Be2 dating scam . Don't join this site
Be2 dating - avoid this site.
Be2 dating is a dating site to be avoided at all costs. The company is fake and fraudulent, and will steal money from your bank account because they don't give you clear information in their terms and conditions. Here's my story.
I know many people who have found their partners through online dating sites. Personally, it's not for me. Having said that, a single female work colleague and I had a discussion at work one day, (me being single also) and pondered over whether we could ever find our ideal guys, given the fact that we were always too tired after work to bother going out to meet someone. When one gets to a certain age, it just seems like too much trouble to go out in the hope of finding a suitable male companion. 'We don't mix in the right circles' we bemoaned. 'Maybe there is something to be said about internet dating. We should give it a go.'
I went home and thought about it. Did I want to spend the rest of my life alone? Wouldn't it be lovely to share a sunset with someone special? I can't say I'm unhappy being single, I've got plenty going on in my life to keep me happy, and I'm certainly not lonely, but I thought it would be nice to meet a like-minded guy, with whom I could share a friendship.
I was on a certain social networking site one day when an ad caught my eye, reading along the lines of 'Find love in your 50s'. I decided to have a look, and to cut a long story short, I ended up signing up to Be2 dating. Initially it was free. I answered a few questions and they gave me a summary of the type of person I was likely to be compatible with, and I could do a search in my area for suitable matches, so I just thought, 'Oh well, go for it and see what happens.'
However.. Be2 wouldn't let me go any further without signing up for a 'Premium' membership, which would cost me £5.00. So I paid the money with my card and began my search for Mr.Right. It didn't take me long to realise that this wasn't for me. I actually made myself laugh. What on Earth was I thinking of? This was no way for me to meet someone, and to be honest I really couldn't be bothered.
Every day when I opened my email inbox there would be mail from Be2, telling me there was 'new matches' for me. In the end I got fed up and went back to the site to cancel my membership. But the link on the site which said 'unsubscribe here' didn't seem to be working. In the end I forgot all about it. The mail stopped coming and that was that. Then four weeks ago - to the day, as I write this - I went to the bank to make a withdrawal, where I was told I had insufficient funds. What? I only checked my account online twenty minutes ago and there was money in there then, The teller went on to tell me that I had used my card at 10.05 (it was now 10.20) and the transaction was for £149.95. I was actually standing in the queue when the money was taken out, I explained to her. How could I have done it? I asked her to tell me who the money had gone to and she couldn't tell me. Cutting the story short again, it turns out that the money had gone to a company in Luxemburg, who after a bit of digging around, I found to be this dating site - Be2.
Luckily for me, my bank's fraud prevention department had picked up on it straight away and sent me a text (while I was still in the bank trying to sort it out) and they blocked the payment. I came straight home and e-mailed Be2 and told them that I had not authorised this payment, and if they tried to take it again I would report them to the authorities, that it was theft and I would take legal action against them
I received a reply telling me that they did not operate under the law of the UK, and that I was bound to the 'terms and conditions' which I should have read before I joined. After a lot of wrangling and exchanging e-mails with this company, they finally gave in. I had told them that I had tried to cancel my membership, but the link was seemingly 'broken' They told me that they had now cancelled my membership but quoted the terms which evidently say that 'after one month - if you don't cancel before that,- you will be billed for a six month's subscription.' However, they don't give you the opportunity to cancel, because the link doesn't work. They work on the assumption that if (like me) you don't manage to do it, you'll forget about it.
I did a bit of digging around on the net and found many women - just like myself - who had been ripped off by Be2. I was one of the lucky ones, I got my money back, but many more didn't and the company are still operating to this day. There will be a big outcry about this company before long and I want to warn everyone not to get involved with them because if you do, you stand to lose a lot of money. I know there are some good sites out there, like match.com and e-harmony, but don't get involved with be2. Check out Be2 scams on google and see for yourself. and one more thing, before you sign up for anything online, ALWAYS thoroughly read the terms and conditions.
As a post script, I would like to add that two months on, this nasty company has once again taken £150 from my account, and this is AFTER my membership has been cancelled. The bank are doing everything they can to recover my money, but I'm not holding out much hope. The only thing I can do is close my account. It's a lesson learned. I will ALWAYS read the terms and conditions in future before I buy anything online.
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