Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

NRaleighLiberal

(59,910 posts)
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 10:27 AM Dec 2014

Scam warning - ACT Active Network. If you've signed up for a race or event, beware!

We have a local charity run at Thanksgiving and the organization signs people up through Active Advantage. Apparently they embed a recurring membership somewhere in the sign up form.

I just looked at my Dec. credit card statement and there is a 64.95 charge for membership in Active Network - something I did NOT authorize. After a spin around the Google, this is very widespread - so beware! (I disputed the charge with my credit card company and also called the Active network to ensure it is cancelled on their end as well). Now I am off to lodge a complaint with our NC DA office for the scams that this company is hitting people in NC with.

Here is some additional info on this.

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/active-advantage-california-c269693.html

Yes, I should have been more careful and read the fine print and popups - but I am usually pretty good at NOT getting suckered, so it couldn't have been very obvious at all!

2 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Scam warning - ACT Active Network. If you've signed up for a race or event, beware! (Original Post) NRaleighLiberal Dec 2014 OP
good that i am a slug dembotoz Dec 2014 #1
. NRaleighLiberal Dec 2014 #2
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Scam warning - ACT Active...