Free Shipping Christmas Sale
Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Fraud Alert
Bookmark and Share
  Posted: 07-Jul-2005, 01:50 PM
Quote Post


Main: Registration
Questions: Help
Important: Rules
Messages: Search


Do not get taken in by this con game!
Posted: 07-Jul-2005, 04:22 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline

Group Icon

Group: Founder
Posts: 693
Joined: 08-Mar-2004

Realm: Chapel Hill NC


There are dozens of fraudulent schemes going around like this one. Snopes gives a good run-down of how to protect yourself, which bears repeating here.

How To Avoid Falling Victim To Unauthorized Charges Scams:

* Do not give out bank account or credit card numbers over the phone if you didn't initiate the call to a reputable, known company. Be very reluctant to do business with any outfit that calls you (e.g., a telemarketing firm) rather than the other way around.

* When tempted by a great deal proffered out of the blue by a business entity you have no direct knowledge of, remind yourself that offers which sound too good to be true generally are. Keep in mind that what is presented as a fabulous value for an amazing low price (e.g. coupons for $200 worth of gasoline in return for $1.95 mailing fee) might be no more than a set-up for the real purpose of persuading you to give up your financial information.

* Be wary of any "free trial offer" that requires bank account or credit card numbers to cover shipping and handling charges. If the business is so interested in having you as a customer that it is willing to provide its product or service at no charge, why would it not also be willing to cover the cost of shipping?

* Examine your credit card and bank account statements every month, keeping an eye peeled for unauthorized charges. Immediately challenge items you did not okay.

* Stop believing in the chimera of "something for nothing."


Dave (SCA: Geoffrey Genour of Carney)
Protector of Bits and Bytes, Third cousin once removed to Phil, Prince of Insufficient Light

user posted image

Help out with the site! Win prizes!
Suggest videos at

Check out the outstanding video - Merchant Marine by Celtae
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteMy Photo Album               
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll


Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through and which are officially licensed under SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN.
© Celtic Radio Network, Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celtic Dance, Ye O' Celtic Pub and Celt-Rock-Radio.
All rights and trademarks reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Celtic Graphics ©, Cari Buziak

Link to!
Link to
View Broadcast Status and Statistics!

Best Viewed With IE 8.0 (1680 x 1050 Resolution), Javascript & Cookies Enabled.

[Home] [Top]

Celtic Hearts Gallery | Celtic Mates Dating | My Celtic Friends | Celtic Music Radio | Family Heraldry | Medieval Kingdom | Top Celtic Sites | Web Celt Blog | Video Celt