• Report: #450534
Complaint Review:

Predicto Mobile LLC

  • Submitted: Mon, May 11, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, May 11, 2009

  • Reported By:Los Angeles, California
Predicto Mobile LLC
http://treal.biz/costco/ Internet U.S.A.

Predicto Mobile LLC Costco Online redirect scam Internet

*UPDATE Employee: Customer Care

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TO: Ripoff Report.com

In logging onto a Costco Online website tonight, approximately 10:00PM PST Sunday May 10 2009, my browser was redirected to

http://treal.biz/costco/?OVRAW=costco% 20online&OVKEY=costco&OVMTC=advanced&OVADID= 44147707522&OVKWID=218771033522


A (roughly) 120 second countdown clicker injected panic into the interaction.

Clicking the links required to follow through, I went first to:

where there was no obvious sign of how to collect the prize;

Then to cancel I continued through:

ultimately cancelling this impending fraud attempt. The cancellation was confirmed on my cell phone.

Meanwhile, with about 6 messages in my cell phone from these folks, there was insufficient indication of how to collect the prize.

Here are the text messages:
[1] 654654/PIN 4675 Enter PIN on web for chance 2win $50,000 Play Predicto game 4BIG Prizes and Giveaways $9.99/monthSvc:800.360.0518 2cxl txt stop T&C: predicto.com
[From] 654654
[Time[ 05/10/09 22:07

[2] 654654/You just got 5 bonus ringtones for joining! Log in to Predicto.com with PIN:4675 to download now To play Predicto for prizes anytime txt GET to 654654
[From] 654654
[Time[ 05/10/09 22:08

[3] 654654/Predicto: Will Jennifer Aniston copy Brangelina and adopt a child this year? Reply XLA = Yes XLB = No
[From] 654654
[Time[ 05/10/09 22:08

[4] 654654/U got 50gift pts4joining Predicto Cannce@ $50K+more pts 4 every vote Txt GET 2play Redeem points@predicto.com Svc800.360.0518 $9.99/month Txt help 4help,stop2cxl
[From] 654654
[Time[ 05/10/09 22:08

[5] 654654/Sorry to see you go! Here's ur online USER ID Usereotz5197 to view ur loyalty points @ Predicto.com. Ur Cell # can't be used to login., Q's: 800-360-0518
[From] 654654
[Time[ 05/10/09 22:13

[6] 654654/You have been unsubscribed from Predicto. There is no charge for this message. You will receive no further charges or texts. Questions: 800-360-0518
[From] 654654
[Time[ 05/10/09 22:18

Please Keep In Mind: This all started with an intercepted link to Costco Online. These folks captured my attention and time by fraudulently offering a $500 Costco Shopping Spree; I carefully avoided authorizing them to bill me for membership fees and celltext charges.

I will likely have to ask my cell phone provider to refund cellular and other charges.

I have requested Predicto LLC to please advise if their company has or expects to bill $9.99 or charges in any amount through my cell phone number entered above.

I will be contacting Costco Online to alert them to this apparent fraud attempt.

Los Angeles,, California

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/11/2009 12:56 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/predicto-mobile-llc/internet/predicto-mobile-llc-costco-online-redirect-scam-internet-450534. 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 UPDATE Employee

Customer Care

AUTHOR: Customer Service - (U.S.A.)

We have read Roy's May 11th posts on the Ripoff Report and ShamScam. Please be advised that neither Predicto nor Costco authorized the redirecting or the links to Predicto's landing page. As soon as it was brought to our attention, we had the links severed and invalidated all leads collected by that marketer.

We at PredictoMobile take customer satisfaction very seriously. You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-360-0518 and we'll make sure that any issues you may have are promptly addressed.

While we do our best to police Internet marketers who promote our service, there are some who just won't play by the rules. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused; if you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us and we'll take care of it.


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