Refund Scams

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Scam requiring access to online banking account.

  • by: Glisboa
  • #49956
  • Aug 1, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Call received from person saying he represented company I had paid a $299 fee for “life time repairs”. Claimed service would no longer be offered so fee was being refunded. Then claim ed the only way the refund could be made was through my online banking account which after I opened it, then he would place refund in the bank account. I refused to open the account. He claimed they could not send me a check or credit the amount back to my card.
Also reported:
Premium Technical Support
Names reported:
Alex
Phones reported:
925-948-8878

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Unresolved

Trying to refund money for sevices purchased.

  • by: cozrox
  • #50012
  • Aug 5, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received numerous phone calls telling us we were entitled to a refund for services we purchased. asked for a picture with my drivers license told they tried to get us the refund with Coinmama and various other accounts and we were denied. would not send a check money order or prepaid debit card to me directly
Also reported:
Ortho Solutions
Names reported:
James Arthur
Phones reported:
612-286-0734
Unresolved

I was scammed by Alex from Windows

  • by: Janeebees
  • #50034
  • Aug 7, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $10,000.00
Alex called me and said they would not be able to coninue to servicing my computer and wanted to give me back a credit for 249.00 but he would have to access my computernso he couldndownload the rebate form for me to fill out so I said ok and he obtained access at that time I could not see what he was doing for the screen went blank but I was told all was ok /What I did not realize is he was in my bank account.. he then told me he had over paid me and i needed to get gift cards to repay him or he would loose his job so I got gift cards in the amount of 5,000.00 gave him the numbers off the back which i did because I didn't know about not giving out this information. Alex called bak the next day said the gift cars ere ivalid and needed to go get different ones and again I went to the bank and withdrew 5,000.00 purchased 5 more gift cards gave Alex the informtion off the back of th Walmart gift cards which I still have buut they are no good because I again gave Alex the numbers off the back..I filed a police report with the mesa Police

Added by Janeebees on Aug 7, 2018 13:43 EDT

the gift cards were for 1,000.00 a piece Hope this helps

Names reported:
Alex
Phones reported:
202-753-8655
Unresolved

Laptop IT repairs

  • by: Rej
  • #50244
  • Aug 14, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I am getting calls from people who is telling me that the business that I have used in the past is going out of business and they need to refund my $199.00.
I tell them toail it to me and they said they don't use checks and it has to be EFS. Then they proceed and "over pay" by 1000.00. Want me to send either a Walmart Visa card or Western Union.vI look into my bank account and see that they just transferred money from one account to another. Of course I did send them any money.
Now they are calling again same tactics but different business name(whichI am very familiar with). I know this is another scam.
Phones reported:
321-766-6721
Unresolved

Scammed by windows virus defense

  • by: Missamazing
  • #50390
  • Aug 17, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a call from supposedly windows support team about my windows virus expiring that they want a eefund on me money well I never had a windows virus protection system I had something else as a protection system So when I got this call this gentleman was clearly not Justin Parker as his name should have been more Indian descent according to his accent and when I asked him for his employee number and name he hesitantly gave me a number that did not correspond with any Microsoft representative at all whatsoever and when I told him he is a scammer he hung up on me I proceeded to call this number back and asked who am i talking with it was clearly the same gentleman and he said his name was David after previous phone call he told me his name was Justin Parker after I said O really your name is David because You sound just like a Justin Parker I just talked to there was a brief pause and I was hung up on this is clearly a scam be careful
Names reported:
Justin Parker, David
Phones reported:
805-254-2060
Unresolved

Google Play cards

  • by: Twical
  • #50429
  • Aug 19, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $1000.00
On 8-14 I was scammed by someone who only identified themselves as a computer security Co. I could not get rid of them, and they said they owed me 299.99. I told them I wasn't interested and they had me turn my computer on, said they put 2500 into my account and I had to go to buy 2200 in Google Play cards so they could get their money back. I could only purchase 10- 100.00 cards. They have my computer locked out because they didn't get all their money back, which wasn't there in my account to start with. I have filed a police report and contacted my bank. Here are the phone numbers that called me. 1-215-447-7877 and 1-360-464-1239. What can I do?
Phones reported:
215-447-7877, 360-464-1239