UNITED MARKETING GROUP
Buyer's Edge Inc.
UMG - United Marketing Group
Address:929 N Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg Illinois 60173
THE PARENT COMPANY
Vici Marketing LLC
11515 66th St. N. Largo, FL 33773
They are defrauding consumers out of money by probing their bank accounts with $1.00 charges. Then, if not noticed, they begin charging your account with higher amounts. They are a bogus company and make claims that they have signatures or recordings of your voice. My personal experience was I noticed the charges $1 from UMG Buyers Edge, UMG My Advisor and $2.97 Dermitage charge on my account in September 2007. I called the companies, with the numbers they had listed on my bank statement. One number was for BCBS in Michigan!
I tried several times to reach them and eventually found their numbers by Googling away and Dermitage/Triclear on My3cents.com, where there were several other individuals with complaints against these companies. After reaching them, they falsely accused me of accepting the products and even giving a false date of when I had accepted. After being put through the ringer, I eventually started finding information to include who their parent company is “VICI Marketing” and the answers to some questions.
For one, the supposed signature that they claimed they had for me… well they never received a signature from me and weren’t able to produce. Then there was the issue of the recorded approval of my voice for the product. When I listened to the recording they "supposedly" had, It was a recording of my fiancée (who is not on my bank account neither does he have a bankcard on my account).
They recorded him saying that yes, “my name” does live at such and such residence and yes that is the last 4 digits of my credit card information. They took a third party as validation to charge my debit card. Telemarketing companies CANNOT accept third party authorizations. This has happened to several other people who either sign up for another product and then UMG is provided their credit card information and harassingly calls consumers all day long or who never signed up for anything and doesn’t know how UMG got their credit card information. Its Time for CLASS ACTION!!
**Update*** Not only did I report them to my Bank and file unauthorized charges against them which my bank reversed the charges for... but I also received a refund from them UMG. And to ensure that they no longer could get to my account, I closed out my debit card linked to the account and requested a new one. You couldn't prove it to me and you couldn't prove it to my bank. You all are the scum of all telemarketers. You're liars and you have bogus practices. No More UMG!