The landing page looks modern and the initial offer of free registration sounds great. On the homepage, we see profile pictures and statements claiming this portal is one of the best choices for casual dates in Australia. Unfortunately, it turns out that this website is maybe one of the worst choices you can make. The site is operated by Gate Switch Development B.V.
Gate Switch Development B.V. is very well-known in the online dating business as well as to us as this is not the only portal the company runs. The company’s whole network is made up of fake chat scam dating portals similar to this one. One hint that this website is non-reputable is the location. The company is located in Deventer, The Netherlands. As we see it, this is an uncommon location for an operator of an Australian dating portal.
The registration for this portal is free, but after that a user will need to pay money to send messages. We believe this is misleading. To send messages the user will need so-called ‘credits’. According to the information available on the web, the price to send a message is very high. As it’s run by fake operators, your paid message will reach a fake profile as this website is a fake chat scam.
This is even mentioned in the terms and conditions
“5.2 MySecretsForYou.com has entertainment as its goal, it is explicitly not the purpose of MySecretsForYou.com to establish dates or meetings in person.
5.3 Gate Switch Development B.V. explicitly reserves the right to send messages on secretflirtisland.com through self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles with which no physical agreements are possible.”
It all starts directly after registration. Within just a few minutes, a new user will receive messages from other profiles. Naturally a new user will assume that the messages are from real people, as the information on the landing page is misleading and the fake chat is only mentioned after close inspection of the Terms and Conditions. In the end, all the messages come from fake operators, deliberately sent to entice the user to spend money.