- Internet & the Web
stand up against internet scammers
Has anyone noticed the many scams that are so prevalent on the internet?. With the recession in the economy the scam artist are coming up with new and innovative ways to scam people out of their money. One should be very careful when giving out credit card information. These people only want this information so they can make unauthorized charges to your credit card. The trick is to advertise for say $2.97 for a trial kit and while you are there thinking "well it's just $2.97 I will wait to see if this is something I am interested in". You will be shocked to find out that this was just a ploy to get the information to make additional charges to your account. By the time you figure this out, they will let you know the cancellation period is passed (usually say three days) so there is nothing they can do, citing a link to the rules and regulation of their site which you agreed to just by doing business with them. Their advertisements are very false and deceptive, they advertise one thing and practise something completely different.
Yeah, I've been a victim and I was so angry I had a constant headache for days. Fortunately for me I love to write so after making a report to my credit card company disputing this transaction I went on my computer, and stated to write, I lodge complaints with anyone I thought could help do something, anything. The Better Business Bureau, the Ripoff Report, several sites, and of course my Attorney General, my next stop will be the President's Office. I will take this as far as I have to so I can have my money refunded to me, I have to work too hard to let anyone take my money away from me just like that.
So if you have been a victim like I have, please don't surrender and give up to these scum bags. "The only way evil can triumph is for good men to sit and do nothing". You see guys this is election season so use up your respective Attorney Generals, if they were not doing anything they will certainly want to help to look good for the electors, so you have that in your corner. If you already have a good Attorney General then that's an added bonus.
I have a very good Attorney General in Connecticut, this man Richard Blumenthal has been a powerhouse, an advocate,a defender of consumer rights, I personally think he is one of the very best Attorney General in the whole United States if not the best, so I know my case is in good hands. Besides if there are many persons across the united states with the same complaints these Attorney Generals will combine together and bring pressure on these scammers.
One of these company has 476 complaints against them on the Better Business Bureau alone, and a lot more on other sites. How can one company have so many complaints filed against them and nothing is done about it?, "I just can't understand that".
So file your complaints, it doesn't matter how long it has been. Don't just sit and let these scum bags take your money, fight back and put your representatives at work.
I have seen persons who say their only income is from their social security check and they took all they had. One guy said they took his rent out of his account and he was wondering if he would be homeless soon, as he is out of a job and will not be able to come up with his rent money.
My only concern is that they may just decide to scam the wrong person and set this person or persons off the edge, resulting in some sort of massacre and then I'm quite sure the authorities will do something when it is too late, because far too often the government is reactive rather than proactive.