Christopher Cashell (topher) wrote,
Christopher Cashell
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ClassicCloseouts.com Fraudulent Charges

So, back almost a year ago (October of '07), I purchased a couple of shirts from classiccloseouts.com. The shirts weren't quite as good quality as I'd hoped, but they weren't bad, and they were inexpensive. All in all, I wasn't dissatisfied with the purchase.

Until today. When checking my credit card statement, I discovered that on 6/23/08, classiccloseouts.com fraudulently charged my account for $69.99. No order was placed, nothing was received, no e-mail or receipt was received, I haven't even visited the site since my order last year.

While googling to try to find out what happened, I discovered that this isn't an isolated incident. Google for classic closeouts fraud will get you a ton of hits from people making the same complaint, usually for the exact same amount of money.

I sent their customer service an e-mail with a specific required timeline for them to credit back the charge on my card. If they don't meet it, I'll be disputing the charge with my credit card company (Discover Card), and filing complaints with Better Business Bureau and TRUSTe (TRUSTe has their seal on classiccloseouts.com's website). I may also file a complaint with my state Attorney General and the FTC for Online Shopping Fraud.

So, if you haven't ordered from these thieving bastards, I would strongly recommend that you don't. If you have, check your credit card statements carefully.
Tags: fraud, online shopping
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