The online dating website iDates.com looks excellent at the beginning. We see the offer of a free registration, plus the landing page shows some profile pictures of good-looking people. So we could assume that they are all real members. Plus, the landing page mentions that this dating portal is on TV commercials. So far, so good, but as we started our review and checked the website for more details, we found out nothing is good here.
The website iDates.com is a scam and advertises with wrong or at least irritating information. Registration is for free, but the use of the website is not. The user has to buy credits first to be able to send messages to others. Until this point, the site is not a scam, but the advertisement for free registration is very confusing.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 28/08/2023)
Boranu uses professional animators and operators for the entertainment of the Users, who are not identified separately in the system. This Service is provided in the highest quality. Real meetings are not possible with these operators. Users can only send them messages within the portal.
Now we come to the point where the rip-off happens. We checked the terms and conditions, plus we searched for reviews on the internet. Both researched ended up with the conclusion that IDates.com is a fake chat scam. The member’s pool is full of fake profiles that are operated by fake operators. The user can’t identify a fake profile, and the fake operators won’t identify themselves as a fictitious person. That means the user gets tricked and pays money for a conversation with a fake profile.
The operator of the fake chat website is the company Boranu Online BV which is in Venlo, in the Netherlands. The operator seems to be well-known on the internet for its scam dating websites. iDates.com is not the only rip-off platform but just one out of many.