|It never stops!! Information on "illegal fees added to our accoungs" due to "unscrupulous billing practices". |
Will the Madness ever STOP!!!!
CONSUMER WATCH: ARE YOU AWARE OF GREY CHARGES? YOU BETTER BE!
Topic Summary: Grey Charges-Not Black and White
Grey Charges are the deceptive and sometimes illegal fees that added to our accounts, resulting from unscrupulous billing practices. You may notice these grey charges as automatic renewals of subscriptions you thought were free. Or you may just see a charge for $2.95 and not refute it with your card company. There is an excellent Info Graphic concerning these charges HERE and what follows is a free crowd-sourcing service that can help you fight back.
Bill Guard (www.billguard.com) is a free consumer service and "app" that aggregates experiences of its online users and those who post online complaints.(see media coverage) So in essence users of the service share their stories of overcharges, hidden fees and outright fraud. Many fraudulent operators try to slide small charges on our bills and
The process works once you register
Bill Guard scans your card activity daily for hidden charges, billing errors, forgotten subscriptions, scams and fraud, The system alerts you via email when your attention is required. So if a consumer in California got a mysterious charge for a magazine subscription, that ripoff is then submitted to the system and all Bill Guard users benefit from this "shared experience".
Each new transaction is analyzed by over 100 automated tests. Bill Guard also scours the web for complaints posted by others about similar charges and merchants that may appear on your bills. The service has garnered a lot of venture capital and has won several awards
A scan report is emailed monthly, providing a quick overview of Bill Guard's findings and an indication of how clean your cards are. Alerts are emailed immediately giving you an early warning sign of potential fraud.
To learn more, visit www.billguard.com
Courtesy: Al Clark Newsletter