FaceHotties.com does make a solid first impression. The website advertises with an interesting offer. We read about finding local matches. This site is clearly a casual dating portal. So the site community must be open-minded and active. The website does not offer a lot of information. We can only surmise that this portal has a lot of members.
Information about the membership structure is completely lacking. We only know registration is free and completed in just a few minutes. This is of course grossly insufficient. We also found a note which we did not welcome. The operator of the platform is Paper Fly LTD, which is based in Essex, United Kingdom.
Misleading advertising on the landing page
FaceHotties.com might look like a normal dating website, but it is not. The information on the landing page is mostly incorrect and misleading. One example is the free registration. Registration is free; costs will arise subsequently for premium membership. Another telling example is that this portal supposedly provides local matches for you. Our research shows this is simply not true. The site profiles are fake. A fake profile shows a fictitious ‘person’ with whom a date is impossible. All profiles on the platform are fake. On the landing page we spotted an important note.
We found a short notification about so-called computer-generated virtual profiles. This term might not necessarily indicate a cheeky fake profile on the part of scam users. But this is exactly what it means. Bots control these fake profiles. The site operator saves money by using fake chat operators. Bots are, however, a good substitute for moderators. A bot will start a chat. It will make the first move. But it will admit nothing about moderation. Moreover, fake profiles are not clearly marked as such. As users receive no information about moderation, this portal is nothing but a rip-off.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 05/09/2023)
We offer services which aim to facilitate dating between individuals for personal, entertainment and non-commercial purposes through electronic communications networks (hereinafter the “Services”). The Services contain particular features that are available to Members free of charge while other features are paid for and accessible only by Subscribers.
The true purpose of moderation
The rip-off starts right after registration. After just a few minutes, a new user’s virtual post box starts to fill up with messages. All such messages come from bots. This website does not have a single real match for you. A bot will proactively start a chat. If a user wants to reply, premium membership is needed. This is where the essential problem with this site arises. The subscription extends automatically if the user does not cancel it on time. This may sound legit, but the operator makes termination difficult.
The subscription is a cheeky trap. Moderation is used to lure users into this trap. We found negative reviews about this website on the internet. Former users did not have good experiences. According to their accounts, there is no prospect of finding a real match. All profiles are fictitious and controlled by bots. Costs for the subscription are quite high. Reviews also note that subscriptions are a waste of money. Naturally, we found a lot of warnings against taking out a subscription. Former users describe this as a cheeky trap. Termination requests will be ignored or simply declined.