Lean RX / Extreme BurnLean RX / Extreme Burn made unauthorized charges to my credit card!

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Jan 2007 three separate charges to credit card $79.95; $69.95; & $74.95 between Leanrx and XtremeBurn. Phone numbers provided on bank statement request only credit card account number; email address no good either. Not any way to reach anyone to discuss the fact that I have never done business with either one or that the charges were not authorized. Bank has reissued account, investigation ongoing to allow return of money. Possibility of future charges may be precluded for now, but I want my money back. These people have made it all across the country according to the Consumer Affairs website, and probably not ready to stop without a little help from law enforcement of some kind. I know the internet is nearly impossible to control, but this is fraud. I hear that's still illegal in this country, and these people need to be stopped NOW.

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    Debra M. Struble Apr 13, 2008
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    I'm not exacly sure which fake company this was through but, they had two differant charges on my credit card account for 14.95 a piece, this was back in Nov. or Dec of '07, I could still find them then and I wrote them an email demanding that they stop charging my card, and I had never signed up for this. I think they were called ProtectionPro, or Plus or I'm not sure, and the other was similar, started with a "G" along the same lines, some kind of watch dog deal. Well I changed the number on my credit card. And that put an end to those charges, however, shortly after that I started to get emails about "Home Invation" is you house protected? I'll admit it scared me. But that still is not the worse part of this mess...they had the nerve to post my home phone number on a complaint site!! So for the passed 5 months I've been getting phone calls, they come in waves, at 3, 4, 6 am asking if this is such and such. This last batch of calls was within my time zone, if that is any help to someone, the first 100 were from back east, the next batch from mountain time, now these have been pacific time. I had spent two days on the phone with the phone company, there was nothing they could do, nor Yahoo...so I had to explain to these poor people, that they had ripped me too, and this number is a private residence. The call I recieved a very days ago told about this site, he also told me the specific site my number is on, but I can't recall. But I need someone to remove my number, it's either that or I have to change my phone number... if anyone can help the # is [protected]. There is another company to watch out for, they are out of Arizona, the salesmen are very smooth, they use collage kids from the university to answer the phone, then give it to a salesmen to close the deal, then they go through yet another company that handles the $$$, they ask way too many questions, they are rude and insulting, and keep calling you and calling, they try to sell you a web site for RX drugs, they insist on you personlizing it, and cut the fee in half, with hope of more $$ coming they're way. If you try to contact them they won't talk to you on the phone they refuse your emails, saying that you are harrasing them, which is the complete opposit, detracking guilt from themselfs. My bank just got me a refund, because there was no authorizsion from me, I never signed anything, yet they had my cc #. I know this because the refund was on my statement plus I received a very fraduent and extremly rude call on my cell phone. The man said he was looking for me, this is she I said... Then he says he's calling about my web site, I don't have a web site sir, he says oh yes you do, you paid $250.00 for it, and your probably making all kinds of money off of it, I said don't ever call this number!!! I looked to see if the number was in my phone memory... but I couldn't be sure which one it was. Then I looked at the site itself to see if it was still there, and all they do is change a letter or two in what they are calling this, so it's all on you, then it goes through another company, so they have twice removed themselfs... to me that smells not only funny but to close to the illlegal side of business, they want all you personal information, thinking you'd just hand it over, when questioned they got very baliduant and extremely rude, you don't do business like that... I hope they were sorry they ran into me!!! Beware!!! People like that will rob you blind!!! Under the pretense of helping sick old people... dispickable!!!

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    C. Browning Dec 26, 2007
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    I also got hit up for $79.95 on my credit card for some Dietary Supplement that I never ordered. How they got my card number I have no idea, I caught it pretty quick on the bank statement and had them take it off, luckly they did. I also made many complaints to BBB here in town and also gave all the information to the Bank and they said they have people employed with them that look into things like this. Hopefully they will be put them out of service SOON, sounds like they are getting alot of money from anyone they can find an account to charge it to. Hopefully they find them and give them some jail time for what they are doing to people. As we all know we will never see the money back.

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    teresa dean Dec 21, 2007
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    Just went on and did the survey! When you enter the website-the word here is printed in red-click on the word here and it will take you immediately to the survey! GOOD LUCK!!!

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    Patric Pettegrew Jul 21, 2007
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    I was charged four times for the amounts of $79.95, $69.95, $79.95, and $69.95 for Hoodia and leanrx.net. Like others I did not order their products nor did I receive any products. What is the process about getting on a list for a civil suit?

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    sharon jockel Jul 14, 2007
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    They have done the same thing to me and HUNDREDS of others! Only difference is they charged on my check card instead of a credit card. Seems if it goes thru on a credit card, the credit card company will give you a credit for the amount fraudulently charged. If it goes thru on a debit/check card, you REALLY loose! I have filed complaints with: Utah's Better Business Bureau (www.utah.bbb.org), www. Ripoofreport.com, Utah Division of Consumer Protection (www.consumerprotection.utah.gov), and IC3.gov, and filed a fraud complaint with my bank. It appears that all of these charges have started happening to people in May 2007 and are still going on today.

    If there is ever a civil suit brought against these people, COUNT ME IN!

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    Phil Knight Jul 06, 2007
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    I was charged $106.90 in April and $89.90 in May on my Discover card and I have never heard of Revenue Shield. I have contacted the Fraud unit with Discover card to investigate this matter and they have refunded my account, hope they find these f#>k~n fools! I guess it pays to Discover (WHOSE IN YOUR WALLET).

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    Preeti Chaubal Jun 29, 2007
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    The exact same thing has happened to us. Received some sort of iet pills in the mail. Didn't order them. Not able to return them. called the number on the bottle... doesn't work. Website on bottle doesn't work. Charge has come through on my credit card today for $84.97 in favor of N and N labs II. Never heard of them. Called the number on my credit card statement for this company. Is simply an auto prompt to order some Hoodia Diet pills. Called my credit card company, disputed the charges and shut down the account. Somebody needs to get these guys!!!

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    K brown Jun 22, 2007
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    In April 2007, the same thing happened to me... $106.90 charged on my Discover Card from this so called Revenue Shield company in Utah. When I reported this to Discover they said that this was showing up on a lot of people's credit cards. Shouldn't the credit card companies have fraud alerts on the these losers so they can't charge us in the first place? Of course, Discover is investigating and for now credited the charge, but I am still so angry. Thanks for all the information.

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    Barb Jun 20, 2007
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    And they're baaack...

    I wrote that I was charged a couple of months ago. I disputed the charge, received my money back without issue, well, except for the fact that I had to file in the first place, cancel that card, change my billing information that I used that card for previously.

    And today they are at it again...

    This time though, I was able to speak to someone via their phone number. The woman I spoke with claimed she was only a CS rep working for a multitude of companies, assured me I would receive credit and pass along a "note" to remove me from any and all "customer" lists.

    I have contacted a friend of mine who is a fairly high-powered business person in Utah who has promised to check out the address of CJW Holdings - that is where the phone number for ALD Enterprises Hoodia traces back to and see what he can come up with.

    I'll update if I can use any of your experiences and information to nail these jerks.

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    bill miller Jun 19, 2007
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    You can add me to the list as well. I received a cc statement from my business credit card company stating revenueshield86*******american fork ut. $106.90 I contacted American Express and they took care of the charge. If anyone knows how to get up with these losers let me kn0w. Thanks

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    Barbara Gallyot Jun 16, 2007
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    I was one of the folks that was scammed, so I canceled my credit card, and now only use "Virtual Account numbers ", a service that my credit card company provides. These are Dummy numbers that are changed each time you make a purchase on line and interpreted by the credit card company.

    A few weeks ago QVC emailed me to say that they could not use my credit card for a purchase (which I did not make ). So, I responded that I did not purchase anything... and my card was canceled.

    So they are trying other venues to scam us!!!

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    Amanda A Jun 06, 2007
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    Same thing. My AmEx was charged $106.90 and $84.90 by RevenueShield. I have never done business with these people. I reported it to AmEx and they invalidated the card.

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    Nicholas D Vaccaro Jun 05, 2007
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    Same thing happen to me i need help how do we get rid of this

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    victor metcalf Jun 01, 2007
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    Add me to your list as well, they scammed me out of $170.00 and I never even heard of extremelean.com, and yes i do believe the root of this problem is how they acquired my digits to my bank card in the first place. If anyone gets a lead on these jokers please pass it along.

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    Angula Burnett May 31, 2007
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    What the hell is going on. I am so pissed off because it seems as though I can't do anything about the fraudulent charge of $84.97 on my account from Extreme Lean Rx until it actually post on my account. This has overdrawn my account and like someone else said they are cowards and should work for a living and stop taking advantage of people. I have know idea how they got my information. Who ever is involved with this company should be sent to jail for a very long time. These people should be stopped for good.

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    julie keefer May 28, 2007
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    On May 26'th I received a package containing a bottle of pills. On the same day I got a statement from American express with a charge of $106.90 for these pills. I hadn't used that card in probably over a year and have no idea where they got that number. I immediately cancelled the card and alerted AmEx of the fraudulent charge. Hope this adds to the case that should be building against them.

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    Michelle Smith May 27, 2007
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    Looks like we were hit with this scam too. A bottle of this extreme lean rx was sent to an old business address. I did a search on the web for this product to see what it was. After reading the posts we checked our credit card statements and sure enough there were 2 charges for 106.90 and 84.60. I hope we can get this resolved. Thanks for posting!

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    Mona May 25, 2007
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    I was charged $84.97 like most people here. I contacted my credit card company and they told me I had to try and resolve the matter with the company. They gave me the phone number that they showed attached to this charge. It was: [protected]. It is only a recording stating you must log on to "www.extremeleanrx.com" or "www.adiprenerx.com" and click on "Customer Support or Knowledge Base." This all avails you nothing! There is NO customer service and no person you can actually communicate with. I am now in the process of trying to put a freeze on this credit card so no one, not even myself, can charge on it. I, too, will submit a complaint to the BBB but I realize they won't, or can't, do anything. My credit card company now has this charge in "dispute" status but I doubt I will ever see my $84.97 again.

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    Maure R. Bunch May 23, 2007
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    I couldn't agree more with the other complaints listed here. I was also charged two amounts that were never authorized by me or anyone else in my house.

    ALD HOODIA was the first for ....... $ 84.97
    REVENUESHEILD was the second for $106.90
    these two amounts total $191.87

    I like many others called the number listed under both charges and was redirected to a website via recorded message. In the message it is stated that a response would come within 24 hours .. NOT TRUE!!!

    It has been more than 2 1/2 weeks without any response. I received the Hoodia in the mail and returned it certified with a receipt to insure it gets back to them. Fraud is definitely what these people are all
    about. They are gambling that no one will spend the time or resources to go after them. I hope someone does something about this soon.. I have changed my account to stop any further charges. I also filed a claim to have my money refunded by the credit card vendor.

    I would love to see these people go down for this...

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    candace lopez May 21, 2007
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    I just received the product and am sure they charged me somewhere... haven't discovered it yet.

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    joe cooper May 17, 2007
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    I was just charged 84.97 as well. If anyone knows how to stop this company please email me at [email protected] These people need to be stopped!

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    Robert Brady May 17, 2007
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    I received a charge for $84.97 on my credit card that I had not authorized to extremeleanrx I was not able to contact them to find out any information. My credit card company is working to get the money back. If a person did not check the statements then the scamming company would never be challenged and would be paid. That is cowardly, work for your money - don't be a cheat.

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    Tho Tran May 15, 2007
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    Add me to the list. I got a statement from my credit card charging me twice for 106.90. For something I have never heard off or approved of. This is BS!

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    dawn scioli May 15, 2007
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    I never signed up for the hoodia, got the sample and cancelled, i am a recent widow and didnt look at my charges for a while, i have tried and tried and tried to call i have been getting bills on my charge for i think 9 months they have taken 74.95 and 69.95 now as i have never received any product this is stealing, and for many months, i never wanted th e product and when i called a very long time ago the woman said i would never be billed or get the product, so i get the bill, what do i do i cant reach them on the numbers they have on my charge receipt and they keep stealing my money.

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    Barb May 09, 2007
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    Add me to the list...

    Yesterday I found a charge of $84.97 from "ALD Enterprises Hoodia" on my charge. I called the number attached to the charge and got a recorded message from extremeleanrx.com stating that all support issues had to be dealt with through the support system on their site. I went to the site, opened a support ticket and surprise, surprise as one of the options for your message subject from the drop down menu is "Unauthorized Charge." I demanded a full and complete refund. I have been checking the ticket and waiting for someone to appear on their support chat system with no luck, though I did also leave a message on the chat system that actually connects to www.usaveonpills.com. I went to that address and what do you know? Their support system is exactly the same as that for extremeleanrx, but they showed an agent available for chat. I attempted to chat with the support rep but kept getting busy messages, try again later and then nothing. The agent showed as online for me for exactly ten minutes and then I believe I was blocked from further attempts to connect.

    I have NEVER ordered nor received any samples, product or whatever from any of these sites, NEVER even visited these websites until getting that charge.

    I have filed a complaint with ic3.gov and suggest all affected do the same. The BBB has no law enforcement capabilities and in effect, does nothing except forward on reports that these companies ignore.

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    Kris May 07, 2007
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    I just received a charge of $84.97 from CJW Holdings Inc. It appears I have been ripped off just like you all. This couldn't have come at a worse time.

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    James Apr 30, 2007
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    Tried to buy lunch today and was declined. Went home to find my ATM card had been used in the amount of 106.90 and 84.97. These charges were shown as Revenueshield86 and the other was CJW Holdings Inc. The phone number for both of these companies were the same. I called it and it was just a female recording for Extreme Lean Rx and it cut you off. I went to the website and the link to contact them doesn't work. So I have closed my account and filed the necessary paperwork. So beware as it seems they are using different business names than the ones they used in 1/07 noted by others above.

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    Will Hutchinson Apr 21, 2007
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    Well the same thing just happened to me. Three individual charges just as everyone else here. I contacted my CC company and disputed the charges. Thanks to everyone here for spreading the word about this company.

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    Barbara Gallyot Mar 23, 2007
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    I received a letter from the Better Business Bureau, that serves Southern Nevada. Regarding my complaint about this company, saying that my complaint was '' Forwarded to the Bureau serving the company's geographical location".

    Address:

    BBB of Coulton
    Po Box 970
    Colton, Ca. [protected]
    Phone [protected]
    Fx [protected].
    e-mail [email protected]

    Please send your complaints to the above, so we can close down this fraudulent operation.

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    Donald Ingold Mar 16, 2007
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    Have had two separate charges from Lean RX that were disallowed by the bank and credited back to my account. Have never ordered anything from this company. Today, my wife received a package from Lean RX that we did not order. Return address is a small stick on label that lists return as American Fork, Utah 84003. The first class mailing label shows it was mailed from zip code 73109. I called the consumer affairs office in the Utah governor's office to let them know this scam operation may be in their state. There is no phone number listed for this company in American Fork. Utah gov. says they will forward it to one of their investigators. Please watch your bank statements!

    This operation needs to be closed down and its operators in jail!

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    Chris Cranford Mar 14, 2007
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    Wow. Same thing here. I got the bottle of pills a month ago and wondered where they came from. Finally I get a chance to sit down and do some research and guess what, same 3 charges on my account. Going through the motions like everyone else now. This is the second year in a row someone's got my number over the net, and I've got everything but a titanium safe between the internet and my wallet.

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    Anita Pierce Mar 06, 2007
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    Wow! Looks like these two fraudulent companies are busy ripping off people.

    Leanrx/Xtreme Burn, also ripped me off by charing my credit card with charges of $74.95, $69.95 and $79.95.

    Hurrach for the person that is in a position to sue them, Pray you get results.

    I agree with all of the complaints that have been listed here.

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    Barbara Gallyot Mar 06, 2007
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    The same scam happened to me, 3 charges on my credit card. I challenged the charges, and my credit card closed my account to avoid this continuing.

    I received a package of Pills in the mail 2 weeks ago, which I promptly returned by mail with return signature receipt. I received the receipt with a signature of L. Smith.

    I wrote to the BBB of Nevada, did not get a reply.

    How do these people get our Credit card numbers ?... There's a leak somewhere.

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    Margaret Stigers Mar 03, 2007
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    The exact thing is happening to me. They are charging the same three charges on two of my credit cards. I have been working with both companies to get the charges removed. I have been charged in December, January & February. I had to close the charge account in order to stop them billing me, however they wound up on my new card as well. There needs to be a class action suite against this company

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    Emily Mar 02, 2007
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    We got the same first 2 charges from LeanRX and XtremeBurn for 69.96 and 74.95 in January. I called our credit card company who stopped the charges, refunded us and closed the card. But just today we got in our mailbox a package from LeanRX. It sounds like pills (we haven't opened it yet). They sent it with USPS confirmation receipt. I don't know how to get this back to them and get them from sending anything else.

    Anyone else with this problem?

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    Linda Diehl Mar 01, 2007
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    This sight has been very helpful to me, at least I know I'm not alone in this. My credit card company had been very cooperative in helping me handle this problem.

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    Sue Schmidt Feb 24, 2007
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    My credit card was also charged the same three charges from Leanrx and XtremeBurn in January 2007 that Michael Haley noted. I am disputing the charges as they were never authorized.

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    Michael Haley Feb 24, 2007
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    Exact same thing happened to me!!

    Jan 2007 three separate charges to credit card $79.95; $69.95; & $74.95 between Leanrx and XtremeBurn. Phone numbers provided on bank statement request only credit card account number; email address no good either. Not any way to reach anyone to discuss the fact that I have never done business with either one or that the charges were not authorized. Bank has reissued account, investigation ongoing to allow return of money. Possibility of future charges may be precluded for now, but I want my money back. These people have made it all across the country according to the Consumer Affairs website, and probably not ready to stop without a little help from law enforcement of some kind. I know the internet is nearly impossible to control, but this is fraud. I hear that's still illegal in this country, and these people need to be stopped NOW.

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    Jeff Christensen Feb 22, 2007
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    Same with me. Only mine is $89.76. They charged me this for 2 months now.

    I've never utilized this service or product.

    I'm wondering why some federal agency isn't involved yet, since this could be interstate fraud of some kind.

    I intend to get it back!

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    S Stingo Feb 22, 2007
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    The exact same thing happened to me!

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