We Explain Adulthookup.com’s Deceptive Marketing Methods
Posted on June 1, 2016 | By Dating Critic | 3 responses
Summary Of The Scam:
- Falsified Profiles Made To Appear To Be Real People Are Used By This Web Site
- Free Access That Requires Your Credit Card And Actually Bills You $29.95
- Embellished Emails Used To Exploit The Site's Members
- They Use Phony Women For Your "Entertainment Experience"
Falsified Profiles Made To Appear To Be Real People Are Used By This Web Site:
Let's take a shot in the dark here. You're looking to find out if you can truly find real living breathing human beings on this site. The answer is probably not. It has come to our attention by doing some due diligence that Adulthookup.com is using hundreds and maybe thousands of fake profile pages of women.
If we knew how many of the profile pages on this site are bogus we would all want the FBI to raid their offices. But, even if just 70% of the profiles are not real that's still way too much. Actually even if one profile is made up that's too much. There should be absolutely no faked profiles on any dating sites. In a just world where people were honest then that would be the case unfortunately when you're dealing with adult dating sites there's quite a bit of fraud and lots of scams.
Adulthookup.com has included a terms and conditions page and remarkably they have outlined how they have created virtual profiles that they call Online Regents (read section 14). Unfortunately there is absolutely no way to determine which profiles are legitimate members and which ones are Online Regents. It's like playing Russian roulette you have absolutely no idea if the girls chatting with you are legitimate or if they are fictitious. So what do you do, waste your day chatting to girls without having a clue if you can actually meet them in person or use another dating site?
Taken from the terms page (section 14):
"ONLINE REGENTS: adulthookup.com UTILIZES VIRTUAL PROFILES THAT DO NOT CORRESPOND TO ACTUAL MEMBERS:
14.1 adulthookup.com encourages You to use the ONLINE REGENT service to enhance communications, entertainment and Your total site experience and enjoyment.
14.2 An ONLINE REGENT may be a digital actor, an avatar or a synthespian (e.g. a computer generated "person" or "character"). ONLINE REGENTS may be employed by adulthookup.com or a third party to enhance Your online experience. For example, an ONLINE REGENT may provide an electronic introduction to new or existing adulthookup.com features or functionality, or discourage inappropriate behavior.
14.3 By consenting to and accepting these Terms, You acknowledge You fully understand, accept and agree to the ONLINE REGENTS service. You acknowledge that You understand that some of the profiles and Members displayed on them are not actual members of the site. ONLINE REGENTS are not associated with any other user of the site, but are sent to You in an effort to promote broader enjoyment, additional activity and fuller participation in all our Services By accepting these Terms you further acknowledge and agree that any information or pictures displayed to you via an ONLINE REGENTS profile does not relate to an actual person but has been included for the above mentioned purposes.
Free Access That Requires Your Credit Card And Actually Bills You $29.95:
This is one of those websites that pulls out all the stops and does anything they can to get your credit card number. The administrators of Adulthookup.com do absolutely everything they can to make a buck from their members, even lying to them is not out of the question obviously. We've already established that they do create made up women called Online Regents. This portion of the review we discuss how they ask for your credit card information so they can activate your free account. But, when you read the fine print on that page you actually get your credit card bill $29.95 per month just 24 hours after you give them your credit card information to activate your so called free account.
All over the page it states your credit card will not be charged for the free access membership what they fail to point out is that 24 hours later they bill you $30. But it would be as easy as reading the fine print to alleviate getting charged or even giving them your credit card information. However in this day and age most people have such a short attention span and can't do any critical thinking whatsoever that they blindly give their credit card numbers to these master manipulators and then they wonder why they got charged 24 hours later.
Taken from the terms page (section 14):
"An ONLINE REGENT may contact both free Members and paid Subscribers via text based communication either within the site and/or via email notifications in order to increase activity and to monitor the compliance to these Terms."
Email Messages Sent Free Members From "Online Legates" :
Have you gotten any emails yet? You better be careful because not only do they falsify profiles on the site but they have confessed that emails are also part of their shady marketing strategy. If you start receiving tons of emails in your inbox and you're wondering what the hell's going on then be forewarned that Adulthookup.com makes no qualms about using the Online Regents to contact free members and also paid subscribers. They admit they used text based communications such as email notifications to make you think that you're getting emails from real people on the site. The Online regents (artificial girls) are used to give the impression that they are emailing you. This is absolutely not the case. The truth of what's going on is that Adult Hookup deploys software to email free and paid members. This is all trickery and should not be trusted whatsoever. Especially since they have already confessed that they use this method on their own members. The place to look for that information is in the terms and conditions section of the site.
Taken from the terms page (section 14.9):
"Additionally by accepting these Terms, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that, the ONLINE REGENT may contact both free Members and paid Subscribers via text based communication either within the site and/or via email notifications in order to increase activity and to monitor the compliance to these Terms."
They Use Phony Women For Your "Entertainment Experience":
One of the justifications of using fabricated member profiles is that they use them for our entertainment experience. This is laughable to say the least. Exactly in what method are we receiving entertainment when we get communications such as emails from a person who isn't valid member of the site. Online Regents are not actual numbers but apparently they're used to entertain us. This is a false statement and actually a complete lie. Online regions aren't used to entertain this, they are used to manipulate and deceive us. From there they are then used as a marketing tool 2 manipulate and beat us into buying one of their monthly membership packages. Don't kid yourself, there's no entertaining when you are getting duped at the same time.
Taken from the terms page (section 14.11):
"If You responds to, or initiates any communications or interactions with our ONLINE REGENTS You fully understand, acknowledge, and agree that any response or exchange between the ONLINE REGENT and You is solely for entertainment purposes, and will not result in an physical meeting between the ONLINE REGENT and You but is to mediate Your compliance to these Terms as well as stimulating Your activity throughout the Services."
More Proof It's All A Con :
And another heads-up is that any emails or other sorts of communication is that you got from there fake women AKA Online Regents are sent to multiple members at the same time as you. This just goes to prove even further that this whole thing is one big farce. Adulthookup.com while created in the image of a dating service is far from being a dating service. Once they cross the line and started creating their own profiles then it wasn't anything to do with dating anymore. This website is designed and created strictly to con people and nothing other than that.
Taken from the terms page (section 14.12):
"Similarly, You appreciate and understand that any communications from the ONLINE REGENT may be sent to multiple Accounts at the same or similar time(s).
How To Contact The Site:
- By Phone:
- By Email: [email protected]
- By Web Site: Adulthookup.com/go/customer_service.php
- By Address: PO Box 21508, Seattle, WA 98111,USA, P.O. Box 29 • St. Anns Bay • Jamaica •
How To Cancel Your Trial & Monthly Membership:
If you want to cancel your paid trial or monthly subscription to Adulthookup.com you can use the various methods that we have listed below to do so.
- Cancel By Email: [email protected]
- Cancel On Site: Hookupcloud.com/go/customer_service.php
- Cancel By Phone: 1-888-649-9178
- Cancel By Mail:
- This charge will appear on your cardholder statement as 'ECHST.NET 855-772-3378'.
Domain Registrant Info:
- Registrant Name: Registration Private
- Registered: on September 3, 2014
- Hosting Company: Brousko Investments Ltd.
- Hosting Location: 8-800 Petrolia Rd., Toronto, Ontario, M3J 3K4, Canada
- Ip address: 188.8.131.52
- Name servers: NS1.ADULTHOOKUP.COM, NS2.ADULTHOOKUP.COM
- Registrant Email: [email protected]
- Registrant Phone: 1-480-624-2599
Other Sites On Same IP Servers:
- Unique Daily Visitors: 9,333
- Unique Monthly Visitors: 280,000
The name Adulthookup.com would suggest that you can "hook up with adults" but that's not going to happen since artificial women flood the site. If you like fake profiles go for it, this site has thousands of them to keep you busy. If on the other hand you have some intelligence you should probably look elsewhere if you're interested If you like fake profiles go for a, this side has thousands of the cover them to keep you busy. If on the other hand you have some intelligence and don't like being exploited you should probably look elsewhere if you're interested in interacting with real breathing human beings!
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File Consumer Complaints & Report Abuse:
- Contact the FTC: File a consumer complaint to report financial losses as a result of purchasing a subscription to this service.
- Contact the hosting provider: site:Colosseum.com email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] or call: 416.739.7873 or 1-877-739-7873