LocalCasualDates.com has a modern design. Plus, the offer of the online dating portal sounds solid. Here, you can register for free and contact open-minded singles. This platform is a casual dating site. The members´ pool must be full of interesting singles from Australia. At least, that is our impression, as this site advertises with many profile pictures.
Apparently, there are many active members. On the landing page, we read that this site has more than one million registered users. But we also found information on the homepage, which sounds very suspicious. The operator of the site is Safe Escape LTD. This company is based in St. Pierre Du Bois, in Guernsey.
Misleading information on the landing page
The online dating portal LocalCasualDates.com advertises with many profile pictures on the landing page. Also, we see several active members. According to that information, this site has more than 1.7 million registered members. They also offer free registration for everyone. Our review reveals that the advertising on this site is very misleading. The registration is free, then high costs will occur. Also, this site may have many profiles in the members´ pool, but all profiles on this site are fake, and show fictional people. This website is a fake chat.
First, we were not sure if the moderated chat was the main problem. On the landing page, we found information about computer-generated virtual profiles. So, visitors to the site have the chance to spot the statement about the fake chat. However, our research shows that not many users see that information. We found plenty of reviews which describe a scam with a fake chat. On the one hand, many users did not see the statement. On the other hand, the statement does not explain the full extent, or the reason for the moderation.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 04/09/2023)
6. In order to enhance your amusement experience, to stimulate you and others to use our Services more extensively, and to generally sprinkle some sparkle and excitement into the Services of LOCALCASUALDATES.COM, we may post fictitious profiles, generate or respond to communications by means of automated programs or scripts that simulate or attempt to simulate your intercommunication with another real human being.
This site is a fake chat
The fake profiles are controlled by bots, and not by fake chat operators. Those bots will automatically send messages to new members. But they will not send a notification about moderation or mention that the profile is fictitious. In the end, many users did not suspect a fake chat. The purpose of the computer-generated virtual profiles is to lure new users into a chat, for which costs will occur. A premium-membership is needed, which will end in a trap.
On the internet, we found many reviews about a subscription trap. The purpose of moderation is to stimulate users into a chat. If a user wants to reply to the messages from the computer-generated virtual profiles, a premium-membership is needed. The subscription will extend automatically, if the user does not cancel it in time. The problem is that the operator of the site makes termination difficult. So, automatic renewal is used to rip-off users. Former users had a bad experience with the site and express a clear warning.