I've read some of the other complaints about this scam, however I never even signed up for a "free" ringtone. Subsequently, a fraudulent charge of $9.99 appeared on this month's Verizon Wireless bill as "data". I called Verizon and they gave me the number on the bill which turned out to be for Ringtones.com. First, of course, I had to text (more money) this company at 36726 with the message STOP, then call them at the number Verizon provided which is [protected]. A rather nice man said that he would send me a check (we'll see about that) and all charges would stop. I'm the only one that uses my computer in the house so I have no idea how they got my cell phone number! Hopefully, I'll see that check in a couple of weeks!
while filling out a survey the site asks for a phone number to send a pin # to. I had it sent to my daughter's phone and when she got the text message containing the pin # she called me and told me the numbers, so I entered the number into the box in the survey then the next screen appeared and asked me to buy products. At this point I closed the webpage and did not agree to buy anything. my daughter got a text message a minute later stating her phone account was being charged for a monthly service. this is an online scam.
Thought we were downloading a single ring tone and somehow got signed up for music triva text messages for $9.99 a month. Took me 4 months to notice and get if off my bill. Ringtone.com would not refund me even when their own records showed we only got 1 text message in the 4 months. Watch out and read the fine print if use these guys.
On 9/7/07 I was online and saw an add "free" ring tones, just click here. To make a long story short I NEVER subscribed to anything and now I have been billed for $19.99. This is the biggest scam!! I urge everyone not to try anything "free". I should have know better. Now Verizon tells me that I must pay this $19.99. I disagree but I have no choice. I have tried and tried to reach someone at Ringtones, but guess they have moved on with my MONEY!!! I am going to the District Attorney with this. There must be a law that protects innocent people!!