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The Attorney General’s Office included The Examiner’s story as an exhibit in its lawsuit against Luna and Monterrey Financial.
In their lawsuit, Texas’ top attorney says Luna’s Matchmaker Matchmaker is just the latest in a series of nationwide dating schemes that target “senior citizens, the disabled and veterans” using “coercive and at times physically intimidating tactics to convince prospective senior citizen clients and others to sign expensive ‘membership agreements’ for their services, costing ,000 to ,000 for prospective dating introductions.” The lawsuit alleges Matchmaker trained employees in “dubious and aggressive recruitment practices that include memorizing false information to entice consumers to sign expensive contracts for Matchmaker Defendants’ services.
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“If not for the article you put out, it probably wouldn’t have come to our attention,” the attorney said. 222, or by e-mail at While we harbor no disrespect for the Wall Street Journal who called us “that scrappy little paper from Southeast Texas,” we prefer to think of ourselves as simple seekers of the truth.
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As for how the Texas Attorney General caught on to The Examiner’s story, the attorney said that’s unknown.
What is known is had it not been for The Examiner’s story, Luna might still be operating today.
“It’s set for payoff over the course of two or three years, so we’re hoping to get all that money back to consumers as soon as it gets in,” the attorney said. “It jumps up,” the attorney said of the built-in fines.Many told the same story: They were put in a room alone with Luna for hours, under pressure from sales tactics that included references to religious leader Joel Osteen, and Luna physically placed himself between a potential client and the door once a client refused to pay an exorbitant price.Abbott’s lawsuit did not include the testimony of Judy Seelke, the mother and legal guardian of Wesley Seelke, a 33-year-old mentally challenged man who Luna signed for some ,000. If someone calls, he’ll say yes, but he don’t know what he’s saying yes to.” Seelke said a majority of her son’s income is from Social Security disability, which would go to Luna if her son’s contract hadn’t been canceled.This information includes falsely representing to consumers that Matchmaker has a database of ‘thousands’ of prospective dates.” The attorney general also says Matchmaker falsely claims to conduct psychological evaluations that are, in fact, not done, Matchmaker claims to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau even though no such accreditation exists, and Matchmaker duped potential clients into coughing up their credit card information by claiming the information would be used to “match” them with specific dates when the info was actually used to “adjust the final price to the consumer’s ability to pay.” The Texas attorney general included the signed affidavits of Jay Sheppard with the BBB of Southeast Texas along with five clients of Luna’s Matchmaker Matchmaker, all living witnesses to Luna’s scheme to profit from the elderly and disabled.All confirmed Luna’s use of coercive and physically intimidating tactics.