The dating website JustRooting.com advertises with free registration. Additionally, the landing page shows some profile pictures, so we could assume that those profiles show real people. There was no more information provided, so we checked the terms and conditions, plus we did some research on the internet. We entered the name of the operator in a search engine and found out that this company has a terrible reputation. On the internet are a lot of negative reviews about the operator.
The operator of JustRooting.com is the Paidwings AG. The company is located in Cham, Switzerland and is the operator of a whole network of dating portals. This one is just one out of hundreds. The tricks are always the same, only the design and name of the platforms vary a bit. In the end, the user gets trapped in a subscription for an expensive premium-membership.
Before the operator advertises with wrong in irritating information, the registration is for free, but after that, the website charges a lot of money. The costs originate by the subscription, credits or coins are not part of the rip-off. These scam start right after the registration.
The tricks with the trial membership
After the registration, a new member receives a basic-membership. This kind of membership is for free but useless, as with a free basic-membership, it is not possible to read or write messages. But the fake operators send more and more messages to the user who can’t read the content. This way, the fake operators entice the user to get a paid premium membership.
The operator offers a trial premium-membership that runs for 14 days. Sounds good, but the deadline to cancel it is 14 days as well. That means you can’t make the declaration of termination in time. Plus it is written in the terms and conditions that if they do not cancel in time, the subscription will extend automatically. Fake operators are not mentioned in the terms and conditions, but many reviews of former customers point out that all profiles look like a fake and act like they are operated.