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How to Report Internet Fraud

How to Report Internet Fraud

2 years ago 0

Internet fraud continues to be on the rise and it can take place in many different ways. If you have had the misfortune of being of victim of these types of crimes, you are not alone. More than a million people are defrauded each year by Internet scammers in the United States and throughout the world. Some of the crimes perpetrated include: Credit card fraud Identity theft Internet auction fraud Investment fraud Nigerian letter fraud Falling victim to any of these can be embarrassing and frustrating, but you are not alone. Knowing how to report Internet fraud is the first step to helping authorities identify trends, develop cases against Internet criminals and work to prevent future crimes from occurring. Organizations that Handle Internet Fraud If you are or suspect that you have been a victim of Internet fraud, there are agencies to turn to: Federal Trade Commission (FTC) As the

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What to Do if You Can’t Request a Refund

2 years ago 0

One of the primary factors by which you should judge a retailer is on its return policy.  It shows that they are committed to customer service and that they stand by their product. If you are unable to request or secure a refund, other alternatives are available. It is essential that you have these avenues of recourse, given that consumers return over $264 billion worth of merchandise every year. 1. Seek a Resolution with the Merchant If something goes awry with your purchase and you can’t request a refund from the website, look for the “About Us” or “Contact Us” section of the website for email addresses and phone numbers. Then, call the merchant’s customer service directly – often, a webmaster is associated with the website, and the merchant only has a moderate role in keeping it running. It should not take more than 5-7 business days for them to

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What is Consumer Advocacy and Why Do You Need It?

2 years ago 0

You may have heard the term “consumer advocacy” before, but you may not know what it means. Consumer advocacy, simply put, is a mixture of public awareness and activism on behalf of the consumer meant to make the public aware of defective, subpar, or even dangerous consumer goods. For decades, consumer advocates have fought for the rights of consumers in order to protect them against unfair business practices and unsafe products. From faulty car tires to asbestos in buildings, defective products can be very dangerous if unexposed or unchecked. That’s where consumer advocacy comes in to play. Using a variety of methods — publications, boycotts, petitions, legislation, public speeches, etc. — consumer advocates pressure businesses, manufacturers, advertisers, and politicians to make products safer, more reliable and more affordable. They help protect against unscrupulous business practices and unfair pricing and serve as valuable resources for consumers in the United States and around

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iCAN4Consumers Service Provides Chargeback Relief for Online Merchants

2 years ago 0

ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – September 22, 2015) – Today iCAN4Consumers, an eC Consulting Services LLC company, officially announced its newest service offering,iCAN4Consumers. iCAN4Consumers is a multifaceted service platform designed to reduce fraud and chargebacks for e-commerce merchants. The iCAN4C service provides a mechanism to facilitate a quick, easy, and hassle-free refund to the consumer, thereby eliminating the need for the consumer to initiate a dispute through his/her issuing bank, which often results in a chargeback. iCAN4C serves as a merchant’s customer service backstop against a consumer’s tendency to chargeback a purchase when dissatisfied. Consequently, the merchant avoids the fees and other issues related to the chargeback, is able to reduce its fraud ratios, stay in compliance with those critical association thresholds, and maintain its merchant account. For consumers, the iCAN4C platform provides a streamlined method to obtain a hassle-free refund for unwanted or defective services or merchandise, achieving a satisfactory resolution

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4 Great Ways to Get a Refund

3 years ago 0

How many times have you bought a product with your hard-earned money, only to wish you could get it back? Bad service, broken product, or maybe you just changed your mind; whatever the case, you want a refund. As an independent issuer of online refunds, we have one simple goal: to give online consumers a sure-fire way to get a full refund for online purchases, for any reason—quickly, easily, and privately, with no costs, no fees, and no hassles. Here are some good ways to get the refund you deserve. 1)  ASK FOR A REFUND: The first step to request a refund is to simply ask. In most cases there will already be a process in place for customers who request refunds. Politely give customer service a call (calls usually receive a better response than emails) and explain why you want a refund. 2)  GET SUPERVISOR INVOLVED:  If the first person

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