I Was approached by a Telemarketer back in January offering a credit card with a $3500.00 credit limit. They asked for the checking acct information, I gave them the info reluctantly and then they said they would withdraw $199.00 from my acct. I am recently divorced and trying to establish credit, so I thought this may be a good way.
Well, I went with my gut instict and called the 800 number provided by them to cancel. I spoke with a lady who kept putting me on hold and asked me for my information, I then told her I wanted to cancel, she reassured me that it was not a scam. Well, the debit did not show up on the day that it was suppose to clear, so I assumed that they had cancelled it, three days later, they charged my account the $199.00. I looked in here and saw that there had been complaints, I contacted my credit union, who were wonderful and reversed the charges.
Well, today I receive a letter from Global Payment Check Services located in Chicago, asking for the money and a $20 fee. I explained that it had been fradulent, I have a police report and they were not only rude, but continued to support Parnelli INC and said that they were not a scam, I asked for a supervisor, I spoke with Bob Winters who was also rude and said that I gave the information and it was basically my fault and I had to pay.
I explained that I didn't have to and he rudely said that he would not contact me, but would make sure that I would never write a check again. I am a lil worried, but I figured I can always contact Chex Systems and other agencies with the affidavit of fraud and police report.
Please stay away from both, by the look of things, both companies are working together to scam people out of their money.
Global Payments Check Services
PO BOX 661038
CHICAGO, IL 60666-1038
AND PARNELLI, INC, SOMEWHERE IN CANADA.