Report: #450586

Complaint Review: Privacymatters123

  • Submitted: Mon, May 11, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, May 14, 2009
  • Reported By: Millsboro Delaware
  • Privacymatters123
    www.privacymatters123.com
    Internet
    U.S.A.

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

I signed up for Classmates.com last week. I've had the free membership for a few years and had received some messages from some people I went to high school with, but of course, with the free membership, you have access to very little info. They had cut their usual 39.95 price down to 19.95, so I thought it might be worth it.

They billed my Visa debit card 19.95, as per the ad.

About a week later I saw another charge of 19.95 posted on my checking account. After a little research I found that this wasn't Classmates, but a company called Privacymatters123.com . I plugged their name into Google and found that they are a credit monitoring service that charges 19.95 per month to "monitor" my credit, whatever that means.

I have never pulled a credit report from the internet, never signed up for any service.

When I called Privacymatters123.com they said that their service was 19.95 per month and that I signed up for it on Classmates.com when I took a "Credit Survey" on the site. Bullsh_t!!...I never take "surveys" on the internet...never have, never will. I very rarely even get any spam. I'm real careful on the internet, mainly because of predators like this.

A little more investigation told me that this is a regular practice for Classmates and this company. I assume Classmates.com sells your info to Privacymatters123.com . If I were not careful about monitoring my checking account, this practice would have continued month after month, a cost of $240 per year.

I have since canceled my debit card and reported them to 3 outside agencies. There are tons of negative reports about these people.

Mike
Millsboro, Delaware
U.S.A.
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#1 Author of original report

Privacymatters123 did refund my money

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

I still don't like the way they took my money without my authorization, but, I must report, they did refund the $19.95 to my debit account in a timely manner. This helps make it all better, but they never should have taken the money in the first place.
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#2 Consumer Comment

not just classmates the one called my life was renions

AUTHOR: Elsa Childers - (U.S.A.)

i know how u feel. but whats worse they dont do as they save i had 13 serches they couldnt find a one yet when payment was due recived email we found ya da yada. there all alike phonys. i know that they get info as i had gone to court house on here to find info, and before the eve over i recived email we found this or that oh someone is looking for u. its all b.
dont pay any of them. i had paid for 3 months and lthey were going to recharge account in 3 months to renew (automatic)with or with out my ok, i said oh no cancel this . watch out i know they took me cause i never even looked to credit cards.good luck
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