It all started yesterday When i found one of my trusted friends posting "how I made $410 in the last 5 days - http://t.co/fP7T4m4J" on twitter, i clicked the link and was redirected to this website "http://www.consumerprotectionreport.com/2011scamreport.php" i read the report and found a 50% discount offer to "www.internetprofitpacket.com" which worth around 50 USD.
I read about the program and decided to buy it, i followed the steps to complete the payment, when it was time to process the payment the next page was an offer about something when i clicked it to know what it is i got an sms from my bank telling me that i was charged for "USD 241.93 on 07APR12 at internetprofitpacket"
Now i don't even know what are these extra charges for - almost USD 180 - and they didn't send me any confirmation e-mail illustrating the transaction or even confirming the payment. i started to investigate the website and found out the following:
1- That this agreement was made between me and Blue Sky Ventures, Inc.
2- Their address is 109 East 17th Street, #25, Cheyenne, WY 82001, United States.
3- Their Telephone number is 1-877-405-8977
4- And their e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
By searching those data i found out the following:
1- Blue Sky Ventures is a reported company in Ripoffreport.com "http://www.ripoffreport.com/cross-border-scams/blue-sky-ventures-in/blue-sky-ventures-internationa-f5822.htm"
2- The above given address is for another company which is "Lima Inc."http://www.lima-corp.com" in contact us section, and "http://www.manta.com/c/mvrjk8f/lima-inc".
3- The above telephone number i found it related to Online Trade Training ,LLC "www.onlinetradetraining.com which is also reported in ripoffreport.com "http://www.ripoffreport.com/work-at-home/online-trade-trainin/online-trade-trainingwww-unau-dea21.htm"
4- By searching their e-mail i found out this "http://internetprofitpacket.com.websiterecord.com/" look at the traffic analysis section.
When i tried to contact them by sending e-mail asking about the transaction and the extra charges i didn't got any response and when I sent them another e-mail to the mentor mail to help me out and answer the same questions i got an automated mail that got a preset form.
i contacted my bank and they said that i can make a dispute and they would contact VISA network about this transaction.
And finally there is no need to tell you that my friend didn't use his twitter account for almost a week and he don't know anything about this whole stuff. so be aware