I logged into my bank acct this morning and there was an odd $10 charge to this company Wli*reservationrewards.com 800-7327031 Ct .
I had never heard of this company and certainly did NOT purchase anything or enroll in anything to do with them.
I called the 800 number and asked where and when they received my information to make this charge since I had never heard of this company/website and never authorized a charge to them. They told me that when I upgraded my Classmates.com membership to a Gold Membership, on 9/20/07 that this was charged.
The woman on the phone seemed to have been very use to angry phone calls. I told her that I had pasted the link into Google and what I found was astounding. It appears that 100, probably 1000's of people have had the SAME exact charges under the same circumstances. They buy or enroll in something and then this company is given their information and they are charged without their authorization. The actual website is wlireservationrewards.com and apparently this FRAUD has been going on for years since the complaints on the sites go back to 2002.
They used to be called Webloyalty (which is the Wli) in Wli*reservationrewards.co 800-7327031 Ct and they were sued for this in MA and in NY. They have since changed the name, but not the game, to wlireservationrewards.com
****When you make a purchase online (especially at any of the sites listed below as culprits) check you bank acct or credit cards monthly!
Just a few of these have been pasted. There are tons. WHY aren't consumers being protected?? When you go to a site that you believe to be a secure site this SHOULD NOT HAPPEN!
This isn't JUST Classmates.com though. This happens to people when they use all kinds of sites. Below are a list of SOME of these sites who release your banking/credit card information to unauthorized parties
Expedia, Movietickets.com, Smartbargains.com, Fandango.com, allposters.com, Marketworks, Choicehotels.com, Priceline.com, Babyuniverse.com, various Yahoo Stores, 1-800-flowers.com , aande.com , americangreetings.com, brookstone.com, buy.com, buycomp.com, ccnow.com, chadwicks.com, cheaperthandirt.com, columbiahouse.com, cooking.com, danskin.com, deepdiscountdvd.com, drugstore.com, dvdplanet.com, e-bids.com, ebags.com, ebgames.com, flowers.com, fragracenet.com, fredericks.com, half.com, hotwire.com, jcwhitney.com, joann.com, kingsizedirect.com, lbcatalog.com, musicspace.com, posters.com, reservations.com, restaurant.com, tickets.com, travelhero.com, ubid.com, vistaprint.com, walterdrake.com, world.com, yahoo.com, Petco.com, lanebryantcatalog, unitedonline, thelearningcompany, broderbund.
Disturbing isnt it?
I attempted to contact Classmates.com
There was no phone number, no address, nothing except for email support, which is NOT what I needed.
In an age where Privacy is a HUGE concern I am surprised that this has continued. The only assumption that I can come to is that this site or sites has some kind of political ties. I say this because in this day and age, for this many consumers to be victimized is appalling and UNAMERICAN!
I think that people should be made aware of this issue. I do the majority of my Christmas shopping and gift shopping on line and even have an online business and have NEVER had this happen until now.
montclair, New Jersey