• Report: #527354

Complaint Review: FastBlogincome.com

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  • Submitted: Sun, November 22, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, December 02, 2009

  • Reported By: Lucas — Woodbine Maryland USA
FastBlogincome.com
Internet United States of America

Fastblogincome.com will scam you out of $75 and you won't even know it!!!!! Internet

*Consumer Comment: Total Scam!!!

*Author of original report: This is a SCAM plain and simple - and here's why!

*UPDATE Employee: Clarification of Program

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Just like others I was nailed for an unauthorized $74.97 by this company.  You can't cancel "within 3 days" because (a) they don't accept cancellation by email and (b) they don't answer the phone.  They are registered as "Aegir Atlantic Media Limited" in Leadgate, County Durham, in the United Kingdom. You can send an email to the Durham County Council, Attention Fair Trading Team, at email address tradingstandards@durham.gov.uk and request that they investigate the legality of this company and their practices.  In the UK, it is called "trading standards" and this company is, in fact, listed with "Companies House, UK" which is the official UK government listing of companies. They should, therefore, be held to strict trading standards by the UK government and I don't think what we all have experienced comes close to those standards. 

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#1 Consumer Comment

Total Scam!!!

AUTHOR: billybob - (United States of America)

This is shady un authorized billing. I just fell victim to it myself and they WILL NOT let you cancel within the 3 days!!! Everyone you talk to has a different lie to tell you about why they are not going to give your money back. The phone number listed on the charge does not work. I researched and found another number and I was put on hold several times for over 20 mins. TOTAL SCAM!
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#2 Author of original report

This is a SCAM plain and simple - and here's why!

AUTHOR: Lucas - (USA)

You can explain away your "policies" all you want, but the simple fact is you offered a "free 3-day trial" and made sure it could only be cancelled by phone.  Then you provide a contact number that is NEVER ANSWERED making it impossible to cancel the "free trial."

That's called a S C A M, whether you look it up in the trading standards within Companies House, UK or whether you look it up under the rules established by the Fair Trading Team at the Durham County Council, UK or whether you look it up under the rules established by ANY Better Business Bureau in the US

It's a S C A M!!!!!!!!!
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#3 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
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