Barton Publishing & WelwatchTaking unauthorised money on credit card

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Well, well! I did an internet search on Welwatch as I found that unauthorised monies had been taken from my credit card after I had ordered a report from Barton Publishing. The search found this site and, surprise, surprise, what do I find but other customers of Barton registering the same compliants as they, to0, have had unauthorised amounts taken from their accounts by Welwatch.

So, I immediately (this morning) contacted my credit card company and put the amount ($29.95) into immediate dispute as an unauthorised charge. I also cancelled my card so that they could not continue to "tap into" my account. I am based in the UK so I do hope some of you will file official police complaints against this shower!


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    dee Jan 27, 2009

    In my humble experience (employed by a major credit card bank) is that many customers did auth welwatch to bill the account. From what I have learned, the customers had made a purchase with Barton publishing and ae intrigued bya rebate off er from wewatch. What the customer fails to acknowledge is that, in accepting the rebate they are also accepting a 15 day trial of the welwatch service. The service nust be cancelled within the trial period for the customer to avoid membership charges. This is my experience, and from it i can conslude that customers really should not be so quick to get what they incorrectly understand to be "free money" in the form of a rebate without making themselves fully aware and accountable. Everything has a price or a catch to it.

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    Donald Dalmeny Nov 21, 2008
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    My credit card statement this month shows an unauthorised charge of £17.70 with the reference HMD08005916383 NJ. Having never had any dealings with Barton Publishing. I am interested to learn that these two companies appear to be linked.
    In an attempt to resolve this problem I have emailed
    Barton publishing at '[email protected]'...I await their reply.

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