The first I heard of this company was when I checked my checking account statement. There was a $14.95 charge from a company I had never heard of,
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Since I had no idea what this charge was, I tried calling the number provided as reference. I got a message that said the number has been changed with a new number to call. When I called that number, it was some state's 411 phone directory. I contacted my bank and they gave me another number. I called, and I was told that I had signed up on the internet to their membership program which provides discounts to different retailers. When I asked for copies of such enrollment, and something showing how they got my debit card information since I absolutely have never given it to this company. They said they cannot send them to me, but that I had somehow enrolled with them when I signed up with Credit Report.com, and that they received my debit card information from Credit Report.com. They further stated that a membership package has been sent to me via USPS, which I never received. When I asked for the membership package to be sent to me again, they said I have to remain a member in order to receive the package. When I pointed out that I had already been charged for one month's membership, they did agree to refund me my money. What really worries me is the fact that these companies exchange peoples' personal information, including their bank card numbers without the customer even knowing about it - and then the other company goes ahead and starts charging the customer. This is a HUGE scam. Do not ever sign-up for anything with this company, or with Credit Report.com. It has to be illegal to give your customers' payment information to another company, and even more illegal for the other company to use that information and start charging the unknowing customer. How many times do these companies get away with this? Many people do not notice such charge, or just think that maybe it's something they don't remember buying. DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS COMPANY, THEIR PRACTICE IS NOT ONLY UNETHICAL, BUT ILLEGAL.