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Elite Singles a big Scam


Due Diligence

Anonymous
Great Report.

I think it should be required by law that you have a working phone number, email address, and mailing address if you are allowed to charge money over the internet.

This wouldnt stop all these scum scammers, but it would help minimize it.

I frequently turn over info to the Attorney General of the state they are operating out of for fraud as they are required to investigate complaints filed with them.

bill

Anonymous
they just move offshore so theyre out of reach of the law

Reviewer

Anonymous
Complete scam. Auto-renewal without any notice. Took £149 from my account as an auto renewal despite me writing to them that my circumstances had changes and did not want to renew. Completely disappointed.

Kevin Morgan

Anonymous
angry
A compete scam with autorenewal - do not join EliteSingles! Note on trustpilot reviews gets 1/10 (compared to almost 7/10 for eharmony.

I joined EliteSingles hoping it would be selective enough for the type of partner I was looking for, but I found I was sent far too many matches that were not really that close to the parameters I set, and this appears to be a complaint for quite a few that joined EliteSingles.
I decided I would portably not apply for another subscription to keep account open when my 6 month subscription came to an end. But found I was tied, unknowingly, into an auto-renewal scheme. This is a well-hidden auto-renewal scam that is difficult to get out, and, in my view, a real con. In April 2018 I booked what was clear on the joining page – a 6 month subscription.
• There was nothing upfront and obvious to alert me that it was a continual membership on auto-renewal and not a 6 month subscription.
• Details were hidden deep in the small print of term conditions that most do not read.
• There were no reminders towards the end of my subscription that auto-renewal would be coming up should I wish continue (and, indeed, the choices for membership type for those who wished to continue) or to cancel.
Furthermore, auto-renewal tried to put me from the basic membership up to premiership and a payment of over £209 – a change I never agreed to! Luckily my bank alerted me to the suspect payment and I had it cancelled and blocked.
EliteSingles then contacted me by email - for the first time in regard to the membership - still asking for the payment. I explained I knew nothing about the auto-renewal and, since I had the authorized my bank to cancel the suspect payment after they alerted me, for EliteSingles to cancel my membership. Elite would not do this, stating I should have cancelled auto-renewal, and in at least 7 days in advance.
This a real scandal that I am contacting BBCwatchdog about. After all, after being contacted by the bank I immediately had the payment blocked when Elite tried to take out of my bank account - and surely most decent contracts should have a cooling off period after payment/agreement, to cancel if they wish. If EliteSingles was as good as it states in its promotions most would have found someone within 6 months – so why would most want to renew anyway? And for those that found someone and did not wish to continue, how many actually knew about the auto-renewal and the need to cancel 7 days in advance of the subscription ending!
I must thank my bank (Santander) to alerting me to the suspect payment. From reviews on the internet it looks like quite a few have been less lucky, with the payment going through for an auto-renewal they knew nothing about, and not being able to get the money back.
Rather than cancelling my renewal, when I cancelled the payment, as I requested, EliteSingles did not cancel, but blocked full access to any potential matches, until I paid, threatening me with a collection agency and legal action - for a renewal and suspect payment that I had cancelled immediately when contacted by my bank.
It has really annoyed and frustrated me for what is meant to be a social website bringing people together - and the auto-renewal scam also made me think of those less lucky than me. Those with little money to spare that joined EliteSingles to looking love after going through a painful separation or divorce, to have money basically stolen from them, and with an unhelpful and immoral approach from EliteSingles.
Looking at reviews on the internet, uk.trustpilot.com gives EliteSingles 2/10 in contrast to eharmony.com that gets almost 7/10. And when you look at the scores on trustpilot in more detail, and you take way those few that gave a high score for finding a partner, most others scored 1 with many of those wishing they could have put down a zero. The main reasons:
• Unsuitable matches.
• The hidden and immoral auto-renewal that is difficult to get out of.
• An auto-renewal that has to be cancelled at least 7 days before the initial subscription ends.
• A complete lack of understanding from EliteSingles.
I am waiting to see what happens for me (correspondence from EliteSingles has suddenly stopped) after I was lucky enough to cancel the auto-renewal payment when my bank alerted me to (correctly) a suspicious payment. I am hoping they have done the right thing.
That I was unaware of the auto-renewal and since I immediately stopped any payment going out of my account, to accept it meant I did not agree to any renewal after the 6 month subscription came to an end, and to terminate my membership, with no further requests for payment for an auto-renewal I never wanted or was aware of. I have also closed the account online with EliteSingles.


JB

Anonymous
Agree with most of what is said here.
- Non-existent profiles designed to encourage you to subscribe that then mysteriously disappear once you have subscribed.
- Money taken off your card for the 2nd month when you are only 1/2 way into the first month.
- Aggressive money lender style tactics in dealing with their customers.
Avoid this company like the plague.

Anonymous

Anonymous
This site is a big web of scams. RUN dont join!!!!!
I joined for a 6 months period and "met" this man in my first day . He asked to speak to me off site and naive me said sure. I was here to date afterall !
This turned out to be a big mistake. He wooed me and told me everything i wanted to here for about 2 weeks. I was falling fir him. Up until one day he had a crisis where he worked and asked me to help him out with money!
When i refused he gor angry and threating. I then broke all contact with him. But the red flags were there. So i reversed searched his images and fiqured out this person was actaully a fake.
The photos actually belongs to a unsuspecting individual in America whos facebook site is unprotected and had no idea someone across the world was using his photos to scamm lonely woman.
Then i started thinking...how come he was such a good match for me? If he hardly knew me? He loved the same things as i did asif he knew everything about me....well he did . I then did a reverse number search on the phone number i had of him and guess who the phone was regsitered too? ....Graig Elite . (Really!l
So this dating site uses the site as a front to scam unsuspecting people not just out of subscription money but also using the confidential information to scam people into believing they are falling in love and then try and get money out of them. This web goes allot deaper than we think! This is scary stuff.

KA

Anonymous
grumpy
Quote by: Anonymous

Very funny coming from an individual who can't even spell the word "beware"

Elite dating is a site for well educated professionals looking to connect with like minded people

Perhaps you might have better luck on the lower end dating sites?







This site is far from “Elite” 6 months wasted money
At 78$ a month for scammers and whoever the site just wants the money 6 months only 2 local people what kind of dumbass they think we are thinkin people would want to connect with someone in the middle of the country
It dose not keep your preferences it’s complete bulllcrao!!

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Digitality

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Registered: 2019/10/09
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I am new on the site but long enough to notice that it's a big scam! You get hundreds of winks but you get zero reply to your messages. You get tons of matches but then again none replied when you choose them. I am so frustrated i spent my money on this elite singles dating site.


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