- Report: #84248
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Complaint Review: World Benefits
World Benefits100A Walnut D15 #740 Champlain, New York U.S.A.
World Benefits ripoff with talk of unsecured credit cards, huge discount pacakge and other savings Champlain New York *UPDATE .. World Benefits contacts Rip-off Report. REFUNDS will be given to unsatisfied customers *EDitor's UPDATE 2-20-04!
Rip-off Report is hoping they will live up to what they have promised, we think they will, ..we'll see. Rip-off Report will continue to investigate more into this situation, and we will eventually post an UPDATE to the main Report at this web address: https://www.ripoffreport.com/view.asp?id=76605
Please be patient, we can only tell you what they are telling us.
CLICK HERE to see how World Benefits contacted Rip-off Report, stating they will give REFUNDS to unsatisfied customers.
I was contacted via telephone by World Benefits to sign up for an unsecured credit card with a worth of $2,000 and the chance for my limit to increase within six months. To sign up for the card would cost $299.00 At first I was weary, but they gave me a contact number, 1-866-270-7076, and name, Mike, to call back in case I changed my mind.
A few days later I was in a tight pinch for money and called the number back. I was gave them my banking information, setup a withdrawal date for Jan 9, 2004, and was told I would get my package in 15 days via FedEx, then to call back to activate my card.
Well...15 days went by. I called the number back and was told "due to high volume, package deliveries had been delayed by 1 week". I did not receive my pacakge until Feb 17, 2004. I opened my benefits package to look for the unsecrued credit card so that I could activate it. I did not find it. However, I did find a card to spend money on useless merchandise where I still had to pay shipping and handling, a pre-loaded card that is the same as a bank debit\check card, and a bunch of other stuff that was of no use to me.
I called the number back and asked about the unsecured credit card. I was told that would get shipped out a week later, I would have to fill out the application, and turn it back in to get the card. So I waited a week to get the card in the mail. Guess what I have not recieved my card. I called the number back after two weeks of waiting, and to find out how to get my refund, and to my suprise, the number is no longer in service. I tried to go to their website, and guess what, it was no longer available.
I followed the directions to send the package back for a refund. When I sent back my package, I sent a letter stating I was uphappy with what they offered and the benefits package materials and the case. Someone at the location signed for the package because when I tracked it, it came up with a signature on the proof of delivery. I have recieved no phone calls or letters stating when I am to recieve my refund
I don't know what else to do since the phone numbers I have are no longer working and the website has dissappeared.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/17/2004 11:37 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/World-Benefits/Champlain-New-York-12919/World-Benefits-ripoff-with-talk-of-unsecured-credit-cards-huge-discount-pacakge-and-other-84248. 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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