• Report: #526098

Complaint Review: Fast Blog Income. com

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  • Submitted: Thu, November 19, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, December 22, 2009

  • Reported By: Khrikette — San Diego California USA
Fast Blog Income. com
No physical address found Internet United States of America

Fast Blog Income. com Home Based Business Site Promises good outcome. No people to talk to - You're on hold forever. Email? You will get the out of the office response. Can't cancel. Lose the $2.98 but cancel your debit card# or your credit Internet

*Consumer Comment: So-called Employee is a liar

*UPDATE Employee: clarification of Program

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I Found this site via TMZ website.  I read about this lady in La Jolla, CA and that she made a lot of money by just posting links given to her by Google called "Google Home Income."  It states that you will be charged only $1.97 (I got $2.98 on my bank acct) then the receipt via email states that I have 7 days to cancel or I will be billed $74.98 a month for the monthly subscription.  I also got this email from "The Expense Tracker" <support@theexpensetracker.com> in which they are telling me via email that they will bill me $19.97 per month.  Read the email they sent me below. Dear xxxxxx,
The Expense Tracker, a fun and ridiculously easy-to-use money tracking system, can be your secret to enjoying more financial freedom than you ever thought possible.The Expense Tracker can find you up to $200 - $500 a month or more. Along with assisting you with budgeting, The Expense Tracker will also help you maximize your tax deductions in an easy to read report. To get started, please click the link below and enter your user name and password (provided below):
As a free bonus, you are also pre-approved for a debit card that you can use to track your expenses. Please see your login area for details.
Visit us at www.theexpensetracker.com to see The Expense Tracker in the news and for any updated information and webinars. We look forward to helping you maximize your earning potential. Give yourself a raise with the power of The Expense Tracker.



 





After your trial period, the following will appear on your credit card statement:
budget2wealth.com

 

Following your free trial period, you will be billed $19.97 monthly until cancelled. To cancel at any time, call customer support at 888-397-8722.

 

 

Sincerely,   The Expense Tracker Team (888) 397-8722 support@theexpensetracker.com So I called my bank and took the other's advise.  I cancelled my debit card # but not my bank account.  Just the 16 digits I've used.  I did lose the $2.98, but that's ok!  I shouldn've know better.  I got this thing telling me.  I should've listened.  My bank was quick enough to understand my problem.  I hope you read this before jumping into this scam.

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#1 Consumer Comment

So-called Employee is a liar

AUTHOR: Ken - (United States of America)

We also were hit by this company and when we called to cancel we were given the same run around and were hung up on by some moron named Daniel R. who was supposed to be an "Executive". We finned a formal complaint with the cared card company and sent a copy to the FBI internet fraud division. 
They refused to credit the $78 but said they had canceled the account. We contacted the credit card company and filed a disputed charge report but they said you will need to report your card as compromised to ensure no further charges show up..
If you track the complaints, it started end of November, so i guess these bunch of crooks will shut down the site and reopen under a new name by the first of January. Always check this site before you sign up online. If it sounds to good to be true it probably isn't!

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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 in the Fast Blog Income program.  The additional program costs of $19.97 per month is also clearly noted on the page and the customer again MUST opt in to the additional program. The additional program is The Expense Tracker. The Expense Tracker is a powerful money finding and budgeting tool that helps you minimize your expenses and increase your profitability each month.

We apologize for any inconvenience experienced by any customer and take every opportunity to clearly display the terms of the program during the signup process. In addition, we have satisfied customers and continually work too gain more satisfied customers. To help accomplish this we have an open, relaxed, no hassle cancellation procedure.  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

Thank you, Fast Blog Income Staff



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