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Complaint Review: Pacific Webworks, EAuction,Tradeworks

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  • Submitted: Fri, July 27, 2007
  • Updated: Sun, July 29, 2007

  • Reported By:High River Alberta
Pacific Webworks, EAuction,Tradeworks
180S 300W Suite 400 Salt Lake City, Utah U.S.A.

Pacific Webworks, EAuction, Tradeworks Another Unsuspecting Victim Paying for Nothing Salt Lake City Utah

*Author of original report: Pacific Webworks, EAuction and Tradeworks, Salt Lake City, Utah, Further Research shows possible link with EBay - through onlinesupplier.com

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In April, 2007, my 74 year old, disabled husband was surfing EBay and clicked on a link offering helpful information to persons buying, selling on EBay.

Curious, he accessed the link and in return for a handling and mailing charge of US$4.95 ordered the FREE info offered. That has opened a whole "can of worms" that did not come to light until I was checking back on our Credit Card account July 26. To begin with, April 7 his credit card was charged twice C$5.85 for the few sheets of printed information he was mailed. Information readily available on the EBay site to anyone interested in reading it!

That was just the start. Going through our statements (I was overseas when all of this began) I found that duplicate charges were processed to his Card account beginning April 20 and April 23 - both in the amount of US$49.90 (converted to C$57.73 and C$57.51) and these charges have continued monthly since that time up to the latest dates of July 20 and 21 - two every month - for no service given, requested, needed or wanted. In other words more than $100 per month for absolutely NOTHING!
On making this discovery tonight, I immediately called my Credit Card issuer and reported the fraud. There is no other word for this Scam - it is FRAUD...who in their right mind would authorize anyone to charge them $100 each month to provide them with NOTHING?

What was received in response to my husband's request was worthless - nevertheless, he does have responsibility knowing that there would be a one time postage and handling charge - but certainly, not to be charged twice.

The subsequent monthly charges - again duplicated sometimes on the same date and at other times a day or two apart bearing one or more of the 3 company/merchant names listed at the top of this report - were not authorized by either my husband or myself. No service was requested or wanted. No service or merchandise was received for the amount STOLEN by this company.

We are Seniors. We are on a fixed Disability income. But that factor is really immaterial. No one should be the target of such rampant dishonesty. The people responsible for this need to go out and get an honest job and stop ripping off other people's hard earned and much needed money.

Since April 7 up to July 21, these companies have stolen $454.83 plus interest from us.

A Fraud Investigation is now underway by my Credit Card company. Tomorrow, I will be making a Police Report to the local detachment of the RCMP.

After finding other reports on your website regarding these companies, I am totally appalled that they have been able to continue this operation for many months without being shut down. They have cheated the wrong person this time. I intend to pursue this issue until some legal action is taken to protect people from such dishonest practises!

Elsie
High River, Alberta
Canada

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/27/2007 01:12 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Pacific-Webworks-EAuctionTradeworks/Salt-Lake-City-Utah-84101/Pacific-Webworks-EAuction-Tradeworks-Another-Unsuspecting-Victim-Paying-for-Nothing-Salt-263556. 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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Pacific Webworks, EAuction and Tradeworks, Salt Lake City, Utah, Further Research shows possible link with EBay - through onlinesupplier.com

AUTHOR: Elsie - (Canada)

Following up on my previous report and opening www.pacificwebworks.com immediately led me to a link on the home page to another site www.onlinesupplier.com Looks like this is the place where the trouble starts! The heading at the top of the page says...eBay Auction Home & Small Business Site and the jist of the message on this website is that here is all the information that you need to start a profitable home business - "Work from Anywhere Using Your Computer" it exclaims. "Over $52 Billion was made on eBay Last Year!" and the rest of the ifo goes on to describe and offer the FREE starter kit that holds all of the secrets to starting a successful on-line business.

These people are worse than I thought. They are deliberately playing on the most vulnerable segment of the population....not well-heeled entrepreneurs...but the desperate, the family man needing to supplement his income, the mom tied to home but needing extra cash, the unemployed looking for options....these are the people most likely to be grasping at straws and looking for options. In small print under the application form to obtain your free kit....you even check a box saying "Yes, I'd like to increase my income for free!". Then comes the submit button "Ship My Kit!" and finally, in small letters the link to the "terms of membership" which most would assume they'd get to IF they decide to sign up AFTER they take a look at the free kit!

A disclaimer at the very end of the form does indicate that Online Supplier is not endoresed by or affiliated with eBay, Inc. BUT ONE HAS TO WONDER!?

When you finally do get around to reading the Terms and Conditions - and I bet for 99.9% of the people it's after they submit the request form....it says "By completing the registration process and/or using this site, you agree to be bound by these terms of use. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms of use, please exit the site now......."

It's a little late after you have already applied for the free kit.

The Terms and Conditions are 10 Pages long! It's unlikely that anyone would wade through that legalese when they think they can investigate the free kit and then decide if it is worth going further. They have gone to great length to cover their "butts" What a way to make money from those who can least afford to be scammed! I hope they have trouble sleeping at night!
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