At first sight, MySexyLocal.com appears trustworthy and legit. The landing page is well-designed, the displayed profile pictures look inviting and authentic, and the offered features sound promising. Furthermore, the registration is free and can be done in no time. However, we cannot recommend anyone to sign up on this portal. In the footer of the landing page, we find some interesting information regarding the member profiles. It says that the website contains “fictive profiles” and that the site is for “entertainment” purposes only. Therefore, it is not possible to arrange a real-life date via this portal.
The following excerpt is from the terms and conditions
Mysexylocal.com has the goal of allowing users to flirt. mysexylocal.com is the platform for users to chat with fictive profiles. The website, service and content are being provided for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be used for establishing meetings with other users.
Shortly after the free registration, new users can find many enticing messages in their virtual mailboxes. Believing that these messages are sent by real people, with whom a date can be arranged, they are willing to reply as quickly as possible. But to be able to reply, they must pay. This way, users are tricked into spending a lot of money on the site, without ever having a realistic chance to arrange a date.
First, users have to buy so-called “credits”, which can later be exchanged for sending chat messages. Unfortunately, these “credits” are extremely expensive. Depending on which of the offered “credit”-bundles is chosen, each message costs between $1.95 and $2.60. The fact that these messages only ever reach a fictive person, these prices are outrageous. This site is clearly a rip-off.
Sadly, users are not sufficiently informed about the fake chat. All relevant information regarding the fictive nature of the member profiles is purposely hidden in the fine-print and the terms and conditions. The heart-icons, which are used to mark these profiles, are not satisfying either. They are easily overlooked and cannot be understood without additional explanation.
The operator behind this scam is Gate Switch Development BV, which is based in Deventer, in the Netherlands. They are well-known on the internet, where they regularly receive negative reviews.