Add Media, Inc. / Blogtoolkit / Fraudulent Debit Card Charges
BEWARE of the website listed above! Last month I noticed a $39.95 charge on my bank statement that I didn't recognize. I contacted the 800 # associated with the charge to inquire. The rep told me that a couple of weeks earlier I had signed up for a two-week trial for a service I knew I had NOT ordered: I neither have internet service at the time; nor had I for several months prior. All to say, I had not been online—not even to check email--since Nov., 2008.
After explaining to the rep exactly why I could not have placed the order in January 2009, she became increasingly agitated by my follow-up questions—questions designed to pinpoint whether this was the result of fraud on the part of the vendor, or someone who ‘phished’ for credit card info in order to purchase services from otherwise ‘innocent’ vendors. Once the rep’s attitude turned hostile, I ended the call to contact Sovereign Bank to initiate a formal dispute of the charges.
It was only through the dispute process that I found out that ADD Media, Inc., Armory Building, Suite 5073, Victoria Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, East Caribbean, is the corporate entity behind www.blogtoolkit.com. I then ‘googled’ ADD Media, Inc. to find the only information available online—[redacted]’s entry complaining about ADD Media’s eerily similar $39.95 monthly charge, but in that instance through www.bidfuel.com.
Q: I wonder, just how many ‘faces’ does ADD Media, Inc. have on the web, scamming for dollars through two-week trial programs that never go away (not even upon request, apparently)?