Great testimonies from members, colossal members area, the best singles, are just a few of the accolades the visitor reads upon arriving at the online dating portal Zhadoo.com. The truth is that all of them are false or misleading. Registration is indeed free, but that seems to be the only correct information. The company behind this rip-off is D Support B.V., headquartered in Zutphen in the Netherlands.
The enrolment process is fast and done within minutes. The standard details are required to become a member, like gender, age, location and of course, a valid email address. After the user has verified his email address, he will be redirected to the main members area.
The interface of the main page is intuitive and easy to use. All the standard features of a dating website can be found like filters, search functions, personal settings and so on. Nothing is missing, and the new member still has the feeling they are on a legit dating website. But we know better. Already on the starting page, even before registering, we find proof that the portal Zhadoo.com is a rip-off. When you scroll down to the bottom of the page and read the fine print, the company managing this cheeky site admits using faked profiles.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 01/09/2023)
This web site includes fictitious profiles (named ChatPals) for entertainment purposes. Physical arrangements with ChatPals are not possible.
THE HOSTS MAY SEND CONVERSATIONS OR OTHER COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOU AND OTHER USERS OF THE PLATFORM THAT ARE FICTITIOUS OR ROLE-PLAYING IN NATURE… USER AGREES THAT ALL HOST CONTENT, INFORMATION, TEXT, AND PICTURES ARE FICTITIOUS AND CONSIDERED CONTENT PROVIDER CONTENT, AND SUCH CONTENT PROVIDER CONTENT IS PURELY INTENDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND ROLE PLAYING PURPOSES ONLY.
No need to wait for the next piece of evidence that the website is not legit, as it emerges in the form of literally tons of faked messages, texts, and emails. All of them sent by paid employees of the operator to animate the naïve members into very costly communications. Besides the free enrolment, nothing on this site is free. The basic membership is totally useless if you want to reply to the faked messages. You need to buy credits because every single message costs about one Dollar.