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EHarmony is a fraudulent SCAM. They should be sued.
Posted by Matteowayne on 10/12/2013
Please warn all your friends NEVER to join eHarmony. If I could give them zero stars I would.

It is a dishonest company that cons their clientele into committing for three months to a year. Then after 2 weeks of sending people who live nearby, a vast majority of which are clearly not a match to you in any way, they begin to send only EMPTY profiles of people who live a 1000 miles away or absolute NON-matches. They give no way for the member to search their site, they choose your seven matches a day and only do so if you allow eHarmony to email you. These matches begin to repeat within a month. There is a "what if" category that allows you to search a dozen potential matches they say are outside your "match range". These are random people many up to 25 years younger or older, from around the country, most of who have empty or near empty profiles with a single photo, who later end up in your daily seven actual matches.

One of my daily seven matches I received from eHarmony was so clearly fraudulent they immediately began emailing me through the site, phishing me for my actual email address in broken speech.

I attempted to email eHarmony to cancel and was told to call. I called and the person was really rude and then told me there was nothing they could do, that I should email the address they would send me. I emailed that address and again heard nothing. Since I emailed however, I have stopped receiving any updates on their website, which is nice, but they kept a years membership fees for 5 weeks of HORRIFIC service.

I have since used their on-site messenger to attempt to receive help and still have received no reply. The site uses TV commercials to trick more people into their scam hoping no one ever reads reviews prior to signing up. If eHarmony simply said "we do not have any matches for you at this time" that would be honest. Instead they trap you for your entire period.

People sincerely want to find love and companionship and eHarmony preys upon this need. I offered to pay for the time I'd used and even offered to pay double their rate and was told there's nothing they can do, I had to pay for the entire year for my one month's completely ineffective service.

To refuse to refund and cancel a subscription after providing no service, after multiple requests and providing such a HORRIBLE completely fraudulent product is SHAMEFUL.

If there was a class action suite I would sign on. If there is a lawyer who would like to begin the process, I will sign the complaint today.

Please tell everyone you know to avoid eHarmony. Online dating can work. There are honest and effective online dating sites out there. The top two competitors of eHarmony are both genuinely good sites. I know because I've used them since my experience with eHarmony.

I sincerely hope others are more fortunate and learn of eHarmony's deception before signing up. Because eHarmony will steal your money and according to the dozens of other complaints I've since read, they will renew your contract and charge your credit card even after you've cancelled.

eHarmony is clearly the Enron of on-line dating.
     
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Gentlemen and E-Harmony Prefer Blondes
Posted by Ww48 on 05/29/2012
After 14 wonderful years, my wonderful husband died in my arms. Well two years after he died, someone suggested I try e-harmony. After filling the application I was rejected. So I decided to call up their headquarters and find out why. Come to find out my personality was fine but they wanted only blondes. The last time I heard, Discrimination is illegal. And because I have black hair and black eyes, I was told I was in the ugly catagory! I've seen their commercials and it's true, FOR BLONDES ONLY!!!! So I have one response. BOYCOTT!!!
     
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Posted by MRM on 2012-05-29:
This is how I felt when I was rejected by the escort service. Im not too chatty on the phone. Its the money that counts.
Posted by ww48 on 2012-05-29:
This is my response to the person who asks where I get my information on. With all due respect I don't know if you are blond, but I watched the ads and yes, there are alot of them, in magazines, and from the so-called customer service itself told me. I also looked up the reports from the BBB. So yes, I did my homework. They find a way to get money from people the token brunettes or minorities they show on TV.
Posted by MRM on 2012-05-29:
You dont need to go to eHarmony to find a date. You can find a date right here, on My3Cents! Wally, now is your chance!
Posted by Alain on 2012-05-29:
Go with your soul and you can't lose. Just my gut response to this.
Posted by MRM on 2012-05-29:
You can find a date on www.theeroticreview.com

No need to fill out any information. Just call them up to set up the appointment.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-05-29:
Seeing blonds in adverts doesn't prove that they discriminate against non-blonds in their membership. You're looking for a date, and not a job in their ads, correct?

If the allegations of discrimination are true, I would expect several hundreds and likely thousands of complaints online about it.

An eHarmony representative actually told you that you are "in the ugly category because you have black hair and black eyes"? If you have a recording of that, perhaps you can sue them.
Posted by clutzycook on 2012-05-29:
Wasn't there a dating site that made fun of eHarmony's pickiness in their commercials?
Posted by ww48 on 2012-06-10:
Well I see no one from eHarmony had the guts to reply
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-06-10:
Very few companies surf here, read and post replies to complaints.
Posted by raven2010 on 2012-06-10:
Your review did not go to eharmony and they most likely have no idea you posted here.

Here is an article the washington post did on why eharmony rejects people.
http://www.littleredrails.com/blog/2009/09/22/why-are-people-rejected-by-eharmony/

if you fit into any of these categories, try one of their affiliate services listed at the bottom of their homepage
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-06-10:
Yes Raven, good find. I can't help but agree with the reasons given, and I note that hair color isn't on the list.

That is the allegation - that eHarmony rejects applicants that aren't blonde. The OP feels so strongly that this is happening that they feel eHarmony should be boycotted.
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Applied charges to my credit card without my consent
Posted by Sherrieleeswift459 on 03/13/2011
I initially signed up for E-Harmony in August of 2010 as a 3 month "trial" membership and billed it to my credit card. It was under my understanding that this would be a one time flat rate and if I was interested, I could extend my membership. Needless to say, I was not impressed with their "matches" and discontinued visiting their web site. I have just recently found out that they have been charging my credit card quarterly without my consent. I immediately contacted E-Harmony and they told me that due to the fact that I did not cancel my membership, I was automatically charged their monthly fee.

I am disgusted with their non-professionalism and hope that I can prevent this from happening again.
     
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Posted by 2inform on 2011-03-13:
A member must go into the account and stop the automatic renewal.
Posted by localgod on 2011-03-13:
This is SOP for these types of businesses, you must cancel before the end of the trial to forgo billing. To not do so authorizes regular billing, you really need to read the fine print on the agreement. Incidentally, when you gave them your credit card information, you authorized them to bill your credit card. That's not in the fine print, just a reality of life.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-13:
Technically, if something was truly free, there wouldn't be a request for CC info, because companies would count on potential customers liking what they have to offer enough to pay once the trial period was over. But, if the terms and conditions clearly state that you will be charged if you don't cancel, and you didn't cancel, no body did anything without your consent. Whenever you enter in your bank or CC information, you should take the time to thoroughly understand what it is that you're signing up for.
Posted by unhappy999 on 2011-03-13:
I agree with the other posters. You have to be very careful when giving out your CC number. Also, people should be checking all their bills monthly to stop things like this right away.
Posted by MRM on 2011-03-13:
It is wise to use a service, such as Bank of America, that generates pseudo card numbers so that it'll only be used once.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-03-13:
My guess is that the fine print mentions that your membership will be renewed unless you go in and cancel it, because many sites like this have that policy. Did you go back and look?
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Feb. Free Communication is NOT free
Posted by OhioRose on 02/16/2011
BEWARE!! the free Feb. Communication is NOT free. You cannot email anyone unless you pay the membership. Typical eHarmony money scam. And this after I swore NEVER to go there again.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-16:
Yeah that is how they get you. But they do have a bunch of free dating sites.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-02-16:
great review.

very helpful.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-02-16:
From the website, it looks like what they give you is "guided communication" which is essntially sending answers to multiple choice questions and then some open ended questions. So it is not at all like sending your own message.

Remember, little about dating is free anyway, and the price goes up even more if you take it to another level.
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The Matches on eHarmony
Posted by LoveSeek on 01/09/2010
I signed up for the 3 month trial, after being really persuaded by the TV commercials. I have been on other dating sites (that were free) but wanted to find a serious relationship and it seemed like eHarmony would provide that. However I was very disappointed with the matches, they all looked so terrible. There is no way to specify body type as a criteria or attractiveness. On top of that you cannot hide or block your profile from desperate unattractive matches. So I took my photo down and just waited out the subscription. It's too much money to spend, getting the results I was getting. So if you do not like your matches you have to sit and wait until some new ones join eHarmony. If you do not find looks as a criteria then yes maybe you will be happy. But I still think physical attractiveness plays some role. I could not picture myself in an intimate relationship with the people the site were suggesting. I was disgusted. I then proposed that since men have a better time finding women in the natural world, since there is so many of us, that the only reason a guy would even sign up on a PAID site is that they failed in the natural world. But again that's my opinion. It just sucks for females, not enough men out there unfortunately, attractive ones anyway.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
From what I know, EHarmony is a christian runned site. I guess they do not take in account for attractiveness, since its a christian site, they may not deem that a necessity for their site. Hey, they don't even let gays or lesbians match up. Also, they cannot control who signs up and what they look like. I mean youre on an internet dating site, so what do you expect? youre going to GET the desperate ones and the ones who may not looks like Eva Longloria.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
Zz...you have a good nose for this, care to comment? ;{)
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
LOL Ken!
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-01-09:
i'll comment.

i'll just provide a link to what one man said he changed his eharmony profile to cos he was sick of it. the new profile actually gave him more hits

http://www.gregorkitzis.com/documents/upload/eharmony.pdf

the essays about himself are priceless.
Posted by 2inform on 2010-01-09:
There is a dating website for those who place a higher priority on looks. CNN has an article about some getting kicked off the site.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/personal/01/04/dating.site.overweight/index.html?eref=rss_tech&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_tech+%28RSS%3A+Technology%29

If the OP meets the requirements, then maybe this other online dating service is for him.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-01-09:
i think the OP was looking for a woman
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
Id just like to know what he looked like.......could be the pot calling the kettle black? Or someone looking for someone way out of their ball park? I have a friend who is going on 30 and still doesnt have a girlfriend. He's a but on the heavy side, and not that attractive. He looks for woman who could be supermodels, anything else but that, they are "not his type". I tell him hes going to be single forever.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
It's unfair to assume the OP is unattractive because he/she isn't finding what attracts him/her. I have heard that the search criteria on EHarmony is very limited compared to say, Match.com or Yahoo personals. The thing that's good about Eharmony is that it is more expensive, so the people on there are more serious about finding someone. It's hard being single, educated, professional, and finding someone. I have a best friend who met and married a guy from the 'net and they are very happy together.
Posted by laklisa on 2010-01-09:
I have so many comments I want to make, but I am just going to keep my mouth shut on this one. LOL
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-01-09:
Yeah...too bad they don't have an 'Ugly block'...you're a sure winner for someone out there...
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-01-09:
They don't put attractiveness or body type as questions because I'm willing to bet most people would ask for a slim, attractive mate. Attractiveness is in the eyes of the beholder too. What you or eharmony might find attractive is not what another person finds attractive. Case and point. If I needed a dating site to find love (I didn't I met my husband at work)I would have told eharmony I didn't want someone who wasn't slim. My husband is a husky guy, and I would have passed over him if I had set "criteria". You don't know what love is until it hits. Having preset criteria on how someone should look that you love is setting yourself up to fail.

Oh also, that comment about men having it easier? Get real. Tell that to all the men that most women find "unattractive", the video gamers, the ones without a high paying job, and all the other things stereotypical women want in a man. If you ask me, women are too demanding of what they find "perfect". "Perfect" men do not exist, contrary to what hollywood would have you believe. Women expect to be approached, not do the approaching. For shy guys, they're screwed. If men are not naturally approaching you, did you ever stop and think maybe it's YOU? Maybe you're sending cold vibes or you really aren't attractive.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
"On top of that you cannot hide or block your profile from desperate unattractive matches."

That statement makes you extremely unattractive and one might say you are desperate for using this website to find a mate. Therefore you are a desperate unattractive match.

'nuff said.
Posted by Ben There on 2010-01-09:
If you have what it takes to pick up all the hotties, just go to a bar and pull the old fashioned way.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-01-09:
well i did see the news discuss one board that will kick you off if you're not beautiful enough
i guess they vote on members or something.

don't remember who they were tho... and i'm too lazy to google it. =)
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
It's all in the eye of the beholder. You might find someone to be god awful ugly, but someone else might find that same person to be the most beautiful creature in the world.
Posted by kdcrms06 on 2010-10-11:
eHarmony is not a christian site and matches on personlity becuase THAT'S IS WHAT IS IMPORATNT. looks fade.

and yes it is true that eHarmony doesnt allow gays on the site. They created a seperate site for the LGBT community. HOWEVER, bisexuals are allowed to used both sites.
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Not worth spending money on
Posted by Declan O'Squirrel on 07/02/2009
Before signing up I just ran a few checks. On the first settings I had, there were only 25 potential candidates with 30 miles of me, and of these, 6 weren't even in the UK. And since when has China been within 30 miles of the UK?

I changed all the settings the other way around, changed the location by 100 miles - and still got the same list.

Try the test for yourself. This company simply does not have anything like the number of members the two key UK dating websites have.

Spend money with them at your own risk - I'm not going to.
     
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Posted by MRM on 2009-07-02:
I think what the poster is trying to convey... not worth spending money on her/him.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-02:
declan o'squirrel, first and most important, hands down, that is the single best nic I have ever seen on any chat forum. simply awesome.

second, give m3c's a try, it's free and always very entertaining. and you never know, you might just meet that special someone that causes your heart to pitter patter at the mere mention of his or her name.
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-07-02:
i was given a free trial membership, and i found the same thing. either they were older than dirt, or not even near my location.

very helpful.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-02:
Some guy just dodged a bullet.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-02:
bokibean, I must say, you are good people in my book.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-02:
And ditto right back at ya. Also, if nobody takes up our bet we'll have to share a "sody". ;)
Posted by MRM on 2009-07-02:
Ms. Bean I will call it a day. Goodnight, Ms Bean, and I hope you will have a nice beauty sleep 2nite!
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-02:
Night night, MRM. I'm gonna stay up a bit, Survivor Man is on.. :)
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-07-03:
c2o you are da man!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-03:
Thank you mad! I try real hard.
Posted by Declan O'Squirrel on 2009-07-03:
Well thanks King James. So often we consumers rush into things for the hell of it without checking things out, then get mad when we get ripped off. E-Harmony... who needs $110M to boost a dating website? IF it was that good, it would have worked through viral marketing. For any readers of this in the UK, go try www.freedating.co.uk. That really is free, and the web pioneers behind it are just excellence, they've got the spirit of what the web is about.
Posted by ww48 on 2012-05-29:
If You think e-harmony is bad in the UK, it's worse in the United States!
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Eharmony Rip Off
Posted by Smd28121 on 04/23/2009
WAVELAND, ARKANSAS -- I have tried this service twice now but it will be the last time. They only match me with people outside my age and distance request. When I contact them they say I need to change my profile or post better pictures to be matched with others. I want to be matched with someone who is what their profile says and who looks like their picture so I can only assume the men I'm looking at would appreciate the same. Why do you have to pretend to be someone else to get matched.

I'm sure there are men in Arkansas within 120 miles of me who are members of this site. Just show them to me.
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Company Response on 04/27/2009:
Thanks for your feedback.

Thanks for trying eHarmony. We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t have a satisfactory experience either time you tried. There is, in fact, a way to adjust your settings so that you don’t get any matches outside of the settings you’ve chosen, and it can be done by making a few clicks. We do always try to offer suggestions to our members in order to improve their experience, because we genuinely our members to find success.

We do a search for matches every day, and how many matches you receive depends on many factors – first and foremost, compatibility, then we take all of your personal settings into account.

I personally would be happy to view your account to see if I can help further or answer any questions you have. If you happen to be on Twitter, you find me as @eharmony_jack.

- Jack
     
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Posted by madconsumer on 2009-04-23:
i have always found these types of places of being fancy escort services.

you are better off seeking out men in the type of activities you enjoy. or doll up and go shopping for car parts or lawn and garden items. i am told church is a good place to find them also.
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Still Sending Me Unsolicited Magazine Despite Saying They Would Stop
Posted by Lkjhgfdsa on 03/23/2009
I never asked for a magazine subscription, nor knew they planned on sending me one. I contacted them several times in January and they finally said they would stop sending the unsolicited girlie magazine to me. Two months later, they are still sending it.

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Copies of e-mails:

Dear Porn Purveyor,

In January you apologize for sending me unsolicited porn. Now, it is
March 22, 2009 and the Porn magazine is still being sent to me. I
just received another one in today's mail.

STOP STOP STOP

You better believe I am going to be discussing this sickening act of
yours on my television show. I have also filled out the appropriate
form with the USPS. See their instructions below:

Stopping receipt of unsolicited "obscene" mail

You may file PS Form 1500 at a local Post Office to prevent receipt
of unwanted obscene materials in the mail or to stop receipt of
"obscene" materials in the mail. The Post Office offers two programs
to help you protect yourself (and your eligible minor children).

Option 1: Application for Prohibitory Order (requires the
objectionable mailpiece)

Under the Pandering Advertisements Statute, 39 USC 3008, if you are
the addressee of an advertisement, and consider the matter (product
or service) that it offers for sale to be "erotically arousing or
sexually provocative," you can obtain a Prohibitory Order against the
mailer. You apply for the order by submitting the entire advertising
mailpiece (the original, NOT a photocopy) with a properly completed
application. Minor children under 19 years old and residing with you
may be included in the application.

o Provides a deterrent to continued mailings by a specific
mailer advertising a product or service you consider erotically
arousing or sexually provocative

o You are required to save all materials, including the
envelope and the entire mailpiece and then attach the entire opened
mailpiece to PS Form 1500

Phil Konstantin




> Dear Mr. Konstantin,
>
> Your email to eHarmony’s customer care department regarding the
> unwanted subscription to Maxim magazine you received was escalated
> to my office. We sincerely regret and apologize for any distress
> this situation may have caused you. As you requested, I will also
> follow up this email with a letter via postal mail expressing our
> regrets. We will send the letter to the billing address we have on
> file for you. If you’d prefer it go elsewhere, please let me know.
>
> During the eHarmony subscription process, we give members the
> option to select a magazine from the offered list or to opt out of
> this offer altogether. When a member does not opt out of the offer
> or select a specific magazine, our fulfillment vendor automatically
> sends a default publication. I completely understand that you took
> offense to the publication you received and will speak with the
> individuals who manage this program about its appropriateness as a
> default publication.
>
> Our records show that you have already cancelled this subscription.
> If there is any more assistance we can offer you regarding this
> matter, please let me know.
>
> Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we wish you all the best.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> April B.
> Office of the President
> eHarmony
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-03-23:
well, according to the email you got back from e-harmony, it does state in their T&C that if you don't opt out and you don't select any magazines, that they will select one and send it to you, so you must have missed that part when you signed up with them.

Were you charged for this subscription? Did you pay it? You may have cancelled the subscription but you may keep getting the magazine until the subscription runs out?
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EHarmoney: Be warned
Posted by Magnoliatn on 03/21/2009
CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE -- As a widow, my grown daughters had been encouraging me to join eHarmony for the last couple of years. I finally joined but thankfully, I only joined for three months. I have had very few matches, nothing in the last two weeks. Went I emailed their customer service department, they suggested I change my drinking preference from a few times a year to a more frequent use. In addition, they also suggested that I select more religions denominations as I had selected those that I felt were compatible with my religious views. I was surprised by their suggestion as both of these are indicators reflect who I am as a person. With supposedly thousands joining daily, I find it hard to believe there aren’t other people who have views similar to mine.

There is no refund if you are dissatisfied; however, I will obviously not renew my subscription. I now know that their commercials aren’t for real. In good conscience, I cannot recommend their service to any of my single friends.
     
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Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-03-21:
Wow, what crude, terrible suggestions. Make sure that they don't accidently "auto-renew" your subscription.
Posted by Principissa on 2009-03-21:
Asking you to lie/change your religious beliefs is a terrible thing to ask someone to do. It's like asking you to change yourself, and that's not right at all. Double, triple, quadruple check that you are not on some kind of automatic subscription renewal, and make sure you tell your bank or CC to block any further payments from this place once your subscription is over. Also be sure to cancel way BEFORE, I mean like weeks, the subscription is set to renew.
Posted by ConsumerEqualizer on 2009-03-21:
Are we surprised? E-Harmony is basically the internet dating branch of religious right zealots trying to pull in non-zealot suckers and convert them. It's not enough they hate and only reluctantly allowed gays after being sued, they are basically trying to purify the straight dating pool and control-mold them into the purest, whitest, least tolerant "Christian" ahole clones possible.

Which is highly ironic because Jesus would slap the sh1t right out of them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-03-21:
Somebody IM Miss Marple and tell her E-Harmony is looking for drunk chics. lmao!
Posted by Disaster Worker on 2009-03-21:
Totally and completely inappropriate content ConsumerEqualizer.

To the OP, on behalf of those of us who regularly visit this site and provide constructive comments, I apologize for this person's response.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-03-21:
Consumer: It would be to your advantage to provide some documentation to your accusations.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-03-21:
Their suggestions are outrageous! The drinking frequency, okay, I can understand that - almost - but the religious preferences? Don't change who you are, dear. That is something my mother has always told me and it applies regardless of your age. You'll be better off getting out and meeting people in your social circle. Good luck to you!
Posted by ConsumerEqualizer on 2009-03-24:
If anyone bothers to watch the documentary JesusCamp that is the exact type mentality of the people who run EHarmony. Organized religion has no place in online dating.
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Be Careful Giving eHarmony as a Gift!
Posted by Vivakauai on 03/18/2009
BE CAREFUL giving EHarmony as a gift! Eharmony will screw you later by continuing to charge YOU…the gift-giver! It happened to us….we called them to resolve it – explaining to them that it is illegal to charge OUR card on a continuing basis WITHOUT OUR approval. They have every right to contact the account holder – and attempt to make arrangements for a continuing subscription – but it is purely illegal to allow the gift recipient to authorize OUR card to continue to be charged. And you know what they said? “We have to have the gift recipient’s approval to not charge your card” WHAT????? It is not the gift recipients card! This is criminal, scammy, and illegal.

Thankfully our gift recipient called “for us” to “authorize” the discontinuation of charges on OUR card! Be careful – these people are scammy!
     
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Posted by madconsumer on 2009-03-18:
you authorized the first charge, so yes, this is legal.

what a gift?? "by the way, you are lonely, here, try to find a date"
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-03-18:
"We have to have the gift recipient’s approval to not charge your card" my ***!

Contact the BBB and the Federal Trade Commission about this practice.
Posted by Anna-belle on 2009-03-19:
Did you let your friend use your credit card to pay for her eHarmony subscription? If so, you are therefore bearing all responsibilities for the sale. Didn't you read the site's Terms and Conditions?

The same thing happens when you let friends use your credit card for:

* their car rental. What if they damage the car?
* their newspaper/magazine subscriptions. These companies traditionally autorenew.
* some utility companies. Some of these companies also autorenew. It's in their fine print.

Also, how do you expect eHarmony to contact you to ask your direct permission before it auto-renewed your friend's account? It didn't have your email. Anyway, it is in the fine print that they will autorenew unless the accountholder told them not to. Exactly like a newspaper.

In the future, read the fine print before you let friends use your card. Have a nice day.
Posted by vivakauai on 2009-03-19:
madconsumer: Check your facts pal...I checked with our attorney - it is completely illegal. We called eHarmony when getting the person the gift, and we were plainly told by them that we would be charged ONLY for the initial gift, and we were assured that our card would not be charged any future charges. Further, we did not give our CC to our friend - we called eHarmony - and purchased our friend the gift after being assured by the company that we'd not be charged further. eHarmony does NOT need our FRIENDS approval to not charge OUR card - the legal ownership of the account is our friends...but the legal ownership of our Credit Card is OURS. Common sense would dictate that. As for the "what a gift" comment, she had indicated to us that she really wanted a subscription, but couldnt afford it...so keep your ignorant comments to yourself unless you actually have something intelligent to say, which, judging by your first attempt, is not likely.

Soaring Consumer: Exactly! We did contact those organizations by the way. Thanks.

Anna-belle: See above - NO - we did not let our friend use our credit card to pay for her eHarmony subscription. We called eHarmony originally, and they assured us that we'd only be charged for the original subscription, and that in order for the person to continue the subscription, she'd have to pay for it herself. I didn't read their terms and conditions...I did one better, I called them up personally and spoke to them. We don't "let our friends" use our credit cards. We called up and inquired about how to purchase a ONE TIME gift subscription for our friend.
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