Credit card charges took place for a year because I thought the charges were legitimate charges for make up that I'd ordered. Upon calling to cancel the make up because of the expense I was told my make up was only coming out of my account 4 times a year. As it turned out the, the monthly charges of $39.95 were coming from another company that went by the name of Online Supplier for services and items that were not only never received but never ordered!!
Upon investigating the charges first appeared in April of 2008 in the amount of 1.95. Then in May of 2008 and monthly afterwards there were charges for $39.95 made to my account. Also appearing are charges for $1.20 for an "International Fee" (whatever that is) and the telephone # and reference # on both the $39.95 and $1.20 charges are the same. When I first tried the telephone # I could not reach a live person. That went on for ttwo weeks, but just this week I was able to reach a live person.
The person there said their company was a 3rd party company and that the services involved helping you set up an on-line business. I told them I had never ordered any such help for an on-line business and that I wanted the charges reversed immediately!! I told the man I spoke to that it was fraud in the first degree and his answer stunned me when he said, "probably, yes!"! He said he could only reverse the last month's charge of the May 2009 charge! I contacted my bank and changed all credit card numbers.
After doing my own research on this company I came across the "Rip Off Report" and see that many other people have gotten scammed as well. I have tried my best to go back in the history of my computer to see what I could have ordered or signed up for that could have caused these charges to start but there is nothing there! On or about the dates that the charges began I did use my paypal account for some business cards from Vista Print (however, they deny having any knowledge of this company as an affiliate with their company).
I also have seen that in my search engine history there is some contact with a company called "Meredith" and an order for a magazine named "More" suppedly was going to send me 20 issues for $20.00 I have no recollection of ever having paid this company for anything and I know for a fact that I never received any compies of the magazine. Clicking on the info for the "Meredith" site it took me to a site called "BOGO".
By the next day, after visiting some of these particular sites ny email was innundated with offers for free online services. Most fascinatingly was an offer from ONLINE SUPPLIER!!! It offered me a FREE (!) $1,000 WalMart card. I clicked on the terms and policies portion of the email and it went through tons of contractural talk that basically said they would not be held responsible for anything and for any erroneous charges!!
I wonder how many people click on thiese offers thinking they are getting something legitimate and then they get suckered into openingup their debit checking accounts to these fraudulent people! My bank will only be reimbursing me for two months of charges. I feel like a fool having missed these charges from April 2008 to June 2009, but as others have said, I was duped.
In my particular case, as I have already mentioned, I had thought the charges were for make up that I was ordering that I do receive! It was only through contacting the makeup company that I became fully aware that the company charging me $39.95 each and every month was NOT the make up company and just a fraudulent outfit reeking in millions through all of us unaware, trusting, vulnerable victims of their greed and thievery!!