At the end of an online survey they give me a toll free number to call to get a gift card as payment for the survey. 1st question when a human answers, is whether I'd like a $100 gift card or some other form of payment I cant remember. I say gift card. Great he tells me he needs to charge $1.95 each for the 2 clubs. MyMaxSavingsClub.com and couponTravelShop.com. I figure I can risk $4 to see if it's legit. If that's their whole scam, no major harm. I have 2 weeks to cancel or they charge me 16.95 a month. I buy. At the end when the guy is confirming the sale, he says I'll be getting a $100 voucher. Voucher? You said gift card. I should have cancelled, but the guy talks me out of it.
I get the emails and check out the sites and realize it's total BS. The products are no particular bargain and many of the "Featured" items are out of stock. The Rebates are useless. 2 or 3 days later I call each web site and cancel. Naturally a day or so ago, I'm charged $17 by one of the sites. I can play nice and call them and order them to refund my money, with the threat of calling my bank, or I can just have my bank refund the money, which is a black mark on their record. I plan to call my bank. because they should be shut down as soon as possible.
I'll see if the $100 Voucher is real in a few weeks. Since I was told it could take 6 to 10 weeks It I'll bet it's total nonsense, with enough restrictions to make it useless. The coupons they offer on MaxSavings may work for some people, but they wouldn't do me enough good to pay the monthly membership fee.
If you've joined this scam call your bank and get a refund based on FRUAD. Ask for a refund of the initiation fee as well.