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Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes October 04, 2023

Scam Type

Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes Scam

Business Name Used

Answered email for free tool set, charged subscription fee of $66.97

Date Reported

October 04, 2023

Postal Code

67570

Total Dollars Lost

$ 0

Scam Description

Scammer sends emails for winning a dewalt tool set for taking a survey. Just pay shipping of 7.99. Then you get charged 3 days later for a subscription fee of 66.97. Then when called for refund and cancelation your told its for a chance to win, not for the product. Then they continue to tell you, you only have 48hrs to cancel from initial 7.99 charge, and they cannot refund you. I threaten a fraud charge with my bank, multiple times, and stated that the law gives you 3 business day to cancel any order or contract, and asked for supervisor multiple times, before they finally agreed to a refund. The problem is if you aren’t as persistent as I was and if you don’t know your rights they get by with charging you over and over for nothing.

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