Local-Sex-Finder.co.uk is an online dating platform with adult content. It targets individuals seeking strictly sexual relationships. We constructed a simple profile for review purposes, and analyzed the site’s Terms and Conditions in detail. It took us considerable time to locate both the legal text and the operator’s name, Desdemona Ltd, an Irish company registered in Dublin that manages a network of related scams.
Deceptive “Free” Registration
While the landing page promotes free registration and local searches, this information can be misleading. It is true that signing up is free and searching through the numerous fake profiles is costless. Nevertheless, you can only see limited information without a premium subscription, and you are unable to send or receive messages. Additionally, the Terms and Conditions explicitly state that the company employs “Staff Profiles” for entertainment purposes only, and they do not represent real people. These fake profiles serve as bait to attract and entice unsuspecting users to pay for a membership, which includes recurring fees. Termination of service can also be difficult. Due to these numerous red flags, we do not advise risking it.
The following excerpt is taken from the Terms and Conditions
By posting Content to the Website or Service, you automatically grant to the Company, its affiliates, licensees, successors and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid up, worldwide licence to use, copy, store, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute the Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. The Company reserves the right to use Content from profiles, including the member username, photos and descriptions including age in promotional material.
We do not guarantee that all the profiles found in Search will belong to our users, as we reserve the right to create profiles which are maintained and managed by our employees (“Staff Profiles”). The purpose of these Staff Profiles is to ensure that our Services are operating properly by allowing us to test the Services, features and functionalities, and to research our Products and Services.
Your privacy is at risk
By sharing anything on the platform, you automatically grant the company the right to use your photos and writings as they see fit, without restriction to time or location. As a result, if you choose to upload provocative pictures, you may appear in internet ads or even as one of the fake profiles on their many shady websites.
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