Leisure Time Savings ClubDebit charges that were unauthorized!

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We received a phone call stating that the Credit Card Company was offering free gifts because of our good rating. We would receive some free stuff in the mail and then some brochures about their products. If we were interested we could sign up, if not then do nothing. They received no information from us about any debit or credit card number. A few days later debits starting appearing in our bank account Unlimited Blue Rate $3.50 and $49.90; Identity Protection $3.95 and $49.91; Financial Magazine $1.05. We called all these companies immediately and said we did not want anything from them and we wanted our money back. They at first said they would credit our account. When it didn't happen in a couple of days, we called again. They then said they would send us a check. Nothing happened. We called again and got the run around for 2 days and then they said they would credit our account. That was a week ago and still nothing. Then other charges started coming out of our account: Direct Discount Club $1.00 and $29.95; Leisure Time Savings $1.00 and $2933. and Check Bill WAUS $1.05.

We got another call a week ago saying about the same thing. The person on the other end of the phone gave out the last four digits of one of our cards. He was asked where he got the card number. He said it was purchased from a company and then he hung up.

Is there not any way to stop this stealing? We can change our numbers but others will still be caught in the snare. The people calling do not take no for an answer.

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  • Di
    dianadeboeuf Jun 01, 2010
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    I have been trying to get this canceled and stop charging my account. they wont do it. can't even get on their website anymore. there are all kinds of othr charges showing up now too. What can I do about this

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    Mike111 Dec 17, 2009

    Ron Allen of Ron Allen Enterprises, 350 E St, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 is behind this scam. Ron Allen Enterprises owns Synergy Credit Services (maybe how they get the CC numbers?) Synergy Teleservices (maybe the people who are calling?), Discount Savings Club (www.discountshopperssavingsclub.com), Direct Discount Club (www.directdiscountclub.com), and Leisure Time Savings (leisure-time-savings.com). I would suggest you call his personal business number to complain. [protected] It is automated, just wait for the prompt then enter the first three letters of his last name and you will be connected to his personal line. Hope this helps.

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    sharmoo Sep 23, 2009

    I also got a phone call from a company called Leisure Time Savinga Club. They said that I had made a purchase from Target or Walmarts and they had told them that I was a valued customer. Then they said that I was to recieve 150.00 worth of gas vouchers and I would only have to pay 2.95 for the shipping and handling. Then they went on to say that if I decided to join the club that there would be an additional charge of 29.95. I immediately knew this was a scam so when I hung up the phone I called my bank and talked to the fraud deptment. I told them about the phone call and asked them to check my account to make sure there was no charges on my card. They did and thank God there wasn't. So I asked them to cancel my debit card and issue me a new one. The bank made notation of this and promised me that they would handle this problem. I'm just glad I handled this as quickly as I did.

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    Niksternik Feb 07, 2009

    The above listed website www.Leisure TimeSavings.com and www.DiscountShopperSavingsClub.com are CRAP. They have stolen over $300.00 from me as of the date of this Complaint. I am a Paralegal with a Law Firm, Thank God and I am in the process of filing an Action in Small Claims Court. I have canceled my credit card now. I have been charged over 16 times by them for my monthly membership and/or other bogus/unexisting "business" incurring charges in the amount of approximately $397.97. Is there any one else that has gotten GOT? Nicole McDuffie, Paralegal Services, [protected] or [protected] (cellular). I have written the above companies demanding my monies back with no response. I am mad.

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    Susan P Dec 04, 2008
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    I wanted to comment as I am a recent victim to Telemarketing fraud.

    I received a phone call from someone stating they were calling from Visa Rewards and said that my Rewards were set to expire on my account ending in xxxx and that I need to use them or lose them. They proceeded to tell me that they would send me a package to review my rewards gift options but there would be a minimal charge of $1.00 for handling - I agreed (first mistake). A day or so after this phone call, I started seeing charges on my Visa from Discount Savings Club for $1.00, then Leisure Time Savings Club for $1.00, and Med Health Plus for $5.95. There were a few other charges from these companies for a few cents which I didn't understand. Upon further investigation, the small cent charges were a surcharge from my account because they were International charges - now I was extremely concerned. I called my Bank immediately and reported the fraudulent activity and ordered a new card with a new number.

    Bottom line, you cannot trust anyone. If a telemarketer calls, the best thing to do is not to answer. They are extremely pushy and will wind up signing you up for something you didn't agree to. We all need to utilize the advantages of Caller ID - if you don't know the number - don't answer. If it is important - whomever is calling will leave a message.

    I hope my posting prevents someone from being another victim.

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    Andrea Anders Dec 02, 2008
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    Tried to call back that [protected] and it says your not open on a Tuesday!
    As of 12-2-08 I want to cancel and be removed from your lists ( e-mail and phone). I would like this matter taken care of probtly as for you NOT to bill me again!!! Thank you

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    Faith Royse Nov 13, 2008
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    I do not wish to join your leisure club, but I do thank you for the offer. #3351986

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    sindy rubenstein Oct 28, 2008
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    I did not request this service. Therefor I expect you to credit my acct. $19.95 immediately.

    Any questions you can contact me at:
    [email protected]
    [protected]

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    LIONEL SMITH Oct 11, 2008
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    my complaints is about a company called american family health. I think I sign up with them on a trail basis, but cancelled. and they are still billing me $34.95 a month. I did not have time to read this whole. so I would appreciate if you e-mail me solutions to this problem.

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    wendell hendrix Aug 17, 2008
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    I do not wish to continue with any discounts, please cancell my account, do not charge anything to my credit card.

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    Thomas E. Lambert Aug 14, 2008
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    I have no desire to be a member of this Club (Discount Savings Club). I am requesting that my account be canceled, (Membership ID: 3238155 and DSC ID: 2278132, Group Number: 1187.
    Thank You'''

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    ALBERT MALIN Aug 03, 2008
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    I RECEIVED A MEMBERSHIP CARD IN THE MAIL WHICH I DO NOT WANT. I WISH TO CANCEL. THE MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IS 3225135, DDC ID IS 2265112, GROUP NUMBER 9637. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SCAM AND I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT CHARGING MY BANK ACCOUNT FOR SOMETHING I DID NOT AUTHORIZE. PLEASE CANCEL IMMEDIATELY OR I WILL BE FORCED TO TAKE THIS TO THE NEXT STEP.

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    william t scafe Jul 29, 2008
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    i must cancel bill

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    Valerie Estorga Jul 25, 2008
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    DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TAKE ANY MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT. I HAVE NOTIFIED MY BANK AND YOU ARE TO CANCEL ANY MEMBERSHIP YOU SAY I HAVE SIGNED UP FOR. YOU HAVE PEOPLE CALLING FROM INDIA OR SOMEWHERE WITH HEAVY ACCENTS THAT NO ONE CAN UNDERSTAND. I SPECIFICALLY TOLD THEM I DO NOT WANT ANYTHING THAT WILL COST ME MONEY. IF MY BANK INFORMS ME THAT YOU HAVE DEBITED MY ACCOUNT FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY WHETHER IT IS $1.00 ON UP I WILL TAKE THIS TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AND THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU. I am making a copie of this for my file.

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    Sharon Kay Taylor Jul 09, 2008
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    I, Sharon Kay Taylor would like to cancel my membership in its entirety. Please do not debit my Checking Account no longer as of today.
    ( July 9, 2008 ) have notified my bank. Please cancel my membership.

    Thank You,
    Sharon Kay Taylor
    Cell Phone Number : [protected]

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    Mary Ann Street Jul 07, 2008
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    To whom it may concern, I only got into this for a loan which I didn't get, but you all dicided to take money out of my account for something I didn't recieved. I don't want any part of this and want you to remove me from your list and stop taking money from my account. I need this money you are taking for my convience. The next time I check my statement, I hope you all have removed yourselves. Thank you very much.

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    Katie Jun 16, 2008
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    I want to cancel #3084408 Group# 9637

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    Katie Jun 16, 2008
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    I want to cancel #3084408 Group #9637

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    C. T. Jun 04, 2008
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    I just called the number "Direct Savings Club" gave me when they attempted to get me to accept their "free" gas cards. ( I told them no. I do not want your service) The number [protected] goes to a company called Consumer Benefits. The rep I spoke with said Dir. Savs. Club was not affiliated with them. Although they do service over 300 groups. To all of you who haven't done so yet, cancel the card that is being syphoned. Report as much information as possible to your bank, and keep posting. It was only by being online when they called and calling and canceling my credit card immediately after hanging up with "Direct Savings Club" that I avoided any charges. knock wood:) As I was talking to a bank manger about my card a charge came through for $29.95. What nerve!

    To Lydia M., I think when you told them you were under 18 they realized they couldn't enter into a legal contractual agreement with a minor. Now protect your good credit. Call your financial institution, cancel that card and report these scammers .

    Maybe I will say I'm only 16 and will have to ask my Mom next time I get one of these calls.lol

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    lydia mannea Jun 03, 2008
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    If anyone knows of any lawsuit going on against either grant masters or this Check Bill WAUS, KIRKLAND, WA thing let me know! i'm not 18 yet i will be in a month. these people still charged me even after i called the customer service and complained and let them know. i found a 1.05 was taken out of my account two days ago and i got a call today and when the lady asked if i was 18 i said no she said okay bye. obviously what these companies are doing isn't legal and they know it. so PLEASE let me know if anyone hears of anything

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    Leon Frisbie Jun 03, 2008
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    Cancel any plan you have with my name on I do not want smartshopper. don`t charge me Im in a nursing home on a fixed income. shame on you. cancel CANCEL

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    Doris E. WRIGHT Jun 03, 2008
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    Iwould like to cancel this serives as of 05-03-08 my membership ID no. 3131694, my groupno.9637 and myDDC : 2171671. THank You

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    cmeissner Jun 02, 2008
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    I received a similar call last Friday, which is quite a bit later than the previous posts listed above. -Apparently the same scam is still in business. Fortunately, I gave them another for a MasterCard debit gift card that did not have that great of a balance left on it.
    Like previous posts, they had no record of my name or address when I called to check up on the status of my gas voucher and membership.

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    Paula Carlson May 23, 2008
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    I received a Club membership in the mail that I never ordered, it appears they are charging me even if I cancel, I cannot cancel until Tuesday May 27, 2008 as they are not open so they say... I am hoping not to have any charges on anything.

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    Delores M. Steele May 21, 2008
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    Please cancel my subscription to "Smart Shoppers" Savings discount.
    I am no longer in need of this.
    Thank You, in Advance,
    Delores M. Steele
    05/21/08

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    Katherine Kaufman May 19, 2008
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    I think that "CHECK BILL WAUS KIRKLAND WA US" is linked to

    SAVERS CHOICE CA [protected] GA and 3.95
    LEISURE CHOICE CA [protected] GA 3.95

    I was also charged more fees (.89) after I called in, complained, and was told I would get a refund for the first charges I received. I'm very upset about this fraud.

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    patricia fulwood May 19, 2008
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    i want my membership canseld, please don't charge my account again

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    Judy May 17, 2008
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    I received a call on May 9, 2008 and thought it was something from my credit card because they already knew my number so I agreed to take it because they told me I would receive a $60. gas card and a $4o. card that could be used at Walmart or any other store of my choice. I received my packs from Leisure Time Savings and Smart Shopper, both out of Phoenix, Az. They wanted me to take out another one of their things and I refused. I opened the envelopes and there was nothing that they promised in there. I called the numbers that they gave to me and nothing. I tried the email addresses and out of both emails this is what I got. (this page) But getting back to what alot of you said, I ordered Grant Master a few months back because I heard you could trust them. Yeah, to give us all a big headache !!! I called my credit card company and they told me I have to contact these companys first, but I have a feeling that isn't going to happen because their emails and phones don't work. (or you get this page or phones that say they aren't available). Something has to be done to stop them and Grant Master, but what can be done?? Any ideas????

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    brian Apr 30, 2008
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    I recently had CHECK BILL WAUS charge 1.05 my bank's fraud department said it was a probe to see if it can find valid accounts they told me to cancel my Debit/Atm card and get a new one as soon as possible...

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    Betty Schwing Apr 21, 2008
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    How do you know what card to cancel if you never gave them one. The Smart Shopper package just came today and myself or my husband never talked to anyone. My husband signed up for the Leisure & Savings membership just last week. Again, he did not give a credit card number. I am interested in the one complaint that Dish Network is behind this because that is who we have also.

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    Betty Schwing Apr 21, 2008
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    What I don't understand is, how can they charge anything to a Credit Card that I have never given them. So far it says I have only been charged the $1.00

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    julie Apr 21, 2008
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    I was just charged the 1.05 today and I called my bank which is netspend immediately since I have text messages that are sent to my phone as soon as my card is charged in any way. The clerk was kind enough to return the charge to me and told me to be very careful when I use my card online. I will be cancelling my card. I really do thank everyone who is posting, because I was able to get enough information from your site so that I was able to give netspend the same info, which inturn helped me get my charged reversed and the clerk will also be looking into this matter since she has noticed this same charge on other clients cards. Thank you, again.

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    fran Apr 12, 2008
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    CANCEL ALL ACCOUNTS RELATED TO THIS OFFER ASAP-4-12-08.

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    fran Apr 12, 2008
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    just had to cancel my card and issue fraud alert...this should be stopped, but no idea how...capitol one card company suggested when you get a call make them verify the ENTIRE card number-DO NOT give it to them...
    with mine they said card ending in XXXX and in good standing made me eligible for free goods...so above information now makes sense when you think about the fact that anyone can access your LAST FOUR card digits because its listed on receipts, etc.
    They got me so warn everyone you know about these phone calls taking place. DONT ACCEPT ANY OFFERS. Good luck.

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    Pam williams Apr 09, 2008
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    How do you make it stop?

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    Alaina E. Apr 08, 2008
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    I have had the same charges, and I am pretty sure I know where it all started...Dish Network! They get our info from them! I had the following charges:
    AMA*QR HEALTH BENEFI - $9.95, then $49.95.
    WC *VALUE PLUS-V - $1.00, then $19.95.
    TODAYSESCAPES580 - $1.00 (but I got it back)

    I filed a fraud complaint through my bank today and closed out me card. They will investigate it. My bank gave also me each company's listed # and when I call I get a message for the "Marketing department" and have to leave a message, no person. I know this is through Dish Network because we had a cosigner for our Dish Network service to avoid the large deposit. Dish is the only company that we share an account with that cosigner. These charges are listed under our cosigner's name, but our address and card number. And if you do a search on this site for WC VALUE PLUS you will see the # of complaints. Oh...don't ever sign up for a free walmart gift card over the phone, that's another one of their scams!

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    Terri Meyer Mar 29, 2008
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    If anyone does get a lawsuit started against all three of these companies mentioned, please add my name to it also. This will be my 3rd new card. That seems to be the only way to stop it.

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    Varessa Formby Mar 21, 2008
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    does anyone have any information on a law suit against these companies? I think these people should be taken for all the money that they've taken from us.

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    D.BROWN Mar 18, 2008
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    SO WE ALL HAVE BEEN TAKEN, THIS IS A NUMBER THAT I FOUND IN SOME PAPER WORK WHEN I CANCLED MY ORDER.IT IS CUSTOMER SUPPORT [protected] TO RAVEN MEDIA MABY IF WE ALL CALL THEM WE WILL GET OUR MONEY BACK. YES I WONT MY 1.05$ BACK WITH SOME MORE FOR ALL THIS TROUBLE!!!

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    Stephen A Mar 14, 2008
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    I also found a charge of $1.05 on my account. I did sign up for one of those so call saveing clubs and GRANT MASTER was one that I sign up for without knowing. I didn't use my debit card, I use other one. Then I remember a notice I recieve from an insurance company that a lot of personal information was stolen from some insurance companies. I didn't do business with any of them so I didn't think anything of it.
    I will let my insurance company know so they will check thier records.

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