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Tue, Dec 22, 2020 3:05 PM

2020 Holiday Special for AT&T customers???

Recvieved a phone message telling me that old iPads are being handed out to make space for new Pro 2021 iPads. Is this a scam???

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2 years ago

According to the information I received from Bank of America yesterday:

The $5.95 payment is not contestable since I  approved it.

The $5.95 payment , according to the fine print that the scammers inserted, is used to activate a subscription with ongoing payments of $69.95/ month.

If I cancel my card, and get a new one, the subscription will carry over to the new card. I don't know if this is standard regulations for all credit cards or only for Bank of America.

Their advice to me was to contact the promoters ( perpetrators?) of the scam and tell them to cancel the contract.

After that, I could then ask B of A to block that vendor.

My question is.... why isn't AT&T going after the scammers?

kevink

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2 years ago

I think there is some confusion between the BoA rep and you.    If BoA will allow continued charges to your old number (after you had BoA change your number after this fraud report) then, as Sandblaster says, I would drop BoA for my credit card issuer. 

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2 years ago

@Banjoman2900.

They're right, the $5.95 is not contestable. Furthered un-permissible charges incurred by a scam AFTER the FACT of reporting certainly are, be certain you gave them no permission to do so. (!!)

BoA are a good card/Bank. If you report the card as stolen by fraudulent act,

they could close your account and card. Then start you up with a whole new account and card. If they ALLOW the scam to continue, you have grounds for a (possible) legal action against BoA. Document EVERYTHING you have done or continue to do.

I was warned that my AT&T phone number was compromised this Month of December...I'm certain mine wasn't the only one. Changing my number is out of the question. I have 3 Security companies covering my assets. Frauds can be exposed. Document...Document...Everything!

I'm with you all the way! Why indeed does a communications Co like AT&T not step up to the plate and help? Great question.

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2 years ago

Federal Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357

Report the phone numbers behind the texts.

Imagine...if the scammers get just 1000 people to give in to the thing,

that's $5950.00 earned. 

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kevink

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2 years ago

The scammers are only really depending on the $5.95 charge from a certain percentage of the people they send it too.  Small enough that people won't spend all that much time fighting it.  If I took an hour off of work to fight it, I'm out more than the $6. 

The way the scammers worded what you got for the $6 makes it harder to dispute, I guess, since they weren't promising anything but to sign you up for something.  And they delivered.  

I don't know what ATT could do other than 100% effective blocking scam text messages.  It wasn't like they were promoting it.  And yes, I would appreciate it if they could block these and other types of scam texts.

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2 years ago

Confirmed Scam! Customer Support number is 1-844-924-2524; All three entity's they refer to are scams Two don't exist and the one that does, Tryultimatebids, check out their Privacy Policy (random sentences). It was never filled out; fake!

Lucky Winners Wowzers INC (Doesn't exist in any state)

https://www.chancetowins.com/

http://tryultimatebids.com/index.php/page/privacy

The funds are removed from LIFETIMEBODYCHOICEDIET 844-9103184 MD

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2 years ago

This was confirmed as a scam about a week or so ago. Anything that sounds too good to be true usually is. I would never ever click on a link for somebody saying they have a deal or that I'm getting a $2,000 TV from Amazon and call if I didn't order it Etc go to snopes.com and look up the scams.

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