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★☆☆☆☆

“cougar lover dating a terribil site for females ”

Written on: 16/09/2014 by natalia73 (1 review written)

Really bad site because I said no to most of the men on there have nude pictures and I am fussy No means no write then the online bullying begin I am a fitness woman and my dairys contained about the gym so was bullied by men on there for that complained to the admin but they allowed to continue I was also very popular on there and men on there got very jealous so bullied for for this complained often rang up cougar dating and nothing was ever done yet admin removed my fitness posts and told… Read Full Review

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“Not what it seems - beware”

Written on: 29/08/2014 by Shelbyh153 (1 review written)

Global Personals seem to own multiple dating sites so whichever one you have carefully chosen to join if its one of theirs they just throw everyone on one site together anyway I only discovered this by talking to other members on the True Match site I had joined - they all had joined different sites eg Plenty of Silver Fish, Flirtify to name but two There is no way of knowing if people are actually still members and can respond, the matches are manipulated by the powers that be and there are of… Read Full Review

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“Read many of the reviews on here and agree totally. I...”

Written on: 26/08/2014 by Eileenj360 (1 review written)

Read many of the reviews on here and agree totally. I too have had cancellation problems which started back in May. I cancelled and as with others, they offered me the 2 weeks which I said ok to but wouldn't be using it but have no recollection whatsoever of being told that I had to ring back, so stupidly I thought that would be the end to it, only to be found that I had £49.95 taken out of bank account without my permission. I rang to complain and they told me I should've rung back again to… Read Full Review

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“Phoned and cancled my subscription. I was given a free...”

Written on: 22/08/2014 by tlJenkins321 (1 review written)

Phoned and cancled my subscription. I was given a free 14 day extension, to which i told them i did not want it and had no intension of using it. Thought that would of been the end of it. 2 months down the road and i noticed they were still taking the money out of my account. I rang the bank and got them to put a block on their debits. While on one phone to the bank, i was on my mobile to Global Personals so the bank could hear every thing that was going on. After telling Global what they are… Read Full Review

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“MODERN DAY HIGHWAY ROBBERY!!!!!!!!!!”

Written on: 20/08/2014 by 470Kennedy (1 review written)

took out a 4 day membership on a Thursday night but by saturday decided to cancel only to find out the offices are closed at the weekend, phone on the Monday to cancel only to discover that they took another months payment from my account via papal, on contacting them all they could say was i agreed to their terms when i signed up and if i wanted to cancel should have done so by the friday, they are refusing to refund my money because of this. The staff were rude and very unhelpful and have… Read Full Review

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“Global Frustration”

Written on: 15/08/2014 by Naomis459 (1 review written)

There is nothing good about this company and all the reviews I have read confirm that. Two days after joining, I cancelled my membership and under their "14 day cooling off period" I asked for my entitled REFUND.I was informed by customer service that I would receive the refund within 14 days, which passed and still no refund. I found their customer service unhelpful, bordering on rude when I was told that I would have to "Just wait" because they had a back log of membership refunds to… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Flirtify, refused to cancel subscription”

Written on: 01/08/2014

These people are incredibly rude. I signed up to the flirtify site (which is run by Global Personals) as I'd heard it advertised on Kiss 100 radio. The site didn't suit my needs, so I wanted to cancel.. Cancelling is not easy. You have to phone them during office hours, and then you are told that you have to phone back a 2nd time to confirm your cancellation. In the mean time, they extend your membership by 2 weeks 'for free'. This gives them time to continue charging for any 'bolt ons' you may… Read Full Review

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“This lot can be beaten”

Written on: 18/06/2014 by StevenO'Connor (1 review written)

First and foremost cancel any cards or direct debits you think they may hold the details of - this is their only real weapon to keep taking money off you. Refer them to their own customer charter which states you can cancel 'anytime' Tell them you wish to cancel by email outside of working hours - which falls within their indication of 'anytime'. Include links to several reviews of their dubious practices (Not hard that bit). Finally, indicate that they must cancel your membership as per… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“total rubbish company”

Written on: 12/05/2014 by Marleneu234 (1 review written)

yes sad old man i tried a few dating site and they all seem to be run by global personnels recieved messages that are ice breakers and not sent direct from women winks again clearly not fron women shows on some not evnen active members then recieved wink ,message from so called interested person when read profile she was asian and only wanted man of same cast as i am clearly white could not have been meant for me i learnt hard way and they have auromatic renewal how many of us read terms and… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Preying on a basic human need...”

Written on: 05/05/2014

Divorced some years ago, i took the online route to a future soul-mate. Dont get me wrong, there are a lot of genuine people like myself but its knowing who are the real ones and not the fakes generated by the company to create revenue. Tips: Sign up for a month and no more.After that, the same old faces come around again and again. Suspect that these same old faces are probably carrot and stick to keep you hooked.They could also be non-existent fakes. Keep your search… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Joined me to a explicit site without my permission!”

Written on: 01/04/2014

I joined datingagency.com for a couple of months. All fine until one morning I received an email containing graphic sexual images from their sister site naughtydating.com. I had not joined the sister site and was shocked at receiving explicit images of site members' profile photos in an uninvited email from the site. I went to the website home page and found they had posted my basic profile and automatically given me a free but full membership to this sister site. Having full membership meant… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“KEEP AWAY if YOU LOVE Your MONEY! ”

Written on: 23/02/2014 by jamcracker (2 reviews written)

THey operate several sites.. like boiler rooms. you will never know who is charging you. most of the profiles are fake! and you will never get a notification that your membership is expiring and that you are going to be charged. PLEASE READ the T&C and dont get tricked! There is nothing good about them!!! KEEP AWAY!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Rogbear's Response to jamcracker's Review

Written on: 26/03/2014

Yes this is a very bad company I joined 1 site AYI Are You Interested and within a week I was receiving email from many more and my bank balance was reducing all the'dating' referral emails lead nowhere about time the FSA and police closed them down there is no way to contact them to stop[ transactions over 6 moths they took £110.78 from my bank account. I contacted my bank and cancelled all transactions to Global Personals but only managed to retyrieve £71.00 the rest the transactions were too old. I am reporting them to the police's Fraud Protection agency and getting them to Google Global Personals , then they will get all the info and be able to close them down and possibly prosecute them i.e. unaurthorised use of my card for additional sites of theirs without my permission. Take care out there and be careful of 'dating'sites omn Facebook.

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★☆☆☆☆

“A Complete Bunch of ?????????!!! Lousy Customer Service!”

Written on: 19/02/2014

STAY AWAY from these people!! They run a bunch of dating websites, so always click into the TERMS & CONDITIONS of sites to see who is running them.

I joined Plenty MORE Fish aka : GLOBAL PERSONALS (Not to be confused with Plenty OF Fish) as a free member and Thank God I did not pay!! Within a few hours I was BLOCKED out. I emailed them to ask if they could resolve the situation, but instead I got asked questions that DID NOT apply to me, like the 'last 4 digits of my card' I paid with and my
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Suelee1's Comment

Written on: 21/02/2014

I agree i was a paying customer and i had all my messages monitored before they were allowed to be sent. I put decent photographs on and they were not allowed as they said the quaility is poor. Dont waste your money. Lucky i only paid one month trial, Yet when i wanted to cancel they said you will get two free weeks. I said i want to be removed immediatley they said i have to call them. Which i had already done to cancel. It really is a waste of money. Not enough people on there for a starter.Apparently they let a woman put her profile on asking for money,, a fund to pay for her 5 children to go on holiday.If any man could help her out... Crazy site

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★☆☆☆☆

“WARNING about Global Personals AVOID”

Written on: 18/02/2014 by WARNING-about-Global-Personals (1 review written)

WARNING...If anyone wants to Cancel payments from going to your Bank Account to this company Global Personals you must ring to Cancel ( this belongs to a company who runs several online dating sites) then is recommended that you go to your Bank and Cancel as well… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“paying monthly for a site i cant remember subscribing to”

Written on: 09/02/2014 by kidd23 (1 review written)

I am being charged for one of your sites, today is the first i knew about it. As i have looked thru bank statements and global personal is on it. I cannot remember being on any of your sites. So i am unable to cancel account and payments… Read Full Review

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Warning-About-Global-Personals's Response to kidd23's Review

Written on: 18/02/2014

WARNING...If anyone wants to Cancel payments from going to your Bank Account to this company Global Personals you must ring [removed] to Cancel ( this belongs to a company who runs several online dating sites)
then is recommended that you go to your Bank and Cancel as well.

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Popjoy14's Response to kidd23's Review

Written on: 18/02/2014

Really? If you din't join any of their sites then someone's probably go your card details. Go to the police.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Fake from start to finish”

Written on: 16/12/2013 by ianux48 (6 reviews written)

Global personals run a massive share of internet dating in the UK along with Cupid (who IMO) are no better. The fact is Internet dating has become the domain of the fraudster and scammer and is a cash cow for greedy dot com executives, praying on vulnerable and lonely people, and Global personals are right at the top of the list. Join one site and your details can be sold or shared among many others that they run, without you having any access or knowledge that people on other site see you… Read Full Review

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Globalpersonalssupport's Response to ianux48's Review

Written on: 19/12/2013

Hi ianux48, we're sorry if you haven't had the best experience using one of our sites. We don't sell anyone's data to anyone but we do state clearly in our terms and conditions that when you join one site, you join all of the sites that we manage in that niche. There could be many reasons why you don't get a response and it would be impossible to explain without seeing your profile, see the messages that you send or the profiles of those you are contacting. We certainly do not send any bogus messages and there is no-one employed whether here at our head office or anywhere in the world who sends fake messages or even create fake profiles.

If you have an issue that you would like us specifically to look at for you, email us quoting ReviewCentre ID 2382545 and we'll respond to you directly.

Thanks

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Ianux48's reply to Globalpersonalssupport's Comment

Written on: 20/12/2013

Reply to Global Personals comment:

You may transfer profiles to other sites under the lengthy terms of your agreement, which of course you are banking on the customer NOT reading. This might be seen as a benefit IF the replies to messages on those site could be received, but the fact is they can't, in order to receive messages on any of your sites a customer need to subscribe to THAT specific site as well!
I ask the question in the public domain, what percentage of the profiles I see on my subscribed site are simply copied from an affiliated one; where that person is not even a member (or has no knowledge of even being visible on that site) There is NO chance of ever getting a reply, yet you are allowed to use that persons details for commercial gain often without their knowledge and they get no benefit. I can't think of any other industry where this would be allowed!
You may have curbed some of your dubious practices in the light of BBC and ITV exposures, but you primary concern is MONEY and you charge a great deal of money for not doing very much at all. Offering a genuine service is way down the list, Just sell affiliated websites and fill them with inactive/dead profiles, send a few encouraging (bot or automated) messages until the punters pay up . You don't have to do anything else but milk the cash cow from then on.

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★☆☆☆☆

“DO NOT USE!”

Written on: 12/11/2013

I entered into this blindly. I presumed it was genuine, but be warned, there is something very fishy about this outfit from the start. You get a message straightaway from another person, but it quickly becomes apparent this is the company, not another member. Then i couldn't get access to the website, after one day. This must bne a common problem because there is a notice on the homepage about what to do if there is a problem. They took a month's subscription - for one day. I tried to… Read Full Review

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Markewarner's Comment

Written on: 21/11/2013

Me too, they wont refund any of my £139 after joining the site.

What they fail to tell you is that if you join and set up a female profile you can send emails, so men get bombarded with fake profiles.

I think we might be reading more about this company on the news, I am pretty sure someone will go for them soon.

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★☆☆☆☆

“rip off”

Written on: 18/09/2013

Beware of difficulty of cancellation. Check cancellation policy ie. you need to cancel 72 hours BEFORE you want money to stop going out of your bank. Took money after I tried to cancel. Only way to cancel is a phone call which they keep you sitting on for 12 mins full rate then say they already took your money this month. Also sent my profile information to OTHER SITES that I did not feel were suitable. All in all a horrrible experience… Read Full Review

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Rogbear's Comment

Written on: 26/03/2014

Beware there is no way you can cancel you just get ignored. Stop all Global Personal transactions with your bank or cancel your card and get a new one. over 6 months tthey took £110.78 all mostly small amounts2.99 etc, then they got greedy and took 65.00 that set alarm bells ringing I am on limited income (disabled) they should be stopped I will be contacting police anti-fraud squad and the FSA

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Rogbear's Comment

Written on: 27/03/2014

I have opened a fraud case with Action Fraud ,so this company is now registered as fraudulent and their activities will be investigated I have a Crime Reference number they have a tangled web of sub-companies dating sites that they sign you up to when you register then you start getting emails from them from' Women' the link leads nowhere. total rip-off.

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★☆☆☆☆

“would give no stars if possible”

Written on: 08/09/2013 by Anniebb9 (1 review written)

The Panorama programme of a few weeks ago confirmed my suspicions about this company. I had long believed that the profiles were fake - I have deleted all my information from my profile so I am left with just a name and still I am getting daily emails from people wanting to get in touch with me. They are not even being very clever about it. … Read Full Review

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“beware they auto renew without notice”

Written on: 22/08/2013 by amerikari (2 reviews written)

Was on holiday in California and my credit card was blocked. Calling back to uk, found out Global Personal were trying to charge £59.95 my account without authorisation. Couldn't think of who they were (because this name appears Nowhere on their website) so I agreed payment to get my card unblocked. Back home, I've found who they are, called and because I did not unsubscribe prior to renewal date, cannot get refund and bank cannot dispute because all this is hidden in their T&C's. Beware… Read Full Review

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