OnlineTeases.com advertises with free registration and appears to be a decent choice. The landing page is packed with member profiles and the interface is modern and user-friendly. But as we have a closer look at the fine print information in the footer of the landing page, we quickly find out that the portal cannot be recommended. In fact, the site turns out to be a classic fake chat scam.
The following excerpt is from the terms and conditions
Onlineteases.com has the goal of allowing users to flirt. onlineteases.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. Profiles marked with a heart icon are fictive profiles with which physical contact is not possible.
Shortly after the free registration, new users receive plenty of enticing messages. These messages appear to be sent by real members, who are looking for new dating adventures. But as we learn from the terms and conditions, they are in fact sent by hired fake chat operators, who hide behind fictive profiles.
Users are not thoroughly informed about the fake profiles, and the heart-icons can easily be overlooked or misunderstood as part of the website’s design. Users assume that there is a real person behind each member profile. Hoping to arrange a date, they want to reply to the incoming messages as quickly as possible. But to be able to reply, they must pay.
Extremely expensive chat
First, users must buy so-called “credits”, which can then be exchanged for sending chat messages. Depending on the chosen “credit”-bundle, each sent chat message may cost between $1.95 and $2.60. This is not only incredibly expensive, but also entirely senseless. After all, no chat conversation can ever result in a real-life date. In our experience, the hired fake chat operators try to lure as many messages as possible out of each user, to increase the site’s profits. Consequently, the dating portal is a cheeky rip-off and cannot be recommended.
The operator of OnlineTeases.com is Gate Switch Development BV from Deventer, in the Netherlands. This company operates several scam dating websites, some of which have already received numerous negative user reviews online.