Bogus Credit Card and Bank Charges

I have gotten several e-mails from people claiming to have gotten a credit card charge or a checking account charge from a company Named “New Age Pay Per Click”.

It did not come from us! – This is an informative website – we do not conduct business with the name of this website.

Sample e-mails:
“A charge was made on our checking acct from New Age Pay Per Click….it is not our charge and it needs to be removed…how do we do that? The bank has instructed me to contact you.”

“On 10/13/10 a charge of $10.19 was made to my credit card by you. Please let me know what this charge was for?”

“i did not order pay per click but somehow i got charged for it.  how do i remove it and stopped being billed?”

We do not conduct any business under the name of New Age Pay Per Click or New Age Website Marketing.

Please contact your credit card company or Bank and dispute the claim. Ask for any and all documentation about the charge. The charge did not come from us. It seems to me that someone has stolen your billing information and using the business name of New Age Pay Per Click.

When I do a search on New Age Pay Per Click – there are only a few sites out there, however, there is one site, that I believe is in Russia that is a dangerous site.

I found a site: “This web page at XXXXXXXX.ru has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.”

Please make sure you stand firm on your resolve to get these bogus charges removed from your credit card.

Good Luck

11/07/10 – addendum

Due to the high volume of traffic from people looking for information about “new age pay per click” I added the following information – I can only assume that there are many other people getting fraudulent charges on their credit card and bank statements:

How to dispute charges:
1) Gather all the information you can
2) Contact the company if you can
3) Contact the Bank and dispute the claim
4) Consider closing the account – if the bank does not help.

ID Theft and Account Fraud
http://www.consumer-action.org/english/articles/id_theft_account_fraud/

Sample Dispute Letters (PDF)
https://www.fhb.com/pdf/SampleLetters_3.pdf

How to dispute a credit card bill with a merchant
http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/dispute-credit-card-product-merchant-1282.php

How to Dispute a Charge on Your Debit Card
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5781598/how_to_dispute_a_charge_on_your_debit.html

Consumers CREDIT CARD CHARGEBACK RIGHTS… from the Office of the California Attorney General

http://ag.ca.gov/consumers/general/credit_card_chargeback_rights.php

How to Dispute a Charge
http://www.ehow.com/how_2049093_dispute-charge.html

If you have Bank of America
http://factsaboutfees.bankofamerica.com/understand-bank-practices/credit-card-charge-disputes/

Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt04.shtm

Avoiding Credit and Charge Card Fraud
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre07.shtm

For More Information

The Federal Trade Commission works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. Watch a new video, How to File a Complaint, at ftc.gov/video to learn more. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

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17 Responses to Bogus Credit Card and Bank Charges

  1. Keith Perkins says:

    I contacted my credit card company right after I called the number that showed up on the charge and got what appeared to be a call forwarding service. No company name and only a single person but only voice mail. Had them close my credit card. Reporting it to the FTC.

  2. admin says:

    To: Webmaster
    From: Robert K
    Message:
    Dear New Age Web Marketing,
    I have recently had a bogus charge to my checking account.
    I did as you suggested to another mail, and contacted my bank, and this was the banks reply: “ I show this transaction completed using the card ending in 7447 on November 4 at about 7:40am. Unfortunately contact information was not supplied on this charge though there does appear to be contact information on the web page you provided. I may advise to contact the them to see if they have any idea of what the charge may have been for.”
    So now who does the leg work?
    The bank does not have the resources to track down scammers, but a business they will look for when I file a dispute for the charge. Once again whom takes on the responsibility of clearing the fraud?
    When I file the dispute I will use your business info because that is to whom the charge is listed on my account.

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

  3. admin says:

    My Response to Mr. K

    First, my website has nothing to do with your charge. My business is not listed on your statement. We do not have the business registered as New Age Website Marketing – It is just our website Domain Name.

    Second, You need to work this out with your bank – you said “card ending in 7447″. I do not charge or invoice anyone using this website.

    Finally, You need to do the leg work – You need to file a dispute over the credit card charge against the account and let your bank deal with this and make them aware of the other customers out there that are experiencing the same bogus charges.

    I did not provide you any web pages – I did a search and warned you about a Russian website.

    Let me make this clear – It is your responsibility with your bank or credit card company – I have nothing to do with this charge – it is apparent that your account has been compromised if the bank is allowing bogus charges to go through. If you are smart, you should close the account immediately to avoid any further charges.

    Kindest Regards,

    Lee

  4. Becky says:

    I just got the bogus charge and immediately called my bank to cancel my card. I just wanted to thank you for posting this info page here on your website so I know I’m not the only one this happened to. Sorry they are using your name. :(
    Thanks!
    Becky

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  6. admin says:

    Becky,

    Thank you – I am just trying to help people.

    I have no desire to be drawn into hundreds of credit card disputes because of the name of my domain. I have already spent a good deal of time on this.

    I am glad my post helped you.

  7. Michelle says:

    I just found the bogus charge on my account and immediately called my bank to cancel my card. I just wanted to thank you for posting this info page here on your website. I told the bank about the information you had posted. It was very helpful in arguing for the removal of the charge. Thanks for your helpful information!

  8. Tony says:

    Same thing is happening to our business. Were you able to get to the bottom of it? Did someone set up a fraudulent merchant relationship with a bank using your name to charge stolen credit cards?

    Thanks,

    Tony

  9. admin says:

    It appears someone is using the Domain name in their charges. Fortunately, it is not our business name, but it is still troublesome nonetheless.

    I think this is occurring from an overseas company, which will make this impossible to fight.

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  11. therevdanielle@cs.com says:

    I would like to know how many people shopped at Pier 1 or pet smart the day before their fraudulent transaction.

  12. Janalee Heimpold says:

    I am just replying to the last reply requesting to know if anyone shopped at Petsmart or Pier 1 the day before they got the fraudulent charge. I got the fraudulent charge to my credit card on 11/29 and I did indeed shop at Petsmart on 11/28. I live in West Chester, OH. I don’t know if the location matters but I hope this information will prove helpful.

  13. Nader says:

    MY B OF A MASTERCARD WAS CHARGED $10.16 ON 12/16/10. THIS IS A CARD THAT I HAVE NOT CARRIED ON ME, OR USED IN MANY YEARS, HOWEVER I HAVE A MONTHLY RECURRING CHARGE TO 24 HOUR FITNESS THAT I SET UP 10 YEARS AGO, SO IN MY CASE THEY EITHER STOLE MY CARD NUMBER FROM 24 HOUR FITNESS OR BANK OF AMERICA.

  14. AZ Angel says:

    Thank you for addressing this horrible issue. I recently had to place my mother in a nursing home because of a stroke. As I am going thru some of her paperwork, I find this has been deducted from her checking account for months. I don’t think I’ll have much luck with her bank though.

  15. admin says:

    I guess people can’t read.
    From: Kerry S
    Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 9:37 AM
    To: webmaster
    Subject: New Age Website Marketing Contact: charge

    To: Webmaster

    From:
    Kerry Suggs

    Message:
    Please let me know why you charged my bank account a fradulant charge.
    Please reverse the charges ASAP

    ================
    Even though I posted all this information on my website, people can’t read the posts unless it is the first thing in front of their eyes.

  16. Kerry Suggs says:

    I am so very sorry I bothered you. Yes, I can read!!!! I guess I am just stupid.
    When I went to the web site I just clicked Contact. You are right it has to be right in front of my face to view the information.
    You are very rude.

  17. admin says:

    After spending hours of dealing with hundreds of people like you demanding I do something about their charges (which I had nothing to do with), I think I have earned the right to be as direct as I wish.

    I have researched and posted a good deal of useful information for people to help deal with the this problem. Which you did not take time to read.

    You jumped to a conclusion that I charged you – and why? Because some bogus company is charging you and your own bank does not have any contact information.

    So you do a search on the Internet and find my website – automatically thinking I am the company that charged you (if the charge was bogus, so was the company name) – then you send me your demand e-mail letter.

    Yet, I am the one that is rude???

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