- Report: #411494
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Complaint Review: United Protection Services
United Protection Services100A Walnut Ave Champlain, New York U.S.A.
United Protection Services - Buyers Union - Premier Benefits - Call One $279 was fraudulently taken from my checking account. Champlain New York
I had never heard of this company, and I was mad. I immediately called my bank telling them I had never authorized this and what could we do about it. They refunded the money right then...closed my account and we opened a new checking account.
Now here is where it gets weird. The "check" had my name, but my folks address. Which is odd because I haven't lived with my folks for 15 years. Then it dawned on me. This was "Buyers Union". I had been sucked into one of their scams a few years ago. I was one of the lucky ones and was only taken for $119 because I had canceled like 4 days after I signed up. Anyway, I had signed up because they had called my folks house (while I was there) and they offered $200 in Home Depot gift certificates for trying their services. I would just have to pay the trial fees and if I cancelled before the trial period was over I wouldn't be charged...yadda yadda yadda. Well, those jerks did charge me and I am still waiting to get my money back.
So...in their records they have my name, account number, and my folks address. Even though I had changed it like a hundred times when I would call them for a refund, waiting every 10 to 14 business days to call them back. What a crock.
So...this is "Buyers Union", Premier Benefits, Call One and Dining Club Rebates. Close your accounts and open new ones. I know it is a pain, but these folks are devious and scam artisits.
I am sorry for anyone who has lost money on this. I wish I had been smarter sooner and had closed my bank account after the first problems I had with them in 2005. It is just unbelievable that they would fraudulently take my money, and even more ballsy by doing it under the guise of Identitiy Theft Protection. I should take them up on their Million Dollar Policy since they stole my identity.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/13/2009 10:33 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/United-Protection-Services/Champlain-New-York-12919/United-Protection-Services-Buyers-Union-Premier-Benefits-Call-One-279-was-fraudulen-411494. 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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