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Achieve-your blog / Unauthorized charge to my bank account

1 FL, United States Review updated:

On Aug. 18, 2009, an unauthorized charge of $74.95 was deducted from my bank account by Achieve-Your Blog. I do not know who this company is or how they got my bank info. I have attempted to contact them, with no results.

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  • Ge
      25th of Aug, 2009
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    Same here and BEWARE next a charge for $29.96 from another company will debit/credit your account (UNIM/BLOG8772063)
    These charges are suppose to be for .99 cent shipping charges for cd's and then you never get the product jst charges they say can not be refunded because you agreed to a month to month subscription...call your bank, credit card company and dispute the charges and make sure you file a complaint with the BBB in your ara...this scam has to stop!!! I have been charged by Prosper University and Achieve Your Blog Profit both out of Utah and now UNIM out of Greenacre Florida...Thanks for sharing Georgia Girl

  • Cr
      25th of Aug, 2009
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    I just notices a charge of $29.96 on my debit card today and as I looked back into my account last week there was a charge for $74.95 from these "companies". I have no Idea what they are for so I called my bank to dispute them. Does anyone know how to get ahold of the company to end the subscription??

  • Ch
      25th of Aug, 2009
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    I have had the same problem. The first charge I got taken off by calling the company on my bank statement(Charge was refunded). That company no longer proccess payments for achieve your blog. Next thing I know the charge is back so I called that new company and they said they canceled my account and would refund my money(no refund so far). Today I looked and the $29.96 fee is there. I am furious. I am going to my back tomorrow and having this taken care of.

  • Ch
      25th of Aug, 2009
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    Call (866)966-0858 to cancel the 29.96 fee. I called Achieve your blog profits and complained about the charge and they gave me that number. The charge id for google mentoring service. The guy told me when you sign up for Acheive your blog profits you are auto signed up for this. He said I will get a refund, but he couldn't find me in their system. He said he put me on a refund/cancel list and I should see a refund in 3 to 4 days. If not I should call back. I bet I have to call them back.

    The number for Acheive your blog profits is...
    (877)585-7999

    Hope this helps and/or prevents anyone from making this mistake. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! It is nothing but a headache to cancel. They don't even give you a conformation number. I have called my local BBB and told them about my experience.

    What really makes me mad is I learned about this company from CNN. Makes me wonder if they screen the people they let advertise.

  • Su
      26th of Aug, 2009
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    I have also received both the 74.95 charge and the 29.96 charge. The reference number is:

    UNIM/BLOG8772063960 877-2063960 FL $29.96
    ACHIEVE-YOUR BLOG PROF 435-6567608 UT $74.95

    I cannot seem to get a hold of any of them.

  • Lo
      26th of Aug, 2009
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    I just received a $29.96 charge against my credit card also under the heading of Unim/Blog8772063. When spoke to a very nice lady at (877)206-3960 she was very helpful in refunding my money. This is a company that is associated with the purchase of the Acai Berry. My son purchased this product a couple of weeks ago and did not read the fine print.

  • Mo
      30th of Aug, 2009
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    I just had a charge on my credit card for achieve you blog for $74.95 also. I have never ordered from them and when I called their number, I did not get an answer, just a bunch of different extentions. My bank refunded me the money and is investigating.

  • Mj
      31st of Aug, 2009
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    I too got a charge of $29.96 from this company. I guess when I signed up for yourblogprofits.com in the fine print it also signs you up for a trial mentoring membership that will be billed to the same credit card. I called the number on my credit card statement and they were totally willing to work with me. They cancelled that extra membership and refunded the money, and gave me confirmation numbers for both cancelling and for the refund. The phone number is (877) 206-3960 and they will ask you for the last 4 digits of the card that you used and for your name. Hope this helps anyone! Good luck!

    P.S. and just be nice when you talk to them, and act like you never knew about the added membership. Just act stupid. ;)

  • An
      31st of Aug, 2009
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    On 8/7, I was charged $74.95 by a company in Ijmuiden nl (netherlands) which was credited back to me on 8/13. However, on 8/18, the same date as many of you, Achieve-your blog prof in Utah charged me $74.95; then Unim/blog in Florida charged me $29.96. I did not order anything from any of these companies, so I called my credit card company. In addition to disputing the charges, I asked them cancel that card and issue a new one. I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems to stem from a web host program, for which I did sign up and pay for. Apparently they must pass the info to similar companies (or use various names themselves) without permission.

  • Ia
      5th of Sep, 2009
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    I also have been scamed. The ad I responded to indicated that I could make money by simply posting sites for Google. I though... just what I'm looking for. The offer asked for my credit card number to be charged $2... that's ALL, for a cd that would explain the program. They started calling me... I said I didn't sign up for any blog and I would respond after I recieved the CD. They kept calling ... no cd... to date I've never recieved a cd. On August 18th I was fed up with them calling ans said "Don't call me again" .. then a charge appeared on my credit card for $74.95. I immediately called the credit card co. Now, this morning, Sept 5, 2009 they emailed me a statement saying they are charging my credit card another $72. I called the credit card co. and they say I can do nothing till it posts, because it was already authorized. I am a senior citizen and live on very limited income. How could someone be so LOW as to STEAL FROM SENIOR CITIZENS... or anyone else for that manor. I have a call in to them. Unless they credit my account and I never hear from them again... I am going to sue.
    Ian Hurst ... Ohio

  • Am
      7th of Sep, 2009
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    The same thing happened to me. I am also a senior citizen and thought that web hosting would be a neat thing to do. Day before yesterday I received my credit card statement and the Achieve Your Blog Profts $74.95 charge was on there, as well as the charge from UNIM in the amount of $29.96. Since I never heard of either of these companies, I reported them to the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection.
    Today I called Achieve Your Blog Profits and spoke to someone named Jeff, who right away told me there was no information in his database about me and said that the amount of $74.95 will be refunded in three to five business days. We'll see. Meanwhile my husband hit the roof when he saw these charges and we haven't spoken since. Maybe I can sue them for "pain and suffering", you think?
    AMK, Colorado

  • Tl
      23rd of Sep, 2009
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    I've been a savvy consumer of home based business since approximately 2000. This newest gimmick of offering "a trial for only $1 or $9.95 or $14.95 or whatever is showing up not only online but on TV infomercials. I've tried to be very careful to read or try to find the fine print on the real cost of the product. I normally have to do a Search using the $ sign until it shows up. Many times it's hidden. If I don't find it, I hit the "order" button and see what it says there. I don't remember seeing any $74.95 anywhere except when they took it from my bank account through PayPal. My bank paid the $74.95 - actually it was $81 something, and since the funds were not there, my bank paid it anyway and charged me $34 overdraft fee plus $7 for every day the overdraft fee was not paid. I went in to my bank to advise them that I had no idea what this was about and they temporarily restored the $81 plus all OD charges until an investigation has been completed. One more charge has since been made to my PayPal account - PayPal says they see that it was unauthorized and will clear it up after investigation. I'm sending the link to this page to my bank and to PayPal in the hopes that it might help alleviate this and similar problems -- whether we are senior citizens or not. I do not buy ANYTHING online anymore until I check out the scam pages first. Just plug the company's or person's name in and add "scam" after the name and see what if anything pops up. If there are attorneys reading this, perhaps you could represent many of us in a Class Action against these perpetrators.
    TLD, DC

  • Pt
      25th of Sep, 2009
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    I too have been a victim of this scam. I signed up with yourblogprofits.com and was NEVER told of any monthly subscription fee. One month later I received a $74.95 charge from something called ACHIEVE-YOUR BLOG PROF 435-6567608 UT & a charge of $29.96 from UNIM/BLOG8772063960 877-2063960 FL. I tried calling these companies but could not get ahold of them. I did not sign up for any of these services. I called my credit card and got the charges reversed. One month later I see another charge on my account from Ijmuiden nl for $74.95. Again had to do the same thing with credit card company. Now yet AGAIN I have charges for $74.95 & $2.95 from a place called OP4BLOGGING.COM. I am FURIOUS. I have called my credit card company and cancelled my credit card because I can't figure out any other way to stop these companies from charging me. And I too went to yourblogprofits.com from an article on CNN.COM.

  • De
      12th of Oct, 2009
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    I almost got taken by yourblogprofits.com. Like other victims, I thought the Google association made it a legal proposition.
    Fortunately, the same day I agreed to the $2.99 initial fee I learned it was a scam.
    I called my credit card company to tell them that I had agreed to be charged $2.99
    but not to accept any further charges. We cancelled my credit card and assigned me
    a new number so no further charges could be made. The credit card company said that the telephone number of the organization making the charge was 1-888-935-4503. Since I was only out less than three bucks and had a new credit card within 24 hours, I did nothing further.
    Now I am receiving emails which my internet provider tells me contain a virus. I have deleted the emails they identified but we are up to five. The emails look like the ones from yourblogprofits.com and I have told my internet provider to find out who they are since the mail daemon returns any emails to the sender as a fake email address.

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