The starting page showing the huge members area and the free registration animates the interested user to sign up right away. The site promises fast hook-ups with a lot of members in your neighbourhood. What could actually go wrong? But we have a closer look and also read the fine print on the landing page. It clearly states that the website is using faked profiles and computer-generated profiles to animate the members.
LocalTemptation.com is a well-created fraud to trick people into purchasing paid memberships, so the website owners can make a lot of money. They are not even hiding the fact that they are using faked profiles and mention it in the terms and conditions.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 31/08/2023)
6.1. We recognize the significance of transparency in online engagements and want to provide you with comprehensive information about our utilization of automated profiles. While using our services, you may encounter these profiles, known as “Automated Profiles,” which are created either by contracted or employed individuals or through automated programs and scripts.
6.2. The purpose of these Automated Profiles is to enrich your experience and offer more interactive and enjoyable services, enticing you to actively engage with our platform. However, it is important to understand that these interactions are not generated by real individuals, and any communications or content produced by them should be regarded as artificial.
Directly after the registration, we are in the members’ area. After a few minutes, we got about 10 likes, a lot of profile visitors and a bunch of emails. Even without having a picture on our profile. This is further proof that the portal is full of computer-generated profiles as well as faked profiles operated by paid moderators. All the messages, chat inquiries and emails are automated, no real women are trying to contact you. It is all a trick, and a fraud to get the user to upgrade. Because, if you want to communicate, you need to upgrade to an expensive package.
The subscriptions for the premium memberships are a big scam as well, because they are hard to terminate and will renew automatically. During our research, we saw a lot of bad reviews on different websites about the online dating portal LocalTemptations.com. Previous users are complaining about the expensive packages with automatic renewal and the fictitious profiles. We are not surprised at all, as the operator High Knight LTD, headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus, is known for their fraudulent websites.