ED Magedson – Founder
USA America ShopperCasa-Grand Internet, Arizona USA
USA America Shopper Rip-off via a Sweepstake entry Internet Arizona
Today I enter a Sweepstake, and within minutes I received a phone call telling me that I was eligible for a $100 dollar gift card. A foreign telemarketer came on the line and wanted my credit card # and name, address, and phone which I didn't give to her on such a small amout of information.
She then told me that I would be made some offer, but did declare repeatedly that I declined all offers. She persisted and got very angry when I ask for her name, company, and her ID#. She told me that if I didn't accept the additional charges I wouldn't be billed for them, but she told me there was a $4.95 for handling the gift card.
I thought that was reasonable and gave her my card number, and all the pertinent information. She once again persented the offers, I declined once again. By this time I had been on the phone for approx. thirty minutes. Once again she presented more offers which I decline. At this point I ask for her name, company she worked for, an address and an ID number. We got into a screaming match and she hung up.
I called the number that had appeared on my phone ID, and got a young man (Mike Pruz ID#20780. He assured me that I would only be charged $4.95 since I had declined all offers. I was then switched to an automated system and told to say ok everytime the automated system said ok. At the end of each offer there was a charge.
At the end of each charge I was again ask for my credit card, name and address. When I refused to say ok the telemarketer came back on the line and said I would not be charged for these offers that I had three month to use them and if I decided to keep them they would be added to my credit card. They ask for my credit card number.
I know that all of the offers will be charged to my credit card even though I declined each offer. At this point I knew that it was a scam and stated as much to the telemarketer. When told this he too got angry.
I told him that I did not want the gift card or any offers charged to my card and told him that I was hanging up and did so.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/15/2013 02:35 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/usa-america-shopper/internet-arizona-85122/usa-america-shopper-rip-off-via-a-sweepstake-entry-internet-arizona-1099614. 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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