Well they (CCS) got me too!
Some how I was approved for a Merchantcard account through CCS. With a slight fee. I don't know where they came from or how they found me but I can NOT get away from them. Basically it boils down to this I end up with a credit Card named above from CCS. Very high limit $6,500. Didnt want it ignored it, then I got 3 large catalogs ignored those too.
Well in the next few months money is being deducted from my bank account. After further research, I put it all together. They first charged my account 2 simultaneously $99 benefit fees. Let me read you word for word what it said We Will automatically renew your annual fee along with your 2 great benefits of $99 each
What I dont want the card so I for sure dont want to pay an annual fee of $99 and 2 benefit fees of $99 each , benefits for, what are they, what do they do, no explanation for that. CRAZY.
So the letter also stated a month later the annual fee will be deducted. I call immediately and explain everything, about how I denied there offered and sent a letter and no money should be coming out of my account. Im told I have to notify them in writing of my cancellation. And its to a P.O. box so so much for certified mail.
But I send another letter my money has yet to be returned,. But low and behold the month later my account was deducted the annual $99 fee. I tried everything to get that money back havent seen any of it and its been a year. I was relieved at this point to be rid of them so I thought.
I received a letter on July 11, 2007 telling me the same action will be taken on August 1st benefits of $99 each and Sept 1 $99. annual fee. Letter states they need to be notified via in writing for cancellation by July 30th. So I write the letter. August 1 two charges of $99 were deducted from my account. Thats an instant $198 dollars bye bye in addition to the money taken from the year before.
Well today I am printing these letters I have found against CCS and taking them to my bank and demanding them to reverse the charges.
If it worked Ill let you know. If you all find something that worked please let me know.
Women On a Mission
U.S.A. EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back! HERE IS WHAT RIP-OFF REPORT SUGGESTS YOU DO:
Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.
According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.
If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.
Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent! DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!
Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.
And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.
Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.
If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form. CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD
If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.
Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.
And good luck Let us know how you do!
ED Magedson Founder, Rip-off Report.com & Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com
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