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  • Submitted: Sat, March 11, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, May 01, 2006

  • Reported By:Chapmansboro Tennessee
Mega Movie Club
Po Box 801 Canoga Park, California U.S.A.

Mega Movie Club ripoff dishonest mega movie fraud thieves billing at home terrorist clubs Canoga Park California

*Author of original report: STILL NOTHING

*Author of original report: STILL NOTHING

*Author of original report: STILL NOTHING

*Author of original report: STILL NOTHING

*Consumer Comment: Wal-Mart shopping spree scam

*Author of original report: Banks are just as much to blame

*Author of original report: still fighting

*Author of original report: BBB and everyone else

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I am yet another victim of the mega movie club scam. I was told that just for trying the service for 30 days I would only be charged 1 dollar after the man said this in broken English at least a dozen times I finally agree and pointed out that in one week I would be cancelling to ensure that I was not charged the 119.00. I was also informed that by doing this promo that I would receive a 50 gas card, 50 walmart card and a 25 dollar card to somewhere else.

For obvious reasons I agreed I mean who wouldnt want all those gift FREE by joining for only 1 DOLLAR. Within two weeks I received a letter stating that I had joined 3 clubs and that was it. I called told them that I wanted my gift cards and i was transferred 4 times when this very nice English speaking woman finally said that I was right and that all I have to do is request the cards and that I would be getting them within one week she also said that she would be more than happy to cancel my subscriptions right then and that I would not be charged at all. But because I took advantage of the 1 DOLLAR offer that I would still get my gift cards.

SHE LIED it has been 3 months NO Cards NO coupons and 2 charges for 119.00 and another charge of 10.00 dollars.

NOT once did they charge the 1 DOLLAR by the way. I contacted my bank and they turned it down for fraud because at some point i gave them my account info. I called the company and was told that they made a mistake and that if I wrote them a letter requesting my money back that they would send it to me in 10-14 days. ONCE AGIAN did it and they have not returned my money but instead OOK 119.00 dollars more out just this last month.

This company has done this and now it has cost me around 600.00 DOLLARS in bank fee because I am not rich I have 2 kids to take care of and we live pretty much pay check to pay check when you are expecting to have money and it gets stolen it is embarrassing to have to go pay bounced checks because of it.

I hope that someday somebody will find these people and take them down put their name and pictures and the billboards and news.

Please somebody help show everyone what terrible people they are.

Dana
Chapmansboro, Tennessee
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/11/2006 04:18 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Mega-Movie-Club/Canoga-Park-California-91301/Mega-Movie-Club-ripoff-dishonest-mega-movie-fraud-thieves-billing-at-home-terrorist-clubs-180638. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

STILL NOTHING

AUTHOR: Dana - (U.S.A.)

Well its been a while now and gues what NOTHING this company ahas had all of its assests frozen so I cant do anything. Not only that but they have now cost me over5000.00 dollars.

SO PLEASE PEOPLE dont fall for stupid scams inthe matter of fact dont ever purchase anything online or by the phone unless you called or found them your self and now who they are.

I A week ago I was on line and found a copy cat company so BEWARE of things that are to good to be true. Dont singt up for any shopping sprees. I just wish I new this before now I am so far in debt that I will probably lose my truck and house all because I gave the wrong people important info.
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#2 Author of original report

STILL NOTHING

AUTHOR: Dana - (U.S.A.)

Well its been a while now and gues what NOTHING this company ahas had all of its assests frozen so I cant do anything. Not only that but they have now cost me over5000.00 dollars.

SO PLEASE PEOPLE dont fall for stupid scams inthe matter of fact dont ever purchase anything online or by the phone unless you called or found them your self and now who they are.

I A week ago I was on line and found a copy cat company so BEWARE of things that are to good to be true. Dont singt up for any shopping sprees. I just wish I new this before now I am so far in debt that I will probably lose my truck and house all because I gave the wrong people important info.
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#3 Author of original report

STILL NOTHING

AUTHOR: Dana - (U.S.A.)

Well its been a while now and gues what NOTHING this company ahas had all of its assests frozen so I cant do anything. Not only that but they have now cost me over5000.00 dollars.

SO PLEASE PEOPLE dont fall for stupid scams inthe matter of fact dont ever purchase anything online or by the phone unless you called or found them your self and now who they are.

I A week ago I was on line and found a copy cat company so BEWARE of things that are to good to be true. Dont singt up for any shopping sprees. I just wish I new this before now I am so far in debt that I will probably lose my truck and house all because I gave the wrong people important info.
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#4 Author of original report

STILL NOTHING

AUTHOR: Dana - (U.S.A.)

Well its been a while now and gues what NOTHING this company ahas had all of its assests frozen so I cant do anything. Not only that but they have now cost me over5000.00 dollars.

SO PLEASE PEOPLE dont fall for stupid scams inthe matter of fact dont ever purchase anything online or by the phone unless you called or found them your self and now who they are.

I A week ago I was on line and found a copy cat company so BEWARE of things that are to good to be true. Dont singt up for any shopping sprees. I just wish I new this before now I am so far in debt that I will probably lose my truck and house all because I gave the wrong people important info.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Wal-Mart shopping spree scam

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

Consumers Duped By Shopping Spree Scam
7 On Your Side

Apr. 6 - KGO - It's known as the Wal-Mart shopping spree scam, but Wal-Mart isn't really involved. Consumers sign up for huge discounts, but prosecutors say all they get is empty promises and a lighter wallet.

The suspected scam gets its name because a telemarketer tempts consumers with heavily discounted gift cards for major retailers and other businesses. Now the Federal Trade Commission is moving to shut the telemarketing company down.

Wilene Sanders, Hayward: "It makes me feel like a fool for one thing because I trusted them."

Wilene Sanders of Hayward still hurts from the phone call she received before Christmas.

Wilene Sanders: "It just seems like it's just a scam, you know."

She's out $298. The same thing happened to this Sunnyvale man. He's out $258.

Sam Sudarsanam, Sunnyvale: "I felt so upset by myself that signing up for this and I probably never do it again."

The Consumer Rewards Network near Los Angeles promised both of them $500 shopping sprees and discounts to entertainment venues like Six Flags. All this for just a $4.95 shipping and handling fee payable by check or debit.

They say once the company got their checking account information, it electronically debited money from their accounts without permission. Both are still waiting for their shopping sprees.

Pat Wallace of the Better Business Bureau says he's seen too much of this during his career.

Pat Wallace, Better Business Bureau: "It leaves me speechless sometimes but what I can't understand to some extent is why people fall for it because it's so obviously a phony situation."

The number of potential victims is staggering. The Better Business Bureau of Southern California received 1,400 complaints about the company. In fact, it's awarded Consumer Rewards Network its notorious Pluto Award.

The BBB says its award unceremoniously recognizes companies that use underhanded business practices and ambiguous advertising to augment their riches.

The Federal Trade Commission has also taken action and has won a temporary restraining order freezing the company's assets and ordering them to stop engaging in deceptive telemarketing practices.

We called the company for comment, but no one answers their phone. The BBB says the Consumer Rewards Network is also known by many other names including Mega Movie Club, Star Network and Health Network USA.

If you feel Consumer Rewards Network (or its affiliated companies) owes you money, you can add your name to the list of victims with the Federal Trade Commission.

Contact the FTC attorney on the case:

Send you name, address, phone number and details of your claim to:

Federal Trade Commission
Jennifer Brennan
Western Region Office
10877 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 700
Los Angeles , CA 90024

Additional company names for "Consumer Reward Network":

Health Network Unlimited
Auto Gold Consumer Reward
Net Forever
Health Network USA
Fun Pass
Star Communications
Family Fun
Family Fun Pass
Half Price TV
Fantastic Fun
Arch Communications
Mega Movie Club
Consumer Reward Network, Inc.
Star Network
Fantasy Vacations
Deluxe Holidays
All Star Access
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#6 Author of original report

Banks are just as much to blame

AUTHOR: Dana - (U.S.A.)

I have spent along time trying to get all of this worked out through my bank with no luck I have been turned down on my fraud case against this company and I cant get the bank to understand how important this is. I have all of my resorces and now not only has consumer rewards rip me off but now because the case was denied and they did not deposite my money into my account like they promised many times my bank is also taking advantage and has stole 750.00 dollars so far in low balance fees . Yes thats right 750.00 so I would like to warn anyone that does bussiness in Tennessee at US Bank they do not stand behind thier costomers and if given an oppurtunity they will steal your money to.
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#7 Author of original report

still fighting

AUTHOR: Dana - (U.S.A.)

I have done every thing and nothing has woked I filed the reg E at the bank and they basically said to bad you waited to long when i instisted that I didnt they argued with me I even told them about the origannal time that i got fruadulent charges that I went by what there bak said and tryed to contact the company first and they said that I should have got a diffrent opinion from a diffrent manager. and that it was still my fault that I wated to long. They denied all of my fraud cases even though the most recent was in FEB of THIS YEAR. WHat do i do know I have done every thing short of hiring a lawer and that is just no feisable in my new income situation(THANKS ALOT F!"%&$% CONSUMER REWARDS NETWORK)
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#8 Author of original report

BBB and everyone else

AUTHOR: Dana - (U.S.A.)

I have spent alot of time trying to get my money back with out any outcome.I have however found that this company is every were as scam artits. Take a look at them at BBB It is unbelievable haow many of us fell for thisw. I would like to get a class action law suit agianst them if you agree email me. I lost almost everything because of them including my house.

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