The landing page of ZazaFun.com is poorly designed and does not suggest that users will have a genuine experience. This is confirmed once we enter the members’ area, where most of the profiles seem to be fake. The website is operated by Zhengzhou Yurui Technology Co LTD, who are a company registered in Zhengzhou, in the People’s Republic of China. We did not find any sign of a rip-off in the Terms of Service. But while conducting an online search about the operator, we stumbled upon a very interesting job advertisement. There, the company lists the fake chat operator’s mission.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 04/10/2022)
Obtain users from social media platform
Like chatting online, video streamer on tiktok, etc. Experience as live streamer will be preferred
Familiar with English language *work from home UAS assessment standard: Get any amount of recharge from their own users Salary/per month:
Probation for 3 days: if not pass probation, terminated without pay. Basic salary per month: 200$; Commission pay, bonus…
Fake chat operators
So, even if it is not mentioned in the Terms of Service, our research reveals that the experience offered on ZazaFun.com is clearly a scam. The operator hires moderators to encourage conversation through fictitious profiles. Obviously, it is impossible to date these people. In our opinion, the fake profiles are created to make users think they can, while encouraging them to spend money on the fake chat. Therefore, ZazaFun.com is nothing but a cheeky rip-off.
An expensive scam
Nothing is free on ZazaFun.com. It turns out to be an extremely expensive scam. Users must purchase “coins” to chat with other members, as well as pay for the translation service. This translation service does not come cheap. It costs 787.99 USD for a 3,000-character translation. Why not just go on WeChat and use Google Translate instead? Furthermore, during our review, we could not find any safeguards against recurring costs if a credit card, or PayPal, are used to make these payments.
Moreover, in the highly likely event that users will be scammed, they will have no legal recourse, as Chinese law applies here. The operator states in Terms of Service, that users must abide by the laws of the People’s Republic of China. This includes those that forbid the use of the Internet to endanger national security, honor, and interests, overthrow socialist institutions, undermine national unity, etc. Well, good luck with that.