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Butterfly Download Network / No response, no refund!

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I'm e-mailing to complain about butterfly download network (movie downloads). First, they have set up a "consumer report" webpage which recommends themselves over any other movie download service; I naturally decided to trust that recommendation and signed up with them. I have since been able to find out that this page was, at the very least, associated with the download service. Then, their service is not at all easy to use. There are errors on the webpages which make it hard to find out how to proceed. When I e-mailed them for help, they e-mailed back quickly with a standard set of instructions on how to successfully get started. When I became able to sign in to start downloading, the majority of the downloads they offered were accompanied by red or orange bands (indicating poor quality) or were in foreign languages--there were few good choices of movies or TV programs. I therefore e-mailed them to ask for a refund of my membership fee, which is part of their promise--to refund the full fee within the first 60 days. All of a sudden, I can't get a response from any of the 3 e-mail addresses I have. Also, nowhere on their website is an address, phone number, or other contact info (which should have been my first clue about them!) Anyway, I repeated my e-mails, and got a response from one of them--exactly the same info about using the download service! Nothing about my refund. All I've got left is to lodge complaints, hoping other people will not be taken in by these guys.

Thank you for the forum to post this complaint.

Va
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  • Ro
      26th of Aug, 2007
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    Dont trust the reviews at

    http://www.consumer-watch.org/moviedownload.html

    Hover over the links- they are tiny URL links- used to hide the fact they are affiliate links- meaning each time someone clicks on the link this person may get paid!

    You'll find this person "Scott Taylor" (AKA "kesmai"- their affiliate name) is a clickbank affiliate- every time someone signs up with this fake review this person gets a cut...

    Just wanted to make it clear incase anyone didnt know...

  • Er
      26th of Aug, 2007
    0 Votes

    thanks for your page. I was about to subscribe to this site after reading the revues. I am also wary and did some research, you guys have just saved me $40. I want to download movies, but legally and willing to pay for them as long as i can burn them, sites not easy to find.

  • De
      28th of Aug, 2007
    0 Votes

    I thank you! I called my credit card holder to dispute the charge... I knew these Bast*&^@, Boy!

  • De
      28th of Aug, 2007
    0 Votes

    To get a refund in 3 -5 B. days call ClickBank. Us and Canada
    1-800-390-6035, Direct 1-208-345-4245, International +1-208-345-4245
    this is for Butterfly network... I just got my money back!!!

  • Ka
      28th of Aug, 2007
    0 Votes

    I can't believe I fell for this! I put the request for refund through within about an hour of paying, so hopefully it'll work... Oh, I'm so stupid!

  • Po
      3rd of Sep, 2007
    0 Votes

    If you got sucked in by this scam in the last couple of days you still have time to cancel the charges by contacting your credit card provider and having them refuse the charge. Butterfly provides you with nothing but links to legit sites like Limewire, Shareaza and Gnutella, but it also links you with other sites that are downright dangerous...that's if you can even get the links to work. I found that none of them would connect except for the ones that were corrupted which sent my AV application into screaming fits. Avoid this site like the plague!

  • Ru
      5th of Sep, 2007
    0 Votes

    I was taken too by JButterfly Network!!! Total scam!!!

  • Ru
      5th of Sep, 2007
    0 Votes

    This is the first I've heard about the Butterfly Network scam... unfortunately... a bit too late for me. :( One lesson learned for me, check them out real good!

  • Ri
      7th of Sep, 2007
    0 Votes

    If you fell for the internet scam called Butterfly networks. Ask For a full refund to the online bank that the scam uses to transfer the money. With your receipt email there is a link directly with the bank (Click Bank) and if you are not satisfied they refund the money with put having to go through butterfly networks.

  • St
      29th of Sep, 2007
    0 Votes

    I had the exact same problem as you, when I signed up for Butterfly Download Network I didnt know a thing bout BitTorrent.

    So I was quite confused , and didnt know what to do.

    I emialed them , and they gave me instructions on how to use 'BitTorrent'

    So I thought.. couldnt everyone else do this without paying?

    I emailed a complaint and never got a response back.

    I expected them to give me direct download links to DVD quality movies.

  • Me
      2nd of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes

    I was about to sign up also, but there is no interaction with Customer Service, and well I won't give out my cc to some web page. You know anyone can just slap up something. I have Netflix movies for 4.99 a month to watch online, and while not all movies and TV shows are the latest the downloads are dependable and video quality is excellent. Thank you CCB, I've never been here and well you saved me 40.00. I will have you under my favorites from now on.

  • Ga
      3rd of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes

    GREAT I SEE THIS NOW!!!!!!
    I TO PAYED FOR THIS SERVICE , TO LATER FIND OUT THEY OFFERED LINKS TO MININOVA , LIMEWIRE AND TORRENTZ THAT ARE ALL FREE TO DOWNLOAD FROM IF U DOWN LOAD THERE SOFTWARE.....

    LESSON LEARNT MY FRIEND , CALL WHAT U WILL I AM NOT GOING TO SEE THAT MONEY AGAIN.... HOW EVER SINCE THEN I HAVE LOOKED INTO OTHER SERVICES .....TRY PHAZEDDL.COM..... FIRST DO U HOMEWORK. I HAVE IT GETS MY THUMBS UP... I PERSONALLY DOWNLOAD RAPIDSHARE FILES NOW ...RAR FILE. THERE IS A 3 MONTH SUSCRIPTION BUT U CAN CHOOSE THE TERMS WITH RAPIDSHARE...

    DOES THE JOB I WANT....

    ALL THE BEST

  • D
      10th of Oct, 2007
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    Thanks all!

    It seemed kind of scam but I wanted it to be true, especially since I live more than an hour away from a theater. Thanks for saving me 40 quid.

  • Vy
      16th of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes

    Wow! That was a close one! I was going to go ahead and try out Butterfly Network too because of that consumers report. Luckily I decided to google some real reviews. Thanks alot guys! You guys are keeping alot of potential scam victims away from those cons running this Butterfly Network scheme.

  • Ma
      31st of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes

    These people should be in jail for stealing from us! And it's not to late for me I will file a claim with my bank and they will reverse that card purchase and refund my money! you should try it. It really works because I've got into this mess before with a credit card company and the bank was able to get my money back within fifteen days or so hope this info helps !

  • Ro
      2nd of Nov, 2007
    0 Votes

    THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!

    HOW can this ### happen in this day and age. Come on!!
    As soon as I saw Lime Wire being offered as a download tool I should have realized... but then it's 'sucked in'... too late time.

    In hindsight though, all the artists I've totally RIPPED OFF with free downloads of their music from MP3 Rocket and LIMEWIRE over the years it's probably Karma...

    I'm guessing... I'm still oh about $500-600 in front...easily. Not to mention the truckloads of pornography... I mean, sorry erotic ADULT entertainment that WE have all enjoyed... right, boys and girls?

    Still I prefer the police and the govt to do the 'reaming' .. I hate being stung by their competition.. petty crime *ss wipes.

  • Te
      4th of Nov, 2007
    0 Votes

    Thank you so much I nearly fell for the scam as well. That review site is a good one mongrels I thought the review site was legit because of the .org address, they should be banned and thrown in jail. Thank god I didn't give my credit card details thats probably a scam too,I would cancel your credit cards too if I were you. Beware of butterfly download network they s*ck.

  • To
      8th of Nov, 2007
    0 Votes

    Thanks to this site and related comments I have regained sanity. I too was totally scammed by these pirates and paid for the useless service to be led into a period of surreal frustration. Finding this complaint site enabled me to realize my stupidity and take steps to get my money back. Thankfully it appears that click bank, the payment company who took initial credit card details, have refunded my money after I sent them a complaint through their customer services section. Thanks to everyone for your comments, sadly I don't think we'll be the last to be conned. Hopefully Butterfly will be shut down and prosecuted.

  • Ry
      17th of Nov, 2007
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    WOW thanks for the lodge complain. I'm not sign up on this website yet, because I doubt about this cheap service, incredible, then I searching more infos about this site, so I found this lodge. I'm so thank you to this site help me saved $40. Hope this site will stay last long. Thank you.

  • Mi
      22nd of Nov, 2007
    0 Votes

    I GOT SUCKERED IN BY THEM AS WELL AND NO REFUND.

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