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Shoppersdiscount.com And My Time Rewards / getting money under false pretenses

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i booked flights with easyjet on the 03/09/08 and another flight on the 15/09/08 and on the 08/10/08 i found i had two eight pounds deducted from my bank account.i was not aware i had signed anything to allow this, unless it was in very small print.i also found out 16 pounds was to be deducted monthly which i stronly object to.

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  • Ma
      27th of Oct, 2008

    It happened with me as well. Eight pounds of my credit card. It was absolute day-light robbery. After I complained I got a refund and cancelled my membership as well. Is there any regulartory body where I can complain or a watch dog looking into all this.

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  • Tr
      12th of Feb, 2009

    shoppersdiscount.com and my time rewards

    I have just noticed that £20 is been taken out from my bank account each month from the above companies. I bought some electrical goods just before christmas and received my discount from them. I sent one item back so when I saw that they had taken £10 back I naturally assumed that was the reason. On checking this month's bank account they have taken another £20.00

    I agree with the other unfortunate person who had this happen to them, where can you go to stop this happening.

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  • Al
      20th of Mar, 2009

    I am getting £10 each taken from my bank account every month (£20 in total by Shopper Discount and My Time Rewards). I phoned lloydstsb to tell them to stop this unauthorised payment from my account but they said that they could not. Disgraceful. This is a criminal scam and they should not be allowed to get away with it.

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  • Co
      24th of Mar, 2009

    I bought an article from a company called Misco some months ago and was offered a £10 voucher link which I accepted and was redirected to another site : My Time Rewards which seemed innocent enough except that my details were logged in and I have found that I was being charged £8 per month for 'joining their scheme'. They tell me that I set up a direct debit for this amount per month... there is no way I would have done this.
    When I rang them they agreed to terminate my membership and refund three payments within 10 days.

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  • Sa
      20th of May, 2009

    i have just noticed (May 2009) £10 being taken from my AMEX card. After checking with credit card company i found to my horror that i have been paying since nov 2008. I phoned My Time rewards and cancelled (i hope) via an automated system without speaking to any operative. How to i go about getting my money back? Such a scam!!

    salam prodhan

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  • Ht
      6th of Jun, 2009

    I too have had two lots of payments taken for the last 3 months at £10 per company (Shopper Discount and My Time Rewards). This is obviously some kind of scam and needs to be looked at very quickly by the police
    I do not recall authorising any money to be taken and it is my understanding thatit is illegal to keep debit or credit card details on file.


    Paul foster (www.priscriptionacne.com )

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  • Sh
      31st of Aug, 2009

    It is really annoying that you are not told that you have to pay a membership fee monthly, etc etc when you join!
    I found out that both shopper discounts and rewards and my time rewards were debiting my account monthly with £10 each that is £20 a month!!! how decietful! Anyway, I went on to their site, had a read (Ihave learnt my lesson - to always read the small print especially terms and conditions) and cancelled my membership and they promised to refund the last month's charge. Here's how to do it. Go to the contact us page and then click on cancel. You will be directed to another page which shows you all the benefits you are missing. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click cancel. To get a refund, click on the 'if you have any questions' link and then on the 'can i get a refund' link, then you will get a message saying that your £10 has been returned. I shall just wait and see if I get my money back, otherwise, I will take legal action.

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  • Ew
      8th of Sep, 2009

    Time Rewards scam alert. I booked tickets on National Express (UK) online. I was offered a £15 discount on my next purchase which I accepted. I have now discovered that since then £10 has been going out of my account every month - using the same details I gave National Express (but not Time Rewards). I have complained to Time Rewards which offered to refund it. This is shocking practice and I am appalled that National Express have got involved in such a dispreputable scheme.

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  • Sh
      22nd of Sep, 2009

    I had this happen to me here the last two months! They have been taking 12.00 out of my account each month so I called them up at 1-800-889-8776 and they told me that I signed up when I bought something from Buy.com and I told them I didn't sign up for nothing and he said that I had excepted a 10.00 off on my next purchase and that is where I signed saying that they can take money out of your account. He then told me he will cancel my account and refund my money I hope I get the refund. Now it makes you wonder if you are going to get scamed everytime you buy something on-line.

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  • Ji
      26th of Oct, 2009

    I too have been scammed, I have only just discovered that i have been deducted £10 per month for the last two months from my credit card by shopperdiscounts.com. I informed my credit card coy that i did not know why this was and they informed me that when i had recently booked flights to the far east through Expedia.com i was asked if i would like to sign up for discounts for my next purchase. As i used Expedia on previous occassions without any problems i assumed this was a bona-fide offer to a regular customer so i ticked the box. At no time was there any mention of a subscription fee or any charge for this. I have contacted my credit card coy and asked them to cancel, but the said they can't and that I have to contact them myself and cancel, they also informed me that they have had hundreds of complaints about the same thing.

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  • Ji
      26th of Oct, 2009

    I have just managed to cancel my so called membership to shoppersdiscount.com by dialling the following number 08082341539. it is an electronic answering service and if you follow some simple instructions they will cancel your membership immediately. but no way of applying for refund. I still intend to complain to Expedia for being involved with this scam.

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  • Tr
      10th of Nov, 2009

    I HAVE ALSO BEEN SCAMMED TWICE IN ONE WEEK BY THESE CROOKS. FIRST BY MYTIME REWARDS THEN SHOPPERDISCOUNTS. I SIGNED UP FOR DISCOUNTS ONLY AFTER BUYING A COUPLE OF CHEAP COACH TICKETS FROM NATIONAL EXPRESS. NOT DEDUCTIONS - NOT MENTIONED ON THE PAGE THAT I COULD SEE. RING 08082341539. WHEN YOU HAVE ENTERED YOUR CARD NO. AND CANCELED YOUR MEMBERSHIP, HANG ON AFTERWARDS AND LISTEN TO THE NEXT MESSAGE THEN CHOOSE OPTION 2 FOR A REFUND OF THE LAST MONTH'S DEDUCTION. THEY PROMISE IT WILL BE IN YOUR ACCOUNT WITHIN 3-5 WORKING DAYS... GOOD LUCK. COMPLAIN TO WHOMEVER YOU BOUGHT THE TICKETS FROM - PERHAPS THEY MIGHT CEASE BEING ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SCAM COMPANY'S RIP OFF PHISHING TACTICS.

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  • Tr
      10th of Nov, 2009

    If you have been scammed by My Time Rewards ring 0808 234 1520. I spoke to a young man there several days ago who confirmed my cancellation and make sure you ask for a refund. There are a host of supposedly gegit companies out there using these tactics. Another is Dating Direct who will take monthly from your account even if you sign up for 1 month only and tick the box for a single deduction.

    BEWARE BE VERY WARE!

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  • Wo
      18th of Nov, 2009

    Yes, very very tricky. Even our British Rail is involved in this scam - shameful!!

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  • Si
      12th of Jan, 2010

    I agree £20 was taken out of my account from these two companies. I bought clothes from a brand discount online store and got scammed. I have since phoned and cancelled my account with them.

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  • Mr
      13th of Jan, 2010

    I have just seen two £10 deductions on my Barclaycard for these organisations. I disputed the transactions with Barclaycard, who advised that I should cancel the subscription with immediate effect, otherwise £20 will be deducted every month! I called both My Time and Shoppers Discount. Both offices are currently unmanned due to the poor weather! How convenient, I am sure call traffic is high, as many of us have made on-line purchases on the run up to Christmas.

    I cancelled using the automated services. What's interesting is that both organisations have similar telephone numbers, the telephone menu system is identical and the cancellation reference numbers both use the format S-XXXXXXXX. The two organisations must be the same company. Now, if I had willingly signed up to a fee charging discount service, why do I need two? This is a big scam, beware and check your credit card statements.

    I will complete the relevant documentation and look for a refund via Barclaycard. The Barclaycard operator was aware of these organisations.

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  • St
      26th of Jan, 2010

    I have just been hit with this scam too, by ordering pizza through Pizza Hut with a supposed £15 voucher off my food next time. NOWHERE did I see any mention of any monthly deductions when I ordered through this scam, and it does not even show on my direct debits on my bank account, just shown as a card payment (£10) to My Time and (£10) to Shopper Discounts. Surely as this is not set up as a direct debit the banks can cancel it/them?

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  • Sc
      3rd of Feb, 2010

    Ticket Master has also signed up to this scam. They offer you £15.00 of your next tickets then fail to tell you its going to cost £120.00 per year.

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  • K9
      11th of Feb, 2010

    I have just been scammed as well through ticketmaster. Absolute disgrace that some big companies, who trade on their names of trust and respectability are allowing their name to be dragged to the gutter by companies like this.

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  • Bu
      15th of Feb, 2010

    Yep got scammed myself through ticketmaster cant belive they can pass on my card info to mytime without my consent lucky I noticed before I lost more than a tenner !!! Go here to cancel online http://www.mytimerewards.co.uk/Features/Cancel/Default.rails

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