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Fri July 12, 2013
AG's Office Goes After East Texas-Based Dating Service For Seniors/Veterans
The Texas Attorney General’s Office is shutting down a dating service for veterans and seniors that was operating in East Texas.
The dating service operated in the Houston and Beaumont areas, promising seniors, disabled Texans, and veterans that it had thousands of potential matches in its database.
The Attorney General’s Office said Javier Luna and his company, Matchmaker, which also used the name Sagejax, Inc., would cold-call targets and encourage in-person visits to the Matchmaker offices to discuss membership.
The attorney general said once in the offices, the potential customers learned the fee-based dating service wanted from $3,000 to $10,000, and if they didn’t sign up were told they would be subject to a termination fee or face debt collection action by defendant Monterrey Financial.
The attorney general filed an injunction to shut the business down. The defendants reportedly also falsely claimed they had the endorsement of the Better Business Bureau.