Better Business Bureau Serving Central California & Inland Empire Counties is warning consumers about a current scam going around that has left one Fresno County woman, and possibly others, out of nearly $12,000.
The company in question is listed under three names with the billing statement under NetSystems:
According to the billing invoices we've obtained, the scammers collected three different payments from her credit card. One payment was for $1,500 for all three web addresses, $4,900 for an advertising package, and another $5,000 for that same package. This was in return for a $19,000 grant every three months for a year.
But she got scammed again. This was not a grant scam, instead she was now roped into a work-from-home scam and paid for a web domain without even knowing it.
The woman sent a hand written note that we've obtained as well asking the scammers to call her back. In the note she said "I have tried to get in touch with you. The last time I was able to talk to someone was the last of September. I hope and pray you will call me at once. You promised me you wouldn't let me down, I sure hope you don't."
That letter was returned "un-deliverable" on November 27. That is when she decided to call her local BBB, to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
If you feel you are victim of a scam and want to report it, or if you want to view current scams in your area visit our BBB Scam Tracker.