On June 27th, I recieved a call from United Card Services. The represenative I spoke with said her name was "Yvonne", she has a very thick accent sounding somewhat like an English or Scottish accent. Anyway, so she gave me this story about a card that had no annual fee, no security deposit only a one time processing fee of 299. She sounds very sincere and so I took the bait.
She said that the fee would be debited from my account on July 3. I asked her if there was a billing number I could call in case I didn't have the 299 on the third and she gave me a number to call in case I needed an extension which is 1866-812-9987. She said to call 2 days in advance. So I called this morning and was suprised to find that the mailbox to the number I called was full. I tried calling the number that showed up on my caller ID which is 416-481-1538 and that number was unreachable. So I called the 866 number again and was once again suprised, there was a new recording on with a guy saying, please leave your name, number, blah blah blah.
By this time I'm really angry and I decided to email them. Come to find out, the only result I got with the name United Card Services was with the bad business bureau. Thank God for this site. So I called my bank and put a freeze on my account.
Advice: even if you put a stop payment on the amount United Card Services can always request less or more to be debited. You can only put a stop payment on exact amounts. After that was done I called the 866 number again and left a nice message that went something like this, hello this is Katherine, ha ha ha ha,ha ha ha ha, tried to fool me, I got you first, ha ha ha ha, you're all going to hell, you can't have any of my money...you all get the message.
This website really helped me, I hope my story can help someone too. They sound so professional and helpful and concerned. I think this is an example from the bible, "devil in sheeps clothing". If you did get scammed, don't worry, all those people who work for United Card Services are all perverts, child molestors, murderers, necrophiliacs, zoophiles (has sex with animals), the lowest form of humans. They can actually sleep at night knowing what they do. It'll be a cold day in hell before those jerks get any money from me. I hope you all can get your money back. Good people always come out on top.
Pearl City, Hawaii
United States Minor Outlying Islands