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Google Treasure Chest / charged 72.21 and 1.97

1 PA, United States Review updated:

1.97 was taken out of my account then about two week later was charged again for 72.21. I called them for four weeks and they gave me the run around then said they put back in my account that it was refunded on may 11, so they told me to talk to my bank that they put the refund though. went to bank said that if not in account after 7 bussiness days i would have to cancel my account and fight to get my money. So i gave them ten bussiness days and called them back and they said theres nothing they can do they put the refund though. I think is bull because they took it out so quick how cant they put it back that quick

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  • Ch
      27th of Jun, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Google Treasure Chest Kit? $72.21 ? Huge SCAM.

    More about this fraud here: http://strangelyperfect.tv/3099/google-treasure-chest-its-a-scam-and-a-half/

    Report it to the FTC and the Feds:

    http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

    http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm

    The most efficient and effective way to throw a monkey wrench into this Google Profit Kit scam machine.
    (article from http://scam-googletreasurechest.blogspot.com/)

    Steps to Take to Recover Your Money

    1. Cancel your credit or debit card--Get a new card with new number! Your financial information has been compromised and you will be getting further debits to that card, If not now then they could come back later when you are unaware. This scam is refining into a form of "Identity theft" as your financial information is being traded to other cohorts without your permission or knowledge.

    2. File a fraud charge with your credit card or bank and let them sort it out by doing a chargeback. They have more muscle to go after this sort of crime. Explain to them about all the consumer complaints that are on the internet and "insist" that they do charge-back or file a fraud charge. Your bank or credit card organization has all the tools necessary to find out where the charges are coming from, what business is involved, addresses and phone numbers connected to the charge and etc. You may not know or have access to this information. The banks and credit card org have all this at their fingertips and are obligated to handle the problem that has resulted.
    More info at: http://www.chrismalta.com/scamtip1.asp

    3. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Their job is to monitor and go after these types of scams.

    http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/cmplanding.shtm

    4. File a complaint with your state Attorney General and also with the Attorney General of Utah (where a lot of the phone numbers and addresses seem to be located)
    http://www.naag.org/attorneys_general.php

    5. Filing a complaint with the BBB is toothless as the scam already is rated with a "F".

    6. File complaint at http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx This is a place to report internet crime and is a combination gov agency of FBI, White collar Crime and Bureau of Justice Assistance.

    7. After you filed with all the above agencies feel free to call any numbers you may possess that are connected to the "unauthorized charges" to try and recover all your money but take their word with a grain of salt. Don't hesitate to let them know what you have done or intend to do as they need to be shown that you mean business! If you succeed in getting your money returned you will have still taken steps to put their scam out of commission.

  • Sa
      10th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    I fell for it and made a claim showing that I did not authorize the transaction. Just S/H.

    This was in May. Today (August), they reversed that claim, and charged it back to the account. I called the claims specialist and they said that the transaction is clear because it is for tutorial and the purchase was for online use. I thought I read the terms pretty well and nothing mentioned $72.21 being charged nor it being an internet setup. The opportunity to make money involved the internet, but I thought I would be getting what I wanted through parcel.

    Now I am out again the money I had reversed.

    Am I stuck with this charge? I did not get any email of the kit. So is there a way to get my money back?

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