I signed up to this site years ago just after the Swiss ceo took over (I think Patrick is his name, I'm swiss myself) and they advertised that they'll provide a trip for the members to st. Kitties the carribean island completely free for all members..needless to say, said trip never came to to fruition, it was never mentioned again after I signed up for the membership, and my email inquiring about it was completely ignored, yet around 10!! Years later I still receive plenty of spam emails from them even after I unsubscribed from their mailing list.
Review by Geertruda Snapir11 months ago
All you need to know is on this page https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/specific_search/asmallworld
No events in my new area but they screw me on rebill.
Review by Chubbz1 year ago
As reviews below mentioned they will charge you without notice. But thats not the worst thing. I was a member for a while whilst living in Toronto and also attended get togethers all over the world. This network attracts the most insecure, bland people who have personalities of ping pong balls but are pretty wealthy. Every event is the same, boring stupid small talk, no substance, low self esteem, no charisma. Bunch of snobs really with nothing to say.
Review by Baltimom Watchorn1 year ago
This service offers nothing and take your money without authorisation. Unfortunately i didnt pay with credit card so i couldnt report fraud! A day after they took the money for my membership I asked them to return it and cancel my annual membership and they said no. They automatically checked automatic renewal without my agreement. They are fallen company that's why they make money on this credit card scam!
Review by ReiYan1 year ago
In events such as St Tropez, their highly paying slaves have to queue while the 2 guys (with their same fugly gfs & a bunch of other snobs), just flag in past the queue get to their VIP tables and never get back to their paying customers! Now I don t give a crap for talking to them at all... but the fact that you are seated before the rest is plain rude!
Review by WilliamGimbel1 year ago
Nothing exclusive. Anyone can become a member and people I met at their events were as ordinary and boring as random people you meet at random bars. Don't waste your time and money. And yes, they do charge without notice and deactivate your account without explanation. And the customer service refuses to refund and even accuses you of making a complaint. I argued back very logically by pointing out how unprofessional they were and eventually they gave me back my money. It took me some time though. I immediately deactivated my credit card for just in case.
Review by Nissr Thessaloniki1 year ago
If you want to give you financial information to a company that continues to take unauthorised payments with no warning in exchange for access to a hollow, vacuous community run by scammers, sign up to ASW today.
Review by Meanmallard Mayorga1 year ago
A site for a bunch of elitest $#*!s who look down on normal people. Hopefully some serial killer will infiltrate the site and wipe some of them out.
Review by Toulina2 years ago
It lost the overall quality and trustworthy. Plus once you are a member they will take money from your account renew your subscription without notice - an automatic renewal disable function is not an option on the website. I asked for a refund few days later and they denied. It's all about money....
Review by Marianae2 years ago
Today a big spam wave is going around the world, seems to be one of the last efforts of ASmalworld to get more popular, since they did not succeed since many years... sad.
Review by Tuyaara Damaneh2 years ago
If you want to meet interesting people without worrying they might be serial killers, this is the place. Great people, great events. Received good advice when I was looking for a watch to buy. People who complain about the charge obviously didn't read the joining page because it says right on the page how much your next charge will be and on what date. Don't pay for something if you're not gonna read the terms.
Review by Pecatoribus2 years ago
I see a lot of negative review, I wanted to share my view.
I used to be a member and I stopped my membership in 2015 since it was not as active. I came back this year after I got invited to an ASW event in Munich by my friend as a guest. Since then I resubscribed and, I have to admit, no regret, there is a lot more activity and event for a travel active like me now! Keep up the good work SmallWorld! Could you push more services on the business side?
Review by Abuu3 years ago
I have to say, this site has gone a long way since 2005-2008 when it had good content and was generally relevant. The last few ASW meetups that I attended was merely a handful of socially-awkward people, and the content became garbage.
Review by Straws3 years ago
Exclusive place to broad our networking, make connections and share experiences worldwide. Been a member since 2005 and have met many nice people.
Review by Srisya Amarah3 years ago
asmallworld.net / asmallworld.com used to be a great site prior to them opening the flood gates in 2009/2010. The fee you used to pay on the site was life experience -- it cost you life experience to get in. The original owner sold the site. Now, they have an actual fee of $110 to join, which anybody with no brains can do, and the site is no longer exclusive. Sadly, they bill you without permission, and they also shut down accounts without explanation, even when you have had little to no interaction on the site.
The site is garbage, and will probably close down or be sold again once the new moronic owners realize how far they've run the site into the ground. Definitely not worth wasting precious time on.
Review by Madeleine3 years ago
Do not give these people any access to direct or recurring billing. My ex had a recurring payment set-up that was supposed to be cancelled by ASW since the two year auto renew had expired. It was charged on my account for my ex's membership. When I contacted ASW to reverse the charge and bill the subscriber, they refused and told me to seek reimbursement from the subscriber directly. Terrible and unethical business practices. I'm disputing directly with my payment company and expect resolution.
Review by Ovadia3 years ago
ASW hidden auto-renewal policy sneakily took 2 years membership from me after I clearly asked them to remove my credit card and cancel my membership 2 years in a row! They do not want to give me a refund. Their community is empty, like a shell for a corrupt company...no valuable interactions. Stay AWAY!
Review by Tonti4 years ago
ASW are scammers who steal money from people's credit cards with their unrequested automatic renewal..avoid it like plague
Review by Bafford4 years ago
Charged me without telling me they would or sending me a receipt for $110. I emailed asking them to refund this amount and they terminated my account and refused to refund me, what?!?!
Besides this their services are completely useless and require you to spend even more $ once you are subscribed.
You are a fool if you sign up with ASW, just look at EVERY SINGLE review online....
Review by Bl Dancing4 years ago
In my opinion, A Smallworld does'nt adopts a fair commercial practice: f.e. they charged my cc without warning me for the automatic year renewal nor for other authorizations. Any serious company I know sends (at least) an email to remember the client of a service that a renewal act is in charge and they - in most cases - ask wether you want to confirm renew - if you're satisfied or not.
I received an email justification under the reading of their 'terms' that I have should done once and for all. Seriously? Any terms and conditions' changes should be notified before, in case they vary, and the renewal of any service communicated - as good practice prior to renewal, even if automatic.
Review by Beauviere4 years ago
ASW is a real scam! They had very limited things happening in my town and when my subscription expired they automatically renewed it, charging my credit card and when I said I wanted to quit they said they wouldn't refund me. Stay away!
Review by Hockeymum4 years ago
i had no notification of a 'renewal' charge of £90!! on a service i never logged in for.
i emailed asking to refunded and to cancel. their response was to cancel the NEW 16/17 MEMBERSHIP & Still not refund me!! saying i have no rights!?
absolute bull and in discussion with Dailymail about launching a story to uncover the truth in these 'paid social media sites"
on a service note...
no one talk on ASW. its all brag. no one helps or wants to know you.
if you don't live in London (which i don't) you cant use anything.
a total scam. i got tricked into it! but you don't have to!
listen to my advice. stay away!!
Review by JustinG Cuvalci4 years ago
Before even getting limited access you are forced to pay around 100 EUR.
Once in, there is really nothing special. It's an ordinary scam. Don't get fooled! Do NOT pay and be a member of this pyramid-game.
Review by Brynnarellie Heyningen4 years ago
same issue as below - never used website and saw a charge of USD$100 that they don't want to refund. disputing it through PayPal now and if it doesn't work will sue them in small claim court.
Review by Hyperstrata Phannudet5 years ago
Similar to other users, I had signed up to the ASW not having paid attention to the small print and therefore not realising that they had an automatic renewal policy.
Never having used the site because the content is awful (they used to be good years ago) within hours of receiving notice that payment has been taken out of my account, I contacted ASW to cancel my subscription and request a refund which has been refused. Currently disputing via Paypal.
Not offering any grace periods for cancelling automatic renewals is unfair and disgraceful practise.
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ASMALLWORLD is the leading private international lifestyle club, founded in 2004 as one of the first online social networks. Our members are internationally-minded people committed to opening their lives to each other, sharing extraordinary experiences...