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Rick Jacobson is at it again

As soon as this crook (Rick Jacobson from "AdvanDate") gets a negative comment he writes 3 (!) positive reviews about himself to bury the negative comment. Proof: https://www.dropbox.com/s/63c1teso6wqiqk5/haa.png?dl=0 He wrote all these comments on the same day. AdvanDate is a scam that should be avoided at all costs. He speaks with his clients rudely and hates all of them. He states that all negative comments come from competition while ALL of the negative comments found on TrustPilot either have the "Verified order" badge (proof: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k7i9opmg2jp7r6a/haaa.png?dl=0) or have been reported by Rick Jacobson as "this is not a client" and then republished by TrustPilot after checking the review and contacting the customer and finding out he REALLY spoke with Rick Jacobson as in the case of this review https://www.trustpilot.com/reviews/598d281b4c250f07a07a0842 AdvanDate should be avoided at all costs. And I am not talking about the quality of the software now which is low, but about the personality of this person and his hatred towards everyone.
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#1394697

My name is Lady, I read your comment on complaintsboard.com where you were looking for other people that feel have been scammed by AdvanDate. That's exactly the way I feel.

Did you filed lawsuit already?

I would love to join you and see if I can help with anything or is it too late?

You can email me at empresaria80@***.com

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#1094165 Review #1094165 is a subjective opinion of poster.

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My husband and I have yet to try out the software, but we have asked questions that has till today NOT been answered. We bought the software today and did all the steps they had asked in the email we got after purchase. We planned our day around it but is stuck with...
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#2325969 Review #2325969 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Loss
$600
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer
A Big Disappointment and Defective AdvanDate Application Sham
A Big Disappointment and Defective AdvanDate Application Sham
Update by user Feb 10, 2019

Feb 2019: A full refund was issued by CCBill after communication with AdvanDate and CCBill.

Original review posted by user Jan 06, 2019
I thought this was going to be good because their demo looks great and they had a special on so I purchased a multi-site license but much to my disappointment the script is...
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#1637133

Hm but everyone knows that Rick Jacobson, aka Michael Allen, aka Michael Pennington, aka Wyoming snowflake is a scammer. Scam is actually what he has devoted his miserable life to.

So why are you complaining now? One should always read reviews here first.

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#1442112 Review #1442112 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Cons
  • Buggy and faulty scripting
  • Two separate scripts for installation process
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$398
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer
Rick Jacobson, aka Michael Allen, aka "Wyoming scammer" is at it again. He does NOT pay attantion to the badge "Verified order" (which means that TrustPilot contacted the client and verified the order manually) and still continues call ALL of the negative reviews fake...
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#1948566

Wow!

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#1359029 Review #1359029 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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We like it.

Having toyed around and used many dating software apps, AdvanDate is the most user friendly software you can get and the tech support you get with iCupid now is 2nd to none and the good thing is the upgrade from version to version is a smooth transition. I can’t recommend this script enough. Steer clear of the Russians. AdvanDate is all American. If you don't believe us, ask them all to prove it. Advandate was the only one that could prove they were actually in the US. Not Russia or some other Eastern European country. Really, do your homework people and dont' fall for these fake reviews by competitors.
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#1358053 Review #1358053 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Good customer service
New Reviewer

These are scammers, dont waste your time and money

they are simply the worse company to deal with. they are scammers, have no customer service etiquette, and when i requested for refund within 5 business days as i figured nothing was working with them, they became my enemy, threatened me that they will take me to court, i will never get a penny back, but they forgot there are policies and rights. they promise 20000 members that will be install at the time the site is installed. when the site was installed they only gave 21 members and said 20000 is fake and is not recommended. the templates are worse ever. the admin section is not user friendly at all. i am warning everyone to stay away. they are crooks and will only want your hard earned money. not worth trying. you have been warned.
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#1560637

Here you are. AdvanDate and Rick Jacobson equals scam.

#1560726
@PissedConsumer1560637

So true man... this guy needs to be stopped and this should stop now...

i have filed with my financial institution but im letting other authorities get involved also... he will not get a penny from me

#1948579
@PissedConsumer1560726

BBB?

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#1354712 Review #1354712 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Loss
$999
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer

HORRIBLE, SCAMMERS!

These fools pulled a quick one on me and probably many. First they dont have adequite install instruction, they have it from an old version and they make you have them install it and once installed the program they you use on your server glitches and also sends data or in other words is bugged and sends data back to their servers so they can anonymously rig your software on your server so you can have problems which eventually they can only fix and they CHARGE you for every fix PLUS their software looks so outdated and many of the features in the site do not work at all. I recommend using another service that doesn't fraudulently do things to you. ITS a waste of money, BUYER BEWARE!
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#1948569

Why they are still in the business?

#1554566

Here you are. Stay away from advandate.

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#1342882 Review #1342882 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Cons
  • Scammers
New Reviewer

Rick is desperately trying to get rid of his scam "business"

After having scammed dozens of his clients, Rick Jacobson has decided to make YOU part of his scam business. Don't believe me? Check this out: https://www.advandate.com/advandate-business-opportunity/ "We provide you with the dating software package that you can sell on your website. We'll setup your website and the demo on your hosting. You'll just need your own PayPal and Stripe account to take the payments." Just for $10k LOL :-) So if you want to be considered a scammer and to be known for trying to sell a really lousy product online, well actually there is no product at all, it is just a piece of ..., then please pay $10k to Rick Jacobson now and you are all set! Who could dream of a better fate than to be a scammer? Do not hesitate and grab this opportunity right now!
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#1554567

We could not sell our business this time, I had to cancel the listing. It is hard to fool people nowadays, everyone knows to use google :-(

#1531067

UPDATE: Now he is trying to get rid of it all https://flippa.com/988****-advandate-com For just... $300,000 :-D "Great" online reviews included.

He bought Emeeting right there on Flippa 2 years ago for...

$10,000 :-D A scammer? You bet!

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#1317508 Review #1317508 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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SCAM THEY TOOK $10k

Dont even consider they will take your money and run! Its been a year and no word, they took 10000 from me and didnt say a word. Been trying to get a hold of Rick and he must have fled the country. I cant be more pissed at this crook. What kind of person makes a website to supposidly help people make dating sites and ultimately steals their money and runs. I hope that Rick rots in *** He seems to be the only one behind the facade and is running this scam of an operation. The number provided never calls you back and also Rick might be nice before you pay but ultimately he takes your money and runs. Someone might *** him i bet.
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#1948582

Why he is still around?

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#1297046 Review #1297046 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$10000
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer

Stay away!!!

Don't go near these guys. They promised delivery in two weeks, wasted a month of time and sent me a one page slapped together collage mess of the artwork I sent them. STAY AWAY!!! You have been warned! {{Redacted}}
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#1948584

Did you filled the complaint?

#1490028

I wrote an email to inquire about a feature they had and I wanted it explained more to me. They misunderstood the question and when i rewrote to tell them they misunderstood my question this is a quote from Rick Jacobson "...

take your $#*! on down the road"I will never , ever buy a product from a company that treated my emails like that, good thing I did not purchase anything and advise others to stay away too...

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#1188278 Review #1188278 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problem with delivery
New Reviewer

Rude customer support, see the chat transcript

You Please update your info can you sent me some links of website you did and does it include seo optimization AdvanDate You can via them on the front page of our site towards the bottom. Only certain packages have SEO included. You Please update your info like AdvanDate like? You Please update your info which packages AdvanDate https://www.advandate.com/more-packages/ You Please update your info can you help me to compare complete solution of skadate with yours https://www.advandate.com/more-packages/ AdvanDate skadate is a joke. lol Russians and overpriced But We offer something called WLD No one else has it. You Please update your info which package that you offer can match Everything in Basic Package + Branded mobile apps with source code Mobile app monetization features Mobile app setup Mobile app customization enabled App store submit SEO setup and basic assistance complete solution inluding source code AdvanDate Diamond package You Please update your info it means you are overpriced AdvanDate Not at all. Don't like the prices you can go buy the Russians ***. Have a good day. AdvanDate left the chat You Please update your info Amanzing service AdvanDate joined the chat You Please update your info thank you for leaving chat AdvanDate Sure thing Bye now. You Please update your info totally unprofessional AdvanDate Sorry you feel that way mr "Totally overpriced". Go buy SkaDate. You'll be happier with it. I'm sure. This is how they reply on email: "Ahhh, did the poor little baby get butthurt when he didn't get his way? So sorry you're a little snowflake and you can't handle it. Go *** yourself *** loser. We sell 500 units a month and don't have time for winey reta... like you so go post your *** reviews, no one cares. " IS THAT THE COMPANY YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH ????
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#1948586

How can they sale so many units?

#1560727

Just coz i gave a review he emailed and threatened to write review about me and called me names as well..what kinna idiot is this guy

#1364852

Sadly, Advandate is fooling customers and lists "Real customer sites" but those are owned by them. The whois records show Advandate and "Rick Jacobson" as the owner.

When pressed, they can't provide any domains for some of their "20,000+" customer sites. I don't understand why it is so hard to find a honest dating script provider.

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#1086669 Review #1086669 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Poor customer service
New Reviewer
I would really watch out for this company the original owner started this from Massachusetts owner james ugi apparently is the original person whom started this scam company and makes sure they get paid with UK dollars to get more for the software. This is the biggest...
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#1080054 Review #1080054 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Bad quality
New Reviewer

AdvanDate software scam

Don't bother buying the dating software that AdvanDate has to offer. I wasted my time and money on it and got nothing but errors... That's php for you!!! In addition to unreliability, I didn't get any customer service to fix the issues either. They look nice when you go to the site, and make it look like you have all these template choices, but really, once you get past the first page, it's all pretty much the same old tired design. Also, they are really helpful BEFORE you buy, but not so much once they get your money. 30 day money back guarantee? Good luck getting them to answer you in the 30 days in order to acknowledge that you're not satisfied. If you fall for their scam, get ready to kiss your $500 goodbye and then $100 every month thereafter! AdvanDate scam!
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#1058581 Review #1058581 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Bad quality
New Reviewer

AdvanDate are thieves

I got Advandate and immediately had to hire people to rework the site I built. The templates are cheap looking to say the least. I complained and the owner (Rick) cancelled my license but kept my money. Apparently he can't take any criticism. If there are bad reviews he immediately says it is his competition. I can tell you it is nothing but his poor product and pathetic customer service. Take some great advice...use ANY other dating software! I need to repeat this: I can tell you it is nothing but his poor product and pathetic customer service. Take some great advice...use ANY other dating software!
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#1044802 Review #1044802 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Bad quality
New Reviewer

AdvanDate is horrible

I would like to warn all those considering AdvanDate as an option. I will just tell you: don’t do it! Even though the platform is not bad (there are better), many of the features come in “plugins form”. Many of these plugins are made by third parties, and you will find that many just don’t work. If you tell the programmer, some will even ask you for your cPanel credentials. It wont matter if you give them the database and ftp access to a dev server. On the other hand, support service is utterly rubbish. They don’t care even when you report them a bug. It can take them months to fix their own bugs. If you find a problem with your site, let’s say you install a plugin that’s not compatible and something else gets screwed, or for some reason something stop working (it happens) and you report this to support, they do NOTHING. They will email you back whenever suits them with an incomplete answer, which by the way if you reply, it will take them several days or even weeks to get back to you. So basically don’t even think of support as an option. You will be left alone. After two years with AdvanDate, and starting to have now serious traffic, I am looking for another solution. These guy Rick Jacobson has taken my money, my time and my health. Just flee from AdvanDate.
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#1041415 Review #1041415 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Poor customer service
New Reviewer

Rick is always ready to blame anyone but himself

I agree with so much I have read here. The customer service is absolutely horrible. Rick is always ready to blame anyone but himself...I mean God forbid he actually stands behind his product. He claims Advandate can be customized, but it's only if you are a coder. If you hire a coder, he has many places blocked so you can't hire who you want. Stay away from Advandate. I honestly think any other software would be better than this ***. Even worse is the customer service though! I need to repeat it: Stay away from Advandate. I honestly think any other software would be better than this ***. Even worse is the customer service though!
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#1323417

Yes I confirm advandate is scam. He tries to put the fault on competition instead of helping his own customers. What a ***.

#1323080

AdvanDate is a scam run by Rick Jacobson from Wyoming. He bought a very bad script Emeeting ONE year ago and now states he has been in business since 2002 :-) Nice try but not all internet users are fools.

He is known for blaming russian hackers for leaving comments about his business practices.

STAY AWAY FROM ADVANDATE. You have been warned.

#1323053

Sosni, never even heard that name before but I get it, you're not a real customer. You're Dmitry from CameleonSocial.

The Russian dating software competitor that writes fake reviews about other dating software providers but I digress. You don't have to look hard for my address. It's right here for you but be sure to tell me what day you'll be stopping by so that I can put some coffee on.

1603 Capitol Ave.

Suite 310 A395

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

I'm in the office from 7am to around 7pm most days and oh, you're welcome for saving you $350 dollars.

To be transparent and honest here. Most of these reviews are done by this Russian guy.

The fact is that we have over 20,000 customers and as you might know there will be some people that are not happy. It happens in all businesses because the simple fact is that you can't please everyone. We try hard to but sometimes you can't. But to say we're the biggest scam in US history or that it's all a scam is just too funny.

To say we're just rip off people is comical. Tell that to the 23,240 customers we have. Tell that to the real sites on our portfolio page. Tell that to the countless high level custom sites we have done over the years and still continue to do.

Bottom line, these comments are comical at best. When customers call and deal with REAL Americans, they fully get how it all works, not from some fake BS comments by the desperate Russian competitors. To those that post fake reviews, you can't destroy us. Your hatred and lies only make us stronger in this business.

In 2002 we set out to provide the best dating software on the market. We think we are and a lot of our customers do and the new customers we bring on each month are a testament to the work that we do and will continue to do so you can try to knock us down all you want but you can't hurt us. We are now 13 people strong and we are undeterred and committed. WE ARE ADVANDATE!

We say it loud and proud... Yours respectfully, Richard Jacobson CEO/Director of Operations, AdvanDate.com

#1323087
@PissedConsumer1323053

I made some bad reviews and my serial number was revoked but I noticed my money wasn't refunded. That makes Advandate, or more specifically Rick Jacobsen a thief.

There are too many reviews and he can't keep blaming this "competition" for long. What a dirt bag!

#1323040

You sound like the competition writing fake reviews. Grow up and stop being a loser.

#1323075
@PissedConsumer1323040

This comment was left by Rick Jacobson himself, the famous scammer from Wyoming. Larry does not exist.

This is how this liar usually operates, nothing new here. Never buy anything from this scammer.

#1320547

We are looking for Rick Jacobson's real home address, do you have it? We are willing to pay $350 for it. Thank you!

#1536909
@PissedConsumer1320547

I have his home address. Please PM me.

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#1038033 Review #1038033 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Advandate Dating Software
Reason of review
Poor customer service

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