• Report: #761714
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  • Submitted: Sat, August 06, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, August 06, 2011

  • Reported By: Gavin — Toronto Ontario Canada
Seattle, Washington United States of America

domaintools.com Domain Tools -- Free Trial turns to Paid Membership With No Option to Cancel Seattle, Washington

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I signed up for a free account. Even today -- many weeks later -- my Domain Tools accounts Membership Price says "FREE".

It was a 10 day trial, and I when I tried to Cancel it, could not find any cancel buttons or links.  After several minutes, I gave up, and never thought of it again.  Until I saw 2 paypal charges 3 months later for $49 each!!  On my Paypal it indicated I could contact billing@nameintel.com.  I chose to deal with Paypal directly, and they got a refund.

Never-the-less, this is a clearly an illegal case of fraud.  I can still log in to my www.domaintools.com account today, and it still says "Membership Price: FREE" and there is still no discernible way to cancel my membership.  Yet every 18th of the month since joining, I get billed $49!

Google searches indicate this is a scam.  In fact, that is how I found Ripoff Report.. [continued below]....

It is easy to imagine people not checking their Paypal account (or Credit Card) records and having hundreds or even thousands of dollars withdrawn without them realizing it.  (You need a credit card or Paypal for a Trial Membership.)  With thousands of people attracted to a Trial Membership, I am sure this scam is raking in tens of thousands if not millions.

www.domaintools.com contact info is in Seattle, Washington, and www.nameintel.com is in Los Angeles, California.

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