• Report: #242354

Complaint Review: Membership Savings

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  • Submitted: Wed, April 04, 2007
  • Updated: Sun, April 08, 2007

  • Reported By:Grass Lake Michigan
Membership Savings
www.passporttofunplus.com Nationwide U.S.A.

Membership Savings, Passport To Fun, Vertrue, Memberworks,premierhealth Plus, Simply You, 24 Protect Plus, Privacy Matters, Homeworks Plus, Valuemax, Your Savings Club, Galleria, Simple Escapes.. charging my bank account monthly for 19.95. Montreal Quebec Canada *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account that was wrongfully taken from you

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This company goes by many more names than I could list, but essentially they do the same thing. They charge your account, bank or credit card, and you don't have to give them your numbers, they get it from somewhere, but I'm not sure how.

I have not even heard of these people before my bank statement came today. My boyfriend called them to cancel but they told him it would be two months before they would stop charging.

I supposedly started this "account" on March 20th, 2007. When he asked why they were charging him for these "accounts" they gave him a number of excuses including something about how some of the "accounts" were free 30 day trials. When asked why they would charge for a free trial, they said the 30 days was up. However, I got the bank statement today, April 4th, 2007. Unless they are really bad at amth, I think the free trial should end on April 20th.

They also gave the excuse that it was a 7 day trial, however 1.00 was taken from my bank account from them. They said it was an acsess fee. But it was supposed to be either a 7 day or 30 day trial right? They never once gave a valid excuse or answered my boyfriends questions with anything but (as far as we can tell) lies and little stories.

My bank is working with me and has stopped any more money from exiting my account without seeing a picture I.D. and signiture. They are also going to write to other companies and let them know what is going on to ensure that they can help other clients.

CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.

Meagan
Grass Lake, Michigan
U.S.A.

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!

HERE IS WHAT RIP-OFF REPORT SUGGESTS YOU DO:

Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!

DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.

CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD

If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

ED Magedson Founder, Rip-off Report.com & Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com
EDitor@ripoffreport.com
badbusinessbureau.com
www.ripoffreport.com

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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/04/2007 04:18 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Membership-Savings/nationwide/Membership-Savings-Passport-To-Fun-Vertrue-Memberworkspremierhealth-Plus-Simply-You-242354. 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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