YoLovers.com appears to be a great place to find local singles, who are interested in flirts and dates. Since the landing page does not provide much information, we decide to create an account and do some research on the internet.
Fake message scam
Shortly after the free registration, we receive several flirty messages, seemingly sent by other members. However, we suspect that these messages are created and sent by an automated system, which are so-called “chatbots”. To answer to incoming messages, a paid membership subscription is needed. We have experience with online dating scams. So, we know that fake messages are often used to lure new users into becoming paying subscribers as quickly as possible.
In the terms and conditions, we find the confirmation for our assumption. The site admits to using so-called “promoted messages”, which is merely another term for fake messages.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 12/07/2021)
We may from time to time offer users the ability to “Promote My Account” through Account Settings. Activating this service will mean that we will automatically broadcast custom messages created by any user, or selected from a default list of template messages, to other users. We reserve the right to select members to use the Promote My Account service. Sending of messages through this service will be free, however, recipients who view and choose to reply to a Promote My Account message, will require to have an upgraded Paid Membership in order to reply to the sender.
Cheeky trick to sell membership subscriptions
Because the operator reserves the right to choose which members can use the “Promote My Account” service, they can send messages to and from any account at any time. As we see it, this service is not used for the users’ benefit. It is used to sell as many membership subscriptions as possible.
YoLovers.com operates an automatic renewal billing policy. Once a membership subscription expires, it will be automatically extended indefinitely, unless it is cancelled by the user. Unfortunately, many users are not aware of this, and consequently end up in a costly subscription trap.
The operator of YoLovers.com is Ariemgroup LTD, from Hong Kong. They run a whole network of rip-off dating portals. Some have got numerous negative user reviews on the internet. This cannot be considered a trustworthy company. Therefore, we recommend you to skip this site and try your luck elsewhere. As we see it, the chances of finding a date here are extremely low anyway.