I just checked my bank account online and stupid me, for the first time in a VERY LONG time, I actually scrolled down to see deductions and credits and that is when I saw the deduction of $29.95 taken by a company that did not ring a bell. This is when I did a search online and came upon this site.
I want to thank Jim who posted the initial report and I wish we could get in contact somehow and take those thieves on together.
In any event, over one year ago, I too, picked up the phone to order the books and have become a victim of this scam. About 30 minutes ago, I called the scam company and spoke with a man named John (as if that is going to be his real name). I tried to be calm when John told me that I signed up for some kind of package. I told him, I didn't sign up for ANYTHING, I simply called the number that was advertised on television to order books. John responded that with that I agreed to some program that comes with the books.
I remember that shortly after I purchased the books, I kept receiving phone calls from that company trying to get me to agree to use their services for a fee. Each time that they called, I told them that I am not interested and I hung up.
I also contacted my bank today and cancelled my debit card. Tomorrow morning I will contact the Credit Card Fraud Department of my bank to see if I can get the money reimbursed that was taken from my account. I am a little bit concerned though that I might not if this scam artist cannot be located, how on earth will my bank recover the money that they will refund me, from him ?
I am ready to go if there are people out there that are willing to go for a lawsuit, a class action suit. I will also contact the FBI and file a report with them.
Jim, if you read this I would like to be in contact with you to see what can be done about these people.
I am out of about $400 thus far, if not more and I am angry as heck at myself for not having taken a closer look at my bank statements all of this time and I am angry at myself because I fell victim to this scam.
I just conducted a little search about this company online and this is the address that I came up with:
Auction for Income
10105 East Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ. 85258
I hope that many will come together and take these people out and put them behind bars.