I have started a blog about just these kinds of sites and on it I explain how these scams work, what to watch out for, and how to get your money back if you already have been a victim. Check it out at http://filescams.blogspot.com/
This site, like many others of the same nature, is just a scam intended to get you to hand over your credit card details so they can charge you whatever they like. Do NOT be fooled - they don't actually have any content!
The BIGGEST sites that do this are:
Stay informed and let's all work together as a community to spread the word and put an end to this criminal activity once and for all. This has gone far enough, for far too long...
I got sucked in by these scammers today as well.
I am 58 years old and have already cancelled my credit card once this
Year due to fraud and can't believe this site has conned me as well.
It's hard to believe they have given me
the same user name and password as many others, some even 9 months ago. They are also linked in with a company called "Downloads4All".
Their 7 day Trial cost was US$4.95 but I got billed
$AU 17.76 immediately. And of course I can get nothing to work on their members site. I'll be pursuing them for fraud as soon as my bank opens tomorrow.
Sorry I didnt do the scam search before I gave my card details.
**The clear Message is we all must do a scam search before buying
anything on the net in future **
Total Scam......you are paying for a link to FREE software..........AHHHHHHHHH
These guys are SCAMMERS!!!! Even though I thought I was being careful when signing up for this site I still got screwed. Unchecked boxes I didn't want, read fine print, you name it, and still got the shaft. Was told I was I'd be getting "exclusive access" to files but in reality all they did was direct me to a fake login page, viruses, spyware and, at best, the same files I could easily get through any torrent app or decent website! For these "services," they charged me for much more than I authorized, and when I tried to contact them about getting a refund (or even an explanation) they just ignored me. At that point, I decided I'd take matters into my own hands...
I contacted my bank and they explained to me how I can get my $$$ back: CHARGEBACK. If you don't know what this is, take a look here: http://consumerist.com/2007/04/what-is-a-chargeback.html They explain it very well: "Basically, you do a chargeback when you feel like you're not getting what you paid for, in terms of the quality or type of good or service." Sound familiar?
After that, you contact your credit card company and start the process and give a reason. One of the most common ones is "Services not rendered." If the merchant/scammer cannot prove that you received what you paid for, they get screwed. NO MATTER WHAT, you have nothing to lose: a) they are either found guilty, in which case you get all your money back, they get hit with a penalty and - if enough people do this - are forced to shut down, or b) you fought the good fight and didn't lose anything. Likely, you'll win. The more suspicious and worse the website, the better your chances.
I'm sick and tired of this kind of crap happening to me and everyone else out there. These bastards make a fat living screwing innocent people like you and I on a daily basis and it's time we put an end to it! Please don't idly sit by because "it was only $20" or something to that extent. There is ways to tip the scales back in our favor and this is one of the best ways to do it!
Stay away from this web site, you're not going to find any of the files you want!!! - Their network is very small and you will not be able to find any of the files even if they show you the file name in a list before you sign up. Moreover, the 7-day guarantee doesn't really a full money back guarantee. They still charge a processing fee of $9.95 and you end up waiting for a customer representative for a long time.
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