Majic Jack / Unauthorized charges
Had had good reports on Majic Jack product from friends. An E-mail from that company recently appeared in my E-mail box. Opened the link to and read it. It offered a years service for $19.95. Sounded good.
Started the order process, which of course required my Credit Card data. I provided it. Then I discovered that the cost was now $39.99. Oops! Had to be a mistake so i went back through the same process with the same result. At no time did I confirm the order with any type of final authorization.
I thought it would be nice to call this company to be sure that I would not be billed. Could find no E-mail address, phone number, or physical address. Did discover today the you can IM with their customer service.
Today, to my surprise I received an E-mail informing me that I had a confirmation order number and that it was being delivered via UPS. (in other words - already shipped). Immediately tried to 'reply' from Yahoo. They must have fixed that as I kept getting a message about 'formatting problem on the Majic Jack address.' Then called my credit card company and was informed that I had a 'pending' charge in excess of $93.00 from Majic Jack. Getting serious now!
Managed to get 2 phone numbers which I will share-[protected] and [protected]. The latter gets you to billing. After a 5-10 minute hold I was informed by a recorded message that I was number 5 in line and that the waiting time was appx. 34 minutes. So much for patience! Tried what the recorded message suggested and had a lengthy IM chat with an 'upper -level' person. The person was polite as well ambitious in responding to my very specific requests.
Have been promised a 24-48 hour response via E-mail. Waiting for that reply! Will let you know.
If their reply is unsatisfactory, I will begin the process of requesting investigations by my State Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission. Buyers beware of any request for Credit Card info 'before' a final cost is verified! Also, I will no longer do business with companies without their business address and a phone number for Customer Service.