• Report: #346761

Complaint Review: Singleprofessionalsnetworking.com

  • Submitted: Wed, July 02, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, January 22, 2009

  • Reported By:Los Angeles California
Singleprofessionalsnetworking.com
www.singleprofessionalsnetworking.com Colorado Springs, Colorado U.S.A.

Singleprofessionalsnetworking.com, SPN@SingleProfessionalsNetworking, Courtney Halemartin, Single Professionals Networking, Colorado Springs, Colorado False Claims, Misleading Claims, Overcharging, Over Charging, Deceptive Advertising Colorado Springs Colorado

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: PR Update

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Single Professionals Networking

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Single Professionals Networking

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This site states that they are the "first true merge of online dating and real world networking", and they have "high standards for their members that need to pass their screening process, which includes background checks, reference checks and in person interviews." They charge $2000.00 to join their network. Considering the high cost of the membership you would assume that the company would use the utmost due diligence in their screening processes. However, this is not the case. The background checks that they do conduct are conducted at the most basic of levels and not even 5% of this $2,000 goes to toward the actual background check itself. The rest goes right into the owner's pocket. They choose to run bare bones minimum background checks being fully aware of the screening process themselves and knowing that countless offenses fall through the cracks. Beware of the claims of this site. They charge an extremely high fee and do not provide what they claim.

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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/02/2008 11:36 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Singleprofessionalsnetworkingcom/Colorado-Springs-Colorado/Singleprofessionalsnetworkingcom-SPNSingleProfessionalsNetworking-Courtney-Halemartin-346761. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

PR Update

AUTHOR: Court - (U.S.A.)

I wanted to post an update to this report and let people know that we believe that it was posted by a competitor. We thank them for helping us get the word out about our company and letting us explain how we are different. Since it is out there, we are using this as another PR opportunity to share with people what we have to offer and how we are different. We are members of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. Please visit our website at www.SingleProfessionalsNetworking.com and click the Compare Us tab for more information.

Our monthly fee ranges from $15-$30/per month and we often run rates that include the full screening fee as part the membership, which is normally $100. Members can join for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. We do require an updated background check each year for members. We give $10 of each membership to charity and each member can select the charity they wish to support from our list of supported charities. We are also currently teaming with Certified Matchmakers across the country to offer discounted rates to members that are interested in matchmaking services. We do not use a database to perform matches, we let the certified professionals do that for you.

Single Professionals Networking is the first true merge of online dating and real world networking, and we do have high standards for our members. Members are all required to pass our screening process, which includes background checks, employment verifications, reference checks as needed and interviews as needed. We do use the utmost diligence in our background checks and use Absolute Background Search for all of our checks.

Background checks include a SSN trace and full background searches which includes information on national, state, and county levels. They also search the national sex offender registry as well. We do send each member a report of the background check information and we do stand by our high standards, no exceptions. Also, since charity is one of our prime focus areas, we will be giving $10 of each membership fee to a charity of the member's choice . Our charity listing is populated by suggestions from staff members and members.

We are a company built on high values and standards and screen and filter all applicants as thoroughly as possible. Our focus is our members and setting a fun and safe environment for single like-minded professionals. Our site is secure and only our screened members can see member profiles and contact members. Members receive personal invitations to fun networking events that range from monthly happy hours to quarterly events, trips and golf tournaments. Our social events are free for members as part of their membership. We are focused on giving back to the community by using locally owned venues to host our networking events.

We are currently fully operating in Colorado Springs, Colorado at this time. We are a recent start-up and plan to expand to other areas of the country in the future. Initially we are offering discounted memberships and free memberships to build our network. If you are interested in becoming a member, then please get more information at our website: www.SingleProfessionalsNetworking.com. This is a great service to join even if we do not have hosted events planned in your area at this time.

Any comments, questions or concerns should be directed to Courtney@SingleProfessionalsNetworking.com or call (719) 325-8349.

Sincerely,
Courtney Halemartin
Owner, Single Professionals Networking
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AUTHOR: Court - (U.S.A.)

Single Professionals Networking is the first true merge of online dating and real world networking, and we do have high standards for our members. Members are all required to pass our screening process, which includes background checks, reference checks and in person interviews. We do use the utmost diligence in our background checks and use Absolute Background Search for all of our checks.

Background checks include a SSN trace and full background searches which includes information on national, state, and county levels. They also search the national sex offender registry as well. We do send each member a report of the background check information and we do stand by our high standards, no exceptions. Also, since charity is one of our prime focus areas, we will be giving 5% of each membership fee to a charity of the member's choice . Our charity listing is populated by suggestions from staff members and members.

We are a company built on high values and standards and screen and filter all applicants as thoroughly as possible. Our focus is our members and setting a fun and safe environment for single like-minded professionals. Members receive personal invitations to fun networking events that range from monthly happy hours to quarterly events, trips and golf tournaments. Our monthly social events are free for members as part of their membership. We are focused on giving back to the community by using locally owned venues to host our networking events.

We are currently fully operating in Colorado Springs, Colorado at this time. We are a recent start-up and plan to expand to other areas of the country in the future. Initially we are offering discounted memberships and free memberships to build our network.

Any comments, questions or concerns should be directed to Courtney@SingleProfessionalsNetworking.com or call (719) 433-7566.

Sincerely,
Courtney Halemartin
Owner, Single Professionals Networking
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Single Professionals Networking

AUTHOR: Court - (U.S.A.)

Single Professionals Networking is the first true merge of online dating and real world networking, and we do have high standards for our members. Members are all required to pass our screening process, which includes background checks, reference checks and in person interviews. We do use the utmost diligence in our background checks and use Absolute Background Search for all of our checks.

Background checks include a SSN trace and full background searches which includes information on national, state, and county levels. They also search the national sex offender registry as well. We do send each member a report of the background check information and we do stand by our high standards, no exceptions. Also, since charity is one of our prime focus areas, we will be giving 5% of each membership fee to a charity of the member's choice . Our charity listing is populated by suggestions from staff members and members.

We are a company built on high values and standards and screen and filter all applicants as thoroughly as possible. Our focus is our members and setting a fun and safe environment for single like-minded professionals. Members receive personal invitations to fun networking events that range from monthly happy hours to quarterly events, trips and golf tournaments. Our monthly social events are free for members as part of their membership. We are focused on giving back to the community by using locally owned venues to host our networking events.

We are currently fully operating in Colorado Springs, Colorado at this time. We are a recent start-up and plan to expand to other areas of the country in the future. Initially we are offering discounted memberships and free memberships to build our network.

Any comments, questions or concerns should be directed to Courtney@SingleProfessionalsNetworking.com or call (719) 433-7566.

Sincerely,
Courtney Halemartin
Owner, Single Professionals Networking
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