• Report: #369653

Complaint Review: Consumerbill.com

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  • Submitted: Thu, September 04, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, September 04, 2008

  • Reported By:malden Massachusetts
Consumerbill.com
www.consumerbill.com Internet U.S.A.

Consumerbill.com Cashed 2 checks without ANY authorization Internet *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*Consumer Comment: File a formal complaint with the FTC

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I applied for a loan on line. I read the terms to avoid any "7-day free trials" that were hiding. I found one and attempted to email consumerbill.com to cancel this membership. A day after i applyed for the loan I was charged 49.95 for a Health program that I never signed up for. When i tried to email I kept getting a responce stating the "Recipient unable to recieve the email".
I called and spoke with a person about this situation,. He told me that I DID sign up for the program but would cancel the membership. However it would take 45 days to receive a refund.

Today I checked my account and found another charge for another program charging 39.95 using the same consumerbill.com company. Is there anything we can do to stop this scam?

Teddyv
malden, Massachusetts
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.




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AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

its called cramming and its illegal.

You did the right thing to try and avoid them, but these programs will sign you up anyway. It does not matter whether it was a telemarketer who called you and you specifically said NO to or an online purchase/inquiry.

It could be your credit card company - 3rd party billings on your phone bill etc.


There has been a major increase of this type of complaint in the last few weeks.

I was told I cashed a check from a cc company and by doing so signed up for 2 programs. Those checks are shredded always- never cashed.
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