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Complaint Review: Privacy Matters - Privacy Matters 123 - True Credit, And Savings Smart
Privacy Matters - Privacy Matters 123 - True Credit, And Savings SmartPrivacymatters123.com Internet U.S.A.
Privacy Matters - Privacy Matters 123 - True Credit -Savings Smart Ripoff Unathorized Charges Internet
*Consumer Comment: Never mind the affiliates
November 13, 2006 is the day I authorized the $1.00 charge. I waited an hour continously checking my email for the membership number that is required to view your report, yet no email was ever recieved. My mother who works with me suggested I call the 1-800 number listed on the website to speak to someone about getting my membership number. I called spoke to a very friendly representative and he asked me to go to Truecredit.com to get the credit report. He also stated he cancelled my privacy matters membership.
November 13, 2006 I established a True Credit Membership, and obtained my credit report. Exactly one month a day later December 14, 2006 my mothers account was debited $39.90 and we realized we had forgotten to cancel the trail membership. That is our mistake.
On December 14, 06 True Credit Membership was cancelled. Yet two weeks later we were hit again with charges of 39.90 to the membership number of 581127056. I called Privacy Matters again and spoke with Gerald who said that I did not establish a membership with them and he does not know why I am being charged that my membership number was 8004360817 but that my account was never activated. He gave me the number 1-877-993-6264 stating that was the company that was charging me, and I asked were they the same company's and he said that they weren't the same companys but partners. On that day I spoke to Gerald (who did not give his csr number), Khia ( 45359), and Jennifer (25946). The account/ Membership was cancelled and charges were refunded 2 days later. No more stress.
Yet today January 18, 2007 a little dollar charge snuck in??? So my mother pulls up her banking statement and Saving Smart has been pulling out this dollar for 2 months? We thought the first dollar was the Privacy Matters processing fee. So again today I call the number on the bank statement. Automated! To cancel membership you have to enter member number. I DONT HAVE ONE! or you can look your up by your phone number. I entered our house number, every cell phone number in our house and yet no membership was found. So I already found out from Gerald that the other two companys are affiliated so I call Privacy Matters again and she says my account with them is cancelled. I told her well $1.00 was taken out yesterday. She looked at something obviously... and via phone connected me right to Saving Smart???
So today I had the pleasure of talking to a very rude Cozzette(23974) and Cozzette(23974) cancelled this membership to Saving Smart (after a 20 minute phone conversation) that I have never authorized nor had my mother. I also let her know that I too am recording these phone conversations and that I know they are all affiliated and asked what other companys have been given my mothers debit card information. She talked to me like I was crazy. She had no idea what I was talking about but my membership was cancelled. But before I hung up I let her know that no more charges from any of their companys were authorized and if there was anymore legal action would be taken.
Then I also sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating...
On November 13 2006 I set out to get a credit report online. I signed up for Privacy Matters 123, filled out the first page of information with my name and email and with my mothers debit card and waited for an hour for a membership number to be sent to my email. After continously checking my email, my mother suggested we call to find out the membership number to then view the credit report. After calling the 1-800 number listed on the website and speaking with a representive, he then directed me to True Credit, and stated the he cancelled the Privacy Matters 123 Membership, and at True Credit I could resign up and get the credit report. I viewed and printed my credit report. ONE credit report was all that was signed up for. In December after many attempts I cancelled my membership for True Credit. Yet still today after 4 phone calls and 5 representatives there are still charges being applied to my mothers debit card. It is my understanding that True Credit, Privacy Matters, and Saving Smart are all affiliated. The matters with True Credit and Privacy Matters were finally cancelled after numerous phone calls and many attempts of the run-around. But how were we supposed to know about Saving Smart? Not one charge from Saving Smart was authorized. As of today the membership that was NEVER signed up for with them is Cancelled after a very rude conversation with Cozzette (23974). TODAY January 18, 2007 NOT ONE CHARGE WITH ANY OF YOUR AFFILIATED COMPANYS IS AUTHORIZED. All phone calls for the three cancellations have been recorded, along with the dates and names of the 4 representatives and there I.D. numbers. If any further charges are in incurred legal action will be taken.
5 minutes later I recived
11:23 am (1 hour ago)
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My questions are I have sat here through 84 of these rip off reports and there are several more companies affiliated with the
initial privacy matters company. I also read the ex employees response. How do you know if you are passed along to the other companys. Do you just wait for the outrageous charges??? I asked Cozzette but all she said was your account with my company has been cancelled. I dont know of any other companys. What is there to do to stop being signed up for these companys. I cant believe that a person would work for such a company and literally sneak and steal other peoples hard earned money. But also that they can get away with this? How do we prevent any more backdoor charges??
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/18/2007 12:07 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Privacy-Matters-Privacy-Matters-123-True-Credit-And-Savings-Smart/internet/Privacy-Matters-Privacy-Matters-123-True-Credit-Savings-Smart-Ripoff-Unathorized-Char-231261. 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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