Rebilling and dating sites in serious trouble.

It was only a matter of time until something was done about the out of control rebilling problem.   Now many dating sites have lost their merchant accounts or are at risk of losing them.

1.  Time sensitive offers,  and having a clock counting down the seconds you have left until your offer expires is a no no.

2.  Any trial period must be a minimum of 10 days.

http://blog.mediatrust.com/2010/01/update-on-direct-marketing-merchant-account-suspenions/

Most of the top 10 paid dating sites are not in compliance with mastercard new terms,  wells fargo stopped processing all rebilling,  and visa is soon to follow with their new terms.   This is a result of the senates investigation into Eharmony’s and True.com’s billing practices.

You’d think the most important thing to happen to the dating industry would have been discussed at this weeks annual dating conference in maimi

59 Responses to “Rebilling and dating sites in serious trouble.”

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    Great and good news!!!

    Biggest scammers in the Online Dating Industry are going to be defeated!!!

    Biggest scammers are not from Nigeria or Ghana. Biggest scammers are precisely the executives of big online dating sites, more worried in attracting, converting and retaining subscribers with “automatic renewal” of their subscriptions and other “credit-card billing trickery”, than offering a good compatibility matching method.

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    Match, Chemistry, True, eHarmony, PerfectMatch, Be2, Parship, Meetic and other paid sites had been resting on the laurels of past glories since years.

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  2. Victor Izter Says:

    Interesting..

    You sir deleted my POF deleted. Not sure if your bot was on destruction mode or somebody reported me or I was taking up too much bandwidth for it to be free anymore. Not sure at all.

    But you definitely are to blame, right now it is just the principle of the matter. I get it, its awesome to be a solo guy that makes millions defeating those corporate cats. But at the end of the day, my account got deleted.

    It is quite frustrating to remember who I am anymore, I barely remember what my interests were, I forgot which school I go to, I don’t even know where I live anymore and I think I forgot what I look like!

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    • jay Says:

      my account is deleted too i think and im a paying customer !!! where is the customer service for the likes of me marcus ??? the money went straight out of my bank account but when it came to the customer service no where to be seen ,, my username is Jimbob334u whats happening with this account ???? why cant i send or recieve messages ???? if theres a problem will you refund my money please please contact me on donnanjay@hotmail.co.uk thanks

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