UPDATE 11/30/15: Fetlife seems to have pulled the ad after we alerted them to the site’s practices. Good for them.
UPDATE 11/6/15: Despite the fact that I was careful to avoid all the sneaky hidden check boxes all over the site, today, the website charged by credit card $81.85. I immediate got on the phone and notified them that my entire session on their website had been recorded and that I can prove those charges were never authorized. They quickly reversed the charges, but I won’t have the refund (most likely) for a week or so.
So if you can’t afford to have nearly $100 taken from you, do not, under any circumstances, give this website your credit card information.
The bottom line: They lie about what you will be able to do when you sign up, they attempt to trick you into signing up for more than you want, and they will try to get an exorbitant amount of money from you for something that is available for free all over the internet. You will have almost no ability to do anything without forking over money, and once you do, you will struggle to get them to stop charging you. Your best bet, STAY AWAY!!! (DatingBusters.com agrees with me)
I saw this ad on Fetlife and decided to go check it out. Because that’s what I’m here for. I dig through the garbage of the internet so that you don’t have to.
Right off the bat, I am concerned. The myriad of naked pictures as the background of the landing page is a red flag. Across the top, the site advertises that there are “naked pictures of someone you know”. Hmm.
The Process of Joining
The sign up process is relatively painless. It asks the usual demographic questions, the asks some preference questions about oral and anal, but the options for answer are very limited:
- I hate it
- I love giving, but hate getting
- I love getting, but hate giving
- I like it sometimes
- It’s a requirement
OK, where is the button for “I really love it, but you don’t have to”, which would be my answer on both.
Then it asks for email and assures you that “We will never send spam to you. We respect your privacy and we keep your email address safe, secure, and discreet.”
After my email is confirmed, a video of a girl in her underwear assures me that they are only asking for my credit card so they can verify my age and identity, but the site is 100% free.
I doubt it, but let’s see what happens.
(Be sure to notice the “RocketPay” check box hidden on the bottom of the page. It is already checked when you load the website and authorizes them to store your information)
I put in the credit card information to get access to my “FREE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP” and the next thing that comes up is….
SPECIAL OFFER, TODAY ONLY – UPGRADE TO PLATINUM VIP AND GET UNLIMITED ACCESS
- $149.95 for 18 months
- $85.95 for 6 months
- $23.32 for 3 months
(Also, hidden on the upper right side of the screen is a discrete little check box that also gives them permission to charge you $40/month for access to PickupAnyGirl.com)
And what does this “VIP” package get you? Well, they don’t really say and I’m not hitting the continue button to find out right now, so I’ll click “No Thanks” and continue to the site (after unchecking the hidden subscription box, of course)
Now, I am pushed off to a porn site “MyDumbassGirlfirned.com”. Close that and return to the site.
My information including my new customer number is on the screen and it advises me to save for my records. You bet I will, because it will probably be hard to find later.
Experience in the Site
What do you know? I already have a “Fuck Request”, even though there is no information about me except my location. “2Hot4U” is DTF. Nope, that’s an ad in disguise. I avoid it and click to member home. A popup ad for GGG. When I close the popup, it takes me to their site anyway. Now I am actually seeing the profiles of (supposedly) other real people using the site.
I head over to the support page in search of an explanation of their pay levels. Here it is:
What’s the difference between Basic, Silver and Gold?
- Basic members can do general, basic member searches
- Basic members can upload photos and videos
- Basic members can send invitations to hookup now with other members
Silver members get all of the benefits of a Basic membership, plus:
- Silver members can view all members’ photos and videos
- Silver members can contact all other easysex.com members
- Silver members can do advanced searches
- Silver members can send friend requests
- Silver members get listed above all Basic members in all search results
Gold members get VIP access to everything that easysex.com has to offer:
- Gold members get full access to The Gold Room (The nets largest hardcore porn site)
- Gold members can view all members’ photos and videos
- Gold members can contact all other members
- Gold members get listed above all Basic, and Silver members in all search results
- Gold members can do advanced searches
- Gold members can upload photos and videos
- Gold members can send invitations to hookup now with other members
- Gold members can send friend requests
Farther down, it mentions that you are prohibited from including email addresses or website url’s in your profile. (This is a common way of forcing you to pay to contact people through the site, since you can’t give out any other contact info).
Another interesting line from the support page “If you’re a Basic member you can’t send email but you can receive them from a Gold or Silver member.” This stands in direct contradiction to what the site said on it’s front page, see:
So we have now established that the site is not honest.
They lie about what you will be able to do when you sign up, they attempt to trick you into signing up for more than you want, and they will try to get an exorbitant amount of money from you for something that is available for free all over the internet.
I won’t be giving them any money, because my guess is that once I authorize it, it will be surprisingly difficult to cancel.
Sending & Receiving Messages
Another attempt to trick me into paying money. As soon as I try to send a message to someone, I see that another pre-checked option box that will commit me to spending money. SOmeone in a hurry might miss it.
I uncheck that box and send a message that basically tells the person that I am writing this review of the site and want to know if there are any real-life humans on the site and whether my messages actually reach them. The site says the message was sent.
After that, I am sent to my inbox, where there is a message waiting for me from what appears to be a very attractive woman asking “what pick up line works best on me”. But at this point, I can’t do anything else without being forwarded to this page:
So much for “Free Lifetime Access”.
So I guess my time here is done.
Who Owns This Site
This is always my favorite part because based on a few tell-tale features of the site, I already can predict what I will find. And sure enough, the site is owned and operated by Kamparri Trading Ltd.
That probably doesn’t mean anything to you, but it’s the same company that runs several other sites, including xxxmatch.com, socialsex.com, and xxxcupid.com, which is another site I reviewed a while back. Here’s what I wrote about this company back then.
I’m not the only one. According to ScamBook.com, there have been 56 fraud complaints filed against this company in the last three years.
Your Risk – HIGH!
If you start a profile on this site, be prepared to be sent to a lot of shady sites without you asking. That’s a virus risk.
Next, they are going to hang onto your credit card info and attempt to get you to give them permission to use it over and over again. If you slip up and click the wrong button once, you will be locked into a monthly agreement.
And if you decide to cancel your card to stop them, they will actually send you to collections. According to multiple consumer reports, the site makes a habit of sending people to collections if they miss a monthly payment due to a cancelled card or insufficient funds. This will impact your credit rating, and worse, you will basically have a porn peddler listed on your credit report.
And then there is the financial risk. If the other websites owned by this company are any indication, once they get money from you, they will not stop. You can easily be out a few hundred dollars before you know what’s happening.
Your best bet, STAY AWAY!!!