The online dating portal SugarMummy.dating advertises with a free registration. On the landing page is no further information available. The operator does not inform about costs which arise later. Costs will originate for a subscription for a premium-membership, which is quite expensive. A paid membership will be needed, if a user wants to read or to send messages to other members of the site.
In the end, we found a lot of negative reviews on the internet by former customers that complained about a fake chat. According to that information, the members’ pool is filled with fake profiles that are managed by fake operators. Those fake operators will entice the user to a chat, for which the user must pay. A fake chat is not mentioned in the terms and conditions.
The operator is famous for its rip-off
This site is operated by Date4Friend AG, based in Zug, Switzerland. The company is well known for its huge network of scam dating sites. According to the information that we found the network includes a few hundred dating portals. All of them are a cheeky subscription trap. The tricks used by the operator are always the same. Right after the registration, a new member will get a free basic-membership which is useless. This kind of membership does not allow any action on the site.
Many messages arrive at the virtual post box of the user that entice the customer to get a paid subscription. A normal membership is quite expensive. Then, the operator of the portal offers a cheap trial membership. It turns out that the cheap trial membership is the actual trap. Former customers explain that the trial membership cannot be terminated in time. It will extend automatically to a normal membership that runs for many months.