Directly below is the letter I sent to the bank.
On about 09-14-2004 I was browsing the Internet and stumbled across a web site I thought I might like to see. When I tried to enter it took me to the page I have marked with a circled 1 . As you can see It asked me to sign up for FREE a Sex Key ID. I clicked and that took me to page 2. Again it says free a couple times. After I clicked (join now) it took me to page 3. After seeing it wanted my card info I did a little research and decided to foolishly take the risk seeing it said( your card will NOT be charged for this transaction ). After all this I never received any emails or anything else to make me believe I was in danger of being charged. Also in CCBILL's own statement it says 3 days and only 2 had passed. This is a tipical Internet scam. Please do not let them get away with this. I have no interest in Porn King or anything like it.
After seeing I had been billed on my online bank statment I called the bank and they gave me a phone #. When I called it the guy on the other end laughed at me. He was obviously used to these calls.
I then contacted the bank again and they filed a dispute with shazam and my money was returned. But after a couple weeks it again came out of my account.
After contacting the bank they called shazam and were informed Ccbill had disputed the reversal. and I had 10 days to send a written dispute.
I then wrote the above paragraph and waited.
After a couple weeks the bank called and said Shazam had sided with Ccbill because I had willingly given them my card # and if I wanted to fight it further there would be a $125.00 fee the I could not recover. So I have to decide if I want to spend $125 to recover $39.95.
I have forwarded the editors note from another complaint to my bank but have not heard back yet.
Iowa City, Iowa