The online dating website FuckBuds.com advertises with a reasonable offer. The registration is for free, and the landing page shows some profile pictures. So we could assume that the profiles are all real and that the member’s pool of the dating portal is filled with active and attractive members. But we did some research on the internet and found out that our impression is entirely wrong. FuckBuds.com is a cheeky scam with a subscription trap.
The website FuckBuds.com offers free registration, but after the registration, the user has to get a premium membership to send or read messages. The problem for most new members is that the paid premium-membership subscription is quite expensive. But the operator got a simple trick to entice the user to pay.
First of all, the website uses fake profiles that are operated by fake operators. In the terms and conditions, they are not directly mentioned, but the operator says that this website is for entertainment only. This description may sound reasonable to others, but we know the tricks of the scam companies.
“Fuckbuds.com is available for different countries around the world and focused on the use by the Users with a leisure and entertainment reason explained in further detail later.”
The second trick is the offer of a trial subscription that will run for three days. But the deadline to cancel the trial premium membership is three days as well. It is nearly impossible to make the deadline to cancel the trial premium membership.
Additionally, we read in the terms and conditions that all subscriptions will extend automatically if the termination is not finished in time. So the trial premium-membership will extend to a paid premium-membership for many months.
Here is an excerpt of the terms and conditions regarding the trial membership trap
“The User declares to be in agreement with the automatic renewal of the 3-day trial pass to the Elite Monthly Payment, in case of non-cancellation of the trial pass, at least before the third day of having acquired the 3-day trial period, the renewal will be made automatically on that day.”
The operator of this website is the company named The Perfect Match Ltd., that is in Sofia. Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria as we see it is a very untrustworthy location for an Australian dating website.