• Report: #371982

Complaint Review: Vestta Corp Prepaid

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  • Submitted: Thu, September 11, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, September 11, 2008

  • Reported By:Clinton North Carolina
Vestta Corp Prepaid
11950 SW Garden Place Portland, Oregon U.S.A.

Vestta - Prepaid At&T This company has been debiting my account over a year unauthorized from an disconnected prepaid account with Cingular Wireless Portland Oregon *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

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AT&T, Vesta Corp has been debiting amounts of $42, $39, and $29 from my banking account for over a year from a cancealed account that I had with Cingular Wireless. When I called to dispute the charges and have Vest Corp to put my money back in my account, a Vest Corp. Rep told me that I should of paid more attention to my previous banking statements. ""Basically the Rep. stated it was my fault that they were riping me off". Now it is not right that I was continuing to billed for accounts that I cancealed and was not using anymore. I never set up an automatic draft with Vesta Corp to take anything out of my banking account, all I ever done was replenish minutes by calling in to the call center and giving them my banking account information. I need some help!!! I can't let these people take my money without even caring at all. Is there anyone that can assist me with this matter. Honestly I never even heard of these people until I just started paying close attention to my banking statements!!

Kendra
Clinton, North Carolina
U.S.A.

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!

HERE IS WHAT RIP-OFF REPORT SUGGESTS YOU DO:

Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!

DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.

CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD

If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/11/2008 12:33 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Vestta-Corp-Prepaid/Portland-Oregon-97223/Vestta-Prepaid-AtT-This-company-has-been-debiting-my-account-over-a-year-unauthorized-371982. 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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