www.yourprofitgateway.com / deceptive advertising
Sir or Madam,
I recently responded to an internet advertisement that claimed that I could earn money
from Google and that there would be a one time charge of $2.95 US. I paid this amount on the internet using Visa and downloaded some instructions they provided.
The website is www.yourprofitgateway.com. Their address was listed as Salt Lake City.
Later when I checked with Visa to make sure that the amount deducted was in fact $2.95 US, they told me that this company would be deducting monthly charges unless I
cancelled the account within 7 days.
When I paid this “one time charge”, I never gave any authorization for this company to
deduct monthly charges and I’m outraged that they could even try to do such a thing.
Is there any way that this company can be prosecuted for false advertising especially
since they are using the Google name to entice fools like me into giving them my Visa
number. I have since cancelled my account with them and have an email to prove it so
I only lost the $2.95 US and maybe that’s the cost of my lesson to never give my Visa
number over the internet unless I totally trust the company.
Surely the Americans would frown on such practices that have bilked thousands of
Americans and Canadians and others out of $2.95 US.
I had trouble sleeping all night because when I attempted to cancel the account yesterday, they said I had to wait 24 hours. That’s another thing that infuriated me.
I suppose no government organization will help me and I have to take my loss lying down and my humiliation.