Report: #1317794

Complaint Review: ELITE MATCHMAKING,

  • Submitted: Tue, July 19, 2016
  • Updated: Tue, July 19, 2016
  • Reported By: Mark Gordon — Miami Florida USA
  • ELITE MATCHMAKING,

    Nationwide
    USA

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Before you spend between $15,000.00 and $200,000.00 on this service one should do there due diligence. Things just seemed a little off from the very beginning with Elite Matchmaking Miami.

Before you spend between $15,000.00 and $200,000.00 on this service one should do there due diligence. Things just seemed a little off from the very beginning with Elite Matchmaking Miami.
The website had wrong information. My communications thru the web based system never was received by them. Almost all emails had some miscommunication. I called the local Miami number and got some cheap answering service. I asked to meet them at their office location on Brickell Ave but was discouraged from doing so.
They claim they have an office on prestigious Brickell Ave. 1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 800 to be exact.
I went there. It's Allied office / Qwest work space. Google it. You get virtual office space from $119.00. What's even more disturbing is they are not even listed on the business directory in the building.
I went to the office building and have proof.
Ask to meet them at their office.
See what happens. They will want to meet you at a Starbucks or something.
I voiced my concerns before my meeting with them in a detailed email.
In the end they told me they didn't think we should meet. I don't blame them. I asked a lot of questions. I wanted to know that before I gave them $15,000.00 or more that attention to detail was going to be done. After all you are buying a service. You can't get a refund if you don't like what they end up doing.
Be Careful when doing this.
Also why are all the reviews so recent? This is a company that has been in business for over 20 years!!!
There were just to many red flags.
Ask to speak to satisfied clients from over the last 2 years or more. When you do , make sure it's both men and women.
Remember this is a very emotional area so be careful. Don't let your desire to find someone stop you from doing your homework on these companies before you give them any money. Remember you can't return it if you're not happy.
Oh and an update I just was offered to come see their corporate headquarters in Beverly Hills by an email to meet their staff.
Funny. I looked up the address given on their website for the corporate headquarters. Now you might find this hard to believe. It's another virtual office.
350 S Beverly Dr #220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Phone:(310) 551-6600

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#1 Consumer Comment

Elite Personal Search same company as ELITE MATCHMAKING

AUTHOR: Faith - ()

Elite Matchmaking has NOT been in business 22 years. They used to be called: Elite Personal Search and they changed their name because they had so many complaints and filed bankruptsy.

 

This company is a COMPLETE SCAM. It is only a matter of time until they go out of business again, and conveniently change their name and FALSE ADVERTISE again. Below is just ONE review out of 100's of complaints filed across the Internet.

 

In July 2006, I went into the offices of Elite Personal Search and had a 3 hour 'interview' with Devan. At that time, I wasn't sure if the service was right for me. I explained to Devan that I felt it would difficult to find a match for me among the members of Elite Personal Search/Debra Winkler. Although I am a professional career woman, Devan assured me that I would 'easy to match', even though I have tattoos and dreadlocks (I work in a creative field, and wanted to meet someone who was a professional, but also 'eclectic') . She explained, 'we have all kinds of people as members. We have artists and musicians, even performers from Cirque De Soleil.'

I was hesitant about joining, when she assured me that if they did not have someone appropriate for me, that Elite Personal Search/Debra Winkler will go outside of its membership and 'troll the community' for a good match. She explained that she had met HER husband through Elite, and that once she started working there, she was able to fix up 2 of her girlfriends with men who were NOT members, but that she had met outside of work and thought they would be good matches. She told me that one of them was now married to the man Devan had fixed her up with. I do not feel that I would have been comfortable paying the extraordinary amount of money membership cost if I had not been reassured that they would go outside of the membership to find a match for me.

Devan and I discussed the type of man who would be a good match for me. We set up a long list of parameters, which she assured me DID exist in many of their members. (the main thing we agreed I needed was someone who was 'hip' and up on modern technology, as I am a bit of a computer geek). When she told me that my $5000 fee would get me 8 matches in the next year, I was wary. I told her that I didn't feel like 8 was very many matches. At that point she said, 'But we will be doing all the research for you. By the time you meet a match, they will have all of the qualifications you are looking for. The only thing missing will be chemistry, and you WILL have chemistry with at least one of 8 men who exactly the type of match you are looking for.' She noted that Elite also checks criminal records and paycheck stubs to make sure that members DO in fact make the amount of money they claim (although they never asked for any of that from me). Additionally, Devan assured me that she would work closely with the matchmaker and that the matchmaker would also work very closely with me by calling me frequently to discuss various matches. All of the above made me feel safe and comfortable and confident that Elite could help me find a match.

I was unable to join in July, so I had to put it off until December 2006. I did join in December of 2006. At that time, Elite set up a second interview with Jen Turner. Jen also said that she thought I would be easy to match and that the qualities, and other parameters I was looking for would not be difficult to find. She also assured me that Elite would go outside of their membership to find a match for me.

Since that time, I have had NO matches that 'have all the qualifications I am looking for'. Additionally, I have not met any men from outside of the membership. In fact, most of the matches I have been sent, were not at all the type of men that I would be interested in. Many of the matches have been misrepresented by Elite. For example, I was sent a potential match who 'had his own business building zen gardens', he was actually a gardener for the public park systems! I was sent a potential match who worked as a 'holistic therapist', he turned out to be a massage therapist! I was VERY specific about the type of person I wanted to meet, as well as what type of job they should have (professional, like me!), how far I'd be willing to travel (I live within 10 miles of literally millions of people, yet they sent me matches that lived 50 miles away?!), and the fact that he should work at a standard job where he would normally have nights and weekends free (the massage therapist worked BOTH nights AND weekends!). Neither Jen or Devan or anyone from the Elite office have ever 'worked closely' with me to find a match. In fact, I often don't hear anything for weeks and weeks, unless I email THEM.

I now feel that I was misled. It has been over 9 months since I joined and not ONE good match has been introduced to me. I sent a certified letter to Elite with all of the above information and demanded my fee be returned. I filed a complaint with the BBB (they have over 60 complaints and have earned an 'F' rating), but Elite did not respond to either me or the BBB. I feel that it is appropriate for Elite Personal Search/Debra Winkler to return my $5000 fee.

Elite Personal Search

Out of Business

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Over the past 22 years Elite has been the nation's top matchmaker. Our staff truly cares about each and every member and works hard to produce loving and long lasting relationships. Singles come to us knowing they will meet other quality people. Thousands of successful introductions over the years have resulted in great customer satisfaction. Our team consists of the nation's top matchmakers who are confident they can help you as well.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Not my review ,statement or image

AUTHOR: Mark Gordon - (USA)

 Apparently someone has decided to use my name and image illegally. I have contacted the authorities as well as the operator of this website. I have never met Jennifer Judice in person or been on any date with her. I urge anyone with information or questions concerning this posting to contact the operator of this website and to seek information requesting the email address and contact information of the originator of this false posting.

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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Not my posting

AUTHOR: Mark Gordon - (USA)

 I have never posted this on ripoff report.com I wish to set the record straight that my name and image is being used without my permission or authorization. I have had to contact the police., FBI cyber fraud people , the operator of this website as well as an attorney to fix this. I urge anyone who feels these posts to be in question to contact the operator of this website and validate the originators real name and information from the email and phone number on file.

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#4 Author of original report

SERIAL DATER, USER

AUTHOR: Mark Gordon - (USA)

JENNIFER JUDICE IS A SERIAL DATER. SHE USES MEN TO GO OUT TO HAVE FREE DINNERS! She is shown all over the Internet with various men. I read she is an OPPORTUNIST...and that she is. She uses her friends to buy her dinners or what-ever they are willing to buy her. Everyone in her life is an 'OPPORTUNITY' for her...MEANING, how can they serve her needs. Isn't this the same as being a USER??? Why do men fall for such nonsense? Are they that lonely that they can't see right through her??

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#5 Author of original report

Mark Gordon reports

AUTHOR: - ()

This high-end matchmaking company is nothing more than an escort service. I called and spoke with them and they want your hard earned $$$ UPFRONT. They showed me some gorgeous women, and then when I select a few I liked, I asked, 'will I meet these 3 women if I join?'. They said yes, if they are not already in a relationship. I don't think 'these women' exist. 

 

I also spoke with Kelleher, same story. Amber quoted me 40K for a 1 year membership and she does not guarantee anything! I don't trust her company. Then I googled and saw that they have TONS OF LAW SUITS AGAINST THEM!!

 

 

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