iPAGE.com — Scam
I signed up with iPAGE and paid them a total of US$126.76 on 29 March 2010 after reading on their intro page that they are affordable, dont tie customers up and most importantly "if unhappy in whatever way, 30 Days moneyback guarantee, 100% refund if cancel within 30 days+ easy to build free website builder tools
However, after 10 torturing hours and I still cant understand how to use their tools to build a website, I decided to cancel my a/c and hire a local web company instead to do everything for me.
The chatline operator told me that there will be a non refundable of US$15 and the rest will be refunded to me.
But when i look at my latest credit card statement i m shocked to receive a bbill of US$99.79.
iPAGE has charged $126.76 on 29mar and only refund me USD27 on 31 Mar!
I then contacted the billing dept who insist that they only refund hosting fees, add on services are non refundable!!
The guy also keep stressing on their "its all under our Terms and Conditions"
I felt really cheated and shortchanged. Because on their main website they do not have a column of terms n condions nor do they made it clear that theres no refund other than hosting charges.
For a IT idiot like me, I just follow their sign on procedure which auto includes all these so call add on services into my cart, i dont even have aoption to opt out as it will have red markings to warn me of the 'consequences'. Moreover all the services are calculated on a 12months basis, not one month or 3months.
I also wont get to use any of the services after my cancelling the a/c so how can iPAGE be so unreasonable and greedy to rip an innocent consumer off this way??
I feel this is outright robbing in a legal way.
Please, if anyone concern can help or advise me where to seek redress or complaint against iPAGE so that this Co cannot cheat other consumers any more hard earn money$$ and to refund me the full amount as promised on their website.