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Complaint Review: Prosperica - Carrington North Dakota

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  • Prosperica Prosperica Mastercard Carrington, North Dakota U.S.A.

Prosperica Mastercard ripped me off, lied to me, took $259.00 out of my Checking Acct. promising me a 0% Credit Card for 3 Years that would then go to a 9% interest rate ripoff Carrington North Dakota *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

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On September 3, I received a phone call from a company identifying themselves by the name Prosperica Mastercard, offering a 0% Credit Card for a one time fee of $259.00. At first, I was a somewhat leary, but they sounded quite legitimate and I fell for it. They said this credit card is to help people re-establish their credit.

There were two different ladies that spoke to me including Monica @ Extension #568 and Mirium @ Extension #568. I did ask why they had the same extension, and was told they answer each others phones. They gave me a number of 1-866-353-0320 with the hours of 9AM to 5PM. They told me that the credit card would arrive within 40 days of them receiving my payment out of my checking account electronically on September 9, 2005.

I did ask if I could expect the card sooner and was reassured that it would be sent out when my payment was received. They told me that I could call customer service and check on this at the above number. They even gave me a PIN# and a Verification#, so when my card arrived, I could activate it. I asked them to spell the company name, and they did as P-R-O-S-P-E-R-I-C-A.

I did not get the address of their company, & recently went on line to check it out, being somewhhat suspicious, because I only got an answering machine, or no one would answer. I left my name and number, and no one returned my calls. This makes me sick knowing that people can be so deceitful and greedy. These people will stand before GOD someday, and will have to account for their actions.

Carrington, North Dakota

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 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!

ED Magedson Founder, Rip-off & Author of

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