In June of 2004, I received a call from a man stating I was approved for a mastercard of up to a 5000.00 limit but there was a one time fee of 279.00 that I had to pay. I guess, to sound legit they had told me i would get a call from another rep. to get all appropiate information from my bank.
The guy who called me also had me do a recording which makes it sound even more legit. I have both guys name and customer info # but I lost my paper which I have to find.
Well, finally just two days ago, I received a package from dominion financial with a bunch of ads. and coupons that included a 1000.00 voucher, cancun/orlando trip, satelitte dish voucher, security system, and unlimited grocery coupons which I had to access from the net.
There is a book that also was included and i tried to locate a 800 # which I did and I called the # and of course it wasn't a working #. I got a little suspicious because I seen the mastercard app. but it said I had to send a money order of 59.00. That obviously didn't make sense to me after I just paid 279.00.
If you look closely on the mastercard app., it reads on the acceptance form 54.oo plus 5.00 for shipping and if you read the paragraph above it that says you are already approved, it says send 39.00 plus 5.00.
I located another # on the dominion financial letterhead and I spoke with a gentleman about the mastercard. He told me that the company sending the card is a third party so they had nothing to do with it. I was simply trying to get a # from world wide card network since thre is no # located on the app.
I asked him if I don't get my card in two weeks then what? he said there is an address. Right then, I knew something was not right. I told him if i did not receive the card, then who do i need to call--them. He said no, they would have nothing to do with it.
After I did my research on the net about them, this is what I located and now I am a victim of fraud. When they call, most likely they will not state their company because I am pretty sure they are aware of their own activities now. they call from a private # or unknown.
If they call you from a private # ask first who they represent. My mistake was not getting their company name and doing research because once they take your money and you get the info in the mail is when you find out who they really are and basically if you receive what I receive, they might as well left a note saying you just been scammed.