ap9 Shopping Essentials / Fraudulent charges!
As noted by others, after making an online purchase I was offered $20 credit on my order. I clicked the link; found they wanted more information than I was willing to give and closed the link. I finished out my order and opted out of the $20 offers on other sites. When looking at my credit purchases Shopping Essentials showed up. I had no idea who or what they were. My bank gave me the number to call. Although they have promised to refund my money I found it aggravating that they could not find me without me giving them my information (they could not look me up by their own confirmation number).
The thing is, the company I trusted my information with, Catalogue Favorites, gave out my credit information to a third party... that is reprehensible... I TRUSTED them. Bank of America knows what is going on but... they don't do anything about things like this... heck, they don't pursue people buying from HSN and having things sent to their own address on someone else's credit card... it is cheaper for them to just credit you money back if you fill out their forms.
Bottom line for me is Shopping Essentials is making fraudulent charges under the cover of "people sign up for the free month and then forget". Did not forget... I didn't sign up - period. I have a larger complaint with Catalogue Favorites; they are the ones who violated my trust and gave my credit card number out... what gives wth THAT?
They will also be getting calls from me... and no more business...