On March 7th I was contacted by a woman whose name I don't even remember, I wasn't feeling very well. She said she was calling from a Variety Agency that wanted to semn me some gas coupons, long distance free calling card and some air tickets to look at. I could review them for a certain number of days (it varied from 7 to 21) and then I could cancel all of them if I liked to, but keep the gifts. All I had to do was pay 1.95 dollars for the shipping and handling of the package. The thing is, not only did they have my address and phone number, but my checking account information as well, it was as if they were holding one of my checks and reading the numbers on it aloud for me. I asked how they got that information, and they said I had recently bought a product with one of their affiliates, but she wouldn't say which one because she said that was information that they did not give her. Fortunately, I googled them and found out all about these types of frauds, thanks mainly to Rip Off. I had to close my account and open a new one. I did call all the numbers they gave me, which included: 877-777-2709, 800-869-2909, 866-545-5417, and 866-406-3950. Some were very rude and would not allow me to cancel, they kept giving me other numbers. When I finally did cancel, I did not receive any number or confirmation whatsoever, it was just a recording saying I had cancelled. It's all a fraud, and I'm glad they only got the 1'95 for shipping and handling. Take care!
By the way, it happened shortly after I did my taxes giving H&R a voided check to deposit my refund. It may not be related, but I already let them know.
San Antonio, Texas