The online dating website Our50s.com.au offers free registration. This is the only useful piece of information on its landing page. Obviously, this is too little. So we did some research. We checked the site’s legal information. Plus, we searched for reviews on the internet. This helped us realise what a terrible reputation this site has. Former users had a bad experience. And incidentally, the portal operator has a bad reputation too. It runs a number of sites as well as this one. All its platforms are a cheeky rip-off.
We found proof of the use of fake chat. This website uses fictitious profiles. A fake profile shows a fictitious person. Actual meetings with fictitious people are obviously not possible. But users don’t know this. A fake profile is not marked as fake. Plus, fake chat operators control these fake profiles. They will start conversations with new members. According to reviews, it all starts right after registration. Fake chat operators initiate contact. While chatting, they will not mention anything about the use of moderation either. Their goal is to encourage users to purchase premium membership.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 02/09/2023)
OUR50S makes every effort to ensure that the profiles shown in the matching list are only private users that adhere to OUR50S´s rules of use. To ensure this with a high quality, OUR50S uses various technical as well as manual mechanisms to identify users/members with inappropriate behavior or unfair interests and, if necessary, to exclude them immediately. The user/member is also aware that OUR50S uses so-called animators to motivate users/members to communicate interactively. These are real people. However, the user / member is aware that he cannot meet the animators in real life.
The subscription is a trap
Spending money on this website is obviously a waste. All profiles are fake. The chances of meeting a real match here are, in the experience of former customers, zero. Moreover, former users explain another major problem with this site. The subscription system is a part of the scam too. A premium membership subscription here will be renewed automatically if the user does not terminate it proactively on time.
Usually this is not a problem. But here, the termination process appears complicated. So the termination deadline will be missed again and again. The site operator makes the termination process difficult. This website is operated by Alpha Internet Services GmbH, which is based in Innsbruck, Austria.