FlirtHookup, FlirtLocal, XMeeting, XSocial
Complaint 290313 Details
- Date Occurred: 12/01/2013
- Reported Damages: $119.85
- Location: Guernsey Channel Islands
The complaint is against an online dating profile
The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity
The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity
The company or person contact no longer exists
It all started when I came across the site XMeeting last week. I joined under the illusion that it was only $19.95 for three months. When I got the billing email back, they had charged me $59.95- a sum which was hidden away from me and carefully worded in the Terms and Conditions to catch me out.
Because I live in the UK, the exchange rate isn't too bad and so I thought I'd give it a go, since it was evident that I wasn't going to get my money back.
A user on the site- hollymartin from Liverpool, UK- gave me a link in an email, which redirected me to FlirtHookup, telling me to search for "sxyluv30". The email from which she sent it to me was "firstname.lastname@example.org" (an email adress I've since learned is known to others because of the same reason).
I was horrified and troubled to learn that this site had already obtained my details from XMeeting and refused to let me use their search details unless I subscribed. I surfed around the site for a bit to see if it seemed credible and, learning from my past mistake, I selected only a one month's contract, rather than a three months' at $29.95 (which isn't that much in British Sterling).
Without making me aware, I clicked a link to pay, which redirected me to FlirtLocal, and unknowingly, I subscribed to FlirtLocal instead- the name was almost the same and the site layout too and so I was duped of just under thirty dollars. The Terms and Conditions being watertight, it seems obvious that I won't see that money again.
I first found this out when I received an email from FlirtLocal regarding my payment. Long story short- I had paid for all three websites (FlirtHookup, FlirtLocal and XMeeting) for a total of $119.85 (I'm sure I've done the maths right).
I emailed this "sxyluv30" back on my emails and told her my problems finding her and she sent me another link which redirected to something called XSocial- which I didn't subscribe to (I'd learned my lesson and worked the scam out) but which I saw had my details too- all sites have my picture and XSocial won't let me delete it or remove information.
I suppose you can't get me some of that money back but it would be great if you could try. If not, then seeing some justice would be amazing.
Thanks for your time and I eagerly await your response.
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- Anonymous SBID #7c81425471
- Posted 12/01/2013
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Business Profile Summary
- Complaint Against FlirtHookup, FlirtLocal, XMeeting, XSocial
- Complaints Filed: 3
- Reported Damages: $149.80
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