On the landing page, NearbySheilas.com invites all readers to sign up, promising them that they will have unlimited access to thousands of hot profiles. The page does not provide much information. If we did not already know the company behind this scam, we would be tricked into thinking that the platform is free of charge. Nothing is mentioned about the services that they offer, or the relevant costs.
To get a better idea of how it works, we created a test profile and checked the Terms and Conditions. This is where we found out that NearbySheilas.com is not to be trusted. This is the reason why we strongly recommend all our readers to carefully inspect all the legal documents before signing up for a new dating website. Especially, when they do not have any previous experience with the operator. 5 minutes of your time can save you from wasting hundreds of dollars, or many hours on an ineffective platform.
Just another fake chat
Gate Switch Development BV admits to creating fictional profiles which send messages to their members. This is not the first time that this company from Deventer, in The Netherlands, takes advantage of a fake chat to increase their profit. The internet is full of negative reviews from past users who complain about fictional profiles and impossible dates. NearbySheilas.com makes no exception.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 02/09/2023)
Gate Switch Development B.V. explicitly reserves the right to send messages on nearbysheilas.com through self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles with which no physical agreements are possible.
High costs for nothing
These accounts are controlled by fake chat operators who never correspond to the person portrayed in the profile picture. The worst part is that there is no way to distinguish fake profiles from real ones, or if there are any. The job of professional moderators is to pressure users into sending more and more messages. Since members are charged a fee for every message that they send, the longer the chat, the better for the company.
Even if NearbySheilas.com admits to using fake profiles, this is still a rip-off, because users are purposely tricked into thinking that they are talking to a genuine member, who is available for a hot experience.