‘Painvanish’ another scam hits home
Posted by doggonedmysteries
We thought we had everything taken care of. We’re not that lucky. We have another company demanding a payment of $19.95 from my mother-in-law for a product she didn’t order, didn’t want, and never received. Tomorrow Dear Hubby will spend a great quantity of time on the phone AGAIN. This time he’ll be trying to deal with Painvanish, our newest scammer. His opening line of, “After a career in law enforcement…” usually gets their attention.
Are these swindling companies passing around a list of names and addresses of potential victims? Are they connected? Could it be that each one is a different pocket of the same pair of pants?
The scammers who prey on the elderly, sick, and poor must be put out of business. They hide behind their auto-attends systems to prevent one from actually speaking to a human. They offer you many ways to pay their bill that to some people is simpler than dealing with a dispute. Some people will think it’s only $19.95 to get them off their back. It’s not that simple my friends.
I tell you now, if these companies are going to be brought to light, put out of business, prosecuted, and punished, it will only be by people not taking the easy way out. Don’t pay them! Fight them! WORDS COST NOTHING. Call the toll free numbers, raise some hell, and dispute the bill. Do not let them control the conversation. Stay calm and tell them you are reporting them to the better business bureau and your State Attorney General and follow through.
This is fraud and attempted theft. If the company has already lightened your bank account, then what they are doing is a more serious crime. When they take money from your account without your authorization, the crime is theft and is a fraudulent business practice.
Call or write your State Attorney General’s office. Tell them! Report the theft perpetrated on you.
You must be meticulous when going over your monthly statement. Examine all charges no matter how small and make sure that you know what each one was for, if you find one you don’t know, call your bank ASAP! You have only 30 days after you receive your statement in which to report unauthorized transactions.
Betterman/Betterwoman has returned some of my mother-in-law’s money although she’s out quite a bit more since they’ve been stealing from her account for months. On the other front, one phone call to the finance company (I mentioned them in an earlier post) working for Bottom Line books already took care of those problems.
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