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Posted on 12/06/2009 1:02:50 PM PST by Invisible Ninja
FYI Freepers, open up your bank statements and look for "MVQ" somewhere in the description, or "privacy matters", I consider myself a tech-savvy guy. Well, I was reviewing my bank statement and found a charge for $23.95 that said this:
MVQ*PRIVACYM 888-239-0316 CT
I found another one for the previous month. Google'd it and found out it is company that somehow gets your credit card number, and begins charging you for the "privacy protection services", which essentially amounts to them stealing money from your account.
This is just a warning to check. Would like some advice from the freeper community who are always extremely funny, informative and have a higher IQ than the rest of the population. I myself have a higher than average IQ, but I feel pretty stupid right now.
Thanks, INVISIBLE NINJA
Hope it’s not the charge that shows up when your wife signs up for E-Harmony.
I hadn’t heard of this, but it seems tailor made for state consumer fraud outfits which are looking for outrageous scams to justify their existence.
not a scam persay.. They send u a check for $10 or $20.. If u dont cancel within 30 days u pay for it...
The latest “legal” scam many companies are using is a monthly fee buried in their fine print. Usually it’s for a “free” trial, but the trial will usually expire before you even get the trial product in the mail and they’ll start charging you.
Typically these are 14 day trials shipped US Mail that can take 7 to 10 business days to deliver (no guarantees on delivery time) and that doesn’t even count the 2 business days it takes to process the order and put it in the mail. I have seen one that was a 1 day trial though.
The monthly fees I’ve seen from $9.99 all the way up to $79.99. Including one that was $79.99 monthly for the “product”, $14.99 monthly for weekly emails, and another $9.99 monthly for access to their “support” website.
Some of them get tricky like charging to your phone bill so even if you never give them your CC# they can still get you with charges.
The worst part is that many of these companies advertise in places that you think you can trust to verify their advertisers.
FreeCreditReport.com is a scam. There is no way to get anything FREE from their site. You have to give them a credit card number to get your “free” credit report. Even if you opt out, you are billed the next month. I had to cancel my card and get another number reissued to get them to stop billing me.
I haven’t confermed, but have been told on another board there are several State Attn. Generals looking at filing charges against them.
Or Tiger Woods personal golf lessons.