According to the landing page, TheDoggingConnection.com is the ideal place to connect with local doggers, who are looking for exciting dogging experiences and casual sex dates. Moreover, the registration is free, and the displayed member profiles look inviting and promising. As always, we search the internet for user reviews and read the terms and conditions. Unfortunately, we quickly find some information that shatters the great first impression. In fact, we find out that it is very unlikely to have real-life dates via this platform, as the members’ area seems to be filled with fake profiles.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 04/09/2023)
From time to time, the Company employees (or employees of its parent or affiliated companies) may create test dating profiles for the purpose of checking and testing the functionality of our Website and Service to improve the quality and user experience for its Users.
There it says that the company employees create “test dating profiles” for the purpose of testing the functionality and to improve the user experience. But as we see it, these profiles are only used to trick new users into signing up for the expensive membership subscriptions, as quickly as possible. Shortly after the free registration, new users receive many enticing messages. Hoping to arrange a date, users want to reply as quickly as possible. But to reply, they must sign up for one of the offered premium subscriptions first.
Obviously, these messages are not sent by real members, but rather by the previously mentioned employed fake chat operators, who hide behind fictional profiles.
Cheeky subscription traps and untrustworthy operator
As soon as users sign up for one of the premium subscriptions, they are trapped. All subscriptions renew automatically and must be cancelled in time to stop recurring charges. However, the company behind this rip-off website, VodFun LTD, is well-known for its scams and cannot be trusted. Therefore, users might end up in extremely costly long-term subscriptions, which they never intended to sign up for.
The operator, who is based in Douglas, on the Isle of Man, has received numerous negative user reviews on the internet. They operate a whole network of untrustworthy dating websites, all of which are known to be scams.