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Baydownloads / rip off

1 689 McKee AvenueMonessen, PA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 724-684-8582

I was looking for an upgrade patch for my Phantasmagoria video game. I surfed onto the website of Baydownloads. They said they had video games and music for download. And they offered a special to join the service. I decided to join their one time payment offer of $4.87 for game downloads.

When I submitted my charge info in order to complete this transaction, I got 3 emails in my mailbox. I had been charged for, and subscribed to 3 different porno sites!!! Nowhere was I subscribed to a "Baydownloads" where I could download games.

I got subscribed to: Discount Video Pass ($1.00), vipbookmark ($1.00), and megadownloadpass for the charge of $4.87. All are PORNO sites, and I am not interested in porno.

I don't know where I made my mistake other than thinking I could get game downloads for a one time charge of $4.87.

I called their number [protected] and talked to someone who assured me all 3 accounts were cancelled. I don't trust them, as they also asked me for my credit card number. What's up with that?

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  • Bt
      8th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes
    Baydownloads - Fraud
    British Columbia
    Phone: 604 451 6818

    Baydownloads tells you they have what you want to download. But once you join up and log in that download disappers and they tell you it is not available. Funny though if I log out it shows they have it, log in and it disappears... Very interesting.
    Steer clear of this web site!!!

  • Jo
      10th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    What you expect from a piracy website?

  • Hu
      14th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    Had the same problem. I canceled in an hour. They said that that had canceled all the accounts and I haven't seen any other charges for the last whole month on my card fortunately.

    We just need to refrain from signing up on these sites..

  • Ed
      17th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    This place has many aliases apparently.

    Download Nova; Download-Provider; BayDownloads.

    When you go to pay they all have "Meadowlark Limited" as the innocent sounding name which appears on your credit card. You have to read it carefully as the "one time payment" has a recurring charge of around $30 a month and there is another tacked on. When emailed to ask what were these "optional items" they did not respond.

  • Ke
      24th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    Same problem. I just signed on at BayDownLoads and it seems I've signed up for 3 different porn sites. That's why I went looking for a review of the site.

    Seems like a total rip off to me. I'm trying to get everything cancelled now... but who knows.

  • Dr
      1st of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    I just found site and was interested in joining. But i had a funny feeling that it looked to good to be true. So i found this site and seen all of the people that have been ripped off. Man i am so glad that i found this site. I will def be bookmarking this site for future use.


  • Po
      1st of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    Baydownloads is the biggest rip off ever!!!

  • El
      4th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes
    Baydownloads - scams/intentional false representations
    65 Sundown Road
    New York
    United States
    Phone: 315-963-2046

    I was looking for a music download of mama cass, hard to find songs. This website indicated that it had the song that I wanted.
    I clicked on site and read the details about the song download. It said to pay $4.95 for complete download access for a few days. I understood that it was a temporary deal and that i would be charged $39 something if I chose to keep it. As soon as I pushed enter with my card, the card was authorized and porn sites began to pop up all over the place. So fast I couldnt close them enough. Had to crash the computer to get it to stop! When I was able to restore my computer, I went back on the Baydownload site and searched my song. It was not available. Then I wrote to them asking them not to charge me anything else that I did not want their service. Then I was charged by three related companies on my account each for $39.83 $39.83 and $9.82. When I emailed them(they would not give me a phone #) they said that they had nothing to do with these companies and I should have read the fine print. Which, by the way you see after you pay. Well finally I contacted one of the companies and they agreed to refund and cancel my service with them. BAYDOWNLOADS should be shut down... Thank you

  • Se
      10th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    While looking for some downloads of some older games that are no longer on the market, I stumbled across this website and as the site had a join up fee of just $4.97 I thought that I might join up.

    When I actually went to the form to give them my credit card details I noticed at the top of the form it read "You are about to gain access to megadownloadpass", which as was explained in the main post is a porn site.

    So ofcoarse I logged out without giving them my details and will never return to this site. Nowhere do they mention actual access to their website. It's almost as if this site is a front for really cheap porn.

    Even the member feedback on the website is stupid. One person says, "You guys rule! It took just 15 minutes to get through to one of your customer service operaters". That's pretty bad service if you ask me.

  • Ku
      14th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes
    Baydownloads - Scam

    Looking for movie downloads joined site and got something else a porno download site.
    I see no apparent way to cancel this monthly fee other than sending a msg directly from site.

  • Gr
      14th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    Do not download ANYTHING from They are a so-called bait & switch scam.

    This means is that they'll tell you that they have what you want, but once the money is paid, they suddenly don't.

    If you have suffered loss because of these guys, please submit a claims to your local court, and sue them. You will win! These people should not be allowed in business!

    If you are wanting to sue, the website has been registered to the following company:

    Katz Global Domain Name Trust
    Privacy Protected Domain Name Domain Proxy Center (
    32 Maxwell Road #03-07 c/o
    SC, Singapore, sg 069115
    Phone: +65.67228356
    Fax: +65.67258021

  • Wa
      16th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    My brother told me years ago "before you give out your credit card details type the name of the organisation and the words 'rip off' into a search engine. I forgot and ended up as a member of 3 porno sites as others have - now I'm off to the bank to cancel my card. I did eventually type in "downloadnova rip off" I guess I just paid for a lesson in not getting ripped off in the future!

  • Ke
      18th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    This just happened to me too ! I thought i signed up for a lifetime membership as was stated, however, this was not the case . The confirmation email that said my subscription was a 3 day trial. The download links are bogus . Can't get any movies from them. This site is a complete scam . It also billed me on three seperate invoices from various websites including porn sites. I have also no interest in those sites . The site I wanted to deal with was Bay downloads for mainstream movies. How can this be? It's so blatently erroneous. I want my money back !! Needless to say, I cancelled immediately with no refund as stipulated in it's policy. I just wasted 2 hours and $$$ for squat. I still don't feel comfortable that my membership is cancelled. Keep away from this site .

  • Ji
      29th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    what a EFFIN RIPOFF, they get you to give them 5 bucks and what they do is sign u up for PORN on 3 sites ( ohh lord when the emails start coming) you can download movies if u pay another guy more money . BEWARE !!!. the idea to put in the questionable vendor's name with rip off or complaint in google before u but is great

  • Di
      9th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes
    Baydownloads - scam fraud
    United States

    I filed a complaint with the proper authorities, I suggest everyone does the same after calling their CC company.
    Go to and file a complaint to seek punishment for this company and anyone affiliated with them.

  • Ju
      29th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have precisely the same opinion! Criminal business.

  • Lu
      26th of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    I attempted to purchase software and instead of being charged $4.95, I was charged $39.95 with a recurring charge set up. I called the number listed on my bank statement and was directed to (*the website listed on my bank staement was you off because you think it just says ATM) I requested my membership be cancelled and I be refunded. I was told it would take 7 days to refund my money. I additionally received emails from porn sites. freexxxpass is the email I received to confirm my password so that I could verify my account. (I never received the email for the Transit # to confirm account as stated on website). This site guarantees your information will not be shared yet you wll be contacted by numerous other companies all having access to charge your account. BEWARE!

  • Op
      21st of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes
    Baydownloads - Doble scam
    Chri Waters
    England, Devon
    United Kingdom

    I whish I found before making this mistake!

    In my case I was looking for replacement (old) development software which BayDownloads claimed to have. Like others the subscription was not what I bargained for and the fees escalated rapidly.

    The difference in my case was that when I singed up my credit card was rejected and so I tried a different card and it was rejected again. However the rejections were fake and each time the money was taken from my account.

    Furtunately my credit card company’s security was on the an the called me with a warning within 48 hours, at which point I cancelled the card with relatively low damage.

  • Th
      2nd of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    I' was screwed by this website when I signed with them months ago. I was looking for a rare documentary that I was hope to show my students and said they did it. So I sign immediately, because I was so surprised to see that! After I paid, but I could not find the file ANYWHERE now. Then I realized that it does not matter what I typed in search box, it will find it a result. Try it out! I have just searched for "Fdjskhfsd" and it shows me this results:

    Fdjskhfsd tested
    added 8.7 days ago
    1144 Kb/s
    added 1.4 days ago
    540 Kb/s
    Fdjskhfsd (2008)
    added 11.5 days ago
    1302 Kb/s
    Fdjskhfsd ripped 01-12-2009
    added 11.8 hrs ago
    408 Kb/s
    {ACCiDENT} Fdjskhfsd
    added 4.8 days ago

    Amazing how they ripped and tested versions of "Fdjskhfsd"! Then they charge me many times although I never allow for this from them. Thief!! I thought I had losted all that money and would no more.

    But after reading someplace about CHARGEBACKS, I called MasterCard, told them what happened, and called for the chargeback. They told me they checking this for me so hopefully I got back my money. My friend works for a bank, says that if a company / web site really pulls you out and there is evidence, you are almost guaranteed your money back to you. I hope it is true and good luck to you too my fellow friends!!

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