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I purchased videos/CDs from Matt Bacak but did not order Dirt magazines. I have been billed monthly for a while now on the Dirt magazines (which I do receive) and I wish for it to stop. Please help me!!


  • Ni
    Nicole Silverstone Jul 28, 2009

    Got this email from Matt a few days ago.

    "I've been working my butt off to make sure that
    anyone that needs to get ahold of me can easy
    find me. I have created these websites to make
    it even easier then ever. I'm launching a Contact
    Matt Bacak campaign to ensure that people that
    might have old email addresses or even old phone
    numbers now have the newest numbers.

    The reason I have everything on websites is so I
    can change any of the information - if they shall
    ever change in the future. Which is very unlikely.

    But, it might happen."

    Here are the NEW Sites:

    He also sent a press release about it, here it is:

    Nicole Silverstone
    Customer Support Mgr.

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  • Ni
    Nicole Silverstone Jun 29, 2009

    I just looked into this. I believe that you are talking about the Traffic Explosion CD offer. It says on the salesletter:

    "FREE Trial Membership - When you get your CD today you'll also receive a free 30-day trial membership into my "Internet Marketing Dirt" report so you can see how powerful and profitable the information truly is. Plus, if after the 30-day trial period you decide the dirt isn't for you you can cancel your $29.97 membership at any time! (Value $30)"

    It says it on the order form also.

    Then, 1 day later people get an email reminder.

    Here is the exact email that they receive - to remind them:

    ------------ Beginning of email ------------

    Subject: IMPORTANT: About your recent purchase...


    Hey Anthony,

    I wanted to give you...

    ...a digital taste of the 'Internet Marketing
    Dirt newsletter' before we shipped the newest
    copy to your physical mail box.

    Here is the place to get a taste:

    As a part of your CD purchase, you
    also received a FREE trial to this
    newsletter, after 30 days you will
    be automatically charged $29.97.

    Unlike most people, we wanted to
    remind you of this because we have
    found occasionally people are so
    excited to get our stuff, they miss
    over it on the sales letter and
    sometimes when they fill out the
    order form.

    So, as a courtesy, before you get a
    charged on your credit card, I wanted
    to give you a simple way to cancel.

    It's very easy...

    At anytime, when you feel that
    the The Internet Marketing Dirt
    is not for you - you can just go
    to this site. (It's the fastest)

    If you have any issues with that
    site, let us know by emailing us:

    (ANY of the emails below)

    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    You can also just reply back to
    any email I send you in the future
    or feel free to call us at:

    [protected] Ext:124

    But, remember using this
    site is the fastest way:

    Give it a chance, and get a small
    taste of this killer newsletter - that
    will be arriving at your doorstep every
    month with fresh new up-to-date content:

    Enjoy the taste! It's the BEST
    of all the 2008 newsletters.

    Matt Bacak

    P.S. Here is a digital taste of the 'Internet
    Marketing Dirt newsletter' before we shipped the
    newest copy to your physical mail box.

    Go here to get a taste:

    --------END of Email---------------

    I'll still send this to Matt to review your comments.

    Nicole Silverstone
    Customer Support Mgr.

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  • Ni
    Nicole Silverstone Jun 29, 2009

    I'm going to look into this right now and share this with Matt with my findings. I know he combs through things with a fine tooth comb. I'll be back with you.

    Nicole Silverstone
    Customer Support Mgr.

    Side note, that's a different offer then the offer that is discussed here.

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    fhayes Jun 28, 2009

    I just received this email from Matt Bacak. "I am pretty blessed and have done very well for myself on the internet. This powerful CD was created just for you. Sincerely, I just want to give back."

    Matt has been so blessed that, out of the goodness of his heart he created a FREE CD as a way to 'give back'. Isn't that nice! What a great guy!

    What's this on the order page??

    $9.77 for Shipping

    And a subscription to a magazine that I don't want and was never told about . I guess I would have found out when I got my next credit card statement.

    Sorry Matt. You didn't fool me this time.

    I got sucked in once by Stephen Pierce with this 'forced continuity' trick. Emails for 3 months to customer service didn't get any response. I finally dug around and found a phone number and left a message on the answering machine (no live person to talk to) before they finally cancelled my subscription and refunded my money. No explanation either. To this day, I don't know what I subscribed to.

    I too am trying to make some money online, but if takes this kind of dishonest trickery to make it big, I guess I'll have to wait a little longer than I expected before I'm driving around in my 2009 BMW Z4.

    By the way, I just watched the video that Nicole referred to above that supposedly shows how everything is explained before you order. Well, the order page that I have up on my computer right now doesn't explain anything. It just has a line showing "Subscription Purchase FREE 30 Day Trial - The Internet Marketing Dirt". There's no mention of a price or the fact that I will be billed $29.97 every month for this. It doesn't even say that it is a newsletter.

    Matt, when you said you wanted to GIVE BACK. I thought you meant to me, not your own bank account.


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  • Ni
    Nicole Silverstone May 26, 2009

    Support is trying to help 'Euer'

    Hi Euer,

    I'm trying to find your account in our system. Unfortunately, I can't find a 'Euer' anywhere to help you. Would it be under another name? No matter what. Please email me ASAP at [email protected] so I can quickly help you get this resolved. Please put 'Nicole - Report' in the subject line so I know that it is you.

    I'm scratching my head why you are still getting charged after we canceled your subscription. But, I'll refund you and take care of this as soon as I hear from you.

    Looking for your email.

    Nicole Silverstone
    Customer Support Mgr.

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  • Ni
    Nicole Silverstone May 26, 2009

    Bryan - looks like you emailed into us 18 hours ago
    at [email protected] then we emailed to
    confirm that you have been canceled minutes later.

    The email came in at:

    Mon, 25 May 2009 16:12:00

    and was responded at:

    Mon, 25 May 2009 16:14:12

    Nicole Silverstone

    P.S. Here is the email sent:


    Your subscription has been canceled. You
    will no longer be charged.

    Nicole Silverstone


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  • Ni
    Nicole Silverstone May 26, 2009

    You can also contact me at: [email protected] and I can personally help you. Regarding the charges, they seem very clear to me here is the purchasing process people go thru with this product:


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  • Ni
    Nicole Silverstone May 26, 2009

    It's easy. Just contact them at [protected] or
    email them at the following email addresses.

    [email protected] or
    [email protected]

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  • Br
    Bryan May 25, 2009

    I am having the same problem with Matt Dirt. there does not seem to be a way to contact him.
    It seems Mr Dirt is very Dirty

    Bryan Kinney

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  • Eu
    Euer May 19, 2009

    I knew this "Dirt" magazine was coming but I unsubscribed from it last week. Just discovered that checking account has just been charged again! It is pending, and it is now 1:03 am, not a darned thing I can do to stop it! I'm quite angry as it is going to put my account in the negative, having been laid off from work and now I will get bank charges on top of that! I've called the number but their office is not open until 10:00 and that charge can go through anytime! They give a website on there twice but I can't make it out the woman's voice on the recording goes so fast so I cannot get to the help desk either! Even if I do because of "high volume" it may not get addressed for 24 hours!

    I can see this was one hell of a mistake!

    It was all over that $1 I put on what I thought was a good deal!

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  • Ru
    Rudy Apr 08, 2009

    Did you get your problem resolved? If so, how?

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  • Av
    avalon7 Apr 01, 2009

    I have had the same problem with theft from my credit card where I signed up for $1 and and was mislesd by sneaky deliberately misleading words, I have lodged a formal complaint with my credit card MATT BACACK is a total scammer you only have to google that to see of the ten sites on the first page totally expose the fraud that he is Gold Coast Australia 2/04/09

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