We found some basic information on the home page of MatureAustralians.com. Among other things, here we learn that registration is free, and you will quickly get in touch with other people. You should be able to flirt anonymously here. The homepage displays profile pics of attractive women and the members area is abundantly filled. These promises are not entirely true, instead almost all the information we found is wrong or misleading.
The online dating site MatureAustralians.com uses a moderated chat, which is a rip off. Only fake profiles can be found in the members area. The portraits on the home page are also fake and show fictional people with whom a meeting in real life is not possible. The user is not made aware of this upon sign on.
There is a small note at the bottom of the home page, stating
"The profiles on MatureAustralians.com are fictitious, and physical arrangements are not possible."
The moderated chat and the use of fake profiles are also mentioned in the Terms and Conditions
“This site is for entertainment purposes; it is explicitly not the aim of this website to bring physical appointments. It can be used to get to know other people and for flirting with other attractive people or with simulated consumer profiles. Festivus Media BV expressly reserves the right to send messages to this page by self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles with which physical arrangements are not possible.”
The home page advertises exciting new experiences and adventures in your life. As a new user or site visitor, it’s natural to assume that you will be able to meet people and experience some real life excitement. But that is not true on this site. Any contact is only possible virtually. Furthermore, registration is free of charge, but after that, there are high costs for use. A user has to pay money for every message sent. This is also not disclosed on the home page. The operator of the online dating site advertises misleading information. Festivus Media B.V. operates the website. A company with which we have had previous dealings and experience. The company is based at Bezuidenhoutseweg 161, 2594 AG, ’s-Gravenhage, Netherlands and operates an entire network of such platforms, which all work in much the same way.