lot of money. Altogether, using this site is extremely expensive. The membership subscriptions extend automatically and must be terminated by the user to avoid recurring charges. However, the site’s operator is known to make it nearly impossible to cancel them. Therefore, users can quickly end up stuck in a subscription trap.
The high costs are not the only issue here. In the terms and conditions, we read that the site’s members area is “enhanced” to “include” members with all interests and characteristics. We also read that the site is an “entertainment service”. In other words, the members’ area is full of fake profiles, created and controlled by employed fake chat operators. Consequently, it is impossible to find actual singles for a real-life sex date here.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 04/09/2023)
To maximise your chances of finding success, we’ve enhanced the members’ area of F-Buddy Australia to include members with all interests and characteristics.
The Site is an entertainment service. Your use of this service is entirely at your own risk.
F-Buddy.com is operated by Venntro Media Group LTD, who are based in Slough, in the UK. This company is responsible for a massive network of untrustworthy dating websites. They are regularly criticized for subscription rip-offs, fake chat scams, leaking data, and extremely poor customer service. There are countless negative user reviews and complaints about them online.