posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 10:42 AM
If you have done business or purchased items online in the past year check your credit/account statements for "TLG*GREATFN#########" for the
amount of $9.99. I made a purchase earlier this year from buy.com and didn't notice for 4 months the seemingly innocent charge
of $9.99 being applied each month. Apparently; when you make a purchase you are automatically given a "free month's membership" that, if you don't
cancel, will start charging for that membership after the first month.
I succesfully disputed only two of the charges (my credit card company wouldn't go back to March of this year when the charges started). The company
dispute the disputes--you'll always get your charges removed IF your credit card does the dispute for you.
When I called the TLG*GREATFN "800" number on my statement the CSR tried to justify what they do and admitted that they do business with buy.com as
well as many other online commerce companies.
It's a scam and if you
this company you'll notice the large volume of people
I've decided I will not be doing business with buy.com again because of this. Pass the word around and, if you don't already, study your statements
closely. This charge was easy for me to miss because it was one of many charges and, because the amount was so low, it didn't garner my attention.
The scammers count on this.
[edit on 26-9-2006 by Freedom_for_sum]