Google Money System/EMillionaire/EZNet Income / home business scam
Yes. I'm a fool. I was fooled by the legitimacy of their well-done site. I stupidly gave them my credit card info in order to *supposedly* pay for shipping on some information on a home business kit they were to send me. I was to receive a "confirmation" via email (which I have never received to this day) The following day I received a phone call from a somewhat English-impaired individual asking me to authorize a $39.95 a month charge on my credit card. Alarm bells (finally) went off and I flatly refused and informed this individual that I wanted nothing further to do with this outfit and to cancel any and all transactions. The next thing I know my credit card has been charged $47.00 and another "Foreign Transaction Fee" amounting to $4 and some cents.
I called the EMillionaire* folks up expressing in no uncertain terms that I wanted them to cease and desist and that I wanted a full refund for all moneys charged to my credit card. (*SIDE NOTE: At the time of the initial setup, no mention was ever made of a company calling itself "EMillionaire" nor was there any indication of this name on the printout I made of the original transaction.) I was given a major run around and told that I would be receiving an email confirmation of my cancellation and that I could expect a charge back to my credit card. When I asked for a confirmation number of some sort, I was directed to go to a certain website. I went to the website while I was still talking to this person and found that this particular website had absolutely nothing that would enable me to confirm my cancellation and any indication that a refund would be made. I informed the person I was talking to of this fact and she again waffled. I tried to get an employer ID from her and she said they were not allowed to give out this information. In fact, every time I tried to pin her down she would cite company policies against giving out certain information ( and yet it was perfectly fine for them to have my private credit card information and email address and home address, etc)!
In the end, I have had to cancel my credit card and have a new one reissued. I believe the bank is willing to work with me on this one; time will tell whether or not that is the case.
My advice to anyone who encounters these home-based business offers is to RUN!! I have always considered myself very careful and have always refused to be suckered in to these scams. The one time I let my guard down and got deceived by the very well done website turned out to be a disaster. I hope that my experience will prevent others from making the same mistake.