In November of 2004, I being a single mom of two children, decided to check out a "safer" mode of dating people. An older "caring" woman named Shirley came in and assured me she was going to take good care of me. I told her that I didn't have much money and she responded "oh we will make something work out for you". She somehow managed to charm me into a life-time membership, which ran upwards of $3,000 plus dollars...which I did not have, so she said that she could authorize payments of $50 monthly to be made.
Then, after being stiff armed and rangled into the snake oil deal, I was creeped out by the photographer named Ed (who gave me his card and told me to call him) and left. I attempted to get ahold of the owner to tell him I could not afford this and would not be able to make payments....he said "did you sign a contract?" I told him yes, but I was unable to pay and that I did not even go on a single date using his service. He then said that out of the goodness of his heart he would take $500 in cash to get me out of the deal. They already had $200 of my money for providing me with nothing...again, did not go out on a single date and here he was wanting $500 in cash.
Now they are harrassing me with collection calls. I've went to the Better Business Bureau with no help. The only thing this company is interested in is getting hold of your money, customer service or good public relations is non existent with these people. And trying to speak to someone in charge is almost impossible!!! Shady. Feel like I've stepped into a trap and have been ensnared. Please watch out. Oh, in addition they didn't do a background check or a credit check on me, so what in the world are they doing claiming to be a "safer" dating option.