If you have been scammed by John Meriggi's company Great Expectations I urge you to file a complaint with the FTC, your state Attorney General, the BBB, and your local news station investigative reporters. You should also file a dispute with your credit card company if you paid for their fraudulent services on a credit card.
Great Expectations Scammed me out of $6450 and I know they are scamming thousands of other Americans. We need to stop them!
If you have been scammed take action right now by filing complaints with these authorities below.
If you are from Ohio you can file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General here: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/consumercomplaint.aspx
If you are outside of Ohio do a google search for ("your state" attorney general) and you should be able to find your state attorney general website. You can file a complaint through there.
To file a complaint with the FTC go to: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#&panel1-1
To file a complaint with the BBB go to: https://www.bbb.org/consumer-complaints/file-a-complaint/get-started
You can also file a complaint here: http://www.stopfraud.gov/report.html
If you have been scammed by this company I strongly urge you to file complaints through all the websites above.
If you paid for their fraudulent services by credit card I suggest you call your credit card company and file a dispute. You may be able to get your money back. Make sure to provide your credit card company with a list of all the complaints against this company along with referencing the lawsuit by the Arizona Attorney General against the company.
If you paid by check I suggest you find out what bank they deposited the check into and write a letter to their bank informing their bank that they are helping to facilitate fraud by allowing this company to bank with them.
The owner of the company is a guy named John Meriggi. He is the mastermind behind everything. If you have been scammed by John Meriggi and his company Great Expectations and you want to call his office to speak with him you can call 214-389-7600.
If you want to write John a letter and let him know how his company has harmed you. Write him a letter and send it to his office at: John Meriggi 14180 Dallas Parkway, Suite 210 Dallas, TX 75254.
This company targets seniors who are in an emotional state and uses high pressure sales tactics to sell their fraudulent dating services. There are hundreds if not thousands of complaints about this company and their bad business practices.
Several years ago Great Expectations had to pay $500,000 to the Arizona Attorney General. However this is a drop in the bucket for them because they are defrauding people like us out of millions of dollars.
See here: https://www.azag.gov/press-release/terry-goddard-announces-500000-settlement-scottsdale-dating-service
We need to stop them! You can help stop them by filing complaints with all the authorities listed.
They are defrauding consumers out of their retirement and life savings.
I tried to resolve the issue I had directly with the company, I even hired an attorney who contacted the company on my behalf. They told my attorney "we have a signed contract" and basically to go take a hike.
They were not willing to issue a refund even though their services were not as advertised.
They had a high pressure sales person who basically forced me into signing the contract and promised me the world only to not deliver. False advertising.
This company has been defrauding consumers for years and I ask you to please help stop them. They are going to continue targeting emotional seniors like you and I and stealing money from us.
This is not a good company and they need to be stopped. It's going to take all of us standing up against them and filing complaints with our State Attorney General and the FTC. These are the two government agencies that actually have the power to stop them.
I received a call from this company after filling out an online form. The sales representative asked me to come into their office for an interview.
The first thing they did was ask for my drivers license, social security number, and credit card. They said they needed this to "verify" who I was.
I came to find out they used this information against me by running a credit check to see how much available credit I had.
Then after their high pressure sales tactics they presented me with a package that cost the same amount as I had in available credit. I later found out that they sold other people the exact same thing for far less money and others even more.
They charged me $6450 for basically nothing more than access to a dating website. They promise you all kinds of things in person during their sales pitch. After I paid this amount they told me that if I wanted to send a message to anyone on the site I needed to pay an extra $400. I assumed sending a message to someone on a dating website was included as it would be with any other legitimate service.
This company finds out how much you have available on your credit cards and then charges you that much.
I was deceived into signing their contract and signing up for their services which are not as advertised. When I tried to get a refund they told me you only have 3 days to get a refund and that I signed the contract. I only signed the contract because of their high pressure sales tactics. They refused to issue a refund.
I paid $6450 split up on 2 credit cards and paid the rest with a check (money I had been saving for retirement). I have already issued a dispute with my credit card companies for the amount paid on the two cards.
We need to stop this company from scamming other hard working people. If you have been scammed by John Meriggi and his company Great Expectations I urge you to file complaints right now with your state Attorney General and the FTC. The only way to stop this company from scamming others is to take action.
Complaint resolution: Refund full payment
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