ShagLocalGirls.com advertises with a solid offer. On the landing page, we read about free registration and we see a selection of profile pictures. It seems that this online dating portal can proudly present a large pool of members. As we see it, this website offers great chances to find a date. The profiles on the landing page show young women. Plus, the appearance of the website gives us the impression that it is a casual dating site.
On the landing page, we see an image of a young couple making out. To join the website, registration must be done first. The process of registration is simple and done in just a few minutes.
Fictional profiles are used for virtual entertainment
The online dating portal advertises with a large pool of members. At least, that is what we could assume because of all the profile pictures on the landing page. But we read a note on the homepage which explains the use of fictional profiles.
Here is the excerpt
I also agree to receive email newsletters, account updates, special offers and communications from computer generated virtual profiles, targeted to my interests, sent by shaglocalgirls.com or slgcupid.com, and agree to allow my personal data to be shared with third parties.
So, the profiles on the landing page and in the members´ pool are fake. We did some research on the internet and found many reviews about a scam with a fake chat. This dating site is certainly a fake chat. But we are not sure if we can call it a rip-off.
The information about the fictional profiles is not hidden at all. This explanation about computer-generated virtual profiles is shown under the screen for registration. That means, if you register, you must actually see this note. However, many former customers claim that this site is a fake chat as they had negative experiences.
High costs for a moderated chat
After the registration, a new user will receive the first message in just a few minutes. The messages do not contain any information that the person on the profile picture is fictional. Plus, the fake profiles are not marked as such. So, the user will not receive any notification about moderation while chatting with a computer-generated virtual profile. In the terms and conditions, we found more information about the fake chat.
The excerpt from the terms and conditions
You might meet actual people through our services, but we provide no guarantee in that respect whatsoever. Some of the messages you may receive, will be sent by computer generated profiles, i.e. not by a real person. Some of the messages you may receive, will be sent by real persons, although we do not guarantee you will actually receive messages from real people and if you do, we do not guarantee the veracity of the information they may send you.
In the terms and conditions, we also read about the costs of the site. According to the legal information, this portal will charge you for a premium membership, which is offered as a subscription. The subscription will extend automatically if it is not terminated in time. That does not have to be bad, in general. But here, we are not sure if it is a subscription rip-off.
We did some extra research on the internet. The web is full of negative reviews about this site and the operator. First, former customers explain their negative experiences because of the fake chat. Second, we found some hints for a scam with a subscription trap. Also, we found reports about this operator who runs many more dating portals.