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I completely agree with the negative issues regarding Rachel MacLynn’s services; no members basically. I was promised so much by her, and naively joined, to end up being set up with women who do not fit what I am looking for, as far as appropriate women that I am interested in.

I never have anything in common with them, and have been embarrassed and offended by the comments from these women after the first interaction. Not to mention that women were not even paid members.

In my opinion Vida Consultancy is to be avoided, as there are much more established companies, and Rachel MacLynn is simply trying her luck. Philip

Monetary Loss: $12000.

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Anonymous
#1398694

Your fake awards are pointless as they are given to you by a dormant/inactive company. Check https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk search for European Dating Awards Ltd, Dating Awards Ltd and so on.

VidaConsultancy
#1354538

We take great pride in maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction at The Vida Consultancy and take any form of complaint very seriously. However, we have no record of any customer experience fitting your story and description, nor can we verify anything about your identity from your account.

We believe this review to be fake.

Vida is one of the leading matchmaking agencies - winning Matchmaking Agency of the Year in the European Dating Awards in both 2016 and 2017.

We have been in business for 6 years, and have helped hundreds of clients in this period, and many more to come. We are also registered with The Matchmaking Institute and sit on their advisory committee helping to promote professional and ethical standards across the industry.

Kind Regards

The Vida Team

Anonymous
England, United Kingdom #1052134

As a member I am beginning to smell a rat in Vida Consultancy - there are no men as members! When I met Rachel she told me about 3 potential matches which of course sounded great!

I went on only 1 date, and the man was nice but he wasn’t a paying member, and he had none of the qualities that I asked for!

I never was matched with any of the 3 men that she originally told me about! I really made a poor judgment to join Vida.

Anonymous
to Joanna Grimsby, England, United Kingdom #1237142

I was about to sign up, is it a complete rip off?! They are charging nearly 8,000 thanks in advance.

Anonymous
#1005089

I agree avoid vids at all cost!

Anonymous
London, London, United Kingdom #954708

I also had a very bad experience with Vida. It is a total waste of time and money...extermely frustrating.

Anonymous
#919260

Absolute ripoff. No suitable matches.

Wrong ages, wrong locations including interstate!

They are also 100s of miles from where I live, not my intellectual equals by any shape or form. Age groups spanning 15-20 years.

Having received my first match (totally unsuitable) it took at least five calls to The Vida Consultancy (unanswered/messages not returned) before I gave up and sent an email request for someone to ring me.

When they finally did they said they'd get back to me with another match, which they didn't. After five weeks and several more calls, finally Rachel responds that she has someone 'very interesting' for me...who turns out to be the very same guy as my first introduction!

I am considering bringing an action for misleading and deceptive conduct.Rachel is simply pack of money grabbing liar.

Anonymous
London, London, United Kingdom #884940

Vida Consultancy Ltd company check freely available online; net worth £15,102, cash £125,238 much about "international matchmaking agency with matchmakers all around the world":) clearly a start up with an aggressive & manipulative sales drive. Watch out for Rachel MacLynn's other company Cognita Consulting Ltd net worth £-402, cash £9993.

I once read how dating and matchmaking scams try to lower your defences by appealing to your romantic or compassionate side. They play on emotional triggers to get you to pay lots of money. Rachel played on my emotional triggers, didn't deliver a single match, and when pushed by my solicitors she refunded every single penny i gave her. Rachel is the manipulator with a “good read” on the character of her target of manipulation.

Don't hesitate, either get your solicitors to act for you, or simply go with the Money Claim Online. Get your money back, good luck!

Anonymous
London, London, United Kingdom #873356

This pretty much sums it up; Rachel on her Vida Consultancy ‪twitter account wrote: ‬‬

"Learn how top ‪#matchmakers‬‬‬‬‬ earn over a million dollars a year to ‪#spreadthelove‬‬‬‬‬ and make ‪#matches‬‬‬‬‬! ‪http://www.matchmakinginstitute.com/"‬‬‬‬‬

Besides matchmaking, she will also teach unemployed people how to matchmake for a fee of £3000!

Next, she will teach us how to invest in time shares for a fee of £5000…..so many career paths.

And all of this while she still has to go all around London soliciting people, and traveling on the public transport to London, and desperately trying to deceive more innocent people into one of her fictitious schemes, as she has mortgage to repay…but she will teach all of us how to earn over a million dollars a year She is beyond ridicules, proper swindler.

Anonymous
to Philip Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada #875752

I just left my comment on the other page; This company is a complete scam. They have a two-hour interview in which you explain your criteria.

Despite giving them a detailed list of musts and can't stands related to religion, values, career and life goals, as well as photos of ideal profiles of men, Rachel delivered a few profiles which were a complete mismatch. Be aware of different names Rachel operates under; many “ventures” all aim to extract money from the innocent. I negotiated the price she was asking down to £1,500. Thank God I didn't give her anymore of my money.

I received a few pointless matches, it was almost comical how off they were. Please do not waste your money people, seriously!

Anonymous
#851796

Bad people make mistakes and they get caught – I met Rachel MacLynn so called Vida Consultancy sometime in February, and as I live abroad and have no knowledge of England, I was a very easy target. I am overweight in my late 30s, single since forever, and when I arrived for a month in London I visited a few matchmaking agencies.

Rachel bluntly lied to my face, that she has plenty of men who would be interested in me. Since February, I have not been introduced to a single person. Rachel also suggested I pay cash, so I avoid 20% VAT, I gave her the cash, now I am terrified thinking if I have committed the crime by not paying VAT? Rachel uses very smooth selling technique, and she appears very sweet, but only once you join you realize what she did to you.

I went to see Gray & Farrar before Rachel, and when I mentioned my visit to Rachel, she slugged them off arrogantly saying “they represent geriatric population of London”. I also visited Seventy Thirty, and I found out from Rachel how she worked there as she slugged them off too, saying how she had to leave as she disagreed with how they run the business! Naively, I paid Rachel and my miserable and humiliating journey started. Few weeks ago I was back in London, and I went to see Seventy Thirty again.

Rachel made me believe how she has high standards, and I was left under the impression that she worked for the agency few months. To my horror, she worked for Seventy Thirty for over 4 ½ years while “disagreeing how the business was run”! I also discovered that she was a sales girl, nothing to do with matchmaking, and prior to that, she was a recruitment agent, another sales job. However, she told me and it is on her website how she first worked as business psychologist and how she has 8 years experience in matchmaking before she started her agency - basically replicating Seventy Thirty .

Now I know it is all a big fantasy, and a big ***. Hopefully Gray & Farrar and Seventy Thirty will sue her for slander. I personally don’t need Rachel to take me for coffees and to continue with manipulation. Refund would be good, but then I paid her cash so she would argue I don’t have a proof of payment!

I have copied all the text from the other victims of Rachel’s scam, and I have posted the link to all my social media, and asked my friends to share it everywhere.

If you read this Rachel, just be aware the hurt and humiliation you cause to innocent people. You should have applied your psychology degree in a more useful field; in Asia matchmakers hardly have high school, many are illiterate, and I can see Gray & Farrar don’t advertise psychology degrees, which tells me you really don’t need one.

Anonymous
to Dipali London, London, United Kingdom #853487

Please i am intrigued why you are pretending to be in Asia when your IP address shows you are in London.

Also why are you using the same IP address and same location writing earlier with a different name and a different story.

For the un-educated all computers phones tablets laptops have unique identifications the same as use of these technologies when connected to the internet have a unique IP address.

For someone who appears to be intelligent your actions and post(s) in pretend other names is quite ***. You are using the same piece of technology at the same ip address

Ps. Further for the benefit of the un-educated who are not accountants.

VAT is not charged on services from outside UK to Asia. And yes i have a real name it is Sharon and i am a happy customers of Vida's.

I was referred to the service by two of my friends who are in steady relationships thanks to them. And no neither of them were picked up in a pub or their partners

Anonymous
to Sharon #859552

Rachel "aka" Sharon, you are sadly contradicting yourself, first you are saying the person is in London, but then you are taking the time to explain about the VAT for the people in Asia!!! This is written in desperation, as if you were happy with your actions Rachel, you wouldn't bother arguing online. You are unprofessional, and you are found out as the fraudster, and you are tax dodging, and hopefully the UK authorities will get you.

Anonymous
London, London, United Kingdom #850545

The Vida Consultancy - Service below expectations

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3 COMMENTS Media Entire Matchmaking Service Jan 03 review #468489 by anonymous This company is trying to compete with the more established matchmakers but trailing far behind. It lacks both sufficient quantity of members on its books as well as quality.

In a bid to grow, they will sign anyone up, when in reality if a prospective customer is not a match for their existing database, they should say now. Further, they have a service where they say that if they don't have matches on their books, they will scout for matches. The major flaws in this are that they people they find haven't given in-depth briefs so are little known to them, haven't paid the entry fee so take a low-commitment attitude to this dating, and on occasion, they are in relationships. Nothing about the service is personal meaning that you will deal with a handful of matchmakers, most of whom you have never met.

I suggest that if you are prepared to spend this sort of money, you spend a little bit more and seek the services of another, more experienced matchmaker who won't over promise and under deliver. Remember, once you pay, you will not get a refund however appalling the service be. 6a05841 international 7Vida 5consultancy 2matchmaker 2 Report I had the same issue 1 Add comment Was this review helpful? 4 0 Had an experience with The Vida Consultancy?

Submit review › Is this your company? Learn about our business solutions › Post Comment Isabel Isabel less than a minute ago London, London I never knew that Rachel MacLynn could be that horrible. The nasty experience that I had with Vida Consultancy, led me to write one of the worst reviews I have ever written. In my search for one of the best life mates, and after being told that Vida Consultancy is the “only agency” to be able to help me, I registered.

However, everything seemed to go wrong from the very moment I joined and paid her dating agency. I could easily make out that most of the profiles were non-existent; Rachel created these profiles only to increase her business and show to people that Vida Consultancy had a large list of “members”. In addition, the people I met (who didn’t even pay a penny) of this agency seemed to have a not-so-serious approach towards finding life mates. They seemed interested in short-term dating and sex.

Two of the guys got drunk while on “date” with me. One even insulted me telling me “Who in their right mind would pay Vida Consultancy: it is the one man band, and Rachel going around London from bar-to-bar begging people to tell her a bit about themselves, hilarious”. I was the silly one who paid her £2000! I actually feel more insulted now, when I read Rachel’s comments; perhaps her agency was not for us!!!

However, when you meet her, she tells you how she is actually the only one on the planet who can help you, and all other agencies are rubbish. Searching for life partner is a very serious affair; however, Vida Consultancy has made a mockery out of it. Rachel simply plays with the emotions of people looking for prospective partners to settle with in life. She should be ashamed of herself.

Rachel, imagine if this was to happen to your parents and their hard earned money.

Anyone who has been traumatized by this agency should write reviews about the same so that people come to know about it. My review is with an aim to tell people not to be duped by Rachel MacLynn.

Anonymous
to Isabel #1011546

Vida are so fraudulent and liars! I think Rachel and her sidekick Mia should be arrested!

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