Report: #107849

Complaint Review: MWI Simple Escapes

  • Submitted: Fri, September 10, 2004
  • Updated: Sat, September 11, 2004
  • Reported By: Baytown Texas
  • MWI Simple Escapes
    Omaha, Nebraska

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On 9/9/04 I received a charge to my debit card for 9.95 from a company listed as MWI Simple Escapes 2. I had no idea who this was and proceeded to check it out via the internet. Imagine my suprise to find that I wasn't the only one with a mysterious charge, from an equaly misterious company. The difference was, I DO NOT HAVE AOL.

So, I couldn't figure out how the charge came about. My bank was helpful though and asked if I had recently purchased a credit report online. And sure enough, on 9/7 (just two days before the charge was posted) I had purchased a credit report online from I would completely blame except for the fact that I have been purchasing credit reports from them for the past 3 years, and this has never happened to me before. I did NOT click on a pop up, as I have pop up protection and never get pop ups. My internet company is Time Warner, so it didn't come from there. And, I have not received a telemarketing call, due to the fact that I am on the do not call list. We moved (care of the military) only 4 months ago, and when my account was charged, they knew my new address, meaning that it had nothing to do with past charges.

I had to cancel my debit card and file a report with my bank. It will take me about 3 weeks to receive my refund and my new debit card from the bank.

My Advice: BEWARE! If you can, don't purchase things online anymore. If you have no choice, use a credit card you can monitor carefully (not a debit card or bank account) and that you rarely use. Then the charge will stand out and if you have to cancel the card, it won't be such a pain. You don't want to get stuck without your ATM/Debit card or having to cancel and reopen your bank account. Fix the problem immediately by reporting the charge as fradulent to your credit card company. Don't even mess with MWI SIMPLE ESCAPES on trying to get them to refund the money. After you have fixed it from your end, report it to the better business bureau and anywhere else you can find.

I did call the numbers that people had kindly listed on here to cancel the Simple Escapes account (that I never opened) and while the recording said that the account was cancelled, I am wary. From what I have read, they say that and continue to charge. So, I'm now stuck writing checks for the next 3 weeks. And hoping that it was just my debit card number they had and not my bank account number.

Baytown, Texas
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#1 Author of original report

Companies that we know for sure are somehow giving our information to this fictious company (under their many names) are AOL, Home shopping network,, and

AUTHOR: SSGT JOHN LOVE - U.S. Army Field Recruiter - (U.S.A.)

Since reporting this incident on this website, I have emailed everyone I know to make them aware of this in the hopes that they will not be scammed. I have emailed the lawyers in charge of the lawsuit. I have also noticed that this is happening when people buy thing on the internet, sign up for things on the internet, received telemarketer calls, buy things on tv, try to do mediocre things such as just access your internet. Companies that we know for sure are somehow giving our information to this fictious company (under their many names) are AOL, Home shopping network,, and I recommend avoiding this websites or places. I am preparing to call Truecredit and find out exactly why they gave my information to this company and ream them a new one. I would suggest everyone do the same to the company that gave out your information. Feel free to tell your story below or file your own Rip-off Report.

CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.

It would really be great for anyone who has managed to fix their situation with the company and receive their money back to post it below.
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