A few months later, I began getting SPAM emails from other companies, which were being sent to the unique email that I used to sign up for e Harmony.
It seems that they sold, shared or somehow released my personal contact information when I cancelled.
An OKCupid member reported that a malicious correspondent “admits to collecting other user’s [sic] photos and degrading them by drawing profanity on them and posting the altered photo’s in his [blog] for all to see and abuse.
They vary so greatly in size, purpose, personality, and price that it’s hard to know which is the right one for you.
However, complaints filed against OKCupid, Match.com, and e Harmony with the Federal Trade Commission should make the search for that one true, er, dating website a little easier.
One complainant wrote, “I have tried for 4 years to get them to leave me alone and unsubscribed at least 50 times. It is painful to be harassed.” Perhaps more egregiously, some complaints accuse e Harmony of selling former users’ e-mail addresses to other companies.
One ex-customer wrote, “I opted out of all communications with the company and went through the process of deleting my account.
Users of all three sites also grumbled about poor customer service, citing difficulty finding a phone number for a live representative and complaint emails being answered by a form letter or not at all.