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InterNations
Meetup

InterNations and Meetup Overview

Total reviews 171 321
Company responses 48 0
Issues resolved 1 2

InterNations and Meetup Consumer Ratings

Rank
74 out of 257 in Dating and Social Networking category
46 out of 257 in Dating and Social Networking category
Customer service
72 in category
56 in category
Billing Practices
66 in category
28 in category
Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy
59 in category
36 in category
Product or Service Quality
69 in category
36 in category

InterNations and Meetup Rating Details

Customer service
1 (115 reviews)
1.3 (120 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

DO NOT sign up with Internations!! Horrible customer service and thieves. I was charged 2 years in a row after requesting they cancel my membership. They respond with unfortunately we cannot refund you..

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Almost impossible to reach Meetup in any form of Customer Service. Do not respond to email, website requests, or phone calls. Continue to bill even after you attempt to cancel service..

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Billing Practices
1 (110 reviews)
1.7 (84 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...The billing occurs quarterly for the Albatross membership level..

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I have asked repeatedly for notification prior to billing with no success. For over two years I have asked for cancellations, even receiving your agreement to cancel in 2018. Unfortunately, you have still done nothing but continue to charge me for both of my accounts, causing additional banking...

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Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy
1 (109 reviews)
1.4 (79 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...Within an hour I wrote to them and they throw clauses and refuse to refund. The web is full of similar incidents. Someone must bring them to book...

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...Cancelling my account resulted in a deluge of phone calls and e-mails trying to convince me to keep the account open, but since had proven essentially useless to me I insisted on cancellation. Now, six months later, I received notification that my credit card had been billed for another $107. 10...

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Product or Service Quality
1.1 (105 reviews)
1.7 (104 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...I signed up for the free service and used it maybe half a dozen times. Then 14 months later get a bill saying I owe $60. I argue that I never upgraded and never use the site...

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It is frustrating that I can't get help for a service that I paid for and you are asking for more money for technical help. Why? Where is your customer service? I need help to start my group &;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; can't reach customer service..

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InterNations and Meetup Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Idea of it
  • Just checking it out once
  • Concept
  • Variety of groups
  • Ability to create events with ease
  • Organizer has had site for 5 years
Cons
  • Internations does not care about anybody other than your money
  • Automatic renewal after free trial without email notification
  • Dishonest mispresenting thieves
  • Customer service
  • Pretending that new features or site look were a benefit
  • No one around that you can talk to

InterNations and Meetup Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
No votes
5

I attempted to join the 40 and over Meet-Up Group in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was emailed by the leader and told that I...

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No votes
5

I am the administrator of meetup.com/cybersecuritySIG and am unable to create a meetup. This is new. I believe, but I...

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InterNations and Meetup Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
1

Brian Dudley Is A SCAMMER

Brian Dudley Is A FRAUD

Brian Dudley – Former Senior Consultant at Sinclair James
Curre...

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1

I was an organizer of a few groups for a few years and hosted around 100 events with 95% having great reviews. When a...

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1

Try before you buy. As others have warned, the folk who run internations are unprincipled, lie and will do whatever they...

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1

When I first arrived in New York City, someone mentioned to me that I should join Meetup.com to meet people.

As a soci...

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InterNations and Meetup Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
1

I'm leaving internations because of the very bad conversation here. No one is waiting for you if you are some minutes la...

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1

Cannot get normal notifications since they changed format

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1

Shady business. I CANNOT CANCEL ANYWHERE...

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2

Since Covid we have not been using Meetup because we are older and are not congregating to play cards. Please refund...

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InterNations and Meetup Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Internations Membership (56 reviews)
  • Internations Albatross Membership (41 reviews)
  • Internations Subscription (9 reviews)
  • Meetup Website (42 reviews)
  • Meetup Customer Care (25 reviews)
  • Meetup Account (20 reviews)