FreeVipDating.com plays on exclusivity and the people’s need for individuality and feeling special. You know how some products get an exclusive waiting list of customers because they are of great value or only related to someone who can pay a bit more? They promise unique privileges to their buyers and unprecedented quality that’s one of a kind.
People are a weird breed – they like feeling special by getting pricey products and feeling like they belong to a top-shelf bunch by being able to own a product or a service that only a few can own. When you promise access to a VIP dating club in which not everyone can enter, customers get loose on the wallet just to grab something unique. This is how FreeVipDating.com lures those who are in for a dash of luxury and fools them into upgrades.
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We have already worked on the similar “free lifetime” fraud across the network which targets particular groups of users. This time the target is – classy VIP people, but the scam is all the same. Think of the double fraud – not only do you get free lifetime dating, but you actually get it in a VIP online club – who would take a pass on a tempting offer wrapped in a nice package such as this one? Many people jump in with both their hands. This is how fraudulent dating websites find new ways to thrive, regardless of the warnings by many online reviewers.
Why is FreeVipDating.com an Online Dating Scam
- Free Vip Dating uses fake profiles called Love Stars.
By now, the team at Adult Dating Patrol and the love stars are good old friends. This is, of course, a metaphor, but one that came in handy when we consider the number of occurrences that we had to deal with fake women on fake dating sites. Getting entertained by the ‘Love Stars” on FreeVipDating.com is not an option – it comes with the registration. You must say yes – or you are out! This would be the key moment when a smart customer would opt out, but many don’t and get hooked on the bait.
The love stars have nothing to do with real women – they are only a bunch of bots or contracted staff that works on engaging new subscribers into the site features, chats, and profile browsing:
“Our LS work for the site in an effort to stimulate dialogue with users and to stimulate user participation on the Website and Services, advertisement of the Website and Services, and the creation of user profiles. The LS also monitor user activities and communications to ensure compliance with our Terms and Conditions. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that the information, text, and pictures contained in the LS profiles do not pertain to any actual person or member, but are included for entertainment purposes only.”
You can notice the scam on the opening page, too, just below the “I agree” checkbox.
- The site asks for your card details.
A site that claims free lifetime benefits and immediately asks for you to submit your credit card details is suspicious beyond doubt. If you wonder why on earth do they need to get your card info, just have a look at the small subscription box and you will promptly be enlightened about the need for this – there are additional pricey services (do they had these in mind when they named the site – Vip Dating?) which amount to more than $100 dollars per month if you forget or miss unchecking the box.
- You must upgrade to communicate with members.
Even if you drop off the card preauthorization and enter the dating activity center without paying anything, it will dawn on you that nothing is for free when you try to initiate a longer chat to arrange a hookup or when you try to read emails or send tweets. Each attempt to send a communication message to others will be stopped with the annoying upgrade prompt with offers for the possible options.
- 1-month subscription to the main service is $49.95
- 1-month subscription to Vibe Video is $39.61
- 1-month subscription to Video Erotic is $28.87
Busted or Trusted
It is obvious that FreeVipDating.com is just another version of the same scam. Even a newbie can tell that when comparing all services that use the “Free” prefix in its site titles. Are you looking for some high-class dating? I’d say stick to real clubs if this is your forte because you never know what will happen online, and the price to pay a scam triples up on so-called VIP dating services. The fraud is so simple, that the network has no intention to stop using it. It comes down to you and me to get accountable for our choices and leave false dating sites at the backburner.