Cost to Upgrade2.0/10
Features with Free Account
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- More Features Than Usual Scam Sites
- Fake Profiles & Bots
- Unauthorized Reuse of Your Info
- Shoddy Financial Policies
- Everything Requires Upgrade
- $2.97 ($0.99 per day) for a 3-day temporary membership.
- $27.30 ($0.91 per day) for a 1-month membership.
- $45.90 ($0.51 per day) for an 3-month membership.
- $73.80 ($0.41 per day) for a 6-month membership.
- Dating: You can “wink” at members to show your interest… but you can only respond to a wink by upgrading to a paying membership.
- Messages: You can send messages to other users, including “regular messages, ‘Flirtcasts’, and promotion messages”… but those functions are only accessible to members with a paying membership.
- Like Gallery: This section is kind of a “Hot or Not” feature, which isn’t bad. You get to see somewhat larger photos of “available” members, then rate them as cute or not. None of the photos are nude.
- Search Function: This allows you to narrow down your choices by a wide variety of criteria, including marital status, eye color, hair color, tattoos, religion, education, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, drink, piercings, smoke, and body type. It’s a fairly robust list.
Upgrades: A premium membership to the site allows you to “enjoy unlimited chats, big photos, ‘looking for’ info, extended search, and premium support.” The Upgrade feature also gives a link to the BeNaughty.com Satisfaction Policy, which is discussed in greater detail below.
Overview of BeNaughty.com
We examined BeNaughty.com to determine whether they are a legitimate online dating site or a scam. After spending extensive time on the site, it seems as though although there are somewhat more features than other online dating sites, BeNaughty.com is still not very viable. The problem is once we attempted to move past the basics, a paying membership was required.
Registration and Features
The very first thing you see when you try to access BeNaughty.com is this warning:
After registering for a free account using an email address and creating a username, we had access to the site. We immediately clicked on the link to verify our account, which was accomplished simply and easily by entering a confirmation code submitted via text message. What exactly “being verified” means is up for debate, but it was a nice touch that added some legitimacy to the experience.
The first person to reach out within about 90 seconds of joining the site was “Jjsmk”, a supposedly 39-year-old woman who lived within less than 25 miles from me. Here is the actual chat:
Looks good, but when I went to respond…
Yep, the old “upgrade to access all features” screen. The site claims to allow you to send five messages per day, but in reality, you can only send one message per person per day to five different people. You had better have one hell of a strong opening line because you only have one chance to say anything.
We were able to wink at members and like their profiles, but if the underlying profiles are fake, what’s the point?
Another interesting feature is the ability to upload a short video to your profile. Unfortunately, you can only view the videos uploaded by others if you have that elusive “Premium Membership.”
Without a paying membership, only one photo per profile is visible. The quality of the photos ranged from “bad flip-phone” to “professional photo shoot.”
Are The Profile Photos Legit?
BeNaughty.com gets a fair mark here, as we couldn’t find the profile images anywhere else on the web, using a variety of sources.
Google Image Search: NO MATCHES
Bing Image Search: NO MATCHES
Yandex Image Search: NO MATCHES
TinEye Image Search: NO MATCHES
Into the Fine Print
“Creation of duplicate profiles across our Partner Sites”
“When you sign up to any one of our Services we will send you an email shortly afterwards advising that we have created a duplicate profile on our Partner Sites to enhance your chance of finding a suitable match. When we email you about this you will have the option to decline the service, which costs nothing extra.”
We never received the email they referred to, but either way, it shouldn’t matter. Without knowing exactly who their “Partner Sites” are, who wants their info shared with another dating site? Northlock Holdings runs a plethora of sites, so you are handing your info to unknown sources.
BeNaughty.com admits to creating and using fake profiles
“We may, from time to time, create profiles which are created, maintained and managed by our employees (‘Staff Profiles’).”
- Name: Northlock Holdings Ltd
- Phone: 1-800-489-6091
- Addresses: P.O. Box 146, Trident Chambers, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
- Email: email@example.com
Hosting Server Info:
- Address Of Host: 75 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10004, US
- IP Address Of Server: 18.104.22.168
- Name Servers: ns1.ropot.net, ns2.ropot.net
Perhaps the most egregious part of the fine print is the “Satisfaction Policy”. This perk offered to paying members claims if you aren’t happy with the site, you don’t get your money back, but will give you a complimentary three-day membership to one of their undisclosed “Partner Sites”, which then uses your original billing information to renew the subscription to THAT site at the end of the three-day trial period. So instead of offering you any kind of benefit for your dissatisfaction, they actually make the problem worse by signing you up for other sites without your consent. This policy, which is theoretically guaranteeing your satisfaction, will actually make your life a living hell.
There are a ton of negative reviews of BeNaughty.com floating around the web from actual users like these:
Despite our hopes, the reality is BeNaughty.com is yet another website hoping to scam you with fake profiles and bots. It’s a bait and switch to get you to pay for the Premium Membership, at which point your Inbox dries up in short order. BeNaughty.com may have a few more bells and whistles than other similar sites, but at the end of the day, all it means is they know how to put lipstick on a pig.
Like other sites run by the notorious Northlock Holdings such as maturesforfuck.com and ebonyflirt.com, the whole enterprise is a never-ending scam designed to drain your wallet.
On a scale of 1-10, we give BeNaughty.com a “2.3”. It might be a decent site if it were filled with actual women and not fake profiles, but at the end of the day, you’re not visiting a dating site for good web design and unfulfilled promises.