- Report: #447054
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Complaint Review: Google Money Tree - Internet Initiative
Google Money Tree - Internet Initiativewww.internetincomeinitiative.com Internet U.S.A.
Google Money Tree - Internet Initiative Out and out theives... Internet *NOTICE..!! this ripoff has nothing to do with Google search engine - many rip-off businesses use the Google name to fool consumers.
When I got the Visa bill, I saw the $72.21 charge, which was dated March 15, 2009. Sadly, by the time I had received my bill, the 15th of April had come and gone. It will be no surprise to you that there was another charge of $72.21.
I called Visa, who told me that they had not had any trouble with this client???? What???
OK, if you say so.
By this time, I had already made 4 calls to the company at 888-657-8585. All I could ever get was a recording telling me that their business hours are 8 AM to 5 PM mountain time, monday to friday. All my calls were made within that time frame. Couldn't get through.
Visa, however, has another telephone number, 888-760-6767. And Visa got them on the phone for me.
The very hard nosed woman on the phone refused any refund at all, saying I had not cancelled within 30 days (unlike the previous mention of 7 days in another post). Since I was unaware that I had anything to cancel, and I called as soon as I got my Visa bill, I find this blatantly disgraceful. Nothing short of theft.
You might be happy to hear that yesterday morning (I see it is past midnight now) the Texas State Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against them for deceptive business practices. Any refunds they get can only go to residents of Texas. There is also a small fine of $20,000 per infraction, so that might put a dent in their bank balance.
Please note that the company name, the website, and the "confirmation" email you get all bear different names. This is a deliberate attempt to mislead. Also note that the price of the CD, $3.95, is written like that. The monthly membership fee is written as seventy two dollars and twenty one cents, not $72.21.
Please also note that they put the $72.21 information in grey print, which is a color they use when they do NOT want you to read something. Have you ever noticed those very pale grey boxes at the bottom of some web pages? The ones which are almost impossible to read? The ones with lots of tiny writing?
If you see one of those, don't waste your time reading it, just get out of there. There is more info on one of the other scam websites about this company, wherein literally hundreds of people have posted their horror stories.
The best of luck to the Texas AG.
Cedar, British Columbia
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