I just opened my VISA bill, which should have a zero balance right now. To my surprise, there was a charge for $104.99, from a company I never even heard of! Here is a photo of part of my credit card statement. This is a picture of a fraudulent charge.
Right away I called the 800 number that was on my bill. (1-800-566-8640). I knew something was wrong when I heard "Press 2 if you are inquiring about charges on your credit card statement." Hmm...I assume they get this question a lot! So I pressed 2, and some guy got on the phone and verified my information. At this point, I'm scared, because I never gave my info to this company. Then, right away he says, "Okay, I 'll have the charges reversed and thank you for calling membership services."
"Wait!" I yelled. He didn't even ask me what the problem was...just promised to reverse the charges. "Hold on sir, what is this company, what do you do, and why have I been charged?"
I could tell his answer was from a script. "Well we are MEMBERSHIP SERVICES, and it appears you signed up for a membership and your free trial is over."
I was so confused.
"Well, at this point we've reversed the charges which will take place immediately, thank you for calling membership services. click.
So, at this point it's 10:45 est., my bank is closed. I just got done reading a bunch of reports on the DAMARK fraud, and I have no clue what to do next. Should I close my account to be safe? I remember reading somewhere that if DAMARK didn't have audio proof you agreed to the charges, that they would pay you double what they charged you. Is this true? I guess I'll keep searching the 'net...
As far as "buyers beware"...I never bought anything! All I know is if you see DAMARK on your statement...call them right away!!!
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania