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Google Treasure Chest / scam, fraud

1 OK, United States Review updated:

I have fallen for the scam from Google Treasure Chest. I ordered a cd for $1.97 and had no idea that I just enrolled in a monthly scam of charges to my credit card. I have disputed my charges with my credit card twice now. They keep puting the charge back on my bill because they say I did not supply them with the cancelation number of the product. The problem is I can not contact Google Treasure Chest in any way possible, to cancel or even return the stupid cd they sent me. I have no email address, every phone number I call is disconnected. I can not talk to anyone to get anything cancled. I need help with this. Can anyone provide me with contact information so I can resolve far they are charging my capitalone card $72.21. I also would like to know who I need to contact to file a complaint with these scammers, they should be sitting in jail for what they are doing.

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  25th of Mar, 2009
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thank you all for opening my eyes and i fortuneatly didnt after reading your complaints get screwed also, too many people are hurting for money right now how dare these losers rip people off

  26th of Mar, 2009
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I was lucky enough to incestigate and read the small print. How can Microsoft Run a Banner Ad for these scammers. Shame on MS . This Banner ad is running on my HOTMAIL Account.

Complain to MS about these deceptive ads and scams.

  26th of Mar, 2009
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I do agree you all, however you must read the term and conditions first before you buy the kit. In the other hand you guys been robbed and steal your money. Lesson learn to you all not reading the term and conditions first. Here your advice people, who do you think will pay you as much $5000 a month for this site, no one. Even though they do the company will not shared this site to anyone period. So don't be amazed what they said in website or in T.V. be sure to check their website if they legit, and go to consumer complaint report like this one. Check them always.

  27th of Mar, 2009
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I had ordered the money tree kit not the treasure chest and I did this through a survey for Best Buy and there was not any details about these charges on there and you withdrew 72.21 from my account on 3/24/2009. I think this is wrong in today's time we can not afford to lose that kind of money. How are you going to resolve this problem?

  28th of Mar, 2009
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Sorry to tell you guys but none of yall have a decent lawsuit. Google Treasure Chest clearly states in their terms and conditions that you will be charged the $72.21 after 7days if you choose not to cancel. They will win every time. The following is the clause from their T&C:

Upon submitting a request for Membership, a Member ID and Password are assigned to you and can be used to gain access to The initial shipping and handling charge of three dollars and eighty eight cents, includes the Income Treasure Chest Kit as well as seven days worth of access to the online directories and training. After seven days, if you choose not to cancel, you will be billed your first monthly membership fee of seventy two dollars and twenty one cents for the membership fee for the membership. Membership fees will be charged to the credit card used by you to complete the transaction.

  28th of Mar, 2009
0 Votes
Google Treasure Chest - money
Google treasure chest
United States

I got ripped off too! and i dont know what to do i need money and i cant afford this! i just recieved the money tree disk about two days ago then this charge of 72.21 just came out of no where! what do i do!!! has anyone been able to get there money back?!

  28th of Mar, 2009
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Wow! People that posted here, thank you so much. I was almost ready to fall for the scam and then decided I would research it and your board came up. The people at Google treasure chest should be ashamed for gaining off people who have lost their jobs, ect. Claiming that people who have been laid off is making more for them than they ever did on their job. The ad I looked at even had someone that was suppose to be from my home town who had been laid off making tons of money working for this company. How damn low can they go?????

  28th of Mar, 2009
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Well, thanks to all of you I was able to avoid the charge of $72.21. I purchased the package earlier today and after reading the comments here I called my bank. A complaint was filed on the initial charged which happened to be $1.97 in my case. The $1.97 was refunded to my account. I also canceled my card and requested a new one so that no new charges will be billed in the future. I have learned my lesson!

  29th of Mar, 2009
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I want to cancel. I never received the instant get started now kit as promissed.

  29th of Mar, 2009
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THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH. All you idiots go to the treasure chest expecting FREE Money. There is NO FREE MONEY, NO FREE LUNCH. GROW UP.


  29th of Mar, 2009
0 Votes

File your complaint with the FTC, (Federal Trade Commission), 877-382-4357
Good Luck to you

  30th of Mar, 2009
0 Votes
Google Treasure Chest - Unauthorize Charges
United States

I have been charged $72.21 Three times on my credit card. Itried to call the 888 number but was unsucessful. Does anyone know what we can do?

  31st of Mar, 2009
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I was also charged $72.21 authorized. It takes 7 - 10 days for the cd to reach you and that is the amount of time that you have to cancel the service, but you can't check out or cancel the service because you haven't received the cd. Then they charge the $72.21. I called 888-705-1275 and was told that there wasn't a CD that it was an online book. Then I called again was told that when I receive the CD that I could return it for a refund. Each time I called, I was told there was a bad connection, but they just didn't want to talk to me. So I call my bank and they are investigating my claim.

  31st of Mar, 2009
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I ordered the kit online. I was promised it would be sent to me electronically. I never got it but my card was charged for it. There is a deep place in hell for these online scammers. I will never believe another ad online again.

  31st of Mar, 2009
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You may cancel at anytime by writing to 2510 Warren Ave Ste. 3363, Cheyenne, WY 82001 or calling US +1 8669511406 Call .

  1st of Apr, 2009
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I got 2 charges...both for 72.21. One was the month of Febuary and one for the month of March. My credit card company caught it and called me. You need to CANCEL your card that it was on, then the company wont hold you responsible for it, but it WILL remain on your balance until they investigate it. I had to fill out paper work on it. Stick in there...these people WILL be caught and we WILL get our money back!!! I am SO pissed that this happened.

  1st of Apr, 2009
0 Votes

Every one here is complaining about something that is clearly stated in the terms and conditions of the agreement. I am surprised that all of you are not carefull before submitting your C.C. info to any one and read everything thouroughly. My question is, "Has anyone made money from the site"?

  1st of Apr, 2009
0 Votes

The full TOS/TOA:

Terms & Conditions
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You understand that this consumer transaction involves your advanced consent (also called a negative option), and you may be liable for payment of future goods and services under the terms of this agreement if you fail to notify the supplier not to supply the goods or services described. For future purchases, reserves the right to make modifications and changes at any time, to these terms and conditions that are deemed necessary, without prior notification.

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Upon submitting a request for Membership, a Member ID and Password are assigned to you and can be used to gain access to The initial shipping and handling charge of one dollars and ninety seven cents, includes the google treasure chest kit as well as seven days worth of access to the online directories and training. After seven days, if you choose not to cancel, you will be billed your first monthly membership fee of seventy two dollars and twenty one cents for the membership fee for the membership. Membership fees will be charged to the credit card used by you to complete the transaction. You have also unlocked a fourteen-day trial and twenty one-day trial to the Fraud SafeLockID and GrantSpring for just $19.95 and $14.95 a month thereafter (shows as "SafeLockID" and "GrantSpring") should you choose not to cancel. Prior charges for all programs are non-refundable but bonus subscriptions can be cancelled and future charges stopped at any time by calling toll-free 866.951.1406 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. All offers come with a monthly newsletter.

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The statements of the ad are fraudulent in that they state "Google" stand alone and make quotes about Google stock trading, when it is in fact not Google. I am 10 minutes post-purchase and hope to not deal with a whole lot of anything past today (I am currently on the phone with my credit card company to prevent the inital charge...(talking to CC company...)...too late, first charge already through but now my card is cancelled. Tomorrow I will have the joy of talking with the infomus 800 number operator (wish me luck).
As the TOA states:
1) you have agreed to all charges
2) you have 30 days to cancel for refund
3) you can not email you must call or write
4) the TOA can change at anytime without notification

Basically the company is breeding off people that have need and are taking what little they have left in a deceptive and fraudulent method. It really is quite amaizing. If I had no soul I would probably do the same thing.
My summary: Follow the TOA instructions (regardless of the many reasons you may feel at this time not to) and at the same time contact your your financial institution and request a fraud investigation while hoping to God they will respect you as a customer and treat this as a fraudulent charge as they should.

  1st of Apr, 2009
0 Votes

You guys should learn to read all fine print before engaging in ANY internet money making scheme, regardless if it is from a reputable company like Google. If you click on the TINY link at the bottom of the page that says "Terms and Conditions" (on this page it states in there that you will be charged $72 bucks after the 7 day trial period for a MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP. Basically, the only way to make money on this scheme is to clear $72 in returns in order to turn a profit (requires much more than 10 hours a week of work). There is no warranty, and there is NO REFUND AFTER 30 DAYS. You have to call this number, 866.951.1406, and they give you a code that you have to remember when you ship the materials back to them. They will try to make it as difficult as possible to get that refund.

In short, don't do this. Just more money for google.

  2nd of Apr, 2009
0 Votes

I paid a S&H cost using my credit card. Just like you, I didn't receive the electronic product they promised. I think there are a lot of scammers out there luring unemployees who are trying to create a way to generate income. I landed on the 'Google Treasure Chest' page via which was posted on CNN's sponsored links, which made me think that Robert site was real. After reading many comments about this fradulant site from many other innocent victims (actually, this experience makes me feel how stupid I was...), I plan to keep my eye on my account to make sure that they won't take a dime from me. How can people live like leech! Goes around comes around!

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