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  #19  
Old 07-04-2008, 08:58 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

DesperatelySeeking John Doe and Daughter

I am desperately seeking a John Doe and his daughter, who is the victim of the Nigerian Scam Artists that live and breath to cause heartache and misery. I am one of the survivors of a one AKA ”Greg C” (you know who you are if you read the blog) and this scammer is using pictures of a man and his daughter to lure woman in. The man in the picture is in his 40’s and wearing a jean jacket; with dark brown hair holding his daughter sitting next to him… his daughter has blonde hair; wearing a pink shirt and dark pink jacket… she is looking up at her dad giggling… they are both sitting in chairs outdoors behind their house… the table has plates… as though they are having a BBQ… It is chilly out because they both are wearing jackets… If this sounds like you or you know who this might be, by slim hope that the someone is reading this and knows or is indeed aware because you are he…. I beg you to post underneath and we will discuss with the site administrator how to contact each other… I have involved the local/state/fed authorities in this matter… as I have had my identity stolen … and I believe you may have as well because of the type of information these evil monsters have disclosed to me… You may be from Houston; Charlotte… we just don’t know… Please I ask anyone with any information to post underneath my post.
I thank you with all my heart…
Freedom ****P.S. I will be taking the pictures to the National Newspapers and offer a reward for any information leading to identifying this gentleman and his daughter… ADMINISTRATION: Please contact me relative to this matter if anyone knows any information and ****** if I may post 1 picture… There is a little girl out there whose identifying face is floating for these monsters to manipulate if they have address, etc… of this man/father… Thank you for your kind response to this matter.




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Old 08-06-2008, 07:35 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

as mentioned up above, the main scam here is that e-harmony does not delete the profile when a person's membership ends.

here's my short story:

a lady at work said she saw me on e-harmony. i was surprised, because four (4) years had transpired since i was on e-harmony. i saw the "review your matches for free" ad on TV, looked up my records, and logged in.

Lo and behold, there were over 100 "new matches" and people requesting communication with me over the past few years.

i gave in, and joined again. just like my first time, i would say that only one out of every fifty people actually wrote me back.

since there were 100 people "matched" or wanting communication with me while i was not active, it's safe to assume all of my "matches" aren't there either...

notice their profiels never say "last login on ___ ", it always says "matched on...."

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Old 08-15-2008, 11:07 AM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

I had a very good experience with eHarmony.

Yes, they're expensive and they limit what choices you can make, but they're a different sort of match site and they don't hide that.

I've never tried to get my money back, so I can't speak to that. I have, however, managed to cancel my membership without being automatically renewed - did it right from the account management section of eHarmony.

While it's true that they don't delete your profile, you do have the option of setting it to no longer send you matches which effectively hides your profile from the rest of the world.

You also can choose who can see your photo and when. Mine was set to show when/if the other person has a photo. You can also set it to show anytime, after any of the "states" or only when you decide on a match by match basis.

Yes, some people close you as a match without warning. It's happened to me and I've done it to others. I actually like this because it's a way to say that you're no longer interested without things being awkward. I probably closed 90% of my matches - isn't that what you do when you meet people randomly? How many do you actually continue to pursue once you decide that the chemistry isn't there?

I signed up for eHarmony because I kept dating the same kind of girl and I wanted to see if I could meet someone different. I met several women on eHarmony that I am still friendly with, but I also met my finance whom I would never have had the chance to meet elsewhere.

We're not sure if the personality
matching is really as great as it claims to be or if we just got lucky, but neither of us have ever been with someone with whom we get along so effortlessly. We feel like some of the couples on the commercials - perhaps without the corny music and bad one liners.

The key is to realize that:
1. eHarmony is not Match.com
2. It costs more, so make sure you are looking for someone who wants a relationship, not just a friday night hookup.
3. Be honest in the personality profile. I had to retake mine because I initially answered the questions as if I wanted to look good to others. Once I was honest, the quality of my matches increased greatly.
4. Be patient. It's still a numbers game. Not everyone is going to like you and you're not going to like everyone they send you.



No, I don't work for eHarmony, I'm just a very satisfied customer. I think the people who feel that it's a scam have unrealistic expectations and perhaps would be better served using other sites like match.com or perhaps chemestry.com if you want to do the whole personality profiling thing.



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Old 08-18-2008, 05:58 AM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

You are one of the very few lucky ones to use dating sites with success... they are money making; credit card left using... scams... I have baited just as many on Eharmony, as on Match; Cupid etc etc etc... BUYER BEWARE 1 of 1 million success rate is just too low... I would rather stand outside in an electrical storm... and if a customor has a closed account and they continue to use a profile... it is a scam!!! and a scam on the receivers of the profile as well... Shame Shame Shame on these sites...

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Old 08-24-2008, 06:51 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

They have been doing this for several years. Two years ago, my account was renewed without my authorization.
Two months ago, I finally got a letter saying they were finally going to stop spamming me. Today, I got another spam and called their customer service rep who told me I had not closed my account. WHAT!
This company definately needs to be sued in a class action suit because they claim no wrong doing but there are thousands of complaints online and they seem to care nothing.

This Dr. Warren guy seems like a real sociopath and so greedy that he should be ashamed of himself.

So here is a plan: everyone who reads this and can pass on the information to as many people as possiible, call eharmony at: 800-648-9548. Stay on hold and hang up when a customer rep gets on the phone. Do this again and again. Jam their telephone and know this: 800 lines are very expensive; they are charged by the call.

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Old 10-06-2008, 04:12 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

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They have been doing this for several years. Two years ago, my
So here is a plan: everyone who reads this and can pass on the information to as many people as possiible, call eharmony at: 800-648-9548. Stay on hold and hang up when a customer rep gets on the phone. Do this again and again. Jam their telephone and know this: 800 lines are very expensive; they are charged by the call.
They're not expensive; under a dime per call, as I recall. You'd have to set up a program to have a modem autodial them all day to make a dent.

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Old 10-12-2008, 11:36 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

Guess what, after I paid for 1 year membership and been a member for almost 5-6 months they stopped sending me any matches. I tried local and foreign matches, but the match-sending just dried out completely...

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:30 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

Here's a suggestion, go to Plenty of Fish, it's free!

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Old 12-31-2008, 02:20 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

I have been a eharmony customer in the past, and I have nothing to complaint about.

I haven't been charged illegally, have meet people, a nice lady and the only thing I can say, is that it worked for me.

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Old 12-31-2008, 11:48 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

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So here is a plan: everyone who reads this and can pass on the information to as many people as possiible, call eharmony at: 800-648-9548. Stay on hold and hang up when a customer rep gets on the phone. Do this again and again. Jam their telephone and know this: 800 lines are very expensive; they are charged by the call.

And what would this accomplish besides wasting your time?

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Old 01-04-2009, 07:17 AM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:30 AM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

YES - Eharmony business practices are a scam - I ended up just changing the expiration date on credit card to ensure they were not able to keep charging even thought I had cancelled the account and there customer service is a JOKE and they never responded...

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:49 AM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

Yep. eHarmony just stuck it to me a few days ago. I signed up for the 3-month deal and then I get this email saying they WILL charge my account for another 3-months. I did not want another 3 months. The only type of companies that automatically charge your account unless you expressly stop them are Porn sites and the such (yeah yeah I know). Scammers like eHarmony are smart these days. They hide within the gray areas between criminal intent and pluasible deniability. Meaning...they can scam us without breaking written law. Ethical and moral laws are another matter but they are not enforceable. eHarmony can put on the contract "automatically recurs every..." but they know human weakness will prevail on a certain percentage of their solicitors and that is profit. Legitimate sites will ask you up front if you want automatic or recurring charges or if you want a one-time charge made. Unscrupulous companies like eHarmony use the "out-of-sight-out-of-mind" tactic on people because they know that we WILL forget over time. Using that tactic gets them another payment. Just imagine how much money they make with hundreds of thousands of people signing up and forgetting after 3 months or so. It's a pretty effective scam because they use innocent human weakness against us. And because they did put it on the contract they are in the clear with law enforcement. It's not their fault that we did not read the contract or forgot to cancel the subscription. Again, plausible deniability. Other companies seem to have some ethics and morality built into their companies that's why they have the choice of "one-time" or "recurring" payment options right up front where you have to choose one or the other to continue. That way you implicitly chose it instead of it being chosen for you by default. In the end I sent my bank a form requesting they block the charge. Then I called my bank and told them about the scam and to cancel my credit card until its resolved.


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Old 05-25-2009, 08:51 AM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

They matched me with a joke match. I complained. Almost a year later after I complained the joke match is still active... I have a well-documented proof of that.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:11 PM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

Thanks for everyone's insight on eHarmony. I let myself be baited into filling out a personality profile by seeing a eHarmony banner on another website. That thing took quite a bit of time to fill out. At the end, I got a message that popped up telling me that I was married and was essentially done with eHarmony. I have no idea why they have "separated" as a choice if it isn't going to lead anywhere. What a waste of time! The funny thing is I just received a e-mail from eHarmony welcoming me and congratulating me on "taking the first step." The e-mail told me it was time to take the second step. Give me a break. Dr. Warren sure found his gravy train.
On a positive note, I personally know two people (both females) who found love on eHarmony. One got married to the guy (he was already a member of her church) and the other has moved in with her's. Good luck to everyone.

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Old 10-31-2009, 08:11 AM
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Re: eharmony Eharmony Scam!

Eharmony is a total scam. They don't have enough users and so they do their "free weekend" thing and then you get users that can only go so far in the process without paying, so you're paying for a bunch of JUNK NON USERS. You're paying 30 dollars a month for people who cannot even answer you. Maybe one out of 10 is a "real" paying user. I'm contacting the attorney general and the better business bureau

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Old 11-27-2009, 12:16 PM
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eHarmony is not a scam

Mom used it and she found Bill, which was a very good match. He is now a close friend with Mom and since she found him on eHarmony, eHarmony isn't a scam.

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:16 AM
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Eharmony & online dating generally speaking

Eharmony is a scam in that it pretends to control for all the things that are wrong with other dating sites, but really doesn't do a good job of that at all.

The men are just as likely to be: scammers, married (a huge problem in all online dating) or simply too troubled to succeed in the "real" dating pool.

It's not eHarmony's fault that men don't seem to read my profile carefully - or ignore the criteria I state as important to me. (I keep myself fit, I would like a man who'd join me in that enterprise, but most of the men who contact me look like they could care less about the heart attack they will probably have in 4 or 5 years.)

It's not eHarmony's fault that being 51, even in good shape - healthy, active and happy - not many men are going to choose to contact me (men tend to look at women at least 10 years younger, thus, the men I would find appealing are looking for 40 year olds and the men who are going to contact me are in their 60s and generally not in very good shape).

It may be their fault that all the cute and interesting guys never seem to write back -ever (I think they send a lot of fake matches to keep you hooked).

I've been at this for 3+ years and I've been on 10 different dating sites. And most men on online dating sites are: married, troubled or scammers. I've never been scammed. I've started relationships with the marrieds (found out after the fact) and the troubled (and have been very much hurt, because you sometimes can't stop yourself from falling in love with a troubled guy). I am also active outside of online dating.

I stay active in eHarmony because I want to meet someone and it's one option, as imperfect as it might be. I don't want to take my growing despair out on them. It's really hard to find someone. Especially as you grow older, and even when you are younger (judging by the number of relationships in all age groups that fail, or grow sour over time.)

I wish everyone here good luck.

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