I ordered 2 books through Hot Book Sale.com
Order #223034, on 7/28/2009 with no shipping charges. On 7/29, I received notification that delay was on the order. Then I received two other books that I did not order with a packing slip with the proper books listed.
Then my credit card was charged for the original order, Plus 2 other charges, from a company called SmartSavingsCenter.com.
Now, HotBookSale.com, wants me to return the 2, incorrect books to Returns Dept. 20G4484, 201 Ingram Blvd., Roseburg, OR [protected]., and they refuse to credit my account for anything. Please advise!
I see that there are others that have also been ripped off by these so cslled companies...
A website pretending to sell books tricks me into purchasing, giving my credit card number, then, unknown to me, automatically signs me up for additional "services" that cost over $30/month ( all this for a $5.98 book .) Then, of course, they don't have the book. So, I cancel all of the services once I see them on my bank account. SmartSavingsCenter.com was one of the services I canceled, but instead of returning my money, they immediately charged me again!!
I called to fix it and they claimed the would reverse both charges but never did.
This is a lucrative scam.
I bought a book online in December of 2008. In January 2009, I was charged $29.95 from smartsavingscenter.com. At that time I didn't pay attention to the charge in my credit card statement. Then in February 2009, I was charged again $29.95 from the same website. What I found after calling their [protected] number was that I somehow became a member of the smartsavingscenter.com. When I did online shopping, I never signed up for the membership, nor did I see any fineprints regarding the membership!
So I cancelled the membership, and kindly enough the website even sent me an email confirming the membership cancellation. Then I happened to find numerous complaints about smartsavingscenter.com!!! In order to avoid being charged again, I cancelled my credit card from which smartsavingscenter.com withdraws money. Sure enough I received an email from the website saying that they couldn't get the money and asked for a valid credit card number.
Smartsavingscenter.com has never cancelled and will never cancel my membership. So here is my advice: you need to cancel your credit card that you had used for signing up the membership. Otherwise smartsavingscenter.com will get your money month after month after month!!!
I can not find my order, but I believe it was a book for $11.29 10/2008. Turns out htey have been charging me $29.95 every month. It has taken me several months to figure out this scam. I feel cheated and stupid for not catching on to them earlier. I am contacting the Attorney General office.
After Googling for discount books, I got this website. I ordered a DVD and a paperback book, paying shipping...