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I met my husband through GE. My aunt met her husband through GE, and I know hundreds of others with the same story. People who come to GE, complain, and want a refund just realize that they are still in the real world, and no matter who you are, it's not easy to meet someone great.
At least with joining GE, you have a better chance. It's a numbers game. After working here, I realize why most people are single. So change your attitude and be positive and you might just meet someone. No doubt GE works for some, but their sales tactics are high-pressure to the hilt. At the end of two hours you're forced to make a decision amounting to several thousand dollars with no trial period or chance of a refund. You're offered substantial discounts off of a highly inflated price, being told "it's only good for tonight. They play to your weaknesses, and flatter you as well.
But you must join now, so you do. Finally, after the photo and video session, you get onto the site and soon realize that this "selective" group is very small and consists of few you're even interested in. Then the sinking feeling comes in, that you have blown a major wad, and all you can ask is "how did I do this? I am going to try to negotiate a settlement with GE, as I haven't been in for very long, but I'm expecting it to be difficult.
They appear to be sharks. It's been my most expensive lesson yet in the school of hard knocks, though hardly something you'd think an organization would be proud of. Please let me help you. I worked for the company until yesterday. My husband is angry with me, I have a special needs child and Christmas is around the corner. Death looks really attractive right now I was making my sales and still they did this to me 30 days later.
So I am basically out 32K a year until I can find a job in a soft economy. Kristine, it sounds as though GE's specialty is making people feel stupid about themselves. I guess the consolation is that we receive an invaluable lesson in the school of hard knocks.
In the short time you were at GE did you hear of any customers attempting to get their money back? Kristine , 4 Apr 9: Everyday that I was there and practically every person who bought a package We would sit and flirt with the guys and tell them how great they were I hope to find a job in my field soon. Cindy , 12 Oct I tend to agree with most of the compliants, signed a contract 2 years ago for They showed men that would be interested in me. After I signed the contract they were all inactive, imagine that. I realize now it was all a scam, won't fall or be that stupid again.. Don't recommend to anyone..
Steven Carrington , 30 Oct 8: The company was a very good idea for professionals who just did not have time to look for a partner when it started 30 years ago with Personal computers and an Internet. However, the original company was sold and new owners after new owners finally settled on individual franchises. All franchises have a link to a database that is so out of date that some who appear on it joined 30 years ago. The number of complaints is in the thousands and more states will follow.
For those who could qualify there are legitimate services of this type out there run by very reputable people and have top clients including celebrities, royalty, captains of industry and the idle rich and they pay outrageous sums to be properly united with persons of the type and character they look for. It is a scam. I quit a job of two years as a store manager. They offfered me a job and I decided to go for it.
I have to hit the pavement to find a new job in a rather soft6 economy. Katie , 23 Dec 5: As another victim I'm interested in hearing from others in the Dallas Metro office who joined and have received none of the promised support or benefits. I asked for a full refund the following day-less than 24 hours later. I filled a dispute with my credit card company the following day, filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau 2 days later and had an appointment with an attorney within a week. My attorney sent a Demand For Refund letter to the main office in Houston with a response from them that the contract is non-refundable under any circumstance and stated if I pursue with small claims they would not only win but would counter sue for their attorney costs.
My credit card would not dispute the charge because of the non-refundable contract. Please email me back as to your story and if you are getting any resolve! Linda, I'm not a lawyer, but my sense is that GE is bluffing. Stick with your lawyer. I hope you'll call their bluff. Ola , 21 Apr RR , 10 Sep 1: Has anyone in the Fort Worth tx area ever stopped payment on their auto draft. I noticed these posts are a few years old but I to was scammed. I would love any info on others situations.
Michael , 1 Jul I saw a street sign for dallassingles. When I got home I went to the website. There was no informaion about dallassingles. A girl started calling and leaving voice mails from dallas singles. After two weeks and six unanswered calls I picked up. The girl told me about dallas singles, and then asked me to come in for an interview and a background check. There was never any mention of it being Great Expectations. When I went to the street address she emailed me, it was Great Expectations. Then they hit me with the high sales pressure of sign up now or you'll never be anybody.
I've seen the same signs in a lot of cities, but never thought this was GE. I'll have to begin checking these out further. As for a refund, you've got the next-day cancellation in your favor, but you may need to speak to a lawyer. A beautiful young girl with a boob job conned me into GE and I don't even like boob jobs!
This is not to say I wasn't responsible, because I knew all along what I was doing. Rather, it's just an indication of how far you'll go when you're lonely and somewhat desperate. I'm still going to try to do something, but this has been such a bad investment that it's laughable. It's only money, I keep on telling myself. Michael , 4 Jul 9: I wasn't looking for a dating service. What I was looking for was organized parties where everyone was single. They got me for a lot more than you so it hurts more. I would think that checking on someones available credit without permission would fall under some sort of invasion of privacy law.
I have a friend who was a former civil judge in my city. He's now an attorney again. That could surpass what I was conned on just gathering the facts, digging up the dirt and building the case. I apologize if the implication came across that I thought YOU were desperate.
I meant it to apply both generically and, most of all, to myself. It didn't occur to me that you could pay out even more than I did, but I guess with this organization the sky's the limit. I will predict one thing: They are making too many people too angry, and in time I suspect something like a "60 Minutes" expose will bring the curtain down on them.
It is just such a blatant case of exploitation that I cannot see this going on more than a few years longer, especially with the power of the internet spreading word of peoples' experiences. Michael , 5 Jul 2: The sad thing is often they are members of the BBB in there area. Oprah, dateline, Forbes and others have promoted them. I'm sure none of these supporters knows the truth of their business practices though. What GE is doing in "background check" is actually doing a credit check on the CC you volunteered to see what the max amount of money they can con out of each person is.
That explains the different dollar amounts everyone was coned for. Ola , 20 Apr I am so dissapointed with GE. I just joined and I don't even want to participate. IT sounds like a big rip off. Has anyone thought of doing a class action lawsuit in TX against them?
Kristine , 21 Apr 8: I know somebody who is trying to sue already in Texas. Write me an email and I will send him your email so that you can talk. My email is klshirk msn. I hope that this really helps you. DD , 17 Jan 3: When I spoke with the "interviewer" on the phone I explained that it's a rare day off and I don't feel like getting dressed up today, can I go as I am?
There were at least 5 comments made about how I look when I come in, as the GE staffer said, "You never know who you'll run into in here. I'm not ugly, I look okay without makeup. I asked the question, then I was made to feel less than whole because of the way I came in. I gave up dating people that would make me feel less of myself 20 years ago, why would I fork over 5K to have someone tell me the same crap? What a set up and what a bunch of lies. There was a man there, very tall, nice looking. I decided on the way home that he is likely a GE "plant", to entice me in. Probably on the inactive list.
I will not keep my saturday appointment for 11 am. I will post my impressions wherever I can, and I am glad it cost me only my a ding on my credit report which was incidentally hit while I was in the office or shortly thereafter. I did not sign up as I would not give them a full credit card payment up front. What a crock of crap. Thanks for adding to the feeling I had that this is just may be a complete sham.
Zero in common and IJL can pound sand too. I am looking into the class action suit info online about them. I used this dating service and I met my wife. Four thousand dollars is a small price to pay for meeting someone that you will be with for the rest of your life I subscribed to it a few years ago, and after 7 months I saw her profile and we went on a date Bradley , 23 Feb Wrote a check - signed the contract and went home. Interested to see the reaction from the company when they get the "stopped payment" check in a few days I'm sure that they'll try to enforce the contract, send it to a collection agency, etc Any Thoughts Anyone on how they'll react to the "stop Payment"?
I don't think they'll go to court. GE is nothing if not practical, and will not throw dollars away in a quest they know is futile. My guess is they'll call and try to coax you back, possibly even try to intimidate you with the charge that you signed a contract, but as you intimate, their bark will be worse than their bite. I've been a GE member for too long to have any hope of getting my money back, so I'll just offer my perspective on the experience.
I've gone out on several dates and the women have been pleasant, but as yet, no sparks have flown. I've had a fair number of women contact me, but thus far only one who has aroused my interest. In its favor I would say that after paying all this money, GE members generally try harder. Some would say if you ultimately connect with that one person it's all worth the money, and yes, it would be, but the issue is that GE is an incredibly overpriced service. If all ends well, the money becomes an afterthought, but in what percentage of cases does that actually happen?
So, my money is gone, but might as well make the best of it. From my experience thus far I don't see any special advantage to GE over a Match. GE offers a selectivity, but it pretty much amounts to selectivity based on income. I'll admit, I got sucked in, but as someone once said, "if you have a lemon, make lemonade.
Mary , 25 Feb 5: The only thing certain about Great Expectations is once they bill your credit card you will never get a refund. The Dallas TX franchise is a total fraud. They advertise "lots of available professional men" in the Dallas area. You won't see or find them. The closest search their web service has to Dallas is a miles. The large majority of these men aren't availabe and probably don't exist at all. Their contract is evidently written to prevent any refund pro-rated or not.
You can't view any candidates until you have your photo session. Don't make the same mistake I did. If you do, don't expect any help from these scam artist via the BBB in trying to get a refund. Isaac , 6 Mar 4: I had no idea what kind of service this was. I was already a bit on edge from having them call me fairly often. I skipped our first meeting.
I just got called again today and they pushed me to get an interview in tommorrow.
They kept saying they had "lovely ladies" etc etc and man - i felt like I was talking to a pimp. She said to bring 2 forms of ID and my credit card and said the word "selective" many times. Hey, im pretty easily flattered, but i didnt say anything relatively amusing so i was a bit taken back by that strange response.
Also, FYI, they called themselves "Minneapolis Singles" very ungoogable so i did a google search on their address to discover they were really great expectations. Kelly , 6 Mar I'm really surprised to see all of these negative comments. I met my husband through GE last year. I was meeting a lot of men that seemed to be playing around before this service. I had a lot of wonderful dates with men that actually wanted a relationship, which was pretty foreign to me.
My last first date was with the man I just married last week. To me the 5k I spent has been completely worth it. Kelly, it's wonderful when it works, but I wonder what the percentages are on that? If GE is as "great"as it claims to be, why not some leeway for those people for whom it has not lived up to "expectations? GE are still rip-offs. We want to know how long your marriage will last when it is based on nothing but exclusive bucks. I was lied to and scammed. Sorry, chick, but no marriage is worth the suffering of others.
See ya on the singles side when you are divorced, chickita. Kacey , 10 Mar 2: This people are professional scam artists who will try to take you for thousands. They prey on the lonely, vulnerable people who have had bad dating experiences and are searching for a mate.
This prevents you from conducting research on their company to see what they are made of. After long enough everyone can find someone. I asked how they know they about this value and the representative said that the ones that they are divorced come back to be members. There is 95 complaints on this website for Great Expectations. They will give you time to think about their service and tell you to call them and let them know whether or not you decide to go with their service.
They will not disclose that you have to send them a certified letter canceling the service or appear in person with a letter to cancel the service. After putting down a deposit on their service, Great Expectations with then attempt to get you to sign a credit card receipt for the remaining money. They appeal to you by saying that if you sign the receipt now, that they will save you a trip to their office if you decide to go with the service. DO NOT sign the receipt. Signing the receipt means you agree to pay them the money regardless of whether or not you decide to become a member of their service.
Think before you sign up or even meet with this service, or you could soon find yourself parting with thousands of dollars. I am out thousands but I am trying to get it back. I have been banned from the site I never had access to in the first place. There have been many successful lawsuits against this company and their sales tatics go to www. Anne , 11 Mar Ok so the service didn't work for you. Here's another one of them that thinks they know it all. Goddamn it, cunt, why don't you come down from your fat fluffy cloud and get a real life.
Not everyone in the whole fucking world are optimists, okay. Some people find optimism annoying and intrusive and it just annoys people to the point of being pissed off. Besides optimism, when you pay for something you don't get, you want something, no matter what it is, in return, duh! I hope it does make you laugh I have a fucking Goddamned given right to be pissed off with these mother fuckers.
I hope when you go home at night and feed your kids you think about what you are laughing at You've probably been wronged so many times you just got bitter and find it funny when others are doing the suffering and not you. This service works for some people and not for others. That's the way everything in the world goes. Do you get mad and bitch like this at your gym because in the three years that you have a Membership there you didn't get any less fat.
I don't see you crying that you have to pay a gym money and still work at your goal. The same applies at GE. You have to still work at getting a date. The difference there is that there is a staff to help you, the pictures are taken by an in house photographer and there are monthly member events so that you can meet many other members at one time. From what I have researched on the Web Great Expectations does have some people complaining about Membership costs and some people have met the love of their lives through the service.
But when I have reserched online dating sites such as match. So maybe you all should realize that you are paying that extra money for things such as the staff meeting and getting to know all the members, knowing that the photos are accurate and knowing that the members are not married. I think all that is worth the money. You people frustrate the hell out of me and I hope that all of you stay single or hook up with one another because I would hate for a decent person to have the unfortonate experience of being in a relationship with people who bitches and complains about anything as much as you all do.
Anne, I think you miss the point. GE makes extravagant claims and, accordingly, charges a rather extravagant price. Their sales techniques, as many have noted here, are hard-sell to the hilt. And just what do you suppose ARE the success percentages? That is mostly my fault, but let's not give GE a pass on it either, as they were the ones consciously throwing around the bull. Finally, what do you call a business that won't give a refund on cancellations within three days or in some cases even less! It basically amounts to an exploitative way of doing business.
You are right, however, that once a member one might as well try to make the best of it, and that does require some work. Anne , 12 Mar I still think you are missing the point honestly. I understand that you feel as though you lost a lot of money. You say that the sales person handed you a lot of bull but you took it. Besides what makes it all bull? It's you building it up in your head because you fill disappointed, but why? Because you haven't found someone to love quite yet?
Ok and this whole I was lonely and weak when I was sold my membership, ok so you were going through a low point but let me remind you. You entered a profile on the internet, you took the call from their representative, talked with their representative, set an appointment, drove yourself to the center, got out of your own car and walked yourself into the center, had an interview with whomever and then decided it was for you. That is a lot of stuff YOU had to do. It's not like the GE representative forced you into anything.
It was your decision to make and you made it. Now make the best out of it. You never know maybe if open your mind, let down your wall of bitterness and go for it, you will have luck! From what I understand, they have been around for over 30 years, so they must be doing something right?! Yeah, it takes time. Once you've found someone you are attracted to and have enough in common with. Obviously, for many that attempted to use the service and didn't meet anyone isn't from a lack of trying. Don't you dare try to make these people feel worse than they already do.
I'm already getting ghetto on your ass for being such a stuck up love-theif. It's not that they didn't try, but, it's that GE sucks ass. Didn't you read the one about the employees who sit around and laugh all day and practice flirting. Does that sound like work to you? They are handing out lessons on relationship techniques or dining etiquette for fat men, they are sitting around spending dough and livin' it up while others suffer and hope. They feed on the ocean scum while their customers dream of the fishes.
And if you don't get that metaphor, bitch, or similie, bitch, then you are a fucked up cunt bitch motherfucker who needs to shut the fuck up. Quit playing frogger with people's emotions and go home, in your head. You are fat, bitch. You need to go on a diet. Gyms don't have scams and complaints like this, bimbo. And, your written sarcasm sucks. And, bitch, I was lied to about what I signed. I didn't want their service at all If I had enough money I would sue the motherfuckers for puttnig me through so much agony. My dollar is not in noway shape or form going to support thier lifestyle, feed thier mouths, or flush their toilets.
You are a stupid fuck for not understanding that you are laughing at people's suffering and pain and wasted time and energy because these people don't know how to make an honest living. They want something for nothing. Besides the murderers bit, you have to know that I never intended to use a dating service, was lied to about the paper I was signing, and you know what kind of response I got?
I got a, "well, it's a legally binding contract". That bitch on the phone is still ringing in my ear. So, fuckyou, fuck your stupid, blah blahs, I'll get a fucking date if I really wanted to. You need to go fuck yourself Goddamn it, you are so fucking stupid. Don't order people to get over it. You get over yourself. Shut the fuck up, bitch. Relationships involve feeling, understanding, compassion. None of which you have. You are probably one of those sorry mother-fuckers that marry for money, only to find out thier husbands leave them when they are 20 lbs heavier and full of wrinkles.
Don't know a thing about life. Don't know a thing about people.
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ONly want money, and now fame. Oh, look, I'm laughing at you. How does it feel, you stupid fuck? After I saw a sign in my neighborhood about a website for a great place to meet singles, I went online and "registered. Well, reluctantly, I went in for an appointment this past Saturday. I have never been so pressured in my life.
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Two and a half hours of pure torture. I thought used car salesmen were bad I consider myself an intelligent person I kept telling her that I just didn't feel right. I about freaked when she told me the price. She kept leaving the room and coming back with better deals and I kept saying no. She actually told me that within 6 months I would probably be dating this rich guy and he would just pay off my debt. She said that she talked to most of the guys that were signed up and they all said they wouldn't have a problem paying off a woman's debt.
I was so disgusted she would say that. What does she tell the men? Then, she could tell I was down for the count and she took my credit card and my driver's license for "verification" purposes and the next thing I knew she had already ran the transactions. I'm thinkin' what the heck happened?!?!? She kept saying that I would feel better the next day because I was making such a great decision to start my life and that I was doing something so wonderful for myself. Thankfully, both contracts have a 3-day rescission period. I'm hand-delivering my letter today with the materials they gave me.
I'll let you know how it goes. Nunya , 18 Apr After being subjected to the high pressure sales tactics to sign a contract with Great Expectations on March 31, I hand-delivered my notice of cancellation - returning the materials and demanding a refund within the 3-day cancellation period. Today I received my full refund of everything I paid!!!
symsiapacjuscwhor.cf If you would like to know how I did it, let me know. I'd be glad to help. Kristine , 19 Apr 7: Please tell me how you did it so that I can help my many contacts. They had me quit my career job to "help" people find true love I thought that would be just the most fun I am very happy for you I don't think GE is a lawless company, so in this case they were stopped by Arizona's 3-day cancellation law. What they are is a bunch of salesmen who will promise you the moon, but when there's no delivery they make certain to have it covered in the fine print.
Kristine , 20 Apr 7: I was a salesperson for GE and I know the stall tactics that we used so that clients did not get to use their 3 days. I just thought is there another way? I am willing to give any information that you need I really thought this was a way to help people I learned very quickly what this business truly was all about I gave up my "career job" as a store manager only to be laid off after only 30 days of employment. These people really screwed me over. I feel badly for everybody I signed up and I feel bad for everybody who has been taken advantage by this company.
Susan Jenkins , 5 Jan 5: Please email me any info you can in regards to how I can get a refund. It has been beyond the 3 day cancelation which the Atlanta office doesn't honor. Do you know of any lawsuits or how to go about getting my money back? Nunya , 22 Jan 4: Did the contract notify you of your 3 day right to recision? If not, some states say you have much longer than 3 days if they failed to do so.
Nunya , 23 Apr I poured over the contract with a fine-toothed comb and found both in the finance contract and the contract they had me sign with them - there was a three-day cancellation period. I made sure that it was hand-written and that I hand delivered it and made the person sign a delivery receipt. The fellow member I mentioned previously says she just figures it's "money lost" and that's it. She's blaming herself for not looking more closely at the complaints posted with BBB and other review sites before signing up. I too feel I made a horrible decision and have paid way too much money for nothing.
I now only pay for anything when receive - and that includes dating! I am writing this so others can be informed. Don't sign up or pay a penny for this dating site no matter what they tell you. Signing a contract is a no no! I usually do not fall for sales pitches but this time I was duped. To further get my interest, I was showed pictures of men that fit my Criteria and those were practically the only men I found in their entire database and even they were non-responsive.
So who knows if they are current or even exist. I was told that people are to respond within 30 days of your inquiry. I believe they have people who are just used to make it seem like there are eligible singles. One of the reasons I say this is because I met a man that I know who has been in their database for about 10 years.
In two months I was contacted by one person of a different race. The fact that they were racially different than myself was not a problem. Instead of giving me my money back, they applied it to a future event, a beer tasting event. Also what they did was change the dates of my inquiries to perspective singles. Again, people are to response within 30 days so after 30 days had expired and hardly anyone responded positively, they changed my dates on my Cleveland singles dashboard to make it look like the 30 days had just begun.
After you give them your money do not expect any assistance. If anyone can tell me how I can get at least some of my money back, let me know. I joined this dating site on: I must say these people are very skilled at what they do. They take advantage of line it people who wants to meet a good quality mate. It's sad that they have been in business so long they do not provide what they say. Videos of potential dates a lot of times do not work. I talked to a man who had been off the system for six years.
A lot of the men are currently inactive. Big ripoff this company. I worked hard for this money. This is the Cleveland site on Rockside Road. I found this to be a big rip-off. Telling me they offer so much more than other online dating sites. Saying there were lots of paid clients when in reality, there are photos of clients that either live out of state and "visit your area" or are listed as inactive. I got hooked into this scam too. Did not have one single person in a year that I met. I met more men on another dating site that was much less to pay.
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The photos from Cleveland singles are so small and the quality of service for the amount of money they ask is ridiculous. They also charge This company is a big rip-off! When I called them 5 years later to use the site again they told me that I did not have a lifetime membership, and that the type of membership I bought was only 5 years.
I asked to speak to the sales person that sold me the membership, she was not in. I asked for her to call me back, she never did!!! I have called several time in the past 2 months but my calls have been ignored. She outright lied to me to sell the membership. Boca Raton Florida location. Initially began signing up for website but never finished because it seemed odd that they wanted my telephone number. Great Expectations also goes under the name Cleveland Singles and a few other names.
I never finished signing up and I never gave my credit card thank God. They began leaving voicemail messages every day. I blocked their number and they left messages from different numbers. I blocked those too then they started leaving messages from "Private Number" unlisted numbers which you cannot block. I called them three times and asked them to stop calling me. They said, "Why did you fill out the form? She made no indication that she would pass the word not to call my number. I don't see any way that this could possibly do more than irritate people who inquired of their company.
Beware of this company. They are misleading and dishonest. I have filed a complaint with the Attorney General's Office and waiting on results. If you are unhappy because you have been mislead please do the same. If more of us file a complaint the Attorney General's Office will investigate. I was lied about what they provide.
They had told me they would send me two guys per week and would check on me weekly. They had a binder with lots of guys and claimed they had more. When I joined I did not find the profiles of the guys they showed me at the meeting. I emailed them about that and they never responded. Most members are inactive. There is no selection. They will also lied to you about being inactive for six months free of charge. The list goes on. The woman from Ohio that called me "Debbie" is a complete moron.
If anyone here is interested in filing a class action lawsuit please let me know. I will be canceling all cards that are connected with this company first thing in the morning. I did not give them permission to call me so if they decide to call me I will hire an attorney first thing tom! I thought it was really weird for someone to call me for permission to call me about payments before any payments were even made.
It makes sense that they do not let you get on the website until weeks after you have already signed up. I'm so disappointed in myself for letting someone convince me this was a good idea! You live and you learn that's for sure! Really hating on myself right now! They hard sold me, and lied. I should have sued because I had proof, but I was too busy.
The paperwork and recordings said they would pay for some activities. They also said they would set up some meetings with other clients. This was nothing but fraud to steal my money. The personnel were rarely helpful and very condescending most of the time. However, they were filled a list of nice looking successful available men in my area, when I originally meant with them.
I purchased a lifetime plan and the quality of gentlemen was a outrageous lie. All of the men they presented were either off the site or never enrolled. A Fool, I was!!! I am not a pertinacious person, but I am an educated, intelligent and successful 50 year old nice looking, fit, Lady. I was not looking for perfection, but a gentleman close to my age, somewhat fit, again not Mr. Fitness, that can communicate and knows how to treat a Lady. Please don't get me wrong, I backpack, whitewater kayak, and am a water rat. Being polite and not acting like an animal.
Their screening process was non-existing. They took anybody with money. There were never any matches in my area or within 45 miles. They attempted to fix me up with a man that was 13 years my senior and acted older with major health issues. Age was not the issue, but in this case it was a problem. To top all of these, the offices are closed and I have never received anything from these Scam Artists. They knew what they were doing and really did not care.
I interviewed with GE hoping to meet professional men that had been pre-qualified and background checked by GE. The sales representative showed me pictures of decent and good looking men. He promised to personally oversee and set me up for dinner dates.
He said several would be interested to date an Asian woman like me. I waited for 3 months while they were drawing money from my credit card. No calls from the company, no dinner dates, not even access to their dating site. I called them several times but I got no reply so I cancelled the automatic withdrawal from my credit card. And so now after 7 years, I have Credit Collection Agency threatening to sue me and put lien on my property! I am not supposed to give star because this is a SCAM but the website will not submit!
I went in, signed up and felt it was wrong immediately. What's up with that? Not one contact since initial sign up when the girl told me she had 2 guys for me. Except to ask for payment. What have people done to get out of this? In after being a widow for over 3 years, I fell victim to this predatory business. I had a terrible encounter with them and would like other consumers to be aware of the following: Great Expectations GE is a nationwide scam dating service that goes under a variety of aliases including Chicagoland Singles.
Once they obtain your contact information, they will harass you through email, phone calls, etc. If you are vulnerable like I was and agree to an interview, they use high power sales tactics to bully clients into signing a contract. At the interview, the following duplicitous tactics are used by their corrupt sales persons: High powered aggressive sales tactics and distractions to lure you into a contract.
Misrepresent the services they offer and the hidden fees. They basically utilize any strategy to fraudulently persuade you to sign. They purposely and defiantly briefly go over the contract. Federal and State Dating Service laws indicate 3 business days to cancel a dating service contract. If you contact them immediately after signing the contract even the next day , they will not give you accurate information on how to cancel. She was cruel and verbally abusive. She outright refuses to work with you to resolve the issues.
If you take them to small claims court, they will only agree to refund you of your money. In addition, they will threaten you with lawsuits. Great Expectations again a nationwide fraud dating service has had over 5 class action lawsuits filed in various states and over small claims lawsuits. My issues with Chicagoland Singles were resolved. Their attorney handled everything in a very professional manner. I am satisfied with the results. I have never encountered such deceptive business practices! I was interested in a cruise, and someone contacted me to come in for an interview.
I did, filled out a basic questionaire, but skipped the personal info like birthdate and SSN and signed the form. I handed it in and specifically told the receptionist, Linda, Yes 1 No 0. I didn't like Running credit report when specifically said no. This service is a complete joke.
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