• Report: #366817
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Bargain Network

  • Submitted: Mon, August 25, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, August 25, 2008

  • Reported By:Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Bargain Network
bargain.com Internet U.S.A.

Bargain Network charged my bank account and would not refund me even though i did not use their services, even though when i signed up, they said i would be reinbursed for unused time Internet 4 *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

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Sandra from Bargain network would no trefund me, even though i did not use the service. i tried to cancel my free 30 day membership on the last of my 30 days, but when i called the 1800 # i was on hold for over 20 min trying to get a hold of a service rep.

After a little over 20 min, without anyone getting on the line, i hung up. then i got on bargain.com and sent them an email stating i wanted to cancel my subscription and i did not want my card charged. then i proceeded to click on the cancel my subscription link and recieved a confirmation #.

on monday i looked at my bank account and i seen i was charged anyway. so i called again being placedon hold for about 25 min to speak to a service rep. she transfered me to a manager which i never got to speak with because i was on hold for about another 15 min. so i hung up and i called back about 3 times with the same outcome.

so i called back one more time asking for the corporate #, then the rep told me she was unable to give me the # but she can give me the address. i was very upset. so i called back when i got off work and finally got a hold of a supervisor, hwio was very rude. she kept arguing with me and telling me she would not refund me a whole week because of the 2 days it took for them to cancel my subscription, consequently making me over my 30 days.

during those 2 days i did not use the service at all, and it was their fault because they have poor customer service, leaving people on hold at kleast 20 min before anyone gets on the line.

i am very upset and i want to take legal action because this is a rip-off!!!!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!


Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!


Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.


If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/25/2008 06:15 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/bargain-network/internet/bargain-network-charged-my-bank-account-and-would-not-refund-me-even-though-i-did-not-use-366817. 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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