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Alan"Alan" C.

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Experience: Relationships, Shopping

Member since October 2014

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About Me

I run my own on-line business but I am endlessly curious, sometimes I look at websites and I think "is this real?"So I try and find out then write a review. Not all my reviews are bad.

How I Can Help

I have an understanding of how on-line business works and run an honest one, so I can spot the honest and dishonest operators. I know the tricks that can be used.

Interests

I like interesting things on the internet.

3 Reviews by Alan

3/12/18
have been using Freevirtuyalservers for over 10 years now for my website hosting and I thought it was time to write them a review as they have always provided me with excellent service.

I was first attracted to this company as I was a real beginner on the internet for business and also was a little slow with WYSIWYG web builders. I was attracted to the fact that they offered a free hosting package, pay for the domain and then receive a small amount of web space and bandwidth. I was then able to play around with the various web builders (they supply 2 or 3) and see which one I was most comfortable with. When I had done that for a while and felt like I was fully grooved in on using it I invested in a higher business package that gave me unlimited web space and unlimited bandwidth. This package is also excellent value, I pay annually and get a very generous discount.

On the business package they provide 24 hour support by email and I have found them very fast, whatever the time of day or night and staff know what they are doing and have always sorted the problem out very fast.

Overall I have found this company great for a guy who wants to run a business on the web but isn't really very knowledgeable on website building but also great for the more experienced user.. I highly recommend them.
Shop25.co.uk
7/27/15
This is a very short review. I was getting emails from this company via the online email form on my website. It claims to be a free classifieds site that any business can register with and advertise items for sale under £25.00. It looks like it is targeting UK customers exclusively. I never answer spam emails due to the fact that they are harvesting email addresses and selling them on. I have checked their website and it is full of fake ads so if you receive an email from this company DO NOT REPLY I believe they are a Spam harvesting company.
10/18/14
This website, as does anastasia.com, works on the "tokens" system rather than a paid membership. As soon as your membership is active, apparent interested ladies contact you. Although it is ostensibly an Asian dating site, lots of eastern European ladies are on it, a small number contacted me offering sex, but most looked like ordinary girls contacting me for a date. Even the young girls did not seem the least bit worried that I am 57 years old and 100% said "age does not matter", setting my alarm bells ringing. I suspect that these ladies who were keen on me were computer generated profiles designed to get me keen on purchasing tokens, but I am unable to prove this, but it is a common ploy of dating sites which I feel should be classified as fraud.

I was interested whether this website was a total fraud and I noticed that many profiles offered 3 min of free chat I decided to check this facility out. After chatting briefly on the free time to many ladies I settled on one I was interested in, so I paid the special $2.99 fee for 20mins worth of tokens, this being a special offer. I chatted to the lady for 22 minutes, I actually thought I had chatted for 20 min and I would be stopped when the time was up, but it went on a little longer. To my horror emails started to come in telling me I had been charged $15.99, a total of 4 emails came in, 2 min spaced apart. When I contacted their customer support I was told this was for "extra time" and the "bill automatically for extra tokens" section was ticked in my "settings" tab. When I pressed on this I find this is set by default and I have to "untick" this box to prevent it, and I was told I should have "read the terms and conditions".

I do feel this is set up to rip people off, it is not illegal, as they have their a-- covered on the terms and conditions, but it IS unethical, and I don't know how they could charge me $37.00 for about 5 min extra chat. They refused to admit I was overcharged or refund me the overcharge and as they are based in Mauritius you can kiss your money goodbye once they take it.

My advice is avoid Asiandate.com and Anastasia.com like the plague unless you want your bank account emptied. I was lucky, after the 4th payment my bank blocked any further payments as suspected fraud and I have now cancelled my card and asked for a new one with different payment details.

Incidentally I cannot seem to get my account cancelled with them despite 2 requests and they are now denying ever having my card details, despite the fact I have emails from them confirming payments and bank records showing they took money.

Tip for consumers: Avoid unless you want your bank account emptied for no value.

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