• Report: #531910

Complaint Review: FastBlogincome.com

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  • Submitted: Tue, December 01, 2009
  • Updated: Sun, December 13, 2009

  • Reported By: Jim — San Diego California United States of America
FastBlogincome.com
Internet United States of America

FastBlogincome.com scam...false advertising...fraud Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: You Can File A Complaint With The IC3

*Author of original report: You talk a good game...

*Consumer Comment: Fast Blog Income - Fast Blog Zone Tampa, Florida

*UPDATE Employee: Clarification of Program

*UPDATE Employee: Clarification of Program

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Total Rip-off as in other reports!!! Must call to cancel but spent an HOUR on hold and no one ever picked up!!! Call your bank or credit card co. IMMEDIATELY and cancel card to avoid further charges!!!! They may pass on your info to other links without your knowledge, incurring other charges!!! Report to FTC and BBB!!! You can do this on-line.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

You Can File A Complaint With The IC3

AUTHOR: Lucas - (USA)

The IC3 is specifically set up to deal with this type of trash on the internet.

To wit:
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was establlished as a
Partnership beween the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the
National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to
receive internet related criminal complaints and to further research,
develop, and refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local, or
international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies for any
investigation they deem to be appropriate.

You can file a complaint here: http://www.ic3.gov/about/default.asp

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#2 Author of original report

You talk a good game...

AUTHOR: Jim - (United States of America)

If your company has added phone lines and personnel, I'm not seeing it. Still can't get thru... From my experience you have to sign up before you find out there will be addl' charges! Also, if you sign up on-line, why can't you cancel on-line??? I tried every day during the "3 day trial period" to get thru to you people to cancel to avoid further charges, but no one ever picked up!!! I had to go thru the hassle of cancelling my bank card and ordering another to avoid more charges!!! I have also emailed cust. serv. only to receive an automatic response, but still haven't heard from a live person!!! In addition... your opening come-on page has the Google logo, major TV networks, and other logos who say they are NOT associated with your co. in any way!!! Seems like FALSE advertising to me!!! I will still tell anyone who asks NOT to have ANYTHING to do with your company!!!
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#3 Consumer Comment

Fast Blog Income - Fast Blog Zone Tampa, Florida

AUTHOR: toddchrist - (United States of America)

I too have been ripped off by this company.  I thought it was maybe just me but it looks like there are others in the same boat.  How many is the question?


The company is actually called Fast Blog Zone.  Their website is www.fastblogincome.com.  They are located in Tampa, FL.  At least that is what I have been told and know so far.  Contact phone # is (877) 204-7404 if anyone wants to give it a go.


I have been on the phone going round and round with their customer service dept. as well as their billing dept.  I have been flat out told I would not receive a refund because I accepted terms and conditions and did not cancel during the 3 day trial period.  If I knew about any 3 day trial period, I would have cancelled.  Actually, if I knew there was potential for additional charges, I would not have signed up for anything. As I type this, I have been on hold for about 1 hour.  I had to finally give my name and # so they can call me back.  I will believe that when and if it actually happens. 


I am seeking to get a refund for $75.57 for fastblog and another charge for $20.13 to financeguru.com.  I was also charged for $39.52 for jivow.net but was actually able to call them directly and get a refund.  I have since cancelled my bank card and am getting a new one.  I don't know how many more websites would have popped up.


I have contacted my lawyer.  I was advised to get a mailing address.  I called to get a mailing address and was told they could not give that information out.


My lawyer will write a letter in a first attempt to get a refund.  I told the billing department and customer sevice that I have contacted my lawer.  They told me to "Have Fun With That."  Are you kidding!!??  This is now personal!  I will do what it takes to get my money back including overdraft fees and to make sure this company is exposed.  Looks like a call to a local news station is in order. 

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#4 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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#5 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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