The online dating platform ShagBook.com gives off a great first impression. Its landing page looks good and the offer sounds more than fair. ShagBook.com promises a high chance of finding a date and free registration. Unfortunately it turns out that most of this information is misleading.
The registration is free but the use of the website is not. To send or read messages a paid premium-membership is required and we have found a few problems with this. First of all the subscription will extend automatically. This does not have to be a disadvantage or a scam, if the operator of the website is reputable. However, this is not the case for this site.
ShagBook.com is operated by Venntro Media Group Ltd. which has a terrible reputation for leaking data protection. The company, which is located in Slough UK, runs a huge network of dating websites and shares private profile information on every other site of the network. So, if you register on this website, your profile will be displayed on more than 3000 different dating websites.
Additionally, besides the reviews on the internet about a subscription trap, we found reports about a fake chat.
The Terms and Conditions mention that the website is for entertainment only:
“The Site is an entertainment service..”.
From our research, we cannot recommend this dating portal as it might be a fake chat with no chance of finding a real person. If it is not a fake chat, the number of members is just the sum of all registered people of the network. This means users may not be close to your own location or have completely different interests. The operator runs a huge network of dating websites for all different interests and fetishes. If you register on this site, you may get matches with different preferences. In summary, this operator uses cheeky, misleading methods and has a terrible reputation.