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Old 02-04-08, 08:29 PM
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Another Internet scam

Greetings All!
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up about this one.
My Wife found 2 charges on our last MC statement:

UMGbuyersedge phone#888 326 7156 and
UMGmyadvisorcall#888 873 1669 both for $11.99
asked me if I had ordered anything over the net etc.
Told her no.
Called up the CC company to find out what the charges were for-they claimed the last time my Wife ordered from the net, She had signed up for something or other

Went to Google and typed in umg advisor-
Several threads came up about this scam

Check your statements! Get on the phone asap,as it appears this charge might happen monthly.

Our card is being cancelled for fraudelent use,and a new card being issued.
Old 02-04-08, 08:41 PM
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So where was your wife shopping that she got conned into signing up for this?
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"Personal creations"
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Yep, those deals have been around for a while. I think the last time I saw one was when I ordered some clothes on line, but I've seen it on several sites.

After you click the confirmation page, you'll get a summary page for your order and It will say, at the bottom, 'would you like to save $10 on your next purchase? - Click here'. What it doesn't tell you, (at least in a clear way), is that as soon as you click that, they take your info from your order and charge you a fee (I think it was $10 or $15), and sign you up for some kind of reward program. My mom did this once. I think it was called 'something'-Advantage and she had to call and get the charge removed.

Just remember, don't ever click on anything that asks if you want to save a few bucks on your next order. There should be another place to click that just allows you to 'continue shopping'. If not, just close the page.
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Originally Posted by Etrigan
"Personal creations"
Is that a sex toy company?
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
Do you have this pic without the words?
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I ended up with one of those charges on my card a few years back. After several calls to the company after doing an internet seacrh, including a couple of times when the reps just hung up on me as soon as I said I wanted to cancel, I found out that I had been signed up through an order at allposters.com.
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I see these "pop-ups" all the time after checking out online. I never click on them but didn't realize that a simple click can be the nod of acceptance! I think I'm gonna start contacting sites/stores that employ these and tell them to cancel my order and close my account as I feel these are unnecessary (you're already getting my $ via a purchase I just made) and too sneaky.

-Gunshy

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