Matchmaker International — scam!!!
If you are contacted by matchmaker international trying to set up an appointment for you to come to their office for an interview... Hang up!!! This company is a full blown scam. They bait people in who have used an online dating site, or went to one of the area websites (there are signs posted in the ground) depending on the area you live in. Once they get you in the door they will try to charge you $2500 to $10,000 for a membership. You will not be matched with quality people as they claim, but rather the same people you could match yourself with. These people are running this scam in several states and have been for years. They are a member of the bbb, whom they have in their pocket, once a bbb complaint is established it is quickly swept under the rug. Stay away from this scam or you will be out several thousand dollars for nothing.
I am not now nor have I ever been a client, I was the program director!!! They run your credit to see how much if any you have on credit cards then they ask you what is in your checking account, they want it all and this is how they size you up so they know how much money they can get from you. Then after you become a member, before you have a chance to seeyou have been scammed, they call you to "up-grade" your membership for even more money. I have enclosed the up-grade script.
Hi (name), im so glad I got a hold of you!
I just had a man of women call and tell me
They are getting married through us and he
Or she wants to sell their executive program
For only _!!! This is a 5,000 dollar membership which includes _. You would really benefit from it. I have several other people who would want it but jane or jennifer told me to call you first because they know you will want it! We can run it on the credit card you paid with if you like!
Tips for upgrading:
Always sound super excited on the phone
Never let someone “think about” it - tell them you have others who want it
Make them feel obligated to do it because jane or jennifer thought of them first
Get a credit card or debit card by phone - if they only have a check or cash - tell them you have a few ladies or gentlemen in mind that you want to show them and get them in that day or offer to meet them somewhere-if they say they will be in the next day-they won’t!
Always feel out an upgrade form
They must sign cc slip by friday or no commission - you can meet them, fax it to them, whatever it takes!
Always start price high, you can always go down - if you absolutely can’t talk them into the original price, ask them to counter offer, tell them all the lady or gentleman can do is say no - they will tell you what they will pay if you ask!
The last voice the client hears before you get paid gets the commission - there is no “ ive been working on that one”
No holding on to files your trying to upgrade, either get it right then or it is a loss
Upgrades are part of your job
The president of this company is loius paravate. The bbb will get you nowhere as he pays them off when the complaints come in.