these charges are unauthorized and I have contacted the states attorney general. A lawsuit with many other unhappy people is being generated. you better refund my money or i will proceed.
They have been charging me $16.95 un-authroized from my bank account for 4 months. one charge on my account...
I received phone calls at home stating that I will be sent a $25 gift certificate for Walmart. They ask for address verification and stated my address. Then stated that I would also get a $200.oo gift certificate to one of their other affiliated stores such as Walmart, Target, etc. I then needed to verify that I had used my credit card Number such and such to purchase a book a couple of days ago. They knew my credit card #. When I said I didn't call the transaction they hung up on me.
I was called about 30 min later from same place asking same questions! Can these calls not be stopped and my personal information removed from their data bases...
I was charged $149.99 on 1/16/08 on my Master Card for a membership promising valuable coupons for groceries, Gasoline, car rentals, roadside services and other benefits. I received their material in the mail yesterday, 1/29/08. I logged into their web site today 1/30/08 and a message came that this is a scam.
Thank you for the opportunity to report this scam.
This company fraudulently took money from my account, and thankfully I noticed it immediately. I specifically told the salesman "no." The way to get your money back is to write a letter to the company notifying them of your complaint, your desire to cancel & demand your money back - send it certified mail. Send it to the company responsible for WC Value Plus:
1100 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55305
Also send a copy of the letter to the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota [protected]). Their address is:
2706 Gannon Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55116
The director of consumer affairs at Provell/WC Value Plus is Michael J. Murphy. He will probably send a letter back saying that you placed an order & provided "electronic signature authorization" (which is a lie), but they will refund your money.
You can also send a copy of your complaint to the Federal Trade Commission at:
The FTC cannot get your money back, so it is still important to send letters to Provell & the BBB. But the FTC needs to be notified about these fraudulent business practices.
HCPGold and WC Value Plus both have been charging mt debit account without my permission or for any services i have not ordered anything from either of theses companies but yet i am being charged. THIS NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED 49.95 A MONTH (HCP ) 19,95 A MONTH ( WC VALUE PLUS )
I was called sometime after 3pm on a Sunday by a woman that refused to answer my questions. She said I had to be transferred to a 3rd party "authorization center". I stayed on the line, because she told me she has my credit card; she provided the last 4 digits. She knew my name and my address. She said it was a courtesy call, but she also said I would be "charged a dollar". She said that the dollar charge was an "introduction" to coupons, and that I would also receive a complimentary $40.00 coupon for free gas. Again, she refused to answer any questions probing for details.
When I got to the "authorization center", they refused, flat out, to answer my questions. The only answer I did get was that this was for Value Plus Online. (http://www.valueplusonline.com/ ) When I tried to ask questions, they refused to answer. Instead, they tried to get personal information out of me. When I probed for why they were doing this, I was called an "idiot" for not wanting $40.00 of free gas, and an "imbecile" for asking the questions I asked. The "supervisor" that was helping me literally yelled at me when I told him I do not want their gas, or their coupons, or the $1.00 charge. He slammed the phone down. The number they called from does not take inbound calls. The website does not provide contact information. Since it is not possible for me to determine with 100% accuracy whether they are a scam or a legitimate company, I will not make any assertions or accusations. However, my experience was unpleasant in the extreme, and disconcerting. I found myself calling my credit card company to order a new card. (The "supervisor" said I had already "agreed" to charges...even though I did nothing of the sort.)
Company charged me a fee to try this package on deals I was suppose to receive a 40 dollar gas card for 30 day trial period and when I got the letter it told me to log onto this web site for a 40 dollar gas rebate and when I did it brought me to your site and then when I tried to sign on at there regular site with the subscriber id they gave me it said that that id was not valid. They are a scam and a rip off they charged my credit card only a dollar but if they do that a million times that adds up.
I noticed that the amount of $14.95 has been taken out of my personal bank account since August 13, 2007. ...
Called and cancelled what ever they were selling, but they still deduct after telling them to stop Phone...
I also had the same problem with these companys (wc value plus, hcpgold, todays escapes) you have to report what happened to consumer rights wc value plus. Todays escapes and hcpgold (healthcare privileges) get access to your card number illegally even though they may tell you that merchants share personal information, that is true but they cannot share card numbers only names address and phone number... so u need to call this number to make a complain (if there are enough complaints to these people they will investigate and take legal action against them) [protected] their website is www.fdic.gov/index.html ... u should also cancel these subscriptions the number for wc value plus is [protected]... please make complains to this phone line cause they say they get the card numbers legally and that if they were doing something illegal they would be out of business. So please make the complain against them.
I have tried to cancel my 30 trial membership for a few days now. Each time that I have attempted, I have been told the business was closed (via an answering machine), and to access the website at www.programstop.com (that also is non existing).
I have been charged monthly membership fees in which I think is extremely unfair that folks would take advantage of people.
Aside from the Wal-Mart gift cards and gas cards , that I was promised (and never received) , the $1000 worth of coupons ( I hope they sent them to the wrong address and someone else is using them because I never received those either.
I would say this:
I hope that you are sleeping well at night because in the end, you and your evil ways will have to answer to someone much larger than myself and the 100's or 1000's of others you have wronged.
Today, I was attempted to be scammed by Quality Resources/Value Plus organization. The phone number i...
Value Plus is a Discount service out of MN that various online and phone order products offer as a free trial...
NO SUCH WEBSITE valueplusonline.com/open/form/gc and I DID NOT authorize anyone to enroll me. I, in-fact, have always said NO and then I get this letter with my "Subscriber Number" and my electronic signature, and authorization to charge $19.95 every month after the trail period to my credit card with my last 4 numbers I DID NOT provide to them. I called them and canceled this and I'm suppose to receive a confirmation email, We'll see. I've been out of state for two months and came home to this. I have NEVER done trial offers and this way seems it should be unlawful!!!
I received a phone call one morning on my cell phone, and I was already running late to work so I accepted the offer for valueplus for a 30 day trial period, for 10.95. I was to receive 40 dollars in gas vouchers and 1000 dollars in grocery coupons. when I finally received the letter in the mail there were no coupons for grocery or gas, just a letter stating to go to their website to claim your vouchers, when i tried to access the website it didn't exist it brought me to a page for online scams. I called the 800 number and spoke to a representative and canceled my membership but she told me i had already been charged 19.95 for a months subscription, and that she would send the gas coupons in the mail!! so I now paid 31.oo to receive 40 dollars in gas, Hmmm, and I am sure i wont receive the gas vouchers, after reading several other complaints for the same offer and noone has received their gas vouchers, something needs to be done!! I will be calling my bank and complaining about this ridiculous scam, and the bank only has to try to access the website and they will see its a fraud!!!
I called The TOBI at [protected] and they told me that I would receive a $25 gift card I got a letter in the...
WC Value Plus (owned by DAMARK) is ripping lots of people off every month by placing unfamiliar charges on...
I can't contact this company to stop this and the only reason I figured this out is because it made my...
Anyone who has been harassed either by phone or signed up for this without consent, cancel your membership as soon as you can. This company sounds as if they are located in a basement somewhere when you call (you can hear other "customer service representatives" in the background) and they scam you into a recurring transaction of $16.95/mo. When you call, be sure to demand for a cancellation confirmation number (they will insist you wait for the confirmation e-mail that never gets sent), then watch your credit card statements carefully for any transactions that seem suspicious.
Also, a good thing to do (I have Bank of America) is call the customer service # for your credit card. Have them fill out a report with the date you canceled the Value Plus account and the confirmation number you (hopefully) obtained from them. While some credit card companies and banks can't stop the actual transaction, they will at least have written proof that you did cancel your Value Plus account and then fighting any future charges if they happen to slip through the cracks will be far easier. Value Plus rarely, if ever, issues refunds for what money they have scammed from you. Good luck and watch out!