Rip-off at Dating portals: a reporter goes undercover and exposes dirty Tricks

Dating or Flirting websites in the Internet are becoming more and more popular. Users pay a fee to online with a potential Partner to meet. What many do not kno

Rip-off at Dating portals: a reporter goes undercover and exposes dirty Tricks

Dating or Flirting websites in the Internet are becoming more and more popular. Users pay a fee to online with a potential Partner to meet. What many do not know: Some of the portals a people, the chat with the users and keeping them happy – to collect for as long as possible the fee.

A reporter of the NDR-search format STRG_F has undercover as a Chat-writer on two Dating portals and the principle behind it is revealed.

No small talk, with passion and always open-ended questions

For entry-level positions, there are training documents: No small talk, not boring to be with passion, wit, and Esprit – as the Portal in front of the perfect Chat-songwriter. Per message, the "moderators" get 14 cents, according to the note, to ask as many open-ended questions.

The Chat box "share" the user. If a layer is to the end, just takes the next one. So no one loses track, for each user is created a detailed profile, in the personal data, of earnings, but also sexual preferences, and blows of fate are noted.

For each user profile will be created: "Call him snuffles, car accident, coma, Viagra"

"We call him snuffles, he hates it when he is called treasure; the other day a car accident a day, 7 days in an artificial coma, from doctor Viagra get" - private info such as this, who told an unsuspecting users of the Chat-a clerk in the trust, are here for all to see.

The Chat pen will always build more confidence, you throw with feelings and nickname to: "love is when two people know exactly that they belong together, as both of us", writes, for example, a. Also, the boss reads. As the reporter does not respond quickly enough and some users "stuck in the queue," he writes immediately: "All the Waiting to take. Right now! Full throttle again now.“ The reporter writes in parallel with 8 users.

registration is free, after which each message costs one Euro.

Always ask the user, whether or not you could change to other means of communication. The Chat is expensive. In the case of a Dating portal for which the reporter works, is the registration still free of charge. But there is only a quota of "Flirt Coins". After two messages and it is more "Flirt Coins need to be purchased". The equivalent of each additional message costs a Euro. to collect

a lot of money to keep the Chat box, the user in the mood and stall. You will be asked for a Meeting or phone number, write you excuses such as: "Let's write here. Give out my data is not so fond of, you can only trust.“

What happens when a user sees the Fake?

The professional Chat-writers are also trained how to respond to it properly, you should sense a user and a Fake. Appropriate responses are required. You will be asked about "Are you a Fake?", you should not deny it directly. Instead, you should write (truthfully): "Now I am flesh and blood and we can get to know us happy". On the question of whether there is a "Controller or Operator" to write, could also be a joke, answered: "Yes, from me too, Joy Sticks controllers in a Gaming company made. Smiley.“

this Is still legal?

But is that actually legal? The Dating portals have a clause in the terms and conditions. "Part of our performance, providing sparkling conversations with professional Chat-partners is" in the process, is about.

But: "Not everything that is in the small print, is automatically effective," says Tatjana Stem from the consumer advice centre of Bavaria, at the request of the reporter. If the consumer assumes that he is with real people in the sense of potential partners in the exchange, are also on the search, this is misleading. "And that's not a legal grey zone, this is illegal."

At the repeated requests and Ask for an opinion, both Dating portals have not responded.

No rarity: 187 Dating portals work with professional Chat-recorders

by the Way, the use of professional Chat-writers is not uncommon. The Verbraucherzentrale Bayern has identified 187 Dating portals, the use according to your terms and conditions are also Fake Profiles (click here for the list).

of Course you can't demonize a lump sum of all of the Dating portals, a look in the terms and conditions but worth it all.



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Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 11:27

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