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stand up against internet scammers

Updated on September 28, 2010

 

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.

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    • barby2kool profile imageAUTHOR

      barby2kool 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for stopping by... I will certainly visit your hub. Appreciate the follow

    • Granny's House profile image

      Granny's House 

      7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      barby, I also did a hub on this. Go over and read it. It may help some.

    • barby2kool profile imageAUTHOR

      barby2kool 

      8 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi lorlie6, I read your article and I also lost a few hotmail account sometime ago, I knew I did not changed my password but somehow I wasn't able to get into my account. I am wondering if that's what happened to me, I wasn't even thinking about that, I have since stayed away from hotmail. I was scamed out of $145.00 after I signed up for only $2.99 for an information kit, which was just a way to get my bank information so as to scam me out of my money. After disputing and writing various letters my money was refunded to me and then taken out again. It has been refunded a second time and I'm just waiting to see if this is final before updating my hub.

      Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the follow.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      It is very scary, the Internet...I mean the people who abuse it by scamming others, particularly the young and elderly. Actually, include me as well, I was 'phished' a couple of months ago-wrote a hub about it!-I guess I'm simply so new to the Internet that I was 'easy pickins'! Great hub on a disturbing topic.

      Thanks.

    • barby2kool profile imageAUTHOR

      barby2kool 

      8 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi cjcarter, it was good you never gave financial information, you are a lot wiser than I was. I agree you should totally go after this guy, chances are, you are not the only one scamed by him. Your Attorney General is a good place to start, the Better Business Bureau, the RipOff report.com, www.ic3.gov, Internet Fraud Complaint center. To make sure your report is as effective as possible, do some investigative work on the perpetrator before you make your report. Good luck! I hope this information was helpful.

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      cjcarter 

      8 years ago

      I just realized a job I applied for on craigslist a few days ago was a total scam, and I'm just pissed off enough to really go after this guy. Can you give me any and every site where I can file a complaint? No harm was done (yet), and I never gave any personal financial information, so at least that is good. Still, I wanna bring the rain down on this guy. Any suggestions would be helpful.

    • barby2kool profile imageAUTHOR

      barby2kool 

      8 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi Samiaali, thanks for your comment. I really hope the authorities will one day put a stop to this practice and put these people behind bars where they belong.

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      samiaali 

      8 years ago

      Hi barby2kool, You are so right. There are people who sit around thinking of ways to rob people, especially elderly people. It's really very sad. Thank you.

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