JuicyHotties.com looks more than promising. The landing page shows erotic content. And the offer on this online dating portal sounds interesting. Singles from all over Australia can register here to find matches. As this is a casual dating platform, the site community is chatty and open-minded. At least this is what we assume. This website is not very transparent. We did not find a lot of information on the landing page: an omission which lowers the quality of our first impression. We also found a note confirming so-called computer-generated virtual profiles. Such a notification is not good news for users.
Fake profiles for your entertainment
JuicyHotties.com may advertise with a solid-seeming offer. But this website is nothing but a fake chat. The profiles on the platform are fake. A fake profile shows a fictitious ‘person’ with whom a date in real life is not possible. Bots control these fake profiles to entertain users. This conclusion did not come from extensive research. On the homepage, we found a note admitting so-called computer-generated virtual profiles. Some users might not know what such profiles are. They might sound much better than fake profiles, but this is what they are. This site uses fake chat.
On the one hand, it is a positive aspect that this notification about fake profiles is shown before registration. But this does not change its negative purpose. On the other hand, the note does not explain the full scale of usage. To find out more, registration has to be completed. We did some research on the internet as well. There we found a lot of negative reviews. Former users call this website a cheeky rip-off. They explain how it works. The use of computer-generated virtual profiles is not the basic problem.
Their purpose is to lure new users into a subscription trap.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
5.1 Notwithstanding the foregoing, by and throughout your use, access and interactions to and with the Services and related content, You may interact with content generated by, or with the assistance of, automated online accounts (“Bots” or “Automated Profiles”), where none – or substantially none – of the actions and posts of that Automated Profile are the result of, or arise in connection with, a natural person’s profile or otherwise User Content.
Automatic renewal is the problem
Registration is free. Costs will arise later for premium membership. A user will need a paid subscription to read and send messages. As we see it, the subscription is a waste of time. We are not the only ones with this impression. The subscription will extend automatically in any event. Automatic renewal is not in principle necessarily adverse. It can, however, be used to scam users. Generally speaking we advise prospective users to exercise caution at all times. Automatic renewal is only acceptable if the operator is fully reliable. But with this site, this is not the case.
We did some research. On the internet, we found reviews about the website and its operator. This company has a bad reputation. In general, former users had bad experiences. They allege the profiles are fictitious. Bots encourage new members to chat without admitting anything about moderation. To reply, costs will arise. The subscription will end in a cheeky rip-off. To judge from reviews on the internet, the tricks are the same on each website. The operator runs numerous other dating portals as well as this one.