The landing page of Swing.net looks legit on the first view. This dating portal offers free registration and seems to have many members. On the landing page, it is mentioned that this portal uses a so-called ice breaker system.
An ice breaker system means that this website will send automated messages from one profile to another. As far as we know, this is the first hint for a fake chat. The terms and conditions on the website do not mention anything about fake chats or fake profiles. The operator of the website claims not to use fake profiles.
But it mentioned as well that Swing.net is for entertainment only. The ice breaker system and the purpose of entertainment speak very strong that this website is a fake chat. We did some research on the internet and found a few negative reviews about the operator of Swing.net.
Here is the excerpt of the terms and conditions of the entertainment purpose
“www.swing.nets primary goal is to provide an adult entertainment experience. The Service enables Users to connect, exchange pictures, stories, fantasies and contact and engage in conversation with other User.”
Former customers complain about a fake chat scam and the automated sent messages by the ice breaker system. The operator of this dating portal is the Cargo Media AG which is in Zug, in Switzerland. This company got a bad reputation on the internet, and that is for a good reason. It appears that this operator runs a network of dating portals and all of them are a rip off with a subscription trap.
In the terms and conditions, it is written that a subscription for a paid premium-membership will extend automatically. As we see it, the rip off works in the following steps. Tricked by the misleading information on the landing page, a visitor will register on this website.
After that, a new member will receive many messages. Those messages come from the ice-breaker system and maybe fake profiles. If a user wants to answer, a paid membership is needed, but the subscription is a trap as it will extend automatically.