I do look over my charge card each month.
I ordered a book for my daughter online recently and I'm here tonight to say watch out for these guys at Discount Book Sale.com . I am not linking to them on purpose; I don't have permission. Just here to report the facts...
What they are doing sure sounds like fraud to me and I repeated that word to my customer service man in Manila (not Florida) several times. In any case, when you buy a book there all is fine and dandy then you get an email from another place; Best Brand Value. com saying you are welcome to shop with them and blah, blah, blah. I didn't read it all and find out they charged my charge card $19.95 because they were offering me a membership and that I had to cancel it within 3 days if I didn't want it!!! This was buried in the middle of a really spammy looking email.
I just talked to a customer service rep in Manila and refused to get off the phone and insisted upon a refund and a cancellation. Well, he couldn't issue a refund because it was beyone 3 days but he said but he could cancel it. We went round and round. OK, he was in the midst of cancelling it but I wouldn't budge on getting my refund. "This call is being recorded ma'am he told me". "Good, I am glad it's being recorded because what you are doing is called Internet fraud, it's illegal, I am reporting it to my police department and my credit card company and I'm telling everyone I can what is happening", I replied. I asked for the US address since it is supposed to be in the US. I got a P.O. Box in Old Color Guard, Florida.
I didn't see that they automatically signed me up for a trial membership and who were these people, and where did they come from - I didn't even buy from that company; it is very sly....and they would charge my charge card automatically every ??? month? until I cancelled.
Blah, what a bad way to end a good day. All is well, I wouldn't back down or get off the phone, he assures me I am going to get a refund...
List junkie says:
Call credit card company and alert them; no charges from discountbooksale or bestbrandvalue either!
Watch out my friends!
I am babbling, thanks for listening and beware.