The Relationship Company (SC) Informative - Scammed!
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- First of all, I am an intelligent woman with a Master’s degree in education who was duped by this company. I moved to SC a year ago and was at a low point in my time here. Because the demands of a new job, a new home and a new country were weighing me down, I thought that I would seek the services of someone who could introduce me to like-minded individuals for friendship and companionship. After an initial interview with the owner, I was bombarded with phone calls preying on my loneliness. She lied to me about potential introductions and the time frame involved in meeting those. I was assured during this face to face interview that I would be an 'easy' match and that there were people in their books.... right at that very moment, who would be "perfect". I was "handed over" to someone who has never ever met me. This 'relationship consultant", was given the task of matching me with suitable introductions with people with whom I would have something in common. How could she know whether someone is suitable if she has never met me?
When I did inquire whether we were moving along, I was met with a form email addressing someone else. (a breech of etiquette, and confidentiality). When I asked to talk to the owner, who promised to handle my case personally, I was told that “She is not available to clients on a regular basis."
No one made verbal contact with me for 38 days. The only email communication was, basically, to tell me not to bother them. I called their offices on Richland Street on several occasions and received an answering machine message on each occasion. No real person was available. They use only answering machines and email, and their email address is not indiviualized, so it is next to impossible to reach the person to whom you wish to speak.
It was 38 days with no commitment from the staff, and a total lack of communication on the part of The Relationship Company before I got any sort of contact from someone about their service....and this was only after I complained. What kind of people should I expect them to match me with when I have made numerous complaints?
Please do not make the same mistake that I did…..I let them prey on my loneliness, and was duped into believing that they may change my life. If this reaches one person out there that is thinking of using the Relationship Company, then I have done my job.