United States - 75201
2925 Virtual Way Unit 310, Vancouver BC V5M 4X5
My bank account showed an amount withdrawn for 89.95. I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR A RACE! I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO RUN FOR OVER A YEAR.
From the information that I have been able to find and read, this has happened to numerous people and has been going on for quite sometime. It is unclear to me how or why this continues to happen. Or why a company would not take the appropriate steps to remedy the issue if it indeed was a mistake.
Active Advantage uses deceptive practices to steal money.
When I registered for a couple of events in the Madison, Wisconsin, area, I was forced to create an Active Advantage account--no where in the process did it state that I was signing up for an annual fee of $89.95 that would be charged to the credit card used for race registration.
I am VERY cautious about clicking through so that I don't receive spam emails for activities in which I have no interest. I DID NOT accept a membership and certainly did not sign up for an annual membership at a cost of $89.95.
I called customer service, [protected], and after waiting on hold for more than 30 minutes finally reached a live person. They were obviously experienced with dissatisfied customers calling on this subject. The agent assured me that I would receive my refund.
Happy that I get my money refunded; livid that I had to waste my time calling to get back my stolen property.
This company listed a sports event for another company (community evolve) and this was clearly fraudulent. The event had the wrong address listed for the event. The address was for the federal reserve and there was clearly no sports event being held there. I contacted Active since they are the company who accepted the payment for this event. There only response was they cannot give me a refund and to contact the 3rd party event (who I contacted multiple, multiple times with no response at all.) Active has shown they will take your money and refuse to do anything when the company they are sponsoring is clearly a scam. To this day, active still has this fraudulent 3rd party company on their website.
I signed up for a mud run and somehow got entered into a free trial for Active Advantage. I realized this only after they charged my bank card $89.95. I got the email from them at the time of the charge, and every link on it I click is marked as insecure and not recommended by Google to open any of them. I went to try to open their site directly and found literally hundreds of people in the same boat. Why is this allowed. I should not have to look for fine print for an auto enrolled free trial to run in a 5k mud run. This is unacceptable. Trying to reach someone to address it is a joke. I get recordings that state I can call another number for a charge. Another charge? This is ridiculous. Even if I wanted to take advantage of the shoe coupon it is unsecured and not a link I feel worth risking my security. I don't plan on doing multiple runs so this "service" is not a benefit to me. I can't believe they continue to be allowed to do this.
I have signed up our daughter for a summer camp that (we now know) partners with the Active network. About a month after signing up, I received an email welcoming us to the "Active membership" and thanking us for the $89.95 payment towards it. I have called to ask about it and learned that the membership was connected to our signing up our daughter for the camp. The camp is not called "active camp" and is an academic camp, nothing about being active. We are vigilant online shoppers and would have noted if something needed to be checked/unchecked to signup/avoid signup for a membership in what appears to be some fitness related program (completely unrelated to our daughter's camp topic). The person on the phone acted as if they expected us to cancel, which they processed right away.
This business needs to be investigated, as it is a complete scam which amounts to theft. The company makes it look as though you are clicking an agreement to sign up for the race like you intended, but that's not what it is. They are hiding in VERY small print you can do a trial membership of this Active Advantage service, and afterward, you get charged. Since you are getting a ton of emails about the race you won't notice the AA one that welcomes you to your "trial" membership. It's completely unconscionable, tricky, and illegal. I have requested a full refund of my 89 dollars, and I had better get it, otherwise off to Consumer Protection I go.
It looks like it's not even based in the US so that's probably how it can fly under the radar.
Very sad to read through these comments and realize this have been going on for a decade. Even more sad that no one has done anything about it! Plus the rate has gone up, as my husband got charged $89.95 after signing up one of the kids for a summer Humane Society camp. He DID NOT sign up for this, trial membership or otherwise. He contacted the Humane Society and they said they've had problems with this before. I bet there are a lot of other parents that have no idea. The Humane Society should let people know this could happen, AND stop using them. Many people want to show support for this local group, but not at the cost of this hassle. Plus we had a $15 off coupon, that after using this sight, it charged a $10 fee. Again something the local Humane Society should let people know, or they're going to start losing support.
In reviewing my credit card statement I found a charge for $79.95 from active network. Since I had no idea what this was for I immediately called my credit card company. They informed this was a reoccurring yearly charge and that this was actually the third year I was charged by this company. I went to their website and on the front page found a link for people that did not know why they were charged $79.95. When I went to the link I found out I was unknowingly paying for some type of coupon service for "active people." I never knew I had the service and never used it. I guess I was lucky I found it on year 3 and not year 10. I contacted active network and was told I could only be refunded $79.95 for the last year because "that was their policy, " even though in total they had charged my over $200. I was told I was signed up for this service somehow when I reserved a campsite online. Again I have never gotten any services from this company nor did I know I had it. When I looked online I see that I am not alone and that many other people have had this happen to them without them knowing. I have to say I am blown away that this type of fraud is legal and feel especially bad for people that are living paycheck to paycheck and can't afford it. In 2013 there was a class action lawsuit for the same thing against this company. I think there needs to be another one. I will also be writing the CEO but I will have to do more research to find other ways to resolve the situation.
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I had a unauthorized credit chard charge of 69.95
Account: Credit card ending in 5368
Made at: ACTIVE.COM-REGISTRATION
On: June 23, 2017 .
I have never herd nor signed up for "Active Advantage".
When I look them up online, it looks to me like you are giving out my credit card information to a 3rd party scam. WHATS UP!
I am signed up to your online website.
William Travis, email [protected]@hotmail.com
From this day forward I will no longer use your website! I will complain to every race director about your site about using my personnel information.
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This service provider and their affiliates are a bunch of scam artists. I understand that many may review this organization positively; stating that users should opt out of services that will automatically withdraw funds from your account without your authorization. However, the fact that a paying customer must "opt out" in the first place should be a red flag to most. The company is hoping that a minimally experienced users will come by trying to sign up for an event and accidentally sign up for magazine subscriptions they would never want. Ethical businesses have an "opt in" set up in order to gain their customer's trust. Active Network is an unethical business, and my friends and I will never do business with them again.
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