• Report: #524780

Complaint Review: Fast Blog Income. com

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  • Submitted: Tue, November 17, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, December 02, 2009

  • Reported By: Heather — Internet U.S.A.
Fast Blog Income. com
19 Dunelm Way Internet United States of America

Fast Blog Income. com Aegir Atlantic Media Ltd Google Blog Income Scam Internet

*Consumer Comment: Fast Blog deceptive marketing

*UPDATE Employee: Clarification of Program

*Consumer Comment: Same Scam happen to me.

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Fast Blog Income claims that for $2.98, they will send you a "Fast Blog Income" kit which will help you find work on the internet, by posting to blog sites.  After the "trial" period, you will continue to be billed a fairly ridiculous monthly sum if you decide to continue, or more inportantly, "fail" to cancel.

First off, I paid the $1.98, but never received my kit.

Secondly, it is virtually impossible to cancel services once you have signed up.  You will be given their toll free 1-877 number, which will put you in an endless loop of elevator music (though you are given an option to choose which genre of music you wish to be looped with).  I called twice and was left on hold for over half an hour each time.  The toll free number will give you an email address (because lets face it, who has that kind of time to wait on hold), but when you email them to cancel, you will get a generic auto-reply stating they do not take cancelations by email, and therefore, you must contact their 1-877 number.

 

Soo, back to the beginning of the endless hold loop.  To which no one ever actually answers your call or cancels your service.  It is virtually impossible to cancel once you sign up, and unless you contact your bank and report the fraud (which I plan on doing next), you will end up with a tidy little deduction from your bank account each month. 

 

Beware of Fast Blog Income.com (aka Aegir Atlantic Media Ltd) 


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#1 Consumer Comment

Fast Blog deceptive marketing

AUTHOR: Carmen - (United States of America)

Fast Blog Income is a hoax and either they are using Google's name illegally or Google has allowed it, but once they obtain payment information you're shifted to an entirely different site called FAST BLOG INCOME. Then in tiny little letters at the very bottom if you look closely there is a tiny statement that says that this company is in no way associated with Google...the name Google is the "hook" because we think it is reliable.
I believe all of us who are being ripped off may be taking the wrong approach. Start calling Google!  THEY will put an end to it unless they don't mind being associated with corruption.
I signed up to "post links" for Google and the initial few dollars was for the "kit" I was to receive in the mail to give the steps in how to post the links.
All you get is an online tutorial on how to create a BLOG...NOT what I signed up for!
Tried calling FAST BLOG...NO luck.  Tried writing to the email they offer..."undeliverable". Tomorrow we call the credit card company and place the charge(s) in dispute...probably a call to the Att. General's office would be good too. Fraud is fraud and needs shut down.
I'm open to options or ideas on how to shut this down.
 
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Clarification of Program

AUTHOR: Fast Blog Income - (United States of America)

Fast Blog Income would like to take an opportunity to clarify our program offering.   Interest in this program is large and it has come to our attention that some people were not able to contact our office due to the high call volume Fast Blost Income was experiencing. We have taken steps to alleviate this issue by adding additional staff and increasing our telephone bandwidth, which is cutting telephone hold times considerably. We are confident that in the future all customers will not experience a delay attempting to contact our offices.  Any unsatisfied customer can contact our office at 877-204-7404 to speak with a  Customer Support Representative, during the hours of 7am 7pm (PT) or an email can be sent directly to customersupport@fastblogincome.com

The Fast Blog Income Program is designed to educate and train the customer on how to understand and develop an internet blog site. With the blog site the customer can create their own personal blogging site to promote products and services and learn how to generate traffic to their blog site, all by working with Google to generate income.

Upon signing up for the program the Terms of the program are noted several times. On the initial signup page the cost of getting involved with the program are noted on the page.   Also noted is the fact that this program is provided to everyone with a standard (3) three Day FREE trial. This 3 Day Free Trial is noted on the signup page and in the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page, along with an Earnings Disclaimer for the program.

To signup for the program, customers are charged a $2.97 processing fee. For the processing fee, the participants receive The Money Making Kit, access to online tutorials, and Unlimited Customer Support.   After the 3 day free trial ends, the customer is subject to a monthly charge of $74.97 in order to continue the service.  All these costs are clearly noted in the  Terms and Disclosures on the page. The terms on the page are as follows: By submitting this form, I am ordering this product's trial membership for $2.97 for the processing fee. Unless cancelled, I will be charged $74.97 upon completion of the 3 day trial period. The charge will reoccur monthly at a total of $74.97 until cancelled. I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions / Privacy Policy. To cancel call (877) 453 5682 or email customersupport@fastblogincome.com.

In addition, at the bottom of the initial signup page there is a link to the full program Terms.

Then on the second page in the signup process, the initial cost of $2.97 is again clearly noted on the page, with the terms below it. Once the customer enters their personal information to signup they MUST click to agree to the Terms before their account can be established. There is a check box that must be toggled to YES which reads,  Yes, I want the Google Startup Kit and agree to the terms.  In fact, EVERY customer that signs up for the program, MUST click in the required box to Agree with the terms. There can be no question as to what the program costs are.

Immediately after the signup process is completed, the customer receives confirmation emails for their various purchases. These Confirmation Emails again contain the initial program costs and the monthly charge requirement, the descriptor for the billing charge and the terms for the account maintenance.

During the sign up process, there are completely separate and additional services that can be added to the program. These programs are elective and are not require to participate
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#3 Consumer Comment

Same Scam happen to me.

AUTHOR: Ron DeMarco - (United States of America)

This scam also happen to me in the same way. Even after calling my bank to
cancel my card. A few days later I had found a $74.97 cent charge on my account.
So I called the number next to the charge and this time somebody answered the phone.
But they refused to refund my money back. Even after telling them I called there
number many times and was on hold for hours. Along with the fact I emailed them
to tell them to cancel my membership. 

And now I am waiting for my Bank to conduct a investigation on this scam.

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