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77 ‘CarHistory.us.org’ Reviews
Happened to me, get you with the $1 charge but then it establishes a recurring billing "subscription" for $18.95. A conveniently low amount to fly under the radar, but high enough for them to turn a tidy profit off a bunch of unsuspecting users trying to get info on either their own car or perhaps a vehicle being researched for purchase. My bank's fraud prevention system clued me in on the charges, and oddly enough it also happened right around the time some other unauthorized charges were made in Canada for Huawei electronics. But, of course, I have no way of piecing the two events together (e.g., sold my card info on the black market). Still, the timing is highly coincidental.
This has wasted a bunch of my time and money (including the time I've now spent writing this review), but I found it helpful to see others who've reviewed here, and I'm piling on. You may ultimately have to cancel your credit card **AND** ensure that any replacement cards **AREN'T** forwarding the information to retailers such as "publiccarcheck.com". That's how they keep getting your money after cancelling the compromised card, as they are opted-in to a Visa program which enables them to automatically be updated with your **new** credit card info after you've canceled the compromised one.
I also paid for the $1.00 car history on a particular car and was charged the $18.95 as well. Referring you to another website to get the complete information would cause you to charge again. This company is a scam. Still waiting for my refund after 30 days...
I received the report and was not thorough at all. I complained and then they said this.
"We apologize for this inconvenience and would like to make this right by directing you to another source that will provide more extensive data. Please use this link (http://www.autocheck.com) to request a report and keep your receipt as we will be more than happy to reimburse you for any fees incurred in obtaining the new report. Once you have obtained your report please email us the receipt and we will promptly process your reimbursement."
Red flags...Then I checked the bank and sure enough $18.95 for a $1 report
Why haven't they been shut down. I guess autocheck is their PIC
I too was charged $18.95 on my debit card. I ordered a report for $1. Not a service for $18.95. Notified the bank and “chatted” with the company. Said I might have mistakenly agreed to the subscription service. No way. Said they closed my “account”, voided the charge, credited my account and cancelled the subscription. Cheaters and con men. We shall see. Will follow up if I have too. Going back to the website to review the scam. Dirty way to do business.
I too was charged the $18.95 today-they quickly reversed the charges after I complained that all they did was scrape old information off of the listing I had out on facebook for my own car last year!bTime to get these people shut down!
Everything As above.
The draw in. You are on the hook at a dollar.
After a bit you learn CARHISTORY has charged you
a unauthorized 19 dollars plus. You do not expect
any integrity any more.
OK, 20 bucks for a few casual statistics. You eat it
and move on.
And then the knife gutting comes. CARHISTORY guts
you for an additional 12 months of unauthorised payments. Isn't that just grand?
Cancel your card! Send all information in to the
state prosecuter. (I did) Washington state.
Bring this up in all the conversations you can.
Does not cost $1 - they really steal $18.95 beware
Just another crap site that scams you with micro print. If this is how you make your money you are no better than the drug addict stealing in our neighborhoods and should be arrested then the police should do a civil forfeiture with all your assets then maybe that will remind you to do business without scamming. Will report to ic3
Would not allow me to purchase, said I had an account with the email I used so I used a different email then said there was a account with the debit card I used so it says click button to send a reminder for password and I never got it!!.
Why is it so important to have logged all this info then deny access over bull. I will make sure to let everyone on my 1.2 million subscribers how worthless this website is and to never use it as well as spread the word. I have an idea how about when I want a report and I'm willing to pay for it (which is bs) give me the report instead you are going to go out of business.!!! I'm so sick of this kind of website crap.
All they want is your metadata to sell that's why the reports are so cheap, don't fall for it!!!!!!
I have made the purchase of a report and got charged the 18.95 dollars as well.
Called the 1-855-482-6465 number and they say that there my purchase and name is nowhere at their system, even though I have received their e-mail giving access to the report and that my credit card has been charged by them!
The report is generated after clicking on $1 will be charged for this report. They charge $18.95. If I had not checked the bank today that would stick. But when I called, they immediatly reversed the charge and texted me before I hung up.
No question they know it's a rip off. And the report was not good. Maybe worth a buck.
Like many others, it showed me a page that said my report was going to be one dollar. I proceeded to enter my Vin number and let it generate the reports. Once the reports were finished it took me to a payment page and I entered my credit card information still showing that I would owe one dollar. I checked my bank account shortly there after and I was charged $18.95. I immediately got on the live chat (Pamela) and told them that they were charging me $18.95 for a report that was clearly stated to be one dollar. They did state that they would close my account and. charges of $18.95 effective today, these remaining charge(s) have been voided. I told her I would be watching my bank account very closely.
I also copied my chat with Pamela and my confirmation number and have it saved as you do not get a copy of it.
DIDNT INFORM YOU OF WHAT YOU WAS BEING CHARGED AND AUTHORIZED 12 PAYMENTS ON MY ACCOUNT WITHOUT INFORMING ME OF SUCH. I SUPPOSE TO GET A FULL REFUND IN A FEW DAYS BUT I DONT TRUST IT JUST GOING CANCEL MY CARD OUT SMH
This site is just another scam and I fell for it.
The site says it is free and then says $1 but they immediately charged my card $18.95 and said I had authorized 12 installments of $18.95. The report is useless and when I received a text from Darian I told him so. He wanted to run another report, I said no thank you. After several texts, he tells me he has cancelled my account and future payments of $18.95 are cancelled. I closed my credit card immediately and will notify the credit card company not to pay the $18.95 charged to my account I have also notified the Texas Attorney Generals office of consumer affairs of this scam.
Says it is free and then says $1 but charge your card $18.95 and then when contacted about the worthless report they direct to another site for you to pay $38.95 and say to get report there and they will refund you. This is a serious scam but I am not playing with them either they return my money not or will take further actions. It is not the money but the principal of the situation.
I even asked them to go to site and pay for the report and email the report to me and all of certain now you can't do anything. Let see.
This is a huge scam. The site says no charge and then you put in your VIN and they require $1 to get the report. You put in your credit card info and then I got a text from Andy asking if I received my report which I did not. Then I got notification that there was no information found on the VIN I put in. Then I check my bank account and I see that they charged me 18.95 which is not mentioned anywhere. I received another text asking if I wanted to cancel and I said yes. I got 3 more text messages from different numbers saying my account was cancelled and I was refunded. I checked the bank account and instead of a refund I now have 3 charges for 18.95. When I called the number they said they only saw 1 charge and that if there were others it wasn't them and had the nerve to ask me if I set up a different account? Seriously this place is why identity theft happens. I am an idiot for even falling for this trap. They should be ashamed of scamming people like this.