I started getting billed on my credit card from this company. (UMG*AUTOHOTLINE) I thought it was something Capital One was doing without my approval. I tracked it down to JC Whitney auto parts. It turned out to be a $1 charge for coupons that would get you discount services. The thing that you do not notice is it goes to $7.99 per month after the first month if you don't call and cancel. When I received the coupons they were nothing I could use but I forgot were or why I got them. It was not the Credit Card company's fault.
If you do not want this to happen, NEVER check any promotion box when ordering anything. I am sure several people out here have done the same. They have a charge they can't figure where it is coming from. I had to go to the CC company. They had to tell me where the charge was coming from. I then had to call and cancel. They had to tell me where it was from.
Their website is www.unitedmarket.com. They may con you into accepting "free gas coupons" or other "free" things and then give you additional services at a monthly fee. If you're lucky, you can recover the last few transactions. Visa might give out your card number to UMG when you first activate a card, because I never told the telemarketer my card number and it was charged. They are located at: Corporate Office (Secondary Call Center/Claims Processing) United Marketing Group 929 N Plum Grove Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 240-2005 Fax: (847) 240-2177. If I'm ever in the area, I will be sure to pay them a visit.
Well I like the rest of you just discovered today that I have been hit for at least 2 months for $14.95 out of my checking acct. (by way of my debit card) from both of these companies. I have no idea what they are for or where they got my info. I certainly hope that someone somewhere can do something to stop these people. I am going to call the bank to see what I can do to stop this. I have ordered from 2 companies online and you can bet I won't be ordering anything else. It's pretty sad when you think you are on a secure site and then something like this happens. I am going to file a complaint with our BBB. I did respond to the atty from IL. I hope he can do something about these companies.
ILLINOIS -- I am pretty disgusted that an on-line company can bill my credit card for no reason. How do they get the credit card number in the first place? The charge was only 1 dollar for each of the two companies, but even at 1 dollar, can you imagine what kind of illegal monies they can generate by just hoping that no one will catch their scam. I immediately contacted my bank. I had better not see any more of this garbage in the future on my account. From other reviews on my3cents.com, I can see I was not the only one who has had problems with these companies.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- This telemarketing agency has contacted me twice giving me the last four digits of my check card and calling me at work. I was told my information was given to them by my bank. I know that is a lie because my bank does not have my new work phone number that I am being contacted at. I have informed them I'm on the Do not call list and not to call again and I was contacted again today. The only way they could have the last four of my checkcard and new work phone number is an online purchase I've made and that company has sold my information to them. I was extremely rude to them on the phone. If anyone has figured out who is selling them information I would love to know because I will never do business with that company again........
GEORGIA -- The reason that BUYERS EDGE and MY ADVISER may have ALL of your bank account information may be their affiliation with J.C.WHITNEY AUTOMOTIVE PARTS.They are business partners.Because of this and the abuse to my account,which was credited back after numerous phone calls and hassles. We no longer accept their catalogs or buy their products.
MONUMENT, COLORADO -- This company has been charging us $20 a month for unauthorized services. I called them to ask what it is for and they gave me a bunch of garbage about discounts and things we received in the mail. Well, we have NEVER received anything and we have NEVER authorized them to charge us. My mistake for not calling earlier!!! They can only refund 60 days worth of charges. They are a fraudualent company and they need to be charged and put in jail! How many others have they swindled money out of?
CALDWELL, IDAHO -- I am one of those people who just pay the bill so when I went over my bill for the first time this year I realized that I have been being charged $9.99 a month since Feb. I don't even know what this is! I call the # my bank shows and all it says is we are not open please call back how do we stop it if we don't know who or what it is?
EUGENE, OREGON -- Who the heck is UMG? Can anyone tell me? Whoever they are, they have charged $9.99 to my credit card twice. I want my money back!!! I don't even know what these charges are for exactly. Besides that, I didn't buy, order or even make these purchases! How do they get away with this?