FEDGRANTUSA Fraudulent Charges on credit card – NEVER heard of them! – NEVER ordered ANYTHING! Internet
1285 Baring Blvd Ste 506, Sparks, Nevada 89434
Found charges on Citi Platinum MasterCard by “WWW FEDGRANTUSA COM UT” for $2.29 on 6/29/09 and $39.95 on 7/7/09. I’ve read other consumer complaints on this website (ripoffreport) and the company’s rebuttal to them, generally stating the consumer bought/ordered some CD and signed up for some trial membership that renews automatically, or that the consumer was involved/interested in some sort of grant.
I have NEVER heard of this company, NEVER ordered any CD, have NO interest or connections to ANY grant(s) of any kind – – ever!
These charges are not accidental – this company is running a SCAM – I’ve reported them to Citi and canceled my card.
I’ve never had fraudulent charges on my card before, but today I discovered this one, and two others: “WWW COM INTERNET GBR” for $14.05 and “AG SKIN CARE CA” for $7.95 and $49.95 – again, never used Skype, never heard of AG Skin Care!
I hope they catch these scammers!
Vero Beach, Florida
Unfortunately there is a lot more to this dodgy scheme than what meets the eye. Diamond J Media is the parent company that is linked to all these groups. So far, the ones that I know of are listed below:
If like myself, you are another person who has been ripped off by this company – I do urge you to follow the advice given by Skip Roxboro of North Carolina. I also urge you to immediately close the credit card that is being debited by these groups and have your bank issue you a account number. As some people (including myself) have found that even after going through a formal transaction dispute process and requesting that billing be stopped, the billing continued (under new group names!).
As a first step however, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and firmly request that they cancel any and all accounts that they have created for you in their system. You will find that they will be very quick (and friendly) to reply to you and tell you that they have canceled your accounts so that is the good news. They may also offer you a refund of the charges but do not hold your breath on that one.