ED Magedson – Founder
SocialSex.biz rips you off through Epoch.com -- Total SCAM -- Internet
SocialSex.biz sells itself as a hookup site, where you can meet members of the opposite sex for easy sex (I suppose same sex too if you're so inclined, sigh). It's "free" to sign up of course but then you have to pay to do anything useful. So what they do after you sign up is they send all kinds of tantalizing emails to you from what are supposed to be other members, except they're just robots doing their job and it isn't really the case that a bunch of 20-something hot chicks are right away looking to get laid by 55-year-old guys who haven't even uploaded a photo yet. Come on! Except I'm ashamed to admit they sucked me in for a 3-day trial that was supposed to just cost $1.95. THANK GOD I used Bank of America's ShopSafe feature to outwit them -- which gives you a temporary VISA number based on your real VISA account but has the added benefit of enabling you to limit the maximum amount that can be withdrawn. So I entered $2.95 just for grins to see what would happen.
The site worked well except all that young nookie that had supposedly been emailing me wanting to 'hook up' (Millenial for sex date) all went silent and didn't return my emails. Okay, I hadn't risked much so no big deal and it sorta seemed like a scam site already. Later that day or maybe next day I got a call from B of A credit card security asking about unusual charges that had been attempted against my temporary ShopSafe number. The scammers processing the charges for SocialSex.biz were Epoch.com (look them up and check out all the Ripoff Reports about them, this appears to be the first Report for SocialSex.biz specifically).
They had attempted a number of charges, first for $149, then I think they tried $99, and a couple more lower amounts, finally charging an extra $1 (because I'd added that extra to the ShopSafe card and it was available to them). I told them they were all fraudulent charges except for the $1.95 I had authorized, and could they reverse the charge for the $1 that I didn't authorize. They said I'd have to go through the processor Epoch.com first, and if I didn't get satisfaction then I could file a complaint with B of A.
It took me a while to get to Epoch.com but when I finally called them I got a snotty little creep on the line who sounded like the type who dyes his hair blond and wears earrings, and that snotty little creep insisted that I had authorized the $1 charge for some other kind of perv site that they operate. I told the snotty little creep I had authorized no such thing and please return my $1 (just for the principle of the thing). He refused and so I told him off and hung up. Later when I talked to a B of A customer service person I asked them to reverse the charge and they did, so f*** you, you snotty little creep at Epoch.com.
BOTTOM LINE: DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON SOCIALSEX.BIZ OR ANY OTHER OUTFIT ASSOCIATED WITH EPOCH.COM! THEY WILL JUST RIP YOU OFF AND KEEP ON RIPPING MORE PEOPLE OFF! THANK YOU ED MAGEDSON FOR OPERATING THIS FANTASTIC RESOURCE TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING BURNED BY THE KINDS OF SCAMMERS WHO RUN SOCIALSEX.BIZ AND EPOCH.COM!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/15/2014 04:15 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/SocialSexbiz/internet/SocialSexbiz-rips-you-off-through-Epochcom-Total-SCAM-Internet-1138913. 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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