Great expectations and dating service
DENVER (CBS4)– Looking for love, that’s what some Denver singles were hoping to find but claim they got swindled out of thousands of dollars.
Some customers of the dating service, Mile High Singles, have filed complaints with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.
Ullman, who started tinkering with videos as a journalism student in college, took the idea of a video dating service to his parents.
As they spoke she began telling him some of her recent blind-date horror stories, and how she was having a difficult time meeting single men in general.
Scharf is one of the more than 1,000 Wisconsin residents who enrolled in Great Expectations, a nationwide dating service that the state Department of Justice has accused of deceptive marketing practices and improper contracts.
State prosecutors have sued the company to get money back for customers like Scharf.
With so many dating sites and services, some even free, George Latsis chose the matchmakers at Mile High Singles.
He says he signed up for a VIP membership, “A one-time payment that includes everything.” George says he was told there would be 1,800 pre-screened women in the company’s database, of which about 1,000 in his dating demo of 35 to 45 year old women.