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ThePhotosCentral.com / Unauthorized Credit Charge

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I am a victim of "thephotoscentral.com".

I took it upon myself to research this company online and found numerous reports of 'like' frauds perpetrated by similar sites including the site who charged me. A common denominator is the 'like sites' seem to be hosted through the "GoDaddy.com" domain server. The site, "ThePhotosCentral.com" cannot be located (is blocked?) via search engine, but is accessible via URL at "http://www.thephotoscentral.com". This appears to be a looping site with no genuine product or service. Although it is apparent they have a merchant account. There are several similar web sites linked to the same phone number [protected].

Everyone who has been ripped off go to this site below or do a GOOGLE search under : artists against 419 thephotoscentral

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  • An
      5th of Jun, 2008
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    Everyone who has been ripped off might like to do a GOOGLE search under : "artists against 419 thephotoscentral" or go to below site.

    http://db.aa419.org/fakebankslist.php?start=1

    When you get there, do a quick search, type in "thephotoscentral"

    When the site name comes up, click on the magnifier icon to your left and it will show the following pertinent data on thephotoscentral.com

    Url: http://www.thephotoscentral.com
    Domain: thephotoscentral.com
    IpAddress: 72.167.116.224
    Site Name: Thephotoscentral
    Web Host: OrgName: GoDaddy.com, Inc.

  • An
      5th of Jun, 2008
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    Artists Against 419 (commonly abbreviated to AA419) is an Internet community dedicated to identifying and shutting down 419 scam websites. Its members work pro bono to stop, disrupt or hinder fraudsters' activities.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artists_Against_419

    The site was set up in October 2003 and began tackling fake banks in an artistic way: by hotlinking their images to drain their small bandwidth allowance over their monthly limit. Over time the fake banks evolved and so have the Artists. On November 30, 2003, the Artists Against 419 hosted its first international flash mobsee below. There have been many subsequent mobbings designed to make hosters aware that the Artists Against 419 will not tolerate hosters knowingly hosting websites that AA419 deems criminal.

    At the same time, they started to list the allegedly fraudulent sites that members had found, so that potential scam victims would see their website and be warned when looking for the sites to which the scammers direct them. This list now contains more than 21, 000 websites (as of November 23, 2007), and is one of the world's largest databases of fraudulent websites.

    Sophisticated tools are used to search for fake sites. Once a site is proved to be fake, it is entered into the database, and the hoster is contacted with the evidence and asked to close down the fraudulent site. Frequently, fake sites are closed within days of being set up. As great care is taken to check each site before it is listed, the AA419 website is increasingly used by law enforcement agencies as a source of information.[citation needed] The UK Metropolitan Police force is reported to work with AA419. [1]

    AA419 has good relations with many webhosting companies who themselves have no wish to host dishonest sites and cooperate willingly by closing down the fake sites once the evidence is presented. However, a few companies fail to respond to AA419's evidence, and in such circumstances they arrange a virtual sit-in.

  • Be
      29th of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes
    ThePhotosCentral.com - Fraudulent charge
    ThePhotosCentral.com
    United States
    www.thephotoscentral.com

    Unauthorized charge of $9.87 on my credit card.

    Transaction Date 06/05/2008.
    Post Date 06/07/2008.
    Transaction Amount $9.87.

    There is a contact number that I have called many times but always get a recording.

  • El
      5th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    I, too, found an unauthorized charge of $9.87 on my latest credit card billing. I called the card carrier and they removed the charge - the credit on my account will appear on the next billing.

    IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN TAKE DOWN THESE PEOPLE?????

    The only reason the carrier could credit that charge back to me was because it was a small amount. What if they suddenly start putting hundred-dollar (or more) charges on our accounts?

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