- Internet & the Web
I WAS ROBBED, SCAMMED. . . Z BIDDY and other dubious stuff
I consider myself a cautious, skeptical and informed consumer, but when I saw a beautiful red blender on a pop up thingie I went for it. I was all in. First I had to give my credit card info before I could bid, but much to my humiliation when I clicked ‘submit’ I was advised that I had insufficient credit. Shamed, I jumped off the site immediately and probably said some pretty foul stuff.
Today I received my credit card statement and it said:
Jan 29 Z Biddy, $99.00
So, I called Z Biddy and after a 25- minute wait I asked, “what’s up with THAT?” I was then advised that those were the points I purchased
Huh? I explained I had no idea what they were talking about and you know how the rest of it went. This guy from India insisted I’d ordered some package of credits and I ended up screaming into the phone and called him un- American, then I called my bank, blah, blah, and talked to some guy from Indonesia and I still have to contact LifeLock. Maybe I will end up spending $99.00 for something I did not order and do not want. I mean who orders stuff from a company that rejects their credit? Yes, I asked them that exact questions and got no answer.
Then there was the AH BRA. Honestly I watched that commercial a dozen times. All those busty women smiling so happily in the AH BRAS and just sighing away, AH, AH AH. Never stretches it says, fits everyone, no binding, never loses its bounce when washed even a million times, no riding up or nuttin like that. To get one, you had to order three. Should that have been my first clue? What a joke. Ah Bra failure is all I can say. Saggy old thing, barely does what it’s supposed to do, well, I’ve got some stuff here that needs some support. That’s all I’m sayin.
Then, (and this is pathetic,) I bought what looked to be a darling, quality, LED lantern for emergency lighting and the add said ‘buy one get one free.’ It looks on TV to be an old- fashioned oil lantern and it looks nicely made. When I went to order it, the ‘ buy one get one free’ thing had disappeared. So I just ordered one and paid a hefty shipping fee. Shortly after this rattling, junky thing arrived I saw one for less money at Walmart AND NOW they are advertising this lantern for $7.00 less than I paid for mine.
I don’t know why I don’t learn my lesson. The Internet is a fabulous resource for checking on frauds. Just google in ZBIDDY fraud and oh my goodness, things is- a -poppin up all over. Two seconds and I could have saved myself $99.00.
I’ve fallen for other scams equally embarrassing, but this is all so painful I can’t go on.
MORAL? GOOGLE FIRST.