ED Magedson – Founder
Powersports DirectoryPO Box 4675 Chico Ca 95927 chico, California United States of America
I wanted to make sure no one else falls for the sneeky business practices that this company has been pulling off for years. They have 5 different names and they offer a service of advertising your motorsports or bicycle business online. They have a representative call your business and offer you $ 25 to look at their company and tell them what you think about them. Then they say that you will have to pay $5 for a COD package that they reimburse you for. So the check will be for $30 to cover your payment and your shipping. Since they know you will have to write a check to receive the COD (that is their scam) they take your bank account number and routing number form your COD check and they charge you $294 a month later. Then when you call them to get your refund they answer the phone as Information Agent. Then they tell you haw you were notified of this fee and that you had 30 days to review the package that was sent out. They tell you how you are misleading and dishonest because they surly have a third party confirm this. Of course there is no third part confirmation and at no time do they tell you you have a time frame of which to respond or they will deduct $294 fees from your account every 3 months!
It is the way they get your bank information that is just disgusting! I filed a report with BBB as well and several others have the exact same gripe. The owner or another representative of the company then bashes your company and tries to make claims of fraud on your part. They try to say that you have many different names and operate out of many locations etc to make you look like the shady party. Well yes of course any business owner has a business address and a home address! Not rocket science here folks! The company says its the best in the industry since 1986 yet they need to scam you for your bank account information to get their money! I dont even know what their product is as I have no interest at looking at anything from this business because of their shifty and illegal business practices. It is illegal to take bank account number sand generate a payment to your business without a signature of authorization from the owner of the account PERIOD! Then Powersports says its their phone representatives fault and they don't operate like that. They even tell you how you authorized them to do this yet they have no proof of your so called authorization other than you received the package with the check and the details saying they will be charging you! No meniton of how they stole you banking information to do it!
DON'T BE FOOLED by this company! It is not worth it!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/06/2011 12:31 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Powersports-Directory/chico-California-95927/Powersports-Directory-Information-Agent-Trial-membership-scam-sneeky-bank-account-scam-ch-679545. 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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