At first impression, YourSecretSeduction.com seemed to be absolutely trustworthy and legitimate. The landing page is professionally designed and filled with information, explanations, and advice. Moreover, the portal claims to be home to thousands of open-minded people looking for a matching partner. It promises to provide a safe environment where users can flirt 100% discreetly and anonymously.
As always, we created a free account, took a look at the members’ area, and studied the fine print, as well with the terms and conditions. Furthermore, we searched for user experiences and online reviews. We even did some research on the site’s operator. Unfortunately, YourSecretSeduction.com cannot live up to its positive first impression.
Fake chat scam
Unlike signing up and creating a personalized profile, using the chat feature is not free. Firstly, users must purchase so-called “credits”, which can then be used to pay for sending messages in the chat. Depending on which of the offered “credit”-bundles a user chooses to buy, each sent chat-message may cost between $2.05 to $2.70, which is outrageously expensive.
A quick look into the fine print, along with the terms and conditions; reveals that chatting here is not only extremely costly, but also entirely pointless. The chances of ever meeting a real person on this website are basically zero. The members’ area is packed with fake profiles, which were created and are managed by employed fake chat operators. These profiles only show fictitious people with whom real-life encounters are not possible. Therefore, the pricey chat-experience is nothing but a waste of time and money.
Here is an excerpt from the terms and conditions
yoursecretsecuction.com has the goal of allowing users to flirt. yoursecretseduction.com is the platform for users to chat with fictive profiles. The website, service and content are being provided for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be used for establishing meetings with other users.
The professional chat operators are trained to entice the users into long flirts and to lure as many chat-messages as possible out of them. This way, users are tricked into continuously purchasing new “credits”. Due to the fact that all relevant information regarding the fictional profiles can only be found in the fine print and the lengthy terms and conditions; many users are not aware that they are only being tricked and ripped-off.
The operator behind this cheeky scam is Doca Web Services BV, from Deventer, in the Netherlands.