It just came to my attention that our business account was being debited each month by
Web.Com so I assumed it was for our current website. I called them to get more info and they could find no record of our company, phone number, etc. I called again waited 30 minutes for customer service and
spoke to another agent who could find nothing for our company. So what were they charging us for?
It seems eleven years ago someone at our business signed up for website help. It is a none existent site with
an old address, phone number, no products, prices and a web address I've never heard of before. The only reason I got this much info is because I asked for a copy of the contract, a history of the service they had provided our company with and a phone # for their legal dept. I asked for my money back. Today I
received a four sentence letter denying my request and stating that they had performed the services requested. We have had no service of any kind from Web.com. 'Web.Scam'
Web.com guaranteed a 30 trial with no questions asked on cancellation and a guarantee of "100 new customers every month".by linking us to every google search for similar businesses in our surrounding area. After seeing the $300.00 website was the same one you can get from yahoo for $17.00 a month, I canceled on their survey that they send to your email. That way they control any record of dissatisfaction. They called me two weeks later to get me to change my mind and then submitted a new "updated" contract. They are still charging my capitalone business card. Even with them keeping the website in question up we've only had one person, a regular customer mention finding us on the internet.
We have been with web.com for about 6 years. When we first started using them the were excellent, but since then they have gotten worse and worse and worse. Tech support is condescending and grouchy and many times cannot solve problems. When we first started using them they were outsourcing the online store to Prostores, but recently they have built their own online store, and it has been riddled with problems, from day one. For one, they will do server maintenance during the middle of the day, which means all the traffic will bottleneck into one server, making the purchasing process extremely slow, so slow that we take a noticeable hit in sales. Other times the servers won't even function, making the online check out process impossible.
Another problem we recently had was with the automatic shipping calculations in the online store. When they built the new store they linked the shipping calculator directly to USPS. Suddenly, at the first of the year all the shipping charges for our international orders suddenly defaulted to $3.00. The reason? USPS made API changes which web.com never implemented. The result? We lost $6-$10 on every international order, and we get a lot of international orders. It took at least 3 emails and about 5 phone calls to no nothing, smart alec tech support and about a month's time to get this straightened out.
We are currently getting quotes for building a site from scratch, which may cost close to $4, 000, but considering the drop in sales and and frustration that Web.com causes us it may be worth it.
To whom it may concern,
My name is Alicia Kalil, daughter of Bill Kalil who was owner of Bill Kalil & Daughters Auto. We recently became aware that you have been acting as a third party to our company, debiting $139 a month.
You have and had no authorization to do so. Reason's being;
In November 2008, you have transcripts of Alicia Kalil, who has no authorization for payment on the business account due to the business being a sole proprietorship under Bill Kalil, stating she called in to cancel. You then provided a free 30day trial membership, which neither Bill nor Alicia was aware of.
Then in December 2008, you have another transcript of Alicia Kalil calling in to once again cancel, you then again provided a 30day trial membership. Which neither Alicia nor Bill was aware of.
For the past three years, you debited the Bill Kalil & Daughters account for $139 per month, under Discover Networks name. Because of this, the owner Bill Kalil and associates were never aware of your company involvement in the checking account. Assuming it was a monthly statement from Discover.
There was never a written or verbal agreement between you and the correct authorized holder of the account.
Alicia called in January 5th, immediately after being aware of your conduct in the checking account to question who you were. She then spoke to representative Andrea, and stated;
"I was never aware of your company, nor did we ever have a need for your services. I am the BDC manager, extremely capable of doing key word optimization on my own, and use GoDaddy as our host for the domain and url. Therefore there was never a need or want for your services" Alicia then asked if there were any transcripts on file between Alicia or Bill and Web.com. Andrea then explained, "In November 2008, Alicia called to cancel services, we then provided a 30day free trial membership, she then called again in December 2008 to cancel, and once again we provided a free 30day trial membership".
Alicia the told Andrea that she had just confirmed that if at all we were aware of Web.com, we tried canceling, and after calling consecutively, would never just accept your services miraculously. Alicia then asked if there were any proof of utilizing Web.coms services, Andrea stated that No, we had never logged on to the available back end site to use Web.com services.
At this point Alicia felt that it was a logical conversation, in which Web.com has proof that Alicia's claims were right.
However, Andrea went ahead to state that their conversation was done and there was nothing she could do about it. Alicia asked to speak with a manager or supervisor, Andrea refused due to the Bill Kalil & Daughters account being closed!
Alicia then asked for reference # for this call. Andrea said that there wasn’t one to give!
Alicia asked for Andrea's full name to have some type of documentation and evidence of the call. Andrea wouldn't give it to her!
Andrea then went ahead stating they used Discover Networks at their billing department and to see if there was something Discovery could do.
Alicia then went ahead and contacted Maria from Discover Networks. Told Maria of the situation and Maria then told Alicia she'd see if she could get a Supervisor on the line from Web.com and they could do a three way call trying to resolve this issue.
When Maria had come back on the line to state she had Marianna on from Web.com, Alicia was under the impression she was now speaking with a supervisor from Web.com and therefore there might be some resolution to the problem.
Alicia went ahead explaining the entire situation once again to Marianna and Maria. Marianna apologized for the problems and said the only thing she could do was pass it off to the billing department and would make sure herself and supervisor would get on this and try to expedite it. Marianna suggested to Alicia to call the next day to see where the status of the claim was.
Alicia, a realist, gave Web.com and extra day to tend to the mess.
Alicia called January 7th @ 2pm to inquire about the claim. She then spoke with Taniesha, another representative; Taniesha explained that the claim was denied due to Alicia accepting the 30day trial membership.
Alicia once again, explained in laymen’s terms, what happened and how it’s possible that their billing department couldn’t understand how this was an unauthorized fraudulent act.
Taniesha explained there was nothing she could do; once again Alicia wasn't allowed to speak to a manager/supervisor/someone that had authority to talk about this further, because the account was closed out. Alicia asked that therefore her only options were to process this through their claims department via email, contact discover networks once again, inform the BBB, and contact her lawyer. Taniesha confirmed, and said yes.
So, let break down the fraudulent activity that transpired;
Web.com had only spoken with Alicia - Alicia is not a signer on the checking account that Web.com debited from, therefore holds no authorization to okay any payments
There was no verbal or written agreement for a contract between Web.com & Bill Kalil & Daughters Auto Wholesale. Federal NACHA Operating rules state;
The NACHA Operating Rules impose on the ODFI, as the gatekeeper to the ACH
Network, the obligation to ensure that the ODFI’s Originators have obtained proper
authorization for all entries originated. The ODFI warrants that these debits have been
properly authorized, and where the authorization requirements have not been met, the ODFI bears the liability for any breach of this warranty. To minimize its potential for
liability and loss, the ODFI should review its internal procedures to ensure that it has
employed adequate procedures to know its customers, and that those customers are
engaging in responsible business practices.
With respect to debit entries to business accounts, the NACHA Operating Rules require
that these entries must be authorized by the Receiver, and that there must be an
agreement between the Originator and the Receiver that binds the Receiver to the NACHA Operating Rules. Although the Rules do not define specific language that must
be included within an authorization/agreement for business transactions, a valid
agreement must be in place.
None of the above was complied with.
The only transcripts between Web.com and Alicia Kalil, were that of Alicia trying to cancel the services. Clearly stating she didn't want any part of it. Nothing of which showed any interest of conducting business with Web.com
Since Bill Kalil & Daughters Auto Wholesale opened, they used GoDaddy as their url host and domain. Showing NO need for Web.com
There was no activity on the back end of the Web.com site, clearly showing the services provided weren't used or utilized.
And once again, Alicia Kalil has NO AUTHORITY to authorize ANY payments out of BILL KALILS checking account.
Web.com refused the claim, and I'm hoping after all this has been CLEARLY spelt out, they will reconsider.
There has been over $5, 000 fraudulently taken from Bill Kalils account with no authorization from Bill Kalil.
I would like all debits to be credited, and however long it takes, whatever other payments are accrued because of Web.com negligence, will be added on a daily basis with a certified invoice explaining all payments. Hopefully this will be resolved before Bill Kalil needs to bring in his lawyer.
In the meantime, this will be forwarded to;
Federal Trade Commission
This company drafted money from my account to renew the domain name even though my hosting was turned off over a year ago. They took five years for a domain I don't have anymore. They said they signed me up for five years. I never authorized that. They sent an email saying they are taking another 5 years again and said "no further action required" there was no option to respond to that email. When I spoke to the supervisor, I asked if they had options such as 1 year, 2-year, etc. They insisted that I signed for 5 years in 2005. BE WARE!!! This is a predatory company.
I was just contacted by web.com. I have a storesonline website that has done zero in the entire year i have it. Because of this, i did a website submission and got contacted by web.com afterwards. The rep gave me a number [protected] stating that this was the only number i would ever have to dial. Well, after he put me on recording and stated all of the items spoken about, he then asked for my credit card or bank info. . . Red flag. . . I told him i wasnt giving him that info. That i was going to check them out first on sites just like this, google the name and see what came up, etc. He got a little more reserved and said that he could give me a link to their better business bureau rating. Not good enough. I told him i would call him back at the 800 number he gave me to join up if i had good results. . . Now all of a sudden, that is not the only number. He gave me a [protected] number. When i did a reverse search on it. . . There was no info. Hmmmm seems to me that if this was a reputable company that there should be a listing for it. I then dialed the number given to me by the rep and it had his name on it. . . Not a company name. I then dialed their 800 number and asked a simple question. I said "is this the number i would dial to cancel my website?" the woman said "i need your phone number to check that. " so i said i was told that this was the number to call. . . The only number. . Is that correct?" and she said it depended on who my agent was. . . Not what he told me when we spoke. He said there was only one number to call. So i repeated the question. Again she asked for my phone number. I said to her "i am asking you a simple question. Is this the number to call to cancel the website. " under protest, she simply said "yes". I then hung up. To me, this is no way to run a business. If i am wrong. . . I appologize, but i found them to be evasive when it came to "putting it out there" linda r.
I wish times were simpler, were i could just travel down to Florida where this company is based and invite a few of their people outside to show them what i think about them and their company. They drafted Money from my Account without my permission or awareness. I warn to be careful doing business with a company that will steal from their customers. All i wanted was to purchase a URL, and in return i got right at $100 taken from me for hosting that i never used, nor wanted. I hope you will take this to heart before choosing to do business with them, or giving them your financial information.
BBB rating must be bogus, unless it stands Buyer Better Beware! Web.com acquired my site when they acquired...
I'm glad i found this website before accepting the free 30 trial offer. Web.com is an accredited business with the bbb and they have a b+ rating. If everyone here would submit their complaints on the bbb site also, it would help ppl like me who check that site for information on businesses. I'm sure the bbb wants to give businesses the highest rating possible because there is a fee to be accredited with the bbb. They are motivated to help resolve issues with the company.
When I first started hosting with them 7 years ago, their product and support was okay - then interland.com. But the product has gotten worse and worse over the years. The "features" rarely work without use spending hours on the phone with brainless tech support people. Webtrends never runs when it is supposed to. Constant Contact has been out for 5 days now. They routinely close a ticket when the problem is not resolved. I hate web.com and hope to move off them to anyone else.
First I was a Burlee customer and was very happy. Then Burlee was bought by Interland. A little less service, but not bad. Then Interland got bought out by web.com and nothing has gone right since. They changed access names, they changed the system so that I had to get the new password from them, and then it didn't work. As a web designer, I signed up some of my clients. They got "Access Forbidden" messages. In order to get to my client's site I had to download 3 additional programs and I still can't get to the site. For my money, this is a company saying "We don't want your business." And they will certainly get their way.
Web.com makes it virtually impossible to cancel your account.
It took me a year of no activity on my account and a year of automatically billing my credit card.
The only way to cancel is by phone; I finally reached an agent after 14-1/2 minutes of holding. The recording never even confirmed I was holding for web.com. I submitted emails to web.com saying I wanted to cancel but with no response. I had to endure the long hold to finally get it done. Not surprisingly, when I called web.com right back for something other than cancellation, I reached a live agent in under 30 seconds.
This place is a complete joke. They switched one of my client's sites to a different server which caused it to go down and then they wouldn't fix the problem because I couldn't recall the "secret word" I setup on the account 7 years prior. I asked them why I needed a secret word to fix something they screwed up and they said that was just their policy.
I tried calling support 3 times and each time I waited for over 20 minutes before getting sent to a dead line. I tried using their online support ticket system while I was waiting on the phone and after 5 screens of collecting information, it threw up an ASP error and didn't submit the ticket. So frustrating.
I called a different department (not technical support) and finally got someone and as soon as I told him about my problem he said he would transfer me. I asked him to stay on the line until I was connected and he said he couldn't. Guess what, he transferred me directly to a dead line!
So utterly frustrating. My client's site is still down. DO NOT HOST WITH THESE IDIOTS!!
I received an email from WEB.COM announcing a raise in monthly subscription rates. On Thursday, October 9th...
What can I say I've never posted a complaint about a company before dealing with web.com the customer service and reliability are so reprehensible I'm baffled they've lost file of mine, lost me email service website has been down they've overcharged me. I run a business and of course i am going to change but have to wait until I can afford to have my service interrupted because I've also read complaints about how the hold your name hostage.
The customer service is just the icing on the cake is so awful you will just be mystified and outraged as you watch money gou down the drain if you run a business. Try to find one good review of web.com anywhere what can I say you've been warned!
We have been on the web since 1994, and have been through several web hosts. Interland had been our...
This is a terrible service run by a bunch of crooks. They were over-charging me every month for simple web...
I thought I had cancelled my web.com account 16 months ago. Instead of cancelling, they lowered my rate to $59.95. I noticed I was being charged 69.95 by web.com for something I thought was cancelled. I called their billing department to ask for a credit and cancel my account. "Theresa" told me I would have to speak to their lifecycle department. I was transferred and specifically asked about receiving a credit. Lifecycle told me they would cancel the account and transfer me back to billing. After I got the cancellation #, I spoke with billing again (Theresa), who told me no credit could be issued since lifecycle had cancelled my account. I asked to speak to her supervisor but she would not allow me to talk to him. BUYER BEWARE!
I called in to pay for another year to keep my domain name up to date which was 19.95 and out of the blue with no warning they not only charged me the 19.95 the made a separate charge of 241.35 and I received no invoice or receipt for this charge. I called customer service and told them they had to return my money because I did not approve any payment for 241.35 and they told me that they would have to cancel my service. When I originally signed up with them I payed for 2 years up front and was completely up to date until July of 2009. Of course now they have no record of this and still have sent me no invoice on the 241.35 they charged me.
When they changed to Website Pros they have turned into a bunch of thieves and will suck every dime they can get from you without any warning or paperwork to back it up.
STAY AWAY FROM THESE GUYS!!!
What a nightmare. I had an account with Interland and had a few problems but they fixed them in a timely manner. I had an e-commerce site with shopping cart, constant contact etc. I was able to put 500 pictures on at a time. When Web.com took over. My site wouldn't load with 300 photos on it. They told me I could only have 200 photos on it. They talked me into doing the Miva Merchant thing in October 2007. They renamed my old site as... cancel.com and my new site was just .com. I went to take off my photos and put them on my new site. Well, they deleted my photos on my end but when you typed in my website you could see my site. I could not get into the site to make changes on my inventory. Mind you. They had no clue how to set up the Miva Merchant account. I struggled trying to set this up and finally gave up. Okay fine. when someone logged into my site they actually were connected to my old .cancel.com site. That was fine until I started running out of the clothes that were on there and people kept paying for them through Paypal.
Problem #2 - Web.com was charging me $105.00 for my old site, which was down on my end and $79.00 for my new site which was not even a working site. They were talking out an auto draw from my charge card. So I canceled the auto draw and got behind about 2 months. They called me and told me that I could get a refund if I made a payment of $79.00. I told them why should I make another $79.00 payment when I've been paying $184.00 a month for 2 non-working websites?
Problem #3 They agreed to give me back my money on the .cancel.com site, which I was paying $105. per month for. When they told me what my credit balance was ($470) it was for the Miva Merchant site that was $79.00 per month. Then they drew out $158.00 for 2 months of web hosting that I was behind on. WHAT WEB HOSTING??? THAT IS WHAT MY COMPLAINT WAS.
I opened a ticket and told them I wanted a full credit for both sites dating back to October. This totaled $1104.00 and for them to cancel my website. They closed the ticket and said that they were sorry that I didn't want to be a Web.com customer any longer. And if I had any other questions to reopen the ticket. I tried and my domain name was gone so I couldn't get into their site to reopen the ticket. I called them and guess what??? I have another open ticket.
Since October, every time I opened a ticket, they would close it and not resolve the problem. I kept calling tech support and they were all from the Philappines and had no clue what I was talking about. They would turn the ticket over to tech support and said they would get back to me within 48 hrs. Nothing ever got resolved they would just close the ticket again. I would reopen it and they would close it.