An tip just came in from a reader. Seems Doug Van Arsdale the CEO of Lending.com and CEO of Credit Solutions of America is back in the news.
The allegation is that Van Arsdale is the indirect owner of SaveMore.com, a Grouponesque spinoff that sells discounts and coupons, is not delivering coupons to consumers more funds to merchants.
A visit to the site annoyingly won’t let you enter without giving up your email address of Facebook ID.
Critics on the SaveMore Sucks fan page paint a similar pattern of complaints with some harsh statements.
“They are scam artists. They banned me from posting on their site for trying to warn others. They buy time by telling those who complain to e-mail for a refund, or their item will be mailed in a few days or next week, etc.
Some of these people have been waiting for 2 months, and their credit cards have already been charged!
The scammers know that you have 60 days to dispute a credit card bill, and once the 60 days have passed, they are home free.
As for me, I cancelled 2 credit cards because a $9 charge was put through as $9, $19 and $19 and another a Subway gift card ($5 for a $10 card) was charged to me, but never received.
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I reported them to the Texas Attorney Generals office and filed disputes with both credit cards. It’s not even the money, it’s these unscrupulous people cheating hundreds of people, some of whom cannot afford to lose the $5 or $10 they spent.
One woman posted that she bought a $10 CVS gift card for $5, was charged $5 twice, and the link to the voucher didn’t work! This woman was unemployed and was just trying to stretch a buck, or in this case, stretch $5 bucks to $10.
Their telephone is never answered, after listening to a recording over and over, you go to voicemail and your call is never received. I hope the Texas attorney general is bombarded with complaints and they are shut down!”
The consumer was later promised a refund.
Even SaveMore.com own Facebook page contains some rather unhappy comments as well.
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