• Report: #272164
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  • Submitted: Tue, September 04, 2007
  • Updated: Wed, July 08, 2009

  • Reported By:yuma Arizona
www.fling.com Internet U.S.A.

Fling a complete scam and fraud, they use fake profiles to send fake messages to get you to join, buyer beware! ripoff Internet *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*Consumer Comment: clarification

*Consumer Comment: Fling definitely isn't Fraud

*Consumer Comment: Complete Farse

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I signed up for the one week trial membership, making sure to remember to cancel before the week was up to avoid any extra charges. I read the page completely and submitted the payment. I was even sent an email saying I had only purchased a 9.95 one week trial. I checked my bank statement, and I was charged another 9.97 for an 'extra' that was never noted anywhere on the page. I said that I hadn't knowingly seen anything that told me i would be charged more, but it was avoided. Now that price made my bank account overdraw to 34.00+ and I can't get anywhere with customer service.

yuma, Arizona

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.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

ED Magedson Founder, Rip-off Report.com & Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com

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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/04/2007 02:45 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/fling/internet/fling-a-complete-scam-and-fraud-they-use-fake-profiles-to-send-fake-messages-to-get-you-t-272164. 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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#1 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Thadeusz - (U.S.A.)

at the botttom of someones statement about fling.com as being a fraud site theres a statement> *consumer comment_ _fling definitly isnt fraud . what is that statement doing on someones comment.plus if u read some of the reports,including mine-thadeusz,pgh pa- gives proof that fling is a fraud.can someone then from ROR tell me why-fling definitly isnt fraud appears on said statement!
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Fling definitely isn't Fraud

AUTHOR: Scott - (U.S.A.)

I've been using Fling for years and trust me, there is a big reason why they have so many members. The website itself is not a fraud. In fact, if Fling finds out that there are scammers on the site, they delete them.

People just need to be smart about being online, which sadly, most of the people that post these types of complaints aren't. In reality, these type of people have just been scammed by others online which usually have nothing to do with the site.

If you get mugged on the streets, do you blame the world?
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#3 Consumer Comment

Complete Farse

AUTHOR: Angryatwp - (U.S.A.)

It is obvious to me this user never called the customer service line. Email is a medium that can fail in the world of communication and especially dealing with recurring charges. The user should have contacted customer service regarding his issue via phone it is much more reliable. Ever heard of a spam filter. It happens and all too often these days.

I challenge anyone to call the customer service for Fling. The customer service team is experienced an knowledgeable and crediting unapproved charges is a must and they know it. You would have no issues and I have experience with that as a user who canceled and recently signed back up as their competitors do not offer the same type of experience.
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