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Global Personals Service Center / False charges

1 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Review updated:
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I have been charged usd $39.95 on the 29-02-08 for what? I dont even know who you are. Their code is [protected] us. I will contact my citibank and ask them to investigate this charge and also cancel my credit card.

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  • Ch
      11th of May, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Right there with you...I just noticed a charge from 'Global Personals, Ltd.' first on May 5, 2009 for $30.10 and then again on May 8th. for $30.96. I had noticed it on my bank account both times while it was still pending so the first charge has already been investigated, found fraudulent & removed; now I am waiting for the second charge to be removed as well. Check your accounts regularly! The sooner you catch an error, the easier to unravel the ensuing problems.

  • Re
      13th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    FYI - Global Personals is the company behind a lot of Internet dating sites. Perfectly legitimate as far as I can tell. I have signed up with online dating sites and the entry you report on your CC statement equates to a months membership on one of their sites.

    I have no affiliation with them. I am just a customer and as such expect this to appear on my statement.

    My suggestion is - has someone in your family perhaps used your card to sign up to one of these sites?

  • Pe
      5th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have been charged £29.99 GBP 23-11-09 does anyone know what these charges are for, i am disabled but not stupid, i cannot afford to let anyone take my money when they want it unauthorised.

  • Aw
      26th of Sep, 2010
    0 Votes

    Not the same complaint but in my opinion the site should be closed! Why ?

    But more so ;

    The names sent out are not real people or the messages you send are not forwarded to all people! How do I know I have 3 friends who are on one of there linked dating sites of which there are many, simply they have not received the messages,


  • Aw
      26th of Sep, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Global Personals White Label Dating Magic am dating etc etc. is a scam dating site messages are either not sent or the names that come up are not real people or they are but inaccessable for some reason one thing is sertain messages do not arrive at the the person sent to!

  • Ra
      17th of Nov, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Global Personals Service is SCAM !!! a.k.a
    They keep on charging you and have this backward cancel policy !!

  • Ja
      31st of Dec, 2010
    +1 Votes

    I have been trying to cancel my subscription but you have to phone a number, then end up in a queue for around half an hour !!!

  • Un
      12th of Mar, 2012
    +1 Votes

    I was charged by Global Personals Ltd. Two separate amounts, within a few days of each other.
    I have never joined a dating site. I do not subscribe to any of their publications. When I noticed the charges, I contacted them and they said that my details do not match what they have linked to may card. I asked them to refund, they refused and said for me to make my bank do a chargeback. So what did they do after I complained about the first two debits?
    They then charged four new random amounts.
    This is because they then knew that the random account number that they had phished was active.

    This is fraud perpetrated by Global Personals as they are the only unauthorised transactions I have ever had on my credit card. No other transactions have been made, so that then proves that the one organisation responsible for fraudulent activity on my card is the debiting organisation, Global Personals.

    From this, is would seem the case that Global Personals has a policy of skimming random credit card numbers hoping that people do not notice the billing, get their bank to do a random refund so that Global Personals gets to keep the cash, or that customers just let them keep it as they are not sure if they subscribed to one of their sites or not.

    Global Personals have proven themselves to be credit scammers, and operate by illegally and fraudulently phishing credit card accounts.

  • At
      13th of Jul, 2012
    0 Votes

    Got caught out by these people. I will admit to haing used a site which I now know to be associated realised it wasnt for me and pulled the plug on a $20.00 subscription.

    6 months later an entry apears on my card statement for $170, 00.

    Tried contacting their supposed Melbourne office on a 1300 number connected to the service, recorded message then disconnected. Contacted their email: got one response requesting info about it then nothing more. Rang their UK office and they were extremely unhelpful stating that I had signed up for renewal Told them I had no subscription to which they advised I did and it would be cancelled from the next biling date in Jan2013. They claim to have done this.

    Since this time I have sent 8 emails to them requesting they provide subscription documents to verify their claim and confirmation of its cancellation. There has been no repsonse forthcoming which only supports my claim that their actions are fraudulent. Seems they will only communicate via an online forum on the site concerned.

    I have raised it with my credit card company as a disputed transaction and definately wont be paying.

  • Gl
      7th of Sep, 2012
    -1 Votes

    All card transactions are verified through the bank screening services and we rely on them to validate card authenticity. If you are unsure of the reason why we appear on your credit card statement go to this website, it will explain who we are, why you have been billed and what you should do about it if you think you have been the genuine victim of card fraud. It also has copies of our Terms and Conditions for you to read. When you subscribe to one of our sites, you are informed that it is a repeat billing subscription which can be cancelled at any time by following the instructions on the website.

    To Peter Bowers/Cherri/PepXlee: Please see as advised above.

    To A Watco: We have a team of dedicated moderators who ensure that all the content on the sites are appropriate and they also patrol the site looking for non-genuine members. Despite this very occasionally one will slip through and we rely on members to notify us if they are getting messages from people who they feel are not genuine.

    To Rawoke: Of course it's not a scam and I'm sorry you feel that way, if you are registered on one of our South African sites however you do not need to call, you can cancel this yourself on the website by following the instructions there.

    To Jax1076: We're sorry if you were held waiting for so long in our call queue, we do have occasions when our call queue gets busy but a wait of so long is very unusual.

    To Unauthorisedfunds: I have answered your query on your other complaint entry.

    To A T: It sounds like you subscribed using one of our offers which then re-bills at the full amount on renewal which we make clear at the time of subscription. As you are using one of our Australian sites you can cancel using the online facilities but any other contact should be done using our published email address. Our company policy is to respond to all emails within 48 hours or quicker. I'm not sure what you mean by being 'caught out' when you freely admit to subscribing? We make no secret of how our service or billing services work, they are clearly written out in our terms and conditions. and were confirmed by email when you subscribed.


  • Rb
      20th of Nov, 2012
    0 Votes

    Support person - better advise how to cancel the subscription.

  • Gl
      23rd of Jan, 2013
    0 Votes

    RBfrustrated: In the UK there is a freephone service, simply call the number displayed on the website and the team there will cancel your subscription for you. Non-UK members may use the online cancellation service displayed on the site.

  • Ch
      14th of Mar, 2013
    0 Votes

    I have just had my bank statement which is showing a transaction that i did not sanction, as i had the bank close don any debit cad transactions because of not wanting them you or some one has taken out 59.59from my account and this was stopped 2 months ago
    and i cannot stop this i some one dose not help i will go to the police as this is theft please get back to me and return my money

  • Da
      22nd of Feb, 2014
    0 Votes

    I can't understand why payments have still been taken out since cancelling membership approx January 2013. My mistake was in not realising who this payment was too for £29.95 each month and have only just found out with the help of my Bank. Can i get a refund on this as i was told at the time that it had been cancelled. I have now cancelled my credit card so that no further payments can be taken.

  • Ro
      8th of Apr, 2015
    0 Votes

    I have cancelled the subscription to this site months ago & today have found my Credit card has been debited $154. 45

  • Gl
      8th of Apr, 2015
    0 Votes

    Hi Rodney,

    That doesn't sound right. So that we can resolve this for you, please could you contact us with the following details in an email to

    - The email address that you registered to the site with
    - Your member ID number (if you know it)

    A senior member of our customer care team will then get in touch right away.

    Best wishes,

    Global Personals

  • Ca
      18th of May, 2015
    0 Votes

    My husband isnt a member...we have phone through and his email isnt even registered but yet everytime i call i keep getting "hung up on"or "payment system is down and i have to call back" over $1500 has been taken out of his account, $69.95 an month...if he isnt even a member and never was how the hell do you rob people?Your customer service team is useless, none of them want to help

  • Ja
      25th of Jul, 2015
    0 Votes

    i had $49.95 debited from my account on 24th july and my bank said that it was this Global Personals Limited. Never heard of them? who are you?? i want my money back!

  • Ja
      25th of Jul, 2015
    +1 Votes

    because of global personals limited, i have had to cancel my mastercard, and am now forced to have a new card issued. bunch of thieving DOGS! I will be getting refunded. This isnt over. I WANT MY MONEY BACK you bunch of scammers!

  • No
      22nd of Apr, 2016
    +1 Votes

    I male date on started emailing a day ago. He sent me a lengthy message and I responded with a lengthy response as well. I sent it but a dialogue popped up to say "Your session is inactive." I was very disappointed after all that time of typing. I then started all over again, composed a long message, sent it but the same thing happened. I emailed widowsdatingonline support help but didn't get a response. Do I have I to wait for days for them to reply? By then, that male correspondent if he exists would think I was disinterested in him and would stop communicating. Then also, so often I get or maybe even the other subscribers get a message "Introduce yourself for free". Why would I do that when I'm already a member and I have about 4 more months membership. I'm getting a bit suspicious about the site. I'm now thinking it might be a scam and those people they post are not genuine. I tried contacting Melbourne based site but unsuccessful. I'm very disappointed and frustrated after all that money I paid. I should have just donated it to charity.

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