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Complaint Review: Freelance Home Writers - unparalleled Marketing - Miami Florida

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  • Freelance Home Writers - unparalleled Marketing 20816 S. Dixie Highway Miami, Florida U.S.A.

Freelance Home Writers - unparalleled Marketing unauthorized withdrawal of membership fee of $49.95 Miami Florida *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*Consumer Suggestion: Not quite that dangerous

*Consumer Comment: Count your Blessings

*Consumer Comment: Read the Fine Print

*Consumer Comment: Interesting

*UPDATE Employee: Your Order and Our Contact Info

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I authorized Freelance Home Writers/Unparalleled Marketing LLC. to deduct $2.95 from my Visa Card on 02/05/08. On 02/12/08 they deducted $49.95 from my Visa Card without my permission. I did not desire or request to be a member of this group, and I did not grant them permission to charge a membership fee on my Visa Card. All attempts to contact these people have failed.

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EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!


Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!


Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.


If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Not quite that dangerous

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

POSTED: Saturday, October 11, 2008

Paul says :"Your problem is experienced by anyone who goes on the net and just browses one of these sites."

That's highly unlikely. You have to give them your credit card info. They can't get that unless you give it to them (on the page where the fine print is located).

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#4 Consumer Comment

Count your Blessings

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

POSTED: Friday, October 10, 2008

Your problem is experienced by anyone who goes on the net and just browses one of these sites. Discoverng that 10+ companies have been doing this to the same person for months, is predictive of many hours of work, gathering information, trying to get and proof. Some of the companies aren't even listed anywhere, and there is no way to contact them. Yours came with a refund notice. You'll get your $50 back. Imagine that 10 companies do it more than once. Bank accounts are not bottomless pits. I have the fees for being overdrawn, greater than $350.00.

Fortunately, this site gave me a scene and script for getting my money back It an excellent message that one go to the bank and make demands. They have no right to give my money to anyone who asks for it. I have started using credit cards for many purchases and when I complain to them, that money gets back to my account very quickly. Its much better than trapsing over to the bank, talking with someone who plays stupid, offers no alternatives and then gets angry. Then, they (Wachovia) pull out all the legal papers for one to make a formal complaint. The issue never seems to get resolved.

Whew, got a few blogs of my own there! Thanks for stimulating my thoughts. I am going after my money that was fraudulently taken from my account.


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#3 Consumer Comment

Read the Fine Print

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

POSTED: Thursday, September 18, 2008

The 'reporter' here did not read the fine print. The initial $2.95 fee was only for a TRIAL period of one week, after which the MONTHLY RECURRING FEE of $49.95 is taken out. It is in the terms and conditions section. Always remember to read that ultra-important section, no matter how lengthy or confusing. I tend to scan through them for dollar amounts or other numbers to get to what I'm looking for--fees, both mentioned and hidden. The company in this case isn't in the wrong, because they disclose the details that you agreed to when you signed up. You just didn't know you did b/c you didn't read the terms and conditions. If I am mistaken and they did not have that section available at the time you signed up, you have my apologies.

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AUTHOR: Epiphany1003 - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Sunday, July 20, 2008

Is it Gabby's full time job to monitor this site and file the same canned rebuttals? I find it very interesting, since I also received their invitation to view their product but was smart enough to check here before going any further.

Gabby, get honest! Or maybe you don't want to because your job would be at stake!

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Your Order and Our Contact Info

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

POSTED: Friday, February 29, 2008

I am a supervisor at Unparalleled Marketing.

If you read the website you ordered from www.freelancehomewriters.com it clearly states that the $2.95 is a trial membership and if you do not cancel during your 7 day trial you will be charged $49.95.

If you wish to contact us you can call our customer support center Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM MST at 815-301-2074 or you can goto the website you ordered from and fill out a support request there. All email support tickets are answered within 48 hours.

We have no problems refunding your money as we do have an 8 week money back guarantee on all of our products but next time please read the website clearly before buying something over the internet.

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