benaughty scam website – Is It Worth Your Time And Money?


Personal Interactions


Online Reputation


Photo Originality


Cost to Upgrade


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 Satisfaction Policy, which is discussed in greater detail below.

Overview of

We examined 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, 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 is this warning:

warning message
Now we’re talking!

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.

verified notice

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:

benaughty fake message

Looks good, but when I went to respond…

upgrade message
…and we had been hitting it off so well.

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.”

upload video message


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? 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”

Big Problem here. Section 4B(a) of the Privacy Policy, called “Creation of duplicate profiles across our Partner Sites” says:

“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. admits to creating and using fake profiles

Right in Paragraph 1 of the Terms of Use, we found out the following language, which set of every alarm we had.

“We may, from time to time, create profiles which are created, maintained and managed by our employees (‘Staff Profiles’).”

The Terms of Use further acknowledge these fake profiles may spur interactions with users, and further acknowledges that your info may be used to create an interaction with another user whether you want to contact them or not. So not only are they using fake profiles, they’re using real profiles to take fake actions. This is obviously a huge problem on multiple levels.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Northlock Holdings Ltd
  • Phone: 1-800-489-6091
  • Addresses: P.O. Box 146, Trident Chambers, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Email:

Hosting Server Info:

  • Address Of Host: 75 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10004, US
  • IP Address Of Server:
  • Name Servers:,

Satisfaction Policy

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.

Online Reputation

There are a ton of negative reviews of floating around the web from actual users like these:

user reviews


user reviews about benaughty

benaughty review

Final Verdict:

Despite our hopes, the reality is 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. 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 and, the whole enterprise is a never-ending scam designed to drain your wallet.

If you feel you have been scammed by or a similar site, make sure to file a report with reputable sites like Ripoff Report or the FCC Consumer Complaint Center.

On a scale of 1-10, we give 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.

1 thought on “ – Is It Worth Your Time And Money?”

  1. Total scam. Can’t cancel without calling the BVI. After first call, your cancellation will not be accepted for 7 days whereby you must call again. Literally a criminal enterprise replete with rude phone operators. Beware!

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