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Streamate.com is a classic example of a merchant preforming skimming credit card fraud on their customers, or innocent email accounts who never visited their sites. Skimming - "the theft of credit card information used in an otherwise legitimate transaction. It is typically an "inside job" by a dishonest employee of a legitimate merchant" (Wikipedia). In this case however the merchant as well is not legitimate. The basic summary of the below report is this, a person will message you via Instant message on either yahoo, or hotmail domain to your personal instant messenger screen name in attempts to get you to video talk to you, but they only can be seen on an adult webcam service and they will provide their own card information so that they may talk to you, you stud or sexy gal. A month later you will receive an email from Streamate.com trying to collect on a card discrepancy which they also threaten a legal investigation of you, to charge with credit card fraud and identiy theft. However to avoid this you may send a cashiers check of the amount allotted to their P.O. Box. It really is a elaborate scam, either by A)providing credit card information of their own clients for others to use and bill on, or a stolen credit card and identity to attempt to get a third party to use for the Merchant company "Streamate.com" B) using an accepted credit card information in their system to which to scam the person to simply send in the cashiers check or C) dipping into both jars the owner of the credit card and the person they promotion ally offered it to.
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 7th of Apr, 2009 by    0 Votes

StreaMate.com - Unauthorized charges
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Streamate.com is charging your credit card even when you are not on private chatting with anybody!

Stay away from them!
 5th of Jun, 2010 by    0 Votes

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 31st of May, 2011 by    +1 Votes
this happened to me recently. Do i pay the $97.53...or just sit back, relax, and ignore it?
 18th of Dec, 2012 by    0 Votes
this has also happened to me... i was charged for something i didnt purchase. when i questioned the charge, they shut my account and blocked my card then told me they were sending my details off to the authorities to be investigated for credit card fraud?!

now im being told to pay up.. what do i do?
 28th of Dec, 2012 by    0 Votes
All three of you should report this scam to the FBI, immediately! This is called extortion. The authorites have the ablities to find the people behind this fraudand if it is the actual website then they will be criminally charged. Don't just report this on an internet complaints forum, do something about it. Grow a pair boys! Your identities can be protected if you report it.
 29th of Dec, 2012 by    0 Votes
You are 100% correct my friend, however It's kinda hard to report it to the FBI when you live in Australia...
 19th of Jan, 2013 by    0 Votes
Absolutely not! Anyone in the world can make a complaint on the FBI system called IC3 which takes all the information for cyber crimes and assigns it to the proper section of the Bureau. The more complaints given to IC3 concerning the same company the faster action is taken against the offending company. Don't think nothing can be done to stop these criminals from getting caught. Your information is proof to the crime and can help catch these crooks from scamming other like yourself. The sooner the better!
 19th of Jan, 2013 by    0 Votes
Anybody in the world can file a complaint with the FBI. IC3 cyber crime website works with all law enforcement agencies world wide and will take your complaint information then assign it to the right department of the Bureau. It speeds up the action taken by the FBI if there are more complaints filed against the offending company. You can stop these crooks by making a complaint and they won't be able to scam others. Do nothing and it continues. Here's the link to IC3 http://www.ic3.gov
 31st of Oct, 2013 by    0 Votes
ohh i am not the only guy
ok sooo i was debited my money even though i didn't use the services
and they sent me the mail
i took the pic n reported it
am i really going to pay
247.82 $
i am going to take a STAND for my rights
and going to report it
to the FBI
i am not in the US though
but i will get the information some how
n i am going to sue dis company noo matter wat
its causing me stress for me n my family
 28th of May, 2014 by    +1 Votes
They test credit cards to see if they work there was two $2.00 USD charges then they did try to bill the card $218.32 USD under a place called ECHST.NET

Bank blocked the charge for the $218.32 sent me a new card the $2.00 refund from them showed up 4 days later after it posted and the other $2.00 charge came off on it's own

If you see these charges from ECHST.NET call you're issuer and block the card
ASAP !!!

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