Ziinga Reviews – Legit or Scam?


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Ziinga.com is a penny auction website that is available to users in over 16 different countries, including Britain, Canada, and the US, and claims to give people the ability to purchase expensive items at serious discounts.

Like most penny auctions, each bid on Ziinga US raises the price of the auction by one penny and each bid resets the auction clock to a longer period of time. The auction clock will reset with shorter times as the auction lasts longer.

All Ziinga auctions start at $0.00 and have no reserve price bidders must meet. The last bidder left wins the right to purchase the item at the final auction price, plus costs of delivery.

Ziinga does have auctions set with “maximum” prices, which means that once the bidding has hit the maximum price, members continue to bid in order to be the last bidder, but these bids will not increase the final item price.

You can only win two auctions at Ziinga within a 14 day rolling period, in order to allow more members to win auctions. To start bidding at Ziinga, you must purchase bids which range from 69 cents to $1.19 depending on the size of the bid package you choose.

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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " Ziinga " is 1.14 out of 5 based on 335 reviews.

  • Honey G says:

    November 9th, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Few years ago I received a link asking me to bid then I won Nokia phone I paid for the phone and postage. Later they were asking for my I’d and bank card front and back immediately I rang my bank to cancel my card. Went to my bank after few days not receiving my item I open case asking my bank to do charge back as this company is big scam. I got my money they never taken their membership fees. Later I received email from their people saying I’m a manager I with sent bailiff I reply by n lough I asked him how can u sent vailif while the whole world were looking for u scam bag u hide ur self in Malta. Since then he disappeared I guest hr passed away lol..

  • baz.t says:

    June 20th, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    forgot to say,
    in 2012 i was stung by zinga, after consultation with my bank manager
    he strongly advised me to close my account and open a new one.
    no problems since change.
    hope they are caught and made to pay every penny back.

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    Grant Jordan says:

    September 7th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Your FRESH DECK POKER GAME , is SOO, irritating ! , I’m currently ranked #3 but just lost over $ 220,000.00 , because of bullshit ! I. Sorry but there’s no F%#}{]* way , that beats 3 of a kind , against a pair of aces, with a straight !! , I have made future comments, to your company, and they assured me that your company, is registered , and LEGIT , I delete the program entirely , but when they responded, I gave it another try , and was doing well, but now it’s back to the same OL, same OL, , BULLSHIT , , I want to play, but , can’t play legit, cause its rigged ! I swear to god ! It’s got to be rigged ! And I looked up other comments as well, and ALOT of other people agreed with me ! Sooo. . I don’t know, I do love that game , but,,, if I can’t win, and am going to be cheated ? Then screw it !

    Sincerely ,

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    paul says:

    April 24th, 2013 at 5:25 am

    This so called company is a scam,keep well away from them,they have owed me a credit of $100 over a year now and they keep telling me i will have the money in my account each week.

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    Steven says:

    February 26th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Whats the probability of all auctions running for 4 weeks 24/7 without any1 winning? Its happening on ziinga right now. The most obvius use of bots I have ever seen on a pennyauction! My godness they aint even discret about it!


    Kim says:
    April 19th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Yes, I agree!

    How can a 10 bids go on for months? Not likely!!

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    nick devonshire says:

    February 17th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    i ” won ” a docking station 2 months ago it was only £3.90 still not arrived money had been taken out of my account. next thing they want me to send proof using my passport or driving licence today 17th feb 2013 i was checking my bank accounto only to find another £59.99 has been taken out . I have not bought anything from i bought the docking station tried sending email but came up that info was wrong . gonna try phoning tomorrow and also go to my bank to try anbd get it sorted


    Fbql says:
    April 2nd, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Brother u just entered a contract with them my advise terminate the contract which will cost money or cancel the direct debit with them they are a scam and the membership is for 4 months

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    Colin Doheny says:

    February 14th, 2013 at 7:37 am

    This is a SCAM and a complete outrage and I have reported it to the legal authorities. My 11 year old received a text stating that she won an I Pad. The website then asked for 6 euro postage so we duly paid by card. When I got my statement a further €67 was deducted each of the following months forcing me to cancel my credit card. We still have not received an I pad.

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    Joshua S austrailia says:

    February 13th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    while looking on ebay i came across this page i was like sweet. so i won and ipod for $4 aus than after reading the term and condition they ask for a drivers licence and passport ok so i left it. last week i check my account and missing $129.95 so im going to cancel my card and get it reverse PEOPLE DO NOT SIGN UP THEY ARE MONEY HUNGRY SCAMS

  • Nathan says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 4:30 am

    This has happen to me but I have used a prepaid , and just wondering if they still harass me or take any money I put on my prepaid card

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    June says:

    February 5th, 2013 at 6:10 am

    DO NOT under any circumstances use this company – at best their business practices are sharp and at worst are illegal. You will find yourself signed up for an expensive 3 month contract without realising that you have done so. I realised when they asked for a scanned copy of my passport or credit card that something was amiss – so I didn’t send copies. However, they tell me that they are still going to charge me for a 3 month ‘binding’ contract which I have apparently and unknowingly signed up for. I shall be taking this up with trading standards.

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    hugh flanagan says:

    February 1st, 2013 at 6:19 am

    I was also conned into this scam its absolutely disgusting what this company are getting away with I have been intouch with bbc watchdog to out these crimanals hope every body does the same.Im afraid to send them the cancellation fee incase they fleece my bank account

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    Carla Duarte says:

    January 31st, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I’ve cancelled my registration after they took around 89€ from my credit card.

    Since October I’ve been claiming the reimbursement of the fee, they are always giving excuses and I’ve seen so far 0,00€.
    BE CAREFUL, they are really scam!!!

    Does anyone knows how to present a legal process against this guys?


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    NOT A MUG says:

    January 20th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Me too. A text message purporting to be from Apple sent to me on the Vodafone network in Ireland saying I won an iPhone 5 which took me via a link to the Zinga website, an auction site where apparently auctions never end. Nobody ever receives the items they “won”. You pay to register, apparently and then despite cancellation they take and take and take money from your credit card.

    One woman in New Zealand who complained to a television channel was sent a photo of the outside of her house in the mail, apparently the message was “WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE”. check it out on google or on tvnz nz.

    Zinga is registered in MALTA.

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    J says:

    January 15th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I received an SMS purporting to be from Apple, saying that I had won an iPhone 5. There was a link for me to click on to receive my ‘prize’. Instead of being able to claim my prize, I was redirected to the ‘Register’ page on Ziinga’s site. I thought this was strange, but went ahead and registered. I was then directed to their home page, where I could see no sign of any ‘prize’ from Apple, although there was an iPhone 5 being auctioned. I realised that it must be a scam, but I used Ziinga’s online chat to complain and they sent me an auto reply informing me that the SMS that I received was nothing to do with them (yea, right!) and that the matter had been reported to Apple. Thankfully the Spam filter on my Gmail account takes care of the emails that Ziinga sends me. The best protection from scammers is to remember that you never get something for nothing, and if it looks too good to be true, then it almost definitely is!

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    Robert says:

    January 14th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I thought that this was a legitimate site having received an email from a relative, which I now find to be from a hacked account, and I bid for a £35 Amazon card.
    I won the auction and proceeded to make the payment; after receiveing the email from them stating that I was bound to their membership for 3months I emailed them and tried to cancel, As others have already discovered – they then want £35 cancellation fee for breach of their T&C.
    When I ‘Chatted’ with their operative I got nowhere even though I pointed out that I did not see the T&C checkbox or even remember ticking it. They still want £35.
    Oh and btw, it appears that the LiveChat facility is not from Ziinga itself as the operative stated that they were bound by Ziinga’s T&C. I took a screenshot of the ‘Chat’ and to say that it’s not helpful is an understatement. They nee to be prosecuted in order to make their T&C more transparent.

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    nicola says:

    January 13th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I had a like on facebook to claim a free 40 new look voucher , I am always really careful and never claim anyof these offers but something tempted me, what a fool, it claimed in order to receive this voucher I would have to fill in a short survey of 2 questions , which I did then provide my shipping address to receive my vouchers, I filled in this info for a new window to open up asking me for 2 pound to cover postage and packaging like a fool I provided this but it clearly stated that my card would only be charged the 2 pound and nothing more then another window opened up which was asking me to accept zing terms and condition so thy could send me an email showing me how to claim my voucher, so I accepted then another window opens up and it’s not till this stage that there terms and conditions are available to view, at this point I feel physical y sick where I can see it is going to cost me 59.99 per month, I immediately telephoned ziiinga to cancel to be told I had to pay 35 pound to cancel , worried sick I agreed to this but they said I could only pay it via a link in my email, well I have filled in the cancellation form 3 times now but my account is still active and I have til tomorrow before they take the first 59.99 payment , I am worried sick so I have just cancelled my credit card so they can’t take money but I am worried they will pursue me via debt collectors which is what the person on the other end of the phone at ziinga said they will do……….?..??


    hugh flanagan says:
    February 1st, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Oh how stupid are we I did the exact same thing I am in the process of canceling my credit card I dont know if that will work but barclay card told me if I cancel then its up to me to inform any companys that I have cancelled I hope it works

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    Jim Stephenson says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    The biggest bunch of scamming thieving undesireables on the internet bar none, avoid avoid avoid

  • Kenny says:

    January 9th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Stumbled across Zinga whilst messing about and won the i pod for £2.63, thought it all sounded a bit too good to be true, so checked terms and conditions and despite the membership fee over 3 months figured it would pay for itself given how cheap the items were.

    But just to be on the safe side I googled and found this forum…..and boy am I glad I found it! I sympathize with those who have fallen for it and I agree there should be powers in place to prevent these scammers from operating and ripping off decent folk like us just trying to get a good deal……

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    Ripped Off says:

    January 6th, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Absolute Scam!! I realized as soon as I joined and they promised to refund my joining fee of $8.22. That was 3 months ago. Just now I received an invoice stating that I owe them over $200 and they are ‘unable’ to cancel my subscription until I pay the outstanding amount. Stay away from Ziinga, I wish I would have.


    cheryl says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I’m having the same problem how did you get out of it

  • Bobbi says:

    January 6th, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Big Scam!! I won a bid and gave them my credit card. Bad idea. Thankfully as soon as I got off the site I saw all the bad reviews and called my credit card company and they said Ziinga will keep charging my card. I got any unauthorized payments to not go through but they still managed to charge me a few times for no reason and I never did get what I won with the bid. 2 months later I got an email from them saying they need $180 from me for a monthly membership fee. It’s a good thing I got it cancelled so they can’t charge anything.


    tin says:
    January 10th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Hi , the same thing happened to me. I cancelled my card and get myself a new card. Do you think they’ll charged me still? Did you pay for the cancellation fees?

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    Joy says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Stay well clear from this site a total con I can’t believe that they are allowed to operate in this way and con innocent people, it’s disgusting and it needs to be stopped. I was lucky they only managed to take £2 from my account but that was £2 too much, I called my bank and told them someone head stealing money from my account and they immediately cancelled my card so no future payments could be made.

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    James says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I randomly came across the Ziinga site while messing around on the internet. Had a quick, free bid on – surprise surprise – the 2GB ipod thing, which I won. Having been scammed by another site of £8 on my phone quite a while ago, I checked to see other peoples rating of the site.

    What I found didn’t come as a surprise, but how much they charge for their ‘membership’ did. £60 a month? Why do they feel the need to charge such an obnoxious amount? If their pricing structure was more transparent, they wouldn’t have any signups at all. Which is exactly what they deserve.

    Their strategy is obvious; rope people in with unbelievable offers, then sting those who miss the small print. Then, when said people eventually found out about the scam and cancelled, they make an extra 28 quid on top. If this happened to me, I’d instantly cancel my card; I’d rather these ***eholes chased me down for the cash than just give it to them. The whole thing is dodgy and underhand, and I have every sympathy for those that have fallen for it. I’ve not even done it and I’m pissed!

    Good luck to all here who are fighting this. Hopefully one day these conmen will get what’s coming to them.


    Dave says:
    February 25th, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Well they scammed me. I got my money from my bank by telling them this. I said i did not get the email off Ziinga offering me their membership as it was blocked by my email client as spam,I explained as I did not see the email the agreement was not binding.

    Ziinga appealed against my claim and sent copies of the screen I saw when I won my bid showing I agreed to membership, I replied to my bank my computer had crashed and as this was the case I did not see Ziingas membership offer. My appeal was up held and Ziinga lost their case with my bank.

    James says:
    January 10th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Mary. I didn’t actually give my bank details to them, but to answer your question, I think they CAN still charge your card even if you cancel it outright at the bank. I’ve read differing stories on this site alone, some saying it worked, and others not. I reckon it varies from bank to bank, and how much you force your point across.

    If I were in your shoes, I’d explain to the bank what’s happened, and hope they were at least a little sympathetic about the problem. Their advisers should try to sort it out, or at least offer you some options. My advice would be to talk to your bank immediately before shelling out for the cancellation fee, and see what they have to say. Don’t let them fob you off; it’s your money after all.

    If you aren’t happy with the response from your bank, you could give the Financial Ombudsman Service a call. I’ve never used it personally, but as far as I know, they’re the people to talk to about this kind of thing.

    The Financial Ombudsman Service – http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/default.htm

    Phone – 0800 023 4567 – free from a landline, but charged if using a mobile phone.

    I honestly don’t know how much joy you would get from them, but as I say, it may be worth a shot. Good luck.

    mary says:
    January 10th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Hi, I’m going through the same thing. I wonder after you cancel your card do they still charge you cuz I read somewhere they still manage to charge the card? and did you pay any cancellation fees?

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    Nik says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 2:01 am

    If I could choose a 0 rating I would! Total scam artists. When I read the t&cs I mistakenly thought it said you get a 7 day trial before the 3 month contract started. WRONG!! So after trying to cancel within the 7 days I was told I am bound for 3 months. But I could opt to pay $53 cancellation fee today only. Oh & the $140 i ‘won’ can only be used to buy bids. Thank goodness I used a prepaid visa not my bank card. I thought it would be a bit of fun but more like a nightmare!!

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    Danny says:

    January 4th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Was wondering if anyone has been threatened by Ziinga, in regards to if you don’t pay up they will send round the debt collectors? Is this true? Please help?


    Mickey says:
    October 17th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    No – they are one of these scam companies with a false address, etc – they may send emails but that is about all that they can do. What are they going to do? pay a debt agency a fee of approx. £80 – £100 in order to collect the £35 cancellation fee you own them? I believe they are owned by a company in the virgin islands. They scam all over the world – so little chance of them chasing people down – it would cost too much.

    And here is another scenario – let say you dispute the debt – lets take it to court!! Fat chance – they have to pay to take you to court and the judge would laugh at them and probably award a compensation settlement in your favour for being scammed!! They ARE NOT LEGAL – and consumer rights would be right behind you – in pointing out that they are withdrawing funds unknown to yourself, and without your permission, from your bank account.

    No – these fraudsters are not going to come after anyone for the money ‘they believe’ you owe them. They are scammers and they take what they can get. If you cancel your bank card – and get a new one – they cannot touch your bank account again – they don’t have the security number to withdraw anymore funds – but be quick – get to the bank as soon as you see the first withdrawal – before they take another payment – because believe me – they will take a payment every single month – until you get wise and stop your credit card/bank card.

    Emma says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I was thinking the same thing, as I have paid only £2 on the 6/1/13 and have contacted my bank to cancel any other transactions that they try to take. Have now got until the 14/01/13 to pay the cancellation fee (£35) and I’m wondering whether to or just leave it.

    The only thing that might not make them pursue debt collectors is i think they are based in RIGA so if correct chances are they won’t pursue it.

    Tough choice to make though, I’m considering just paying the £35 and be done with it, hate feeling so connnnnnnned though.

    Good luck

  • Linda says:

    January 4th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    rip off i was on to my credit card about money being taken out of my account and they put me through to them. they told me that to cancel the 4 pound item i did not get was 35 pounds and when i phoned back the person on line told me i would have to pay another 59 pounds and 35 pounds to cancel which is costing me altogether 153 pounds for nothing.

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    yo man says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 11:37 am

    TAKES UR MONEY!!!!!!

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    mylika says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 5:03 am

    complete scam, states its free for 7 days. Even the virtual chat told me that. when i rang to cancel, he said I had to pay £59 as stated in the terms and conditions. I ended up paying £35 cancellation fee. I lost the £100 I had purchased as i couldnt get the bidding to work properly and just ended up cancelling it and leaving the £100 on the site. Also, I thought the £100 would be shipped to me, but it turns out its only to be used on the website. DONT DO IT

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    Richard says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:53 am

    A phishing scam well organized …. (taken auction items very low). trapping (the payment for the item you won insidiously imposes a subscription with expensive commitment of 3 months). Extortion: loss of money paid for an object lawfully acquired, if refusal to meet the insistent demand return 1) a form pre established-authorized debit on their bank card 2) Copy of the identity card …. all under the guise of proof for verification of our identity: an excerpt from their condition
    “If you want to receive your item won, you must submit the required documents. You must confirm your identity by sending the following documents as evidence:

    – Scanned copy of valid ID (passport or driving license)
    – Scanned copy of the form signed credit card. Download and complete the form by following this link:


    object gained 8.15 euros. (Sum collected and not refunded)
    Commitment-compulsory three months € 67.99 monthly
    -Refusal of membership: loss of payments
    plus a penalty of € 39

    Do the math ….. if you complete the form requested ….

    Une arnaque bien organisée….hameçonnage (pris des objets mis aux enchères très bas). piégeage (le paiement de l’objet remporté vous impose insidieusement un abonnement onéreux avec engagement de 3 mois).Extorsion de fonds:perte des sommes versées pour un objet légalement acquis ,si refus de satisfaire la demande insistante de renvoyer 1) un formulaire pré-établi d’autorisation de prélèvement automatique sur sa carte bancaire 2)copie de la carte d’identité ….le tout sous couvert de preuve aux fins de vérification de notre identité:voici un extrait de leur condition
    “Si vous souhaitez recevoir votre article gagné, vous devez envoyer les documents requis . vous devez confirmer votre identité en envoyant les documents suivants comme preuve:

    – Copie scannée de carte d’identité valide (passeport ou permis de conduire)
    – Copie numérisée du formulaire de carte de crédit signé. Téléchargez et remplissez le formulaire en suivant ce lien:


    -objet acquis 8,15 euros.(Somme encaissée et non remboursée)
    -Engagement 3 mois obligatoire à 67,99€ mensuels
    -Refus de l’abonnement: perte des sommes versées
    plus une pénalité de 39€

    Faites le compte…..si vous remplissez le formulaire demandé…..

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    shah says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    It is all Fraud gang.They lure you that you can get free membership and bid free for auction.They make you bid very low for first time and if you win they get your credit card information.
    They pose they will ship you free shipping items but when you see no product is coming then make excuses you need to send ID and sign bank account card agreement.
    They do not tell you while you are bidding first time that you will be charged 3 month compulsory membership fee.Then one day you notice they have charged your Card 3 month fees whether you send them written consent or not.
    It is all total scam and the method they adopt to grab money is not transparent.Actually they are breaching their own agreement bcz they are not giving you product as they lured you at the start.
    They put blame on consumer that they have violated of breaching contract but actual themselves defaulters.I do not understand why Government and banks have let then play and loot money this way.

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    Taylass11 says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Again like many people I did not read the T&C’s lost £35 feel totally conned

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    walker49 says:

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    As a result of not reading the terms and conditions I lost £35. Realizing this was not a good company to be with I tried cancelling but it took a long time which included chat windows, a telephone call and e-mail requests. They even sent me 2 (note 2) cancellation notes which on inquiry did not have the effect of cancelling the subscription. I spent ages on one chat window and pleaded with the guy to do the cancelling his end. I had been given a link to cancel which was very long and did not work the first time. It did work eventually. Again I was certainly at fault for not sussing them out first and reading the terms and conditions and feel really bad about it. I have to put the whole unfortunate trial down to experience.

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    walker49 says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I got tricked into joining by winning a £35 sainsbury voucher only to find out that you were binded to join for 3 months. I wish I had read all this before. It took some time to actually cancel the subscription but hopefully it is but I am expecting the £35 charge to be debited. Feel really bad at being scammed, I should have sussed them out more thoroughly.


    Concerned says:
    January 4th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    If your still expecting a company to debit your account .Inform your bank that no NEW Direct debit agreements are to be paid unless you verbally authorize it.And tell them that your details may have been compromised.They may charge you a small amount to alter your account number etc…but at least it will be cheaper than what Zinga will request

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    Joshua s says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Ok so I sign up today and won an MP3 player paid for it
    And now they say we need a copy of drivers license and passport
    I have not givin them yet so i think I will stay away form this site

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    Neil Edwards says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I visited ziinga a few weeks ago the site looked legitimate, to try it, I bid for a Debenhams Voucher, which if I recall was for £30.00. The amount I bid was £5.03. I have never received it.
    I now find my Credit Card has another debit for £59.99, although I have never been on the site since

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    Tel says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Please wait for a site operator to respond.

    You are now chatting with ‘Jake’

    Jake: Welcome to Ziinga! How can I help you?

    t: how much does it cost to join this service?

    Jake: The membership fee is 89.99AUD per month and the contract is bind for 3 months

    Jake: The Platinum membership gives you exclusive Bid for Free auctions, an additional 10% on all bid package purchases, FREE shipping on all products, 7 free bid added to your account daily and another 8 free bid on each calendar day you log on to ziinga.com.

    t: can you tell me why so many people give poor reviews to this site?

    Jake: We respect their opinion. All the details about the membership, its benefits and charges, are shown on the Payment page and in the receipt. More information are included in the Terms & Conditions, FAQs and How To page. How the website works and complete policies are made available and are clearly provided to our users. We encourage our customers to read all necessary information before completing any transaction.

    t: ok thanks

    Jake: You are welcome.

    Jake: Is there anything else that I can help you with?

    t: not at this point. thanks

    Jake: Thank you for choosing Ziinga. If you have any other questions, feel free to open a chat or e-mail us at info@ziinga.com! Thank you for chatting. Good-bye.

    Chat session has been terminated by the site operator.

    i asked this to their ‘live chat’. pretty standard response. 5 mins ago. they didnt hide the signup fees or contracts?

    I would never use anything apart from eBay or gumtree online. nothing has the protection levels they have.

    READ FAQs and T+C’s first. They are not like the ‘better’ sites. they like money and by signing up with them, they get your money.

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    COUCH77 says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 1:04 am

    its a alright site


    lucylou says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 1:29 pm


  • dahna says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 4:09 am

    It seemed too good so I searched for a review before signing up…thank God

  • Hazel says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    just been conned myself have informed the bank and have cancelled my account but they still want £35 from me which i am not paying…..just glad that my passport and driving licence are out of date


    Emma says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:05 pm


    I am in the same position as you, and feel totally scammed. I haven’t yet paid the £35 and am debating whether to or not. Just wondering if you have had any come back from zinga about this.


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    ICe says:

    December 14th, 2012 at 10:27 am


    They are a scam… Read their term of conditions (which always changes btw) and you will see.

    I registered with them and they start stealing money from my account…

    And they don’t want to pay it back…


  • iriska says:

    December 13th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    PLEASE, HELP! I won a thing here and sent them only my driving licence copy but was luck to read all that before sending them my creditcard copy. Will they take now money from me for that membership? do i have to better change my bank card? or there is nothing to be afraid of?

  • Kate says:

    December 13th, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Do not enter your details on this site! i thought it was like ebay, won a amazon £35 voucher for £2.00! got to the end then it said you are committed to 3 months at £59.99 per month!
    i hadnt typed my address in but i had put my bank card details in. i contacted my bank right away who where really good. They cancelled my card and sent me a new one so no further money could be taken from it!
    i must remember in future if something looks to god to be true…. it usually is

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    anafit says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I won I pod shuffle per £3 and I will never get becouse I need become a Platinum membership which is 60£ x 3 months =£180. about this I new it after I recived recipt also to get the item (which they are call is free for houshold) I need to send proof my identity ( i think for cheating more… Defenetly SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hazel says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 4:15 am

    A complete scam….. Do not get involved.

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    Clare says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you all for your reviews. I have just ‘won’ an iPod shuffle with a £2 delivery fee. I will NOT be claiming the prize. Again many thanks and profound commiserations to those of you who have lost money this way

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    Brigitte says:

    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    i was moving ie tired and not thinking straight, just a little I-pod speaker, now 3 months of charges later… Bank is not helping and Ziinga is not available by e-mail. I am glad Kelvin figured out a strategy, I just got ripped off, no speaker, just more debts. no prize for me

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    Georgina says:

    November 29th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Can only agree with all the reviewers above, to be avoided at all cost! And I am certain that the membership did not appear during the payment phase as I always make sure to read the fine print and whenever that includes a membership into something that I don’t want, cancel it immediately to be on the safe side. It does appear in the payment confirmation message, but it is literally buried at the end, where you don’t expect to find any new or any relevant information. They are very good at tricking people.

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    Brooke says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Ziinga is 100% SCAM!!!! dont not join


    Georgina says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Totally agree with that.

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    jade says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    i have just won an item so i check for website review… thank god i did, i will definitel not be adding any credit card details…


    amavi says:
    January 6th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Me too,won £100 for £3.52.Didn’t like the idea of winning bid so easily.So glad i didn’t put my credit card details in.Sorry for all you people that did.

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    Friedbert says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    tricked into a membership, and my credit card details where used for fraud.
    paid for a product which I never received.

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    nickyhorner says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    nicky horner …… was ripped off by ziinga , when i ticked to say i was eighteen , i was automatically entered into a 3 month contact an money was taken from my account …..didnt even receive the item i bidded 4 , but got charged . not happy at all thanks


    Georgina says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    You’re not the only one, got exactly the same problem.

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    Tom Swan says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Unbelievable rip off. Do not join, do not even look at the site and definitely do not agree to buy anything however cheap it may seem… Before you know it you will have signed some non existent contract with small print so small that it is impossible to find and will be getting charged each month for a service which is of no use to you. Only to be told that you have to pay to get out of it….

    These guys must be skating so close to the edge of legality, they will, without doubt, be forced to change their methods before long


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    lizzy says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I wish i had the opportunity of reading these reviews before signing up. I actually came across zinga uk from one of those free offers thingy and signed up expecting it to be free. My mistake is i immediately bidded and surprisingly i won, i was really excited since i have been wanting a digi cam for a long time. I paid and when they asked me to submit documents, i became suspicious and that’s when they told me i have to pay £60 per month, and i have been trying to get them to cancel my membership without having to pay the £35, but its not been possible, and now with all these reviews, i really doubt if its possible, but now i m scared that after paying, they may try over-charging my card. What should i do, i have till tomorrow to pay before they cahrge me for something else. Pls help!!


    0rag0n says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 3:26 am

    just call your banks and tell that you are a victim of scam by ziinga and tell no to send any penny to that.

    lucylou says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Good for you George,

    Majid says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Just go to your bank and tell them that you have lost your wallet and it’s been returned to you, and because you feel a bit concern about exposing you card details by a stranger, you want to cancel your card and issue a new one (for sure, the new one will come with a new number, date, etc)
    When you do that, email the guys at Ziinga.com and ask them to kiss your ass.
    Regards & Good luck

    George.Lamb says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Do what I did and write them a pointless email asking an irrelevant question but include the following text (“”By replying to this email I agree on behalf of ziinga.com to pay back all the monies removed by the ziinga.com from the senders account within thirty days of the receipt of this email. This agreement supersedes any terms or conditions placed on any transactions by ziinga.com or any of its customers, It is accepted by ziinga.com that this agreement is binding and no attempt will be made to evade making payment by the due date.””)and once you get a reply keep contacting them and billing them insisting they honour the agreement to which they freely entered, after all they too should have read the terms and conditions of your email. I have been doing this on a daily basis for months, in fact I’ve upped the anti by adding an administrative charge of £37.50 to the bill every time I contact them. While I might never get my money back I find some gratification in the fact that I will probably cost them more than they owe me in terms of man hours being spent having to reply to me and it also creates a job for some third world gadgy who might otherwise be unemployed.

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    Kisses says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Do they actually send you to the debt collectors. Can this harm your credit?

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    carol campbell says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    stay away from this company, i managed to stop my credit card in time, but now they are threatening me with debt collectors, big big con stay well away, will never fill my details into anything but paypal now. x

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    Irene says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I went on this site thinking it was like ebay good and trustworthy. I filled in my details and bank details (fool)and started to brows I went to view some item and it went to bid. Unable to cancel I paid then I went onto a site that mentioned this Ziinga site and how he was charged over £50 every month. I went onto the chat room and yes I was to be charged £59 every month on telling them I want to cancel it cost me £35. I just hope this is the end of ZIINGA!!!!!!



    Gabriel says:
    November 25th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I saw the site, And read the Fine print. It does state that after 14 day free access you will be charged £59 a month, rolling charge.

    The site isn’t really a scam, In the sense it does give the products you bid for if you win, And gives people the chance to win.

    The problem is peoples negligence, Consider, A lot of the prizes are worth more than what your paying a month.

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    Amanda says:

    November 22nd, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    this company took money from my grandpa. he thought he found a great deal..and they charged his card over $300. i told him to go to the bank and advise fraudulent charges. and he did

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    Radka says:

    November 21st, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Hello , i would like ak you please i signed up for ziinga and i won a phone and i paid for it , now they want these documents stuff . Please help wht should i do i dnt want to pay the memberships fee … wht should i do now ?? PLEASE HELP , im not from UK and my english its not so good thx for answers . my email is Radka.Gaambova@seznam.cz


    Phil says:
    November 22nd, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Radka – Do not give any details or send documents to these guys they are scam merchants. If you have given your bank details you need to cancel your card or they will continue to take money out of your account.

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    Tori says:

    November 21st, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I’m just glad I came on here just as I clicked “sign up” and didn’t put one detail in. I was afraid they’ll scam me even by just being on the website! I found Ziinga via ClickFrenzy sale sight, as they were advertising it. Why are websites still advertising this scam and WHY does it still exist – it’s ridiculous.

  • rob says:

    November 18th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    i just got a email from these people telling me i won and need too send them money, i never bid for any think what shall i do as they say i must pay inside 24 hours or face other costs

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    Matthew says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    If anyone has bought things from them and they haven’t arrived, contact your bank and request a chargeback on the transaction as the company have failed to meet your expectations and uncontactable. Hope this helps!

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    Laye says:

    November 15th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Hello All,

    Please note, the hard earned money which you lost with Ziinga can be reclaimed, but all you need to do is collect proper evidence for proofing that Ziinga is a scam site and produce it to your Bank and they will deal with it.

    I have got my money back and stopped further payments as well. You need to spend a little time in doing this but its your money.

    Even few of the banks are aware of the happening but even I wonder how these people are still in market!!!


    Agnes says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I just fell into the Zinga hole. I called and cancelled my CC # with the bank as the charges had not gone through yet but I did contact Zinga first and they said I was bound for 3 months at 89.99 a month for a platinum membership. I regret not reading the fine print but I did not complete any forms. Do you think I will be alright?

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    Mamajka says:

    November 15th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Thank you all for your replies!!!!! You just saved my baby’s Christmas!!! I almost entered my card details but waited a sec to check on them… God bless you!!!!! xxx

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    Andrew says:

    November 13th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Thank God i checked this site …was about to enter my credit details …The Holy Spirit told me to check …I did! Pays to listen people stay away from Ziinga
    Also would help is somebody with computer knowledge can get this page up under the google search for ziinga to warn others ..i needed to really search to find this page ….


    The Holy Spirit says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Yeah sorry about that, I did try to warn you before you even bid but my connection went down

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    GK says:

    November 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    It’s definitely a scam, stay well clear. If you’ve already signed up, like I stupidly did, cancel your card, they can’t get your money then!


    Agnes says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I did cancel my card approx an hour after trying to buy something and then realizing that I needed to complete all these forms which I did not want to do. They have my address and email – do you think they will pursue me? How stupid do I feel right now! I do not have 89.99 per month for 3 months. I just wanted to buy something for $7.00,

  • Jcj says:

    November 11th, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Everyone has been slamming zinga for the amount of money, it charges but I have a question no one has asked. I am willing to pay the 3 months trial membership at 59.99pm if I’m bidding on a expensive item, ie something that bought at retail would cost over 200; if I do this will I actually receive the item bid on?


    Phil says:
    November 22nd, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Yes but to actually receive your prize you have to send documents, copies of birth certificates/passport etc which which leaves you wide open to identity theft.

    Would not trust these guys at all. Well dodgy.

    Kelvin says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Yes you will but ziinga requires strategy for you to win if not you would be wasting your time and money. I have won and received alot of items from ziinga. At first the monthly payments were hurting but as long as you keep winning your good. I just won an ipad today for 2 cents only. Because i know the strategy

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    John Howard says:

    November 10th, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Keep away immediatly!
    I was just bidding for 1 small item of $10.00.-.
    Two days after, they tried to charge my credit card twice with $30’000.- (Thirty tousand dollar),

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    Johanna J says:

    November 9th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I tried this auction for fun one night. Bought a “book” of tickets for bidding and finally near the end of my funds I won a gift certificate for $50 at The future Shop. I was emailed that this was successful and that there was nothing else to pay for this item. I waited but it never came so a around the middle of October I emailed them. They said I didn’t pay for my membership and thus lost my bidding item. Membership, I was told, cost me $89.00 US per month and it was mandatory and automatic to be enrolled in the premium membership for 3 months!!! If I want to cancel this during that time it costs $49. I was shocked but glad that they never put through the membership fee. They said they had problems but a week ago took $274.20 out of my account. Not only that but I am still not getting the gift certificate that I paid for because the membership was paid too late. I cannot believe these guys business model and how they stay in business. This is a terrible way to treat customers….tricking them into giving account numbers and paying themselves mega dollars for nothing. They need to be looked into and have their bad practices made public. I am so sorry for people who get caught up with them. I have not had food for a week because of what they did. It has been hell around my home because of them. They are apparently a U.K. company.

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    AF says:

    November 8th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Here is a highlight of their T&C’s:

    New users to Ziinga are enrolled into our platinum membership with a flat fee of A$89.99 every month.

    All Platinum memberships come with a 3-month binding contract. Customers who breach the 3-month binding contract will be charged a cancellation fee of A$53.00. Note that cancellation of the contract will void any free promotional gift offer.

    As per all previous recommendations, I also suggest you do not subscribe.

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    Ben Russell says:

    November 8th, 2012 at 7:27 am

    This is a complete and total scam.

    It starts off by letting you bid on items. If you win an item, it lets you pay for the item and sign up. What it doesn’t tell you is that you should read the terms and conditions. In the terms and conditions, they charged us $89.99 Australian for a three month subscription, even though we never agreed to anything. They get away with this because it is in the terms and conditions, which everyone neglects to read. So we wanted to cancel our account, which would have cost us $53. You know what we did? Before they charged a single thing to the credit card, we cancelled the card. It’s an extremely gruelling process to cancel your Ziinga account.

    My advice to you all is to CANCEL YOUR CREDIT CARD IMMEDIATELY.

    I hope this helps you all, it saved me from paying heaps of money for things I did not agree to.

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    megan grace says:

    November 7th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    fraudsters is right. $49 to discontinue subscription for what?? NOTHING.

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    Efraim Vermeulen says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    big scam, never try getting anything from these fraudsters.

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    guzzigirl says:

    November 4th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Hey guys i also won a couple of things of Ziinga, and i have always been told that if it looks or sounds to good to be true, then it isn’t, people like these guys should be hung and courted, we go to these sites in good faith and all they do is scam u, there total Ba.t..d. and i wish i new what i could do to help expose these guys, the internet is alot to do with trust and unless you check it out fully and to the best of your ability, be careful, cause people like these guys will continue to fleece you for as long as they are able, they have no consideration for people and generally have no morals. As long as there fat and happy in there chairs at work, watching all us poor people being duped, they don’t give a stuff, anything i can do to support getting rid of Ziinga, i’m in. Regards Chrissy

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    twigz says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 10:52 am

    thank god i never put my card details in and i am glad i look at the reviews thanks ppl

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    MrJenks1962 says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Complete con, as soon I you win an auction thay take £178 from your bank for 3 months membership????? Then its £59.99 a month thereafter…..takin the piss is an understatement.! Tried to get my money back but they charge £35 to cancel, ended with a refund of £90. My bank are currently investigating……..Give these bastards a very wide berth.!

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    Peter Young says:

    November 2nd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Thank God for Capital one they refunded my money from the fraudsters
    at ziinga never again a lesson learned.

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    shana says:

    October 30th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Their an absolute scam, i got a fraud letter from my bank. they tried to take money from my account, i won a phone which was 5.98..they tried to take out 107 pound my bank stopped them. I just had a go at the guy on the phone, then he had the nerves to tell me pay 35 pound to cancel. They are just big big fraud and they can kiss my ass. dont ever try to get anything from them

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    Julie says:

    October 30th, 2012 at 4:35 am

    I have just paid £2 for the camera that Ziinga said i had bid for and won. But i don’t remember bidding on a camera.
    Anyway, i paid the £2.00 shipping fee and they sent me an email telling me to send a copy of my driver’s license and a copy of a signed credit card form.
    I went on to live chat telling them i don’t have a credit card and they told me to use my debit card instead. It all seemed a bit dodgy so i looked them up and found this page and read all the horror stories concerning Ziinga.com
    I am really strating to freak out now as i don’t want all my money taken out of my account.
    As i have already paid for the item will they still be able to take money out of my account without my permission?
    I haven’t sent them any of my documents and don’t intend to!
    All i want to know is will they be able to rob me from my bank account even though i have not sent any copies of my identification?

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    Kim Nevay says:

    October 30th, 2012 at 4:20 am

    This is a scam, they steal your money and you dont get the product


    Danialah Bourke says:
    November 2nd, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    agreed i plan to stop my debit plus card because they are stealing all my money and i am a student and have no money they are bloody scammers and their website should be taken down!!!

    pissed off ziinga member
    soon to be ex member thank god

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    Renate says:

    October 29th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I certainly did learn a very valuable and very expensive lesson.
    The valuable lesson: Read all the very small print & no penny auctions
    The expense for the lesson: $274 Canadian
    It goes to say “If it looks to good to be true. Stay away…….
    Now I have to go through the hassle of cancelling my credit card, I just can’t trust the Ziinga. They just might help themselves to some more of my monies.


    Allison says:
    November 2nd, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I don’t remember how I got to the website, but i made the biggest mistake of my life. I brought all the documents they ask me to, i won a cellphone in my first bid, but it cost me, about $500 canadian, because I decided to cancel the contract, and they charge me for 3 months, but the last payment two times, and so I’m worried they’ll continuing charging my credit card, if was a error. Now I have a dispute for the last payment.

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    Theuns says:

    October 29th, 2012 at 3:00 am

    If you look at there terms and conditions, it states at a cost of R0.00 per month, where do they get there facts from? They are fraudsters and must be stopped and locked away!!

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    Helen Hannah says:

    October 28th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Have tried contacting mcleary3@live.co.uk and message came back that doesnt exist. Please can you contact me urgently as I have information that may help to track these bxxtxxds

    Ive been ziinged and not happy. Firstly, I had £1.00 taken out of my account then £118.98. I nearly fainted. As I am working quite far from the city centre I am not able to check my account on a regular basis. Only discovered the fraud on Friday. The transactions took place on Monday 22nd October at 12.00 but didnt show on my statement until the 24th October I contacted the fraud department of bank immediately and initially they said they would treat as fraud and I would get my money back. WEIRDLY I got a letter from them on Saturday morning – normal post – saying that “our initial investigations have indicated that you have had some level of contact with the payee and we are not pursuing as a fraud transaction”. I would be happy to swear on oath that I have never ever had any dealings directly or indirectly to my knowledge with a company or website called ask-ziinga.com. I am not stupid and take care of my money cautiously. I have chased the paper trail and have linked a company called LUCKY DAY. I was looking into getting an internet movie provider and as you will see from the attached I have been getting emails from this Lucky Day company which all seem linked into each other and a company called DVX LLC based in Atlanta Georgia. I am worried sick that they will raid my account again as seems to have happened to other people. I spoke to my bank this morning and other than stop my card they cant put any warning on the system to stop further payments from Ziinga going out. Money is difficult at the moment and I need every penny. Worried sick and got a thumping headache all weekend. So sorry this is such a long email I have reported this to fraud action who work with the police but looks like my money is a goner. Basically what I am saying is that they took money without my consent or knowledge, I did not give them my bank details – so how did they get it – and if that isnt fraud in any language, then Santander are rubbish

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    Kay P says:

    October 28th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    If it sounds too good to be true then is definitely a SCAM. Thank god I decides to check the reviews before entering my account details. Like many of you I was so pleased winning my bid and couldn’t wait to fill in my details. So please tell friends and family about this site. Make sure they are aware of the cons. !!!!

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    Michelle says:

    October 27th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I got scammed. I thought I had won an ipod shuffle for 2 dollars and change, I provided my credit card info and identification etc. Then I received an email advising of the platinum membership for 89.99 dollars per month. I did not approve this so I live chatted them right away to advise I did not know about or agree to this. They pretty much told me too bad, they could cancel it for a 59.99 dollar fee. They would not budge. I called my credit card company and they advised that many, many people have been duped by this company and advised me to cancel my card right away and they would send me a new one. I did that. I should have known better. Please be aware this is not a good company to deal with.

  • Jo says:

    October 27th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I also received an email saying that I had ‘won’ a free ipod shuffle. Money is hard to come by at the moment and Christmas is fast approaching. With 3 children to sort out presents for so the temptation was huge!!! I decided to look into Ziinga further – as this all seemed too good to be true and true to form, it is! Stay away everyone please! I’m not sure how the authorities can be alerted or if they would even care but if there’s any petition out there or anyone who needs another name to the argument, I’m happy to be involved!

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    tina says:

    October 26th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    please dont go anywhere near this site they get ur bank account details then bleed u dry

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    ANON says:

    October 26th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Ohh my god. I thought it was a scam, i guess i was right. It has to be, i mean the prices seem so cheap! but then they scam mmoney out of you without their permission. My friend didnt realise this and got taken out $AU100 each month! she didnt know until a year later! Sigh* someone should definitely take a look onto this and see whats really going on and shut that place down for good.

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    vsmalik says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 9:52 pm


  • Peter Young says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    zinga is total scam took me for 183 dollars stear clear

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    Henry says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Hi all

    Stay away from these people !!! They are scam artists and will steal your money without your consent !!! Tell your bank immediately about this scam if you have signed up as they will charge you credit card a cancellation fee without your authorization !!!!!

    Scams like this – I hope you all rot in jail !!!!!!!

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    Majid says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    stay away from that website
    they charged me 190 GBP and they ask me for a scanned copy of my credit card and they still to lure more with their offers saying that the gift should be for the platinum account which you have to pay another 56GBP

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    Morgan Mcleary says:

    October 24th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Hi, my name is Morgan Mcleary as you can see above and I’m a freelance journalist writing an article about the ziinga scam, would it be possible to get an email interview anyone on this site who has been hit by this scam?

    If you are up for taking part and helping expose them please drop me an email. All I need is a quote explaining what happened and how you feel about it.

    my address is mcleary3@live.co.uk.



    Peter Young says:
    October 25th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    yes i was scammed 183 dollars my credit card company is ivestigating but suppect i’m out the money

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    ED says:

    October 21st, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Stay away from this site!

  • alex says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    so what we can do to stop them ?

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    les rogers says:

    October 18th, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Its a con, they get you to send card details, this enrols you as a member(without prior info) and then they claim $90 per month

  • aido says:

    October 17th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I have just read all the warnings literally fell for it 30 mins ago and cancelled my credit card straight away thanks guys

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    smokie1960 says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 7:53 am

    ziinga is a big con. pay for item then get £65 took out your account, then they want you to pay £35 cancellation fee. if not they want to take another £60 out your account every month. I had to close my bank account as you can’t stop them helping themselves to your money so be AWARE

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    Lucy says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 5:52 am

    i joined and it said i won an i pod nano thank god i didnt purchases it!

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    Shahina says:

    October 15th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I’ve just read the reviews and feel so stupid. I joined ziinga.com and thought I gots some free bids, so I put in a bid not thinking that I’m gonna win. Than I get an email telling me I won the iPod shuffle. So I filled in the card details to receive the item. Than I check my account and see that they have put on a membership and they had taken the money for it. I emailed them as soon as I saw it. They said that I could get it cancelled , but need to pay £35. I emailed them and told them I can’t pay them that amount as I don’t have the money, and if they can as a gesture of good will cancel the cancellation fee. But they won’t and I phone the card company to block any more payments for them and I’m not paying them the £35 cos I didn’t even know I was on a membership and didn’t ask to be on one. They now won’t replay to any emails. I wanna take legal action against them, as they are a company who are misleading and scamming a lot of people and they need to be closed down. If anyone is interested in joining me in this please email me at shahinaakter5379@gmail.com.


    Charles says:
    October 21st, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    The only way to stop ziinga to get money from me is to cancel my card? or is it possible to cancel my premium membership?

    Teresa says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Hi I have just went through same thing. I was conned into paying £2 for a Sainsbury voucher then they took £59.99 and want £35 to cancel but wil continue to take £59.99 for 3 months. I am in the process of changing my bank account, what a hassel. Also they won’t give me my details to access their bidding site so totally ripped me off!!
    What can we do?

    smokie1960 says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    scam i got duped as well had to shut my bank account read my review

    Vivalasangie says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I fell for this and so far almost $300.00 has been taken out of my account. Stupid me sent them copies of myID as that was the only way they would send me the camera. I did not sign up for a membership but used the 30 day free trial. All I was trying to do was buy my son a nice camera for Christmas as I am a single mother. What should I do? They apparently don’t have a legal department either.

  • pauline mann says:

    October 14th, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Thanks for your reviews I won an item but thought i would check the reviews..thank god i did. Thanks everyone

  • Dora says:

    October 13th, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Woah, almost fell for it! Thank goodness I decided to do some research before.

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    Daryl says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I noticed I had been charged $89 From My credit card.
    I Have Never been into the ziinga site @ all So I contcted them and they asked me for my email adress,
    Not on Their records so I advised them of My other email account again Not on Record.
    I am in Australia why would I want to bid on an Auction site that is Based in British columbia or somewhere anyway.
    Now they have asked me to submit My Part of the Statemnet where I was billed by them and send it to billing@ziinga.com, But I cant find billing@ziinga ?
    Could anyone please advise me of what I Should Do ?
    Thankyou for any help, it would be Much appreciated !
    Oh Yes they also said I had made more than 11 Bids so I was unable to Receive a Refund, I never Bid once or signed up with them
    Please help me !
    I think I will get onto the Ombudsman in Australia about it !


    ripped off buy zinga says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    thats what happened to me and im going to the ommbudsmann in west oz

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    Ibbo. FTM says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Do not go any where near this site and certainly do not give them your bank or credit card details, it’s a complete scam, think about it why would anyone for example sell an iphone 5 for £30? When you could sell it for say at least £500 on eBay for example. I nearly fell for it but thought to myself this is to good to be true and read the reviews 1st.

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    pam stephenson says:

    October 11th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    won item paid for item which i never received £59.99 taken from my bank account for membership i never asked for,had to cancel my bank card to stop further fees,this company scams people.

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    Tee says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I nearly fell for their scam. Thank god I did a back groung check on this comapany

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    Dacinta says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Its true. Its a scam. They do not disclose the membership “contract” until the transaction for the postage of your gift has occurred. They even admitted this after I emailed them. They said:

    “The membership clause is stated within the receipt we sent after you have completed the transaction”.

    This lot a complete fraudsters.

    I told the bank what happened immediately and they cancelled my credit card.

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    Om Perkash says:

    October 9th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Sh*t, I just bought something from them… It sounded too good to be true, so I googled and found this.

    So far, they have charged me only $3 for ipod 2GB. I have already emailed them to cancel my membership. I am hoping they won’t charge more, otherwise I am crazy enough to go against them to the core!

    I am not going to submit them my IDs as of now.


    Aurelija says:
    October 22nd, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Hi did they charged you more? I just did the same stupid mistake. But I did not submited my ID or anything.

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    marie says:

    October 5th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    this is such a big scam, my sister thought she got a phone gor 8$ a week later they charge 90$ and now we try to cancel everything. they say we need to pay 52$ to cancel, never got any receipt or email saying they would charge so much money. cant cancel my credit card number on their web site, and ive been on the phone with them for 2 days now and nothing works. I dont know what to do to get rid of them


    Janine says:
    October 9th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Cancel your credit card, its the only way and don’t give your new number. Its only about $10.00 to do it. Believe me its worth the 10 bucks. I had a company I bought skin care from and they wouldn’t take my e-mails or phone calls, I had been a customer for a few years but wanted a change. Its great cause I won a camera with ziinga but it was right at the beginning with the bets they gave me and that card was cancelled due to the makeup thing so luckily I never have to deal with them on that front. The camera is great by the way cost me $6.85.

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    Tom says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Like everyone else I was lured into making an inquiry, except I didn’t complete subscription when I became concerned about the information they required. However some days later my credit card was charged with an amount of $9, with a further $90 a week later. I received no communication from them at all. When I tried to cancel the subscription they said they had no record of my email address. They needed my credit card number to cancel. Instead I cancelled my credit card.


    Janine says:
    October 9th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    YES WAY TO GO. Unfortunately thats what we have to do.

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    Concerned citizen says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:19 am

    My experience with Ziinga is that they lured my 15-year old niece to their site with an unsolicited email that told her she had won an iPod. Neither she nor I had any knowledge of the company prior to that email. She immediately went to the site that was included in the email to claim the win. She asked me for my credit card to pay the $7 which was apparently for shipping costs. This amount was charged to my credit card at the time and I thought that was the end of the transaction. A month later a $90 charge came through my credit card account. On contacting Ziinga to enquire about the charge I was told that I should have read the fine print and I was liable for an extra $50 to cancel the subscription. According to the Ziinga representative I spoke to the subscription is immediately activated once you accept the offer. In my opinion, they misrepresented the offer as a “free offer” when it was absolutely not free and then they failed to clearly inform the visitor to the site what kind of transaction they were entering into. They are a prime candidate for an investigation by the Competition Board and the Better Business Bureau.

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    Gerald says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Basically, in an auction house you try to beat other people by being the highest bidder. Ziinga is the same, you play against other members of the site but you don’t have to be the highest bidder, you just need to be the last to bid before the time runs out. Plus have this so called maximum amount where the bidders can’t go beyond a certain price. It’s cool, right?

  • Navles says:

    October 1st, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Hello Everyone,

    I was told my friend got his money back through his bank. I am gonna give a shot.

    Please try yourself as well. All the best.

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    Gaby says:

    October 1st, 2012 at 7:11 am


    Shouldn’t have been so stupid… Just was able to waive the membership fee of £58.99 minus a cancellation fee of £35 (outrages price!).

    Advertising “Free registration” and then hiding membership fees and “just” charging it without informing is just not on.

    STAY AWAY FROM THEM! If it looks too good to be true it most likely is… ;o)


    Shahina says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    How did you get them to waive the membership fee, cos they won’t when I asked. They are adamant I pay the cancellation fee, which I’m not going to and have already told the card company to stop any payments to them. I’m just worried that if I don’t that they will just add interest and send me to go court.

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    Joel says:

    September 27th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Wow they texted me and said I won a free iPad, such bullshit I can’t believe ppl are still falling for these shysters!


    Kate says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    They txted me too

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    Marilize says:

    September 27th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Stole my money. They will not refund me. Not answering my emails.

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    Gjion says:

    September 26th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Its a biggest fraud company in the world…..

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    Simon says:

    September 26th, 2012 at 5:04 am


    I just lost £100 to them, I bid on and won £100 which cost me £2 about 3 weeks ago, yesterday they took £59 off my card, and I emailed them, they said that I had entered a contract when I paid for the £100, but they said they had cancelled my account, with a cancellation fee of £35. I suppose I should think myself lucky that it wasn’t more.

    I have no money now, and will have to borrow some just for food for the next three weeks.

    Why didn’t I look at the reviews?! still every experience can be learnt from, and I am pleased that I am not more angry/stressed than I am.

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    lokesh says:

    September 22nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    fraudsters, we should not believe these people..

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    steebee says:

    September 21st, 2012 at 6:56 am

    This is the biggest scam I’ve been involved in. They took £60 each month, money for the credits and money for things I had won. No items won were ever sent. When I realised they were taking money from my bank account I tried to contact them and was completely ignored. I had to deactivate my bank card to get rid off this awful scam. ZIINGA IS A MONEY SCAM

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    Selltj says:

    September 21st, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I totally fell for it after my instinct told me no! What a rip off. Their terms and conditions do not mention the 3 months mandatory fee you have to pay. I think they are fraudsters and very shady.
    Trust your instincts – if it looks too good to be true, it is!!

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    Shintelle says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for all of your warnings, I almost fell for it too!

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    jarc says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 1:22 pm


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    Donna says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you to everyone that has posted your experiences with Ziinga here – you’ve just saved me ZAR1979.79 plus the costs of whatever I “won” in a bid!Almost fell for it!

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    nicole atkins says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 1:59 am

    have not recieved our camera yet,its been 4 weeks and havent heard anything. bloody scam. unhappy customer. consumer affairs here i come.


    rita chalmers says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    cant believe i fell for to im so angry they wont get a penny from me these people think thay can get away with anything the site should be shut down and they should be held responsble.

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    Pegasus says:

    September 10th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Fell for it too. tried to email regarding the fact it did not say anything about entering into a contract… I received an email about 5 hours later stating “Included with this payment, you will receive a 7-day Platinum membership for FREE. Once the free days expire, normal monthly charges of A$89.99 will apply. The membership clause is stated within the receipt we sent after you have completed the transaction.” its not until after you have given your details and made a purchase do they tell you its $89.99 a month for 3 months with a $53.00 early cancellation fee… joke.

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    Embarrassed says:

    September 9th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Embarrassed that I fell for it! I can’t believe that eBay had a link to these rip-off merchants! It was this link that led me to believe they would be decent operators but my experience is the same as others. I too have cancelled my credit card with the ensuing inconvenience. DO NOT GO NEAR ZIINGA

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    adrian says:

    September 8th, 2012 at 3:08 am

    its a scam sorry

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    cocidog says:

    September 7th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Ziinga is a scam. Your free phone that I didn’t need or asked for cost $89. To get out of the deal I never asked for is now costing $49 and I don’t get anything. BE carefull

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    Jbupz says:

    September 5th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    It would be nice if it was legit but it is a fricking scam

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    ellie jones says:

    September 1st, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    ziinga, took money out of my account and told me it would arrive in 1-3 weeks, 5weeks have passed and no product, when i contacted them, they told me they cannot do a refund, ziinga.com is more or less a theft and fraud site, DO NOT TRUST ANTHING THEY SAY, i am now looking into further action, to get them done for theft and fraud, i never aggred for them to take so much money out of my account, they should have only taken out the ammount owed which was £3.95, not £59.99


    Katie says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Hi I haven’t received my product either I spoke to an online advisor yesterday and questioned why £59.99 had been taken out of my account when my product only cost £2.05 they said that I had signed up for a premium account to which i replied I wasn’t aware that I had. I have been reading the t&c’s and it says something in them about a charge of £449 for unduly/chargeback???? I am so ashamed that I fell for such a scam my account is now overdrawn thanks to them and I do not know what to do.

  • Josie says:

    August 25th, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I had a worrying day, cancelled my visa card and stopped any payments to ziinga by using charge back at my bank, and hopefully nothing else as have heard nothing from them apart from a minor threatening e mail which I saved. Don’t believe anything they say, and can’t believe “visa” support them by having their security stamp in the website!


    Josie says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Thankfully I have heard nothing from them since!!!

    Ziinga these... says:
    September 1st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Yea I just ‘won’ an auction 1 day ago but in order to receive it i need to send them a copy of my Passport and Drivers license. Yeah Right!
    Also if you were to cancel in any way, it will cost you NZ$68.

    They asked if i still wanted to cancel my order and subscription, at the same time i was on the phone with my bank cancelling my debit card, I told them it’s ok.

    I didn’t tell Ziinga i had just cancelled my card. lol

    I’ll probably get a scary email. I changed all my account details on ziinga to bogus ones. I was only a member for 10mins or less.


    Ivor says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 4:58 am

    I have been had as well, my bank has cancelled my card and that should put an end to the matter. I was really shocked to find that almost £60 had been taken out of my account.
    Zinga must be making a fortune. I was under the impression that I was dealing with the Zinga as with the games on Facebook.

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    Anon says:

    August 23rd, 2012 at 5:33 pm


    you get bomabarded with emails saying you have won an auction and you just have to pay £2 postage, and in the small print they put you into a binding agreement for Platinum membership at £59.99/month

    you cannot click anywhere out of the payment page; you cannot unsubscribe to the emails


    Anon says:
    August 26th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Joined, paid the fee, received an email saying I had won a camera and in order to receive it had to purchase some bids…a smallish amount of money, which I did. Too late I noticed the small print saying that this automatically committed me to three months fees minimum, which were not a small amount. Not illegal, just sneaky and underhanded. Advice….change your credit card and don’t look back.

  • iMTIAZ says:

    August 21st, 2012 at 2:38 am

    What they do not tell you that there is a subscription fee of R659.99 and that there is a cancellation fee which they charge once you paid for the first purchase
    and realize you have been scammed TOTAL LOSS IN SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS R410.00.


    Esme says:
    August 30th, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Big scam!!! Want to cancel but before they will cancell i must first return the free promotional gif, which wasn ‘t free, i paid the auction fee and shipping! And it must be unopened. Who doesnt open their deliveries for a month? Now they wont cancel for the three months.

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    nzgirl says:

    August 19th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    i just want to thank everyone who left these reviews, u saved me alot of money!! i nearly fell for it but luckily my policy of “if it looks to good to be true, it probably is” made me check out the reiews first. its a good one to remember where the internet is concerned folks

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    Rose says:

    August 19th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    This is a scam!!!!
    They want to take your money for around a $200.00 a month for 3 months or cancel your transaction for $50.00.
    What a RIP OFF!


    litter girl says:
    September 2nd, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    so were you paid cancel fee yet ?

    Lilia says:
    August 22nd, 2012 at 10:14 am

    yes it’s true!!!

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    Anna says:

    August 18th, 2012 at 1:37 am

    They got my cell number, texting me on daily basis with a code and referring to apple website saying I won free apple products !!!! turned to be Ziinga Website, after I unsubscribed I still get text from (786)5034171, texting me at midnight, doing the same again, a daily scam is still going on and on!!!!!!!!.


    Will says:
    September 4th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    They got my cell and texted me too. Except they called me from a different number than yours. I sent the info to the RCMP fraud number simply because you can no tell people they have one something in mail, over phone lines or computer internet communications that they have won something and they have not.
    I have blocked the number they called from.

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    Patrick says:

    August 15th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I got the Text saying I won a free Apple Product today, when I got home I looked up the link it gave me and it redirected me to Ziinga.com I saw it was a Penny Action and looked for a review and I found this site telling all the wonderful things Zinnga does. :D Thank for that and I will be letting my Cell-phone Provider know how I feel about getting these wonderful messages of Lies.

    Please be cautious people, there are ppl out there who will trick you into things. So don’t just trust random message you get, Be a little paranoid so not to get scammed.


    Allan says:
    September 4th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I received a text message too with a code, http://apple.ca.llvc.cc that I won an Applie Ipad, it only requires me to reply with my address but I did not reply. I checked that website and I was a Ziinga website, it is a suspicious website. So all of you want to join this auction website, better think twice.

    This site could be operated by on-line criminals from Taiwan, Africa, Philippines and etc.

    Ted says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Fantastic advice. I was immediately suspicious when I received a text message saying I had won an iPad. I figured it was a scam, but after checking here I now know for sure. Thank you for exposing these criminals. I’m sure this site won’t exist for long, seeing as they will never have any repeat customers.

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    Nick says:

    August 12th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    How the heck they got my cell number and they keep texting me a code and apple website saying I won free apple products ….
    How the heck this scum is still active after reading all the above interviews ???

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    Troy says:

    August 11th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Topic: http://www.ziinga.com web site hidden charges
    It’s a SCAM!
    WARNING READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I won a Shell $50.00 card for $5.33 Wow! excited but when I clicked on the Terms and Conditions link it just sent me back to the same new use registration page wanting me to click Agree Terms and Conditions with out knowing them.

    I love to save money but not get ripped off.

    Below this line is live online chat with there service to try and get access to the terms and conditions. Your read and decide for your self. Kinda crazy sign up did read the Terms and conditions and don’t like the service but you with out looking at the Term and Conditions not read about the disconnect fee they make a easy %52.00 you have to pay because you agreed.

    Another wow run fast warning the buggy man u=is coming for you if you dump and do this in there Terms and Condition also giving them ammo to steal your identity or chase you down with.

    Promotional Auction and Special Offers
    Due to Ziinga’s one gift per household policy, users need to confirm their identity by sending the following documents as proof:

    Scanned copy of Credit Card (front and back)
    Scanned copy of valid ID (passport or driver’s license)
    Scanned copy of signed credit card form. Download and fill up the form from this link: http://www.ziinga.com/ca/pages/creditcard_form

    All required documents have to be submitted to info@ziinga.com.

    Another reason to run from this site the Terms and Conditions state they have many membership options which the site does not tell you about or the price or if the memberships are required to keep you account in good standing maybe after you create an account and you have been lock in to buy a membership cost unknown and already make money if you cancel a whopping $52.00 locked in Terms and Conditions fee when you click that I agree to the Terms and Conditions box.

    I don’t know the membership cost or if it required to have and maintain one maybe someone else will want to waist some time in chat asking to get stone walled also.
    Please wait for a site operator to respond.
    You are now chatting with ‘Haydz’
    Haydz: Welcome to Ziinga! How can I help you?
    Troy: I herd there is a cancellation fee for this site and a monthly charge to use it I click on the term and conditions and just get sent back to the same register of? What is the terms and conditions web site address?
    Troy: Do you accept paypal also?
    Haydz: Can I have your username and email address to verify the account.
    Troy: 50 Shell card is tempting $50.00 for 5.33 but I’m not signing up of giving personal info until I see the web site terms and conditions page you was me to agree to in registration. Can I read it?
    Troy: just want the web page address to read the new user terms and conditions agreement and not sign up to your service and blindly just click I agree and not knowing what I’m agreeing to.
    Haydz: For me to pull out the account you have to give me the email address and username
    Troy: never mind I have seen allot of bad reviews on the web and finding out I can’t view or read your terms and conditions for your site tells me to run and don’t look back and protect my credit card info. Have a good night because you seem to be avoiding my question to get me to create a account and agree to your term and conditions with out being able to read them. I normally don’t believe 90% of online scam review but this time I think there telling the true so I’m leaving how a good day and thank you for your time
    Haydz: We respect your opinion, but with our promotion, we have no intention to deceive as all necessary information is communicated to our customers.
    Haydz: All the details about the membership, its benefits and charges, are shown on the Payment page and in your receipt. More information are included in the Terms & Conditions, FAQs and How To page. How the website works and complete policies are made available and are clearly provided to our users.
    Troy: I tried the link does not work sends me to the same new user registration page ever time I click it. A endless click look that just gives you the new reg page every time you click it.
    Haydz: Just checking, are we still connected?

    -NOTE-> At this point got tired of talking to the brick wall called Haydz wonder if that’s short for the medieval hydra with many heads waiting for me to register then enter my credit card info the ouch!!! Bite me in the butt and burn me with all its dragon heads. In short I ran from that site and never looked back.

    They must have done something because before leaving for kicks and giggle I tried the Terms and Condition link again and wow during the chat delays and making me wait for answers that answers nothing with I was talking to my self and waiting for a response to get meaningless responses they must have fixed the link I would expect if I keep talking they would say the link works fie please try it again or refresh you web browser again but was sick of the stone walling for around 30 minutes. I’m sure that’s what they did I have been messing with computers since 1986 started with a Radio Shack Tandy Color Computer.

    You can waist your time reading there Terms and Conditions but having to agree to a three month contrast and early cancellation you credit card is billed $52.00
    There Terms And Conditions:
    Terms and Conditions
    The following Terms and Conditions shall apply to the business relationship between the domain and sub-domains of http://www.ziinga.com (hereinafter: “Ziinga”) and our users. By using Ziinga the user accepts the following Terms and Conditions, as well as the manner in which Ziinga operates as described on our website. Any variations or alterations in the following Terms and Conditions shall only be binding if agreed to in writing. We recommend reading through all of the Terms and Conditions before participating in any of our auctions.

    Bidding advice, articles or other information posted on our website, such as under the “How it works” section, are only suggestions, and are not to be relied upon. Ziinga shall not be liable or responsible for any action taken by a user on our website or the action of any other person who may have read or been informed of any such information or other written material.

    The original text of the Terms of Use is in English and any interpretation of them will be based on the original English text. If the Terms of Use or any documents or notices related to them are translated into any other language, the original English version will prevail.

    In order to participate at Ziinga, you must be at least 18 years of age. Ziinga employees and their family members are not eligible to participate.

    Ziinga reserves the right to limit the number of users per household. Users must not provide false information. Accounts are non-transferable.

    When selecting a user name, the user is subject to choosing a name that is not in any way offensive, indecent or derogatory. Additionally, a user may not select a user name that is misleading or advertises other websites. Ziinga reserves the right to change or delete user accounts that violate these conditions. It is solely the responsibility of the user to ensure that their password is kept confidential. In most cases, the user shall be liable for all activities that are undertaken using their account. Any misuse of the account may result in the user subsequently banned from participation on Ziinga.

    You may cancel your account at any time by sending an email to info@ziinga.com.

    Ziinga offers different types of memberships, each with a corresponding monthly fee.

    All members get to enjoy value added benefits:

    Extra bids for bid package purchases
    Free shipping
    Free bid
    Bid-for-Free auctions
    Daily Bid Agent

    Once you become a paying member, you can review the benefits and the price of your membership by going to “My Account”.
    You can always cancel your membership by emailing into info@ziinga.com. Remember to include your username.

    All Gold memberships come with a 3-month binding contract. Customers who breach the 3-month binding contract will be charged a cancellation fee of $52.00. Note that cancellation of the contract will void any free promotional gift offer.

    As part of our 30-day return policy, refunds must be claimed within 30 days after the date of sign up. However, users may only be entitled to a subscription fee refund if they have not used any of their membership benefits (cancellation fee applies). If the member has already received a free promotional gift from Ziinga, that item must be returned to Ziinga’s return address in an unopened condition. Once Ziinga receives the item and all requirements have been fulfilled, Ziinga will process the refund request immediately.

    Membership fees will be charged upfront to your credit card every month. Member price and benefits are subject to change without notice. Membership fees cannot be refunded.

    Users are permitted to bid by means of single bids or the Bid Agent feature. Once a bid has been placed, it is deducted from the user’s account and cannot be refunded. Bid Agents permit users to bid on auctions even whilst they are not present. They function as per parameters specified by the user. Users are prohibited from using alternate bidding software and doing so will result in immediate disqualification.

    Unused bids will expire after 12 months from the date they were purchased or received.

    A user can win 2 auctions in a 14-day rolling period. They will not be able to place bids on new products until this period has passed. Users will not be permitted to continue bidding on products they placed bids on before crossing the 2 auction limit. Bids placed before crossing the 2 auction limit will not be refunded.

    Please note that bids bought or received due to special offers and bids won from Ziinga auctions and from the slot machine will have a value of 0 and will therefore have no effect when using the “Buy it Now” function.

    The Daily Bid Agent
    The Daily Bid Agent allows the user a chance to bid once on any closing auctions automatically, even while logged off. The Daily Bid Agent is no guarantee that the bid will be spent on a regular basis.

    The Daily Bid Agent can only access unused FREE bids awarded to the user’s account. Paid bids are not eligible for use with the Daily Bid Agent. Note that all won auctions must be claimed within 14 days of winning.

    The Daily Bid Agent is available to Gold members only.

    How Ziinga Auctions Function
    Each bid placed resets the remaining time on an auction by increments of 20 seconds, 1 minute or 2 minutes. The increment is dependent on how long the auction has been running or by the type of product. An auction will end if no new bids are placed before the timer reaches zero.

    Bids are only placed once they have been entered into Ziinga’s system as opposed to when they were sent. This usually takes about a second to process. Ziinga will not be held responsible for technical errors caused by bid delay. This includes but is not limited to: faulty user equipment, technical errors caused by an ISP and high volumes of internet traffic.

    Ziinga maintains the right to suspend auctions, revise bidding time of ongoing or future auctions and re-open closed auctions upon suspicions of any misdeeds.

    Most auctions feature a “Buy it Now” option which allows users to purchase a product they are currently bidding on and have not won. Used bids from the auction can be used as a rebate on the ‘Buy it Now’ price, which is 7% higher than the value of the product. This feature is not available for auctions pertaining to gift cards or bid packages but is available for all other products. Note that the “Buy it Now” price cannot fall below 0 even if the bid rebate price is higher than the retail price of the product. The user can choose this option from the time the product goes live to 24 hours after the auction has been closed.

    If the user opts to use the “Buy it Now” feature, they will not be permitted to continue bidding on the auction. Any Bid Agents placed on that auction will be canceled, and bids will be returned to the user’s account. The auction winner will also not be permitted to use the ‘Buy it Now’ feature. If the user fails to pay for the product within 24 hours of selecting the “Buy it Now” option, Ziinga reserves the right to withdraw the purchase contract, and the user will not be entitled to a refund on the bids they have placed on that product. Note that when a user elects to use this feature, it will not affect the auction for other users.

    “Buy it Now” is limited to 2 auctions in a period of 30 days.

    Purchasing Bids and Products
    Bid packages need to be purchased before bidding on products. Bid packages are non-refundable and it is the user’s responsibility to ensure that they do not purchase more bids than they intend to use. Upon completion of purchase, bids are directly deposited into the user’s account.

    Bids and products can be purchased using Visa or Mastercard Credit Cards, Visa or Mastercard Debit Cards, Visa Electron, Maestro, Solo, American Express or Carte Bleue. Ziinga reserves the right to halt delivery of a product if the user does not complete the payment. Ziinga will not accept responsibility for technical problems caused by the supplier of the payment facility.

    Once an auction has ended, the winner has 14 days to pay for the product and shipping. If the user fails to do so, they lose their right to buy the product. Ziinga will deliver the product within 2 weeks of receiving payment. Products will be sent to the shipping address provided by the user.

    Unless otherwise mentioned, products come with the manufacturer’s warranty.

    Ziinga does not accept responsibility for potential third party issues that may interfere with your account transactions. Should a transaction problem be suspected, you are compelled to inform Ziinga right away.

    In the event that Ziinga is unable to deliver a product due to the product being out of stock, having a too long delivery time or other reasons Ziinga will transfer to the user monetary compensation equivalent to the product retail price.

    Purchasing department will contact the customers by any means necessary to inform them of the unavailability of the product. If there’s no response from the customer after two months the first notification is sent, Ziinga reserves the right to withdraw the won auction from the customer’s account.

    Promotional Auction and Special Offers
    Due to Ziinga’s one gift per household policy, users need to confirm their identity by sending the following documents as proof:

    Scanned copy of Credit Card (front and back)
    Scanned copy of valid ID (passport or driver’s license)
    Scanned copy of signed credit card form. Download and fill up the form from this link: http://www.ziinga.com/ca/pages/creditcard_form

    All required documents have to be submitted to info@ziinga.com.

    As soon as the documents are approved, the package should arrive at the given shipping address within 2 to 4 weeks.

    Customer Service
    All customers who send an email to info@ziinga.com will automatically receive reference numbers. This number confirms that the email has been received and will be attended to by our support staff. Please note that Ziinga is not liable for unattended requests from customers who have lost their reference numbers.

    Users who wish to cancel their subscriptions through phone and chat will receive a cancellation link by email upon advice from our support staff. The user must verify receipt of this link and complete the cancellation link interactively. If the user cannot complete this verification process, info@ziinga.com cannot guarantee the completion of the request for cancellation.

    Return Policy
    Ziinga grants winners the right to cancel an order. This begins from the moment the user completes payment for a product. If the user chooses to return a product, they are entitled to a refund of the auction end price they have paid, even if the goods are not defective in any way. These cancellation rights end 14 days after the day on which a winner received the goods. Products which have been used or are unsealed are not eligible for return or refund. Please note that bid packages cannot be returned. Exceptions apply to products which are damaged or not as described. Damaged goods should be reported within 14 days of receipt to info@ziinga.com. The cost of postage for returned products will be incurred by the user, unless goods were faulty upon receipt.

    Users are permitted to exchange won products for bids equivalent to the retail value of the product they have won, up to 2 times in a calendar month. Users who opt to receive bids will not be charged the final product price or delivery charges. The value of each bid will be in accordance to the value of bid packages (rounding upward). Thereby products with a retail value of C$12.57 or less will receive 1 bid for every C$1.26 of the retail value. Products with a retail value of C$353.31 and above will receive 1 bid for every C$0.71 spent.

    Please note that bid packages can only be refunded if unused. By policy, refund claims for completely or partially used bid packages are invalidated immediately. Send us an email within 14 days from the date of purchase for a full purchase price refund on unused bid packages.

    We offer a 30-day return policy to all users who purchase any promotional offers. Refunds are approved only if no bids or credits have been used. A cancellation fee of C$52.00 applies to all refunds. A user can cancel the platinum membership if no membership benefits has been used within the first 3 months with an applicable cancellation fee of C$52.00. All users disclaims any right to a cooling-off period when signing up to the platinum membership.

    Overdue Balance / Chargeback
    Customers of Ziinga.com who have an overdue balance or owe the website money in charges for items, membership or other fees must settle the debt in a timely manner or risk having their case handed over to a debt collector. In the event that a debt collector is involved, the overdue balance must be settled directly with the debt collector.

    Accounts that do not settle overdue balances or unduly chargebacks within the allotted time, whereby allotted time is determined on a case-to-case basis, may be blacklisted and may also incur further fees. Any and all fees will be paid by the member. A fee of C$669.00 will apply per unduly chargeback.

    Disruptions in Service
    Occasionally there may be service disruptions that are beyond Ziinga’s control. In such cases, ongoing auctions will be temporarily suspended and the highest bid will remain as before. Auctions will resume once technical errors have been resolved. Ziinga reserves the right to change the date or time of an auction’s close should unplanned disruptions occur. Users bidding on temporarily suspended auctions will not be entitled to a refund for bids.

    Privacy Policy
    Information Collection and Use
    Ziinga is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Unless required to do so by law, we will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

    During registration a user is required to provide us with their email address. After you register, we recommend going to “My Account” and filling out your name (as per your credit card) and shipping address. The information you supply us will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our website and to supply the goods or services you have requested. It will also enable us to bill you and to contact you where necessary, which is why it is important to provide us with valid details. Your information may also be used to administer, support, improve and develop our business.

    This information may also be used to contact the user about Ziinga services in which they have expressed an interest. You may revoke your consent at any point by cancelling your account. To cancel your account, send an email to info@ziinga.com.

    Ziinga reserves the right to publish the name, region, and photograph of the winners. This policy is one of the conditions of participating on the Website, which allows Ziinga to provide the public with testimony of the auctions won by users. This constitutes a crucial transparency issue.

    As a winner of a major auction, users may be asked, depending on marketing needs, to provide a photo or video about the circumstances surrounding his/her win. The following rules apply to the photo or video:

    The face must be uncovered.
    He/she must hold the product he/she has won on the photo or video.

    The information gathered may be used to write a press release sent to the media and may also appear in one of Ziinga’s commercials, including but not limited to, television and radio, as well as on the Website. We may, or may not, provide a small incentive for winners who provide this.

    Third Party Data Collection
    Your personal information may be passed on to third parties only if this is necessary to process a payment transaction or a business transaction with our partners. Abovementioned third parties are always reputable businesses that strictly comply with applicable data protection regulations.

    Ziinga maintains the right to modify terms and conditions at any given time.

    Ziinga.com is a trade name of Flamingo Intervest Ltd., OMC Chambers, P.O. Box 3152, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

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    Tina says:

    August 10th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you everyone for your reviews. The old adage holds true ; “If it seems too good to be true, it usually is” Sorry for the folks who were ripped off. Ziinga, you should be ashamed of yourselves

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    Lynne says:

    August 10th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    PLEASE DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY, this must be the biggest con company I have ever come across, their website popped up when I was on another site, looked to good to be true, god was I wrong, trying to cancel after 20 minutes was a nightmare the only way to get rid of them was to pay £35 cancellation fee. PLEASE PLEASE do not have anything to do with this company.


    Katie says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Thats what I am going to have to do I fell for the SCAM too I feel like a right fool :(

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    Anonymous says:

    August 9th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Does anyone know how to stop them from emailing you? Or to even delete your account from there webpage?!
    I’d feel a lot better knowing that i deleted everything from them!

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    Tania says:

    August 9th, 2012 at 11:53 am


    I got a text message saying that I won a prize and to claim it at http://2daywinner.com and it sent me to ziinga.com. When I got to the site it said I had free bids and of course I bid and I won a gift certificate. I sent them my drivers license and credit card along with the contract. I realized only after I sent them all my information that I would be charged $89.00 a month (which I didn’t know about). I contacted my bank and cancelled my credit card and then cancelled with a representative on the ziinga.com website. My question is: Will or can they do anything to hurt my credit? They have all my info my address and phone number(because i sent my drivers license) so what will happen? Please help I am stressing really bad

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    Carla says:

    August 7th, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Too late for me. I was scamed by them. Apparently I did give my card details and I did not read te small letters. I had a phone call from my bank asking if I did authorize the debit of 69 Euros every month. I has been coming out of my card for a couple of months. As I rarely use my credit card I didn’t even notice.
    I cancelled my card and hope this solves it. My god how is this possible.
    The bank, all banks, should also be worried as this causes people to cancel their credit cards and, if they do the same as I did, never get anther credit card again.
    I now hate them and myself for beeing such a fool.
    From Portugal.


    Arturro says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    yup, ive done the same, canceled my visa card and so far i had no charges at all, just cant believe ive been scammed!!

    Josie says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Cancelling my card has def helped, no extra charges yet!!

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    lucylou says:

    August 6th, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Please everyone get in touch with petition to remove all ziinga.com activity from facebook……


    PoppetNZ says:
    August 16th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    You’re confusing Ziinga with “Zynga” which is a legitimate stand-up company. Ziinga may well have made their name similar to strike a familiarity chord with their prey but Zynga aren’t affiliated with Ziinga.

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    mikey says:

    August 5th, 2012 at 6:26 am

    i signed up with ziinga and bid, i didnt give my bank details just mty email dose anyone think anything will come of it?


    Josie says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 2:48 am

    As long as no bank details I think you clear, might have to change e mail though!

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    Nigel says:

    August 3rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for posts all. Clicked through from guardian website, so assumed legit. Checked reviews, and saved me from a terrible mistake

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    Matt Dickens says:

    August 2nd, 2012 at 3:13 am

    My email to Ziinga – doubt anything will come of it….

    FAO James Wilson

    Thank you for contacting me.

    I would like to make a complaint as to the way you conduct your business, that I believe is deliberately misleading and underhand, replying on peoples naivety to trap them in contracts where they’re forced to pay a cancellation fee or membership. I know I’m likely to be told that I should have read the Terms and Conditions but that is no excuse for your behaviour and I’m sure if anyone were to take you to a UK court the judge would rule in favour of the customer – just because something is written in terms and conditions doesn’t make it legal or fair! I know I’m not the only one that feels this way and I’ve found pages and pages of complaints going back years, so I’m sure this isn’t the first email you’ve received of this sort and I’m sure you’ve deliberately chosen to not make it clearer on your website exactly what people are committing to because that ‘s how you make a sizeable chunk of your profits.

    People are lured into your site with promise of a good deal, I for one believed I was just purchasing a Camera and that’s why I didn’t read the Terms and Conditions. I read the terms every time I commit myself to a long term or expensive contract like a credit card, loan or insurance etc but when I’m just buying a cheap product I don’t because you don’t imagine for one second that the company will be so underhand as to commit you to an expensive contract without making it blindingly obvious. I can’t find on single mention of a membership commitment anywhere other than the terms and condition. On that basis you cannot argue that you’re not intentionally trying to trick customers by doing the least possible to ensure customers are aware of their commitment. For example you could out– “Join Ziinga today for just £59.99 per month and get all these benefits” but there’s absolutely nothing like that. Another thing that leads me to believe you do this on purpose is that you’ve added a condition that revokes the customers right to opt out of the contract within a set period otherwise known as a “Cool Down Period”. This indicates to me that you know people are regularly signing up and realising their mistake, but to ensure you get your pound of meat you trap them with this clause.

    I followed a link through you your website and filled in the most basic registration form asking for your name, email and password. Who for one second signs someone up to a 3 month £180 contract with that sort of information! Surely you should require customer ID, address, contact number!

    I look forward to hearing your comments and hope to receive a refund of my cancellation fee with no further financial commitment to Ziinga




    Theresa says:
    September 4th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Hi, Matt did you get any where with this? I am trying to write to everyone, Ferret, Watchdog and Trading standards. If you had any luck can you email me, Destinygirl96404@aol.com


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    nearly caught says:

    July 31st, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I can’t believe TalkTalk is advertising Ziinga on its login page for emails. I started to sign up as is sounded good but I suddenly got cold feet when it wanted money up front. I then read these reviews and also reviews on other sites so I’m glad I avoided Ziinga. It sounds like a huge scam and should be shut down!

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    Nick says:

    July 29th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I got caught up with this lot. I gave over my visa details but didn’t realize they would take £59 in this way. I called the company and was told they were legally entitled to take my cash. I called the bank and asked about ‘charge back’ the visa dispute section said cos I had emailed the company the day I ‘signed up’ to say I was concerned that the thing was a fix I had effectively cancelled so I will get my cash back and Ziingotcha will get fined. Thing is the banks can’t touch them despite their contract terms are unfair. The contract is between the user and the company. Don’t just complain-take action to stop these crooks. Individuals in the UK can contact Consumer Helpline 0845 4040506 and with enough complaints they may get shut down.

    Good luck

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    anja says:

    July 28th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    i won a camera in may… since then i was put on a membership i had to pay for in order to receive my goods and i am still waiting for it.
    this is the biggest scam for me ever… they will ask you for a copy of your bankcard, driving licence in oder to send you the goods… like i said… do not do it. i am £150 worse off and no goods!!!!

  • dan says:

    July 27th, 2012 at 7:27 am

    SCAM SCAM SCAM!!! If you ppl have paid i would cancel your card get a new one so they cant take no money, when ziinga start threatening you with debt collectors tell em to do as they please because if it went to court over non payment of “fees” the judge would laugh his lil wig off!

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    den says:

    July 26th, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Hi is it a scam??? Ziinga I was working on my computer and their website came up giving me the chance to pick up a bargain at that time I did not see any notice of any membership that you may have to join so I bid on a item and yes I WON on the top of the screen click on pay ,now not at any time was there any messages to say I need to sign up before you bid no money was asked for to help me make a bid.so I pay for the item and on the receipt on the bottom of the receipt comes the bit about platinum membership and of course the PRICE .when I tried to email them it was asking for a username and password though as I said I never had to choice to have a username or password,on the receipt of course they have given you a username but no password,then of course they have your credit details because you have already paid for the item you have won on the bidding .SO I do think that I was caught and I have paid the cancellation charge less the price of the item bought which still make it £35.00

    I know now I should have looked at the reviews but I will in future
    what made me thing i had been caught was on one of the emails they wanted me to send them either a photostat of my driving license or my bank card,no way would I send these items .

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    Honest hard working Maori says:

    July 25th, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Zing zang gang bang – These off shore monkeys – out of USA – Britain and wait for it – another scam free place – the Philipines.

    My rating of the Zinga Dinga people is an insult to the rating of dreadful. They don’t even feature that high.

    Tonight 25 August 2012 they featured on our local ‘Scam Busters’ TV programme here in my country of NZ. Where they were seriously exposed for being the dodgy dodgy people that they are. Once you sign up with these not so smart auctioneers your Credit Card is accessed by them (watch out for the small print) and you lose money on a monthly basis. Their loop hole (rhymes with arsehole) is that you signed and should have read the fine print.

    C’mon Kiwis don’t let these ‘Rip Offers’ get a foot hold on our hard working populace.

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    Slowone says:

    July 25th, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Soo gutted with this site…Hope all New Zealanders watch the warning on Fair Go, to be very wary of the shoddy business practice. Why do they need copy of both side of your credit card??? When asked, they just keep repeating, to see if I`m the correct owner?? wtf…Stay away from these guys…I bid on a $10.00NZD voucher and its cost me $240.00NZD so far…now an extra $68.00NZD to cancel the contract…Dont DO IT

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    Kevin says:

    July 24th, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I have no idea whether this is legit. I won an auction for a phone for $3 rather than a few hundred. If it looks to good to be true ……. I am too afraid to post my credit card details on the basis I think it is probably a scam.

    Anyone else with that experience.


    anja says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    do not do it!!!! i won a camera and still waiting… scam!!!

  • anton says:

    July 23rd, 2012 at 11:23 am

    So…has anyone actually been taken to court by Ziinga, or is it a case of ‘all bark and no bite’? Their terms and conditions are a joke, plus their terms and conditions are not present on the page as you buy an item…then they appear on the receipt. 7 days ‘FREE’ membership….Isn’t free at all, i won £100 of free bids…which are stated to actually have no value but the t&c’s state i should send any winnings back…After making several attempts to speak to their ‘advisors’ via live chat and only getting the terms and conditions repeatedly copied and pasted to the chat box i have come to the conclusion the ZIINGA CAN KISS MY ****. Card cancelled, their emails are saved and there are alot of unhappy customers with worries of various scams!!

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    Sean says:

    July 21st, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I received an email from Ziinga offering me a £50 Debenhams gift card, 7 days of premium membership and Posting & handling for £2.00 I clicked on the ‘GET MY DEBENHAMS CARD NOW’ I was taken to a payment page where I entered my card details. I clicked on ‘GET MY FREE £50 DEBENHAMS GIFTCARD’ A few seconds passed of a blank page then the payment page popped up again. They have taken £2.00 then a further £2.00 I was not asked for my home address so how they know where to send my £50 Debenhams card, I do not know. Ziinga is it appears to me a Scam!!!

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    cheeki says:

    July 19th, 2012 at 2:44 am

    dodgy site with dodgy T&Cs, the T&C’s state there are different member levels with different costs, when in fact the moment you win an auction you are signed up to their only plan being the platinum membership, and will be forced to pay a huge amount for the 3 months you are on contract. And if you cancel you will forfeit any auction items you win, not just the free promotional items like the T&Cs say. Thats if you can return your item unused and unopened or they wont cancel.


    M&Ms says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    That is so true!

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    jane says:

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Omg i just won a bid lucky i read this before paying it! Will it be okay just to leave it like that and never touch it anymore ever? Pls help!


    mikey says:
    August 5th, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I just found out that if you haven’t gave them our card details they cant do anything!

  • marioka says:

    July 17th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    omg I just been charged 59,99 obviously by zinga, I have never been scam like this and I’m buying on-line a lot even tough I send email to them after 2min that I won something(don’t remember what was that) asking for cancellation. They reply to me saying it/s all done ,then to my surprise on my account less of 59.99. PLEASE PEOPLE DO NOT LET THEM FOOL YOU, STAY AWAY FROM ZINGA


    jur4ix says:
    July 21st, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for advice !!!

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    kizzy says:

    July 16th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I signed up without thinking and bid on something won but although its only £2.60 i knew it was too good to be true.

    I entered my bank details but put the wrong card in which has no funds so it declinded, does this mean they still have my details or not as i havent paid for nothing as it declined??

    im quite worried now :(


    Fly says:
    July 25th, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Never Never Never use a debit card for online purchases (or car rental, hotels accommodation or in fact anything). In most countries (e. g. NZ and Uk where I’ve lived) there are consumer protection and banking laws which oblige banks to refund purchases if the goods or services paid for are not provided or sometimes not up to scratch. This includes companies making unauthorized debits against your card. There is no such protection with debit cards and banks can get away by saying “you gave them your card details – take it up yourself with the retailer, car rental coy, hotel etc.

    Credit cards and banks hate losing money and guess what happens when banks keep on Losing money to same merchant? That’s right they cancel that merchants credit card payment facilities.

    Guess why banks are pushing debit cards these days? That’s right – no consumer protection

    Pete says:
    July 20th, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I think you may find as I have, they do not let you off that easy? They will probably send you your details and membership and request a monthly payment of £58.99 and to cancel you have to pay £28 and then the monthly fee of £58.99 is binding for 3 months. I am at the debt collecting stage with them, because I have not payed them any membership fees.

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    Ken says:

    July 15th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Brother, I got hooked in this morning. However, my Debit Card wasn’t accepted by Ziinga. Hopefully thats the end of it. I have learned a big lesson. All the best to the rest of you who are trying to wind-up the fallout from a nasty successful Scammer. They’ll have hell to pay one day! In the meantime I hope the Fraud authorities blow them out of the water soon.

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    jenny says:

    July 14th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Got stung 3 weeks ago buying a phone innocently and easily for the first bid and then quickly paid by visa for $15 NZ. After that i had to give passport and visa details and copies sent – no mention of any other monthly payment/registration then. Smelt a rat and cancelled my visa, bank scolded me for being such an idiot, only $15 plus $1 NZ taken out of my account. Didnt get the phone of course and have had emails since demanding more money which Ive replied to but keep getting them. Now reading the reviews i dont know what to do and am nervous. Never been involved in this kind of thing before. When i called them initially, call was put through to some nerd in Malta. I am not paying another cent but wonder if anyone has gone any further legally with this evil company.


    nzgirl says:
    August 26th, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Hey jenny, im from nz too and this also happened to me! checked my account and saw 120 taken out due to my contract i supposedly agreed too. I went to my bank and they were great, got the money back and fwded it onto the fraud office. Once i cancelled my card i got a few emails saying i owed them money and ill have to deal with debt collectors, and after that theres been nothing. Theyre all noise and no action so i think you should be fine and can stop worrying. Just dont log back onto your account and change passwords of yours if they are the same as what you had put for ziinga :)

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    Hannah says:

    July 14th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    COMPLETE AND UTTER SCAM:- I signed up 2 months ago not realizing there would be a monthly fee and won a coffee maker straight away. I haven’t received the coffee maker and I have now received emails saying overdue account. They want
    £59 + £9 late fee and £35 to cancel my membership. I have just found out they can’t send coffee maker until I have emailed copies of my credit card back and front and driving license. I told them I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them and wouldnt be doing that. I am gutted thave just paid the debtm £103. If I hadn’t they would of carried on charging me monthly fees of £59 and non payment eventually leads to debt collectors and a added fee of £449 on your account. Be warned……..


    natalie george says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Your stupid for giving these scumbags free money willingly without force they cant take your to court if there in the land of oz i checked these guys out and turns out there not a registered legit website there a bunch of amateurs who have 10 county court judgements for illegally defrauding people online

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    D-ROCK says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I’m so glad that people like you all on here take time to leave reviews. I just signed up for Ziinga and somehow won a Samsung phone without even buying bids first. I won it for $3 and had to pay $8 shipping which I thought was an excellent deal. Before I handed my credit card information over though, I went to search for reviews. Thank goodness I did. I thank you all so much for putting these reviews up, otherwise I would have paid and been screwed over by them just as many of you have. I’m so sorry for all of you that signed up and got screwed over. I only hope you can get your issues resolved and never fall for something like this again.

  • why me says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    they did the same to me but i dont know how to cancel it ??


    zahid says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    email them, or they have a chat link on the website where you can speak to an agent, say you want to cancel your account, he/she cancel it but they’ll tell you that you still have to pay the 3 months sign up fee, to avoid that you will have to pay a 1 off fee of £28.

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    Jenna says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 6:04 am

    So i signed up before i looked atthe reviews i didnt give any card info just things like my email and name could i be charged JUST for signing up?


    zahid says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    not likely if you havn’t bought anything and given your card details then you’ll be fine, just delete your account.

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    crazy says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 2:17 am

    I have also stupidly signed up to ziinga.com
    I don’t know how they get away with it.
    Now stuck with no money as put me overdrawn.
    What have people done?


    natalie george says:
    July 27th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Cancel your card change your name on your Ziinga account

  • dippa says:

    July 11th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for the advice . I got a message on my phone stating that my number is the winner of the day and told me to go to best buy.ca.textwon.com which then redirected me to ziinga.com. I was so intrigued by looking at the prices that i was about to purchase one of the product but then i started to read this.

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    Rosamaria says:

    July 7th, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Beware! Ziinga is nothing but a SCAM. I supposedly won an iphone4s and bought a camera in a free trial auction. But was then told that I won the camera. First, my email was selected to win the prize, then I won it in an auction, then I bought it in an auction, then I paid for it along with the membership, then I did not receive it because I did not supply the necessary documents when winning a prize, then I did not receive it because I did not pay for it. The list goes on and on. While I on the other hand cancelled everything to do with the 3 supporters that I had to subscribe to in order to claim my phone when I was told that I did not win the phone back in April. And then I heard nothing until I received 23 emails today July, 6, 2012 stating that I owed them money for a platinum membership. Which I never signed up for. Was told that when I purchased the camera, I purchased the membership. But in other emails, I was told that my email address was selected to win the camera. Never could get a straight answer from them. Even their emails contradict themselves.

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    nathan says:

    July 7th, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Well that was a close one! I clicked a link from a random site I have derived a few links from facebook.. clicked a bid for the sake of it and it said 60 seconds later that I won a £30 amazon voucher… Well I was THAT close to putting my details in, but instead I decided to check reviews first.

    Glad I did, just shows that checking on a company before you purchase pays off!…

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    Sunny says:

    July 6th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I kept getting emails sent saying i need to pay for membership i didnt want the membership and they they going to charge me for cancellation fee of 35 pounds this is dreadful i wouldn’t recommend this shit thing and your company dont knw who you are messing with ill put your company out of business you dont know the people i know they can do worse for your scamming company.


    Gary says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Can you please let us know what happened and did you pay the £35

    lucylou says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Good for you Sunny let us know how you get on………

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    Dan says:

    July 5th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Pure scam. Read all the fine lines.
    Conditions are set after you purchase?????

  • Ari says:

    July 3rd, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Has anyone received threatening letters of demand in the Australia post with goggle pictures of their house? Have you inorded them?

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    Shannon says:

    June 30th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    TOTAL SCAM, BE SMARTER THAN THIS PEOPLE!!! In this day and age when are people going to realize there are millions of scam artists out there taking advantage of idiots…don’t be and IDIOT!!!


    Tamil says:
    July 2nd, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    you are correct shannon. I just got a message in my mobile and go to know about this website. When I carefully read the instructions and all things. I got noticed that there is a member ship charge for every months which will be some 115 $ for three months.

    So if you win anything, or buy your bits then initially they will include a seven days membership charge of $ 0.0 but in small letters below that you will notice that this will get autorenewal after 7 days.

    So we will came to know after the bill. Also reviewing the rules its says maximum of 10 weeks to deliver your items which means 2 and half month. (you will forget your auction before that)

    be careful…

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    Amanda Sole NZ says:

    June 30th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    thankyou everyone that has written on here, i got redirected to this site also, not sure how……thought it was a little odd that the Samsung C3300 auction was only $3.99 and i had a free bid so i joined
    i won the phone for NZ$5.25 + NZ$7.31 i was ike so amazed until i read the fine print which says Samsung C3300

    Item Cost:


    Shipping Cost:


    7 days Membership*:


    Your Price:


    * Included with this payment is a 7-day free Platinum membership. Once the free days expire, normal monthly fee of NZ$119.99 applies. The membership is only binding for 3 months.

    Benefits:10% FREE bids
    Bid for Free auctions
    7 FREE bids every day
    8 FREE bids each day you log in
    FREE Shipping

    Hrmmmm and it wont let you out of that screen until you pay which i wont
    thankyou for letting us all know about this site, i should have googled it before i bidded :-)


    pete4292 says:
    July 14th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Go to your bank and do a chargeback on your card , Which i did and got all my money back

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    C says:

    June 29th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    29 June 2012

    Just wish I’d seen these reports about Ziinga before I entered the auction site and won a camera I didn’t really want.

    I paid the auction bid price and the postage/packing via the form that they e-mailed to me headed ‘credit card and ID verification’, at the time I did not realise the implication of my having to send a scanned copy of my passport. Then after the camera arrived I received my credit card bill where I’d been charged an additional £59.99.

    On contacting the company I was informed that I had, by signing the ‘credit card and ID verification’ form, agreed to them charging me £59.99 for three months! They said it was a promotion that I’d agreed to, but as far as I was concerned there was no promotion and the ‘credit card and ID verification’ should have been titled ‘credit card and ID verification and membership agreement’.

    I informed my credit card company to stop my credit card and to prevent any charges to the old card being rolled to the new card. Their retail disputes department said that as I had passed my credit card details to the company, I was in essence agreeing to the terms and conditions, but I needed to contact Trading Standards. This I did and was forwarded to Action Fraud http://www.actionfraud.org.uk on 0300 123 2040. They were very concerned and will be looking into the company which has already been subject to an ASA judgement. They were even more concerned about the request for a copy of my passport which could be used for identity theft and as such they would pass on details of the case to the appropriate Police department and in the meantime I should speak to the Passport Office. This I did and the Passport Office has advised me to apply for a new passport and get my credit reference checked in case any loan applications are made.

    Very worrying!

    I have now sort legal advice and have been told that if the company is foolish enough to make application through the British courts for debt recovery, the claim will be thrown out. Should I receive a fancy document from the company threatening all sorts of actions I should respond by stating that I will be very prepared to meet them but I will be accompanied by third parties from:

    My Metropolitan Borough Council Trading Standards Department
    CIFAS – The UK Fraud Prevention Service
    Action Fraud – The National Fraud Authority
    The Home Office’s Identity and Passport Executive
    My solicitors
    Financial Fraud Action
    My bank’s Consumer Retail Disputes Department
    Financial Services Authority

    I will be contacting Watchdog as this company needs sorting out. But it is a very worrying situation to be in. Thank goodness I’m not alone.

    You must read the small print.

    Remember, you don’t get something for nothing!

    Hindsight is great!


    nathan says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 12:43 am

    so out of interest, how did it work out, did you state you’ll be going to court with all of your friends, and what was the response? :D

    Peter says:
    July 6th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I am at the same stage as “C”. I also have the threat of debt collection, and I have just sent Ziinga support an email stating I have replied to the fraud department threats. As it states that I get in touch within 5 days I have not had a reply? The five days will be up soon,and my email to the support team is hopefully going to create a response from Ziinga?
    Has anyone gone further than this?

    zahid says:
    July 2nd, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Hi after getting my £28 refunded by my bank which Ziinga had taken i received the following email from Ziinga a few weeks later.

    Our records show that you have made a chargeback of: £ 28.00.
    Additional charges apply for an amount of: Unpaid membership: £ 179.97

    Chargeback fee: £ 22.43

    When you entered into a contract with Ziinga.com, you have submitted yourself to a minimum of 3-month binding subscription in accordance to our terms and conditions. You are therefore legally bound to pay for your membership for an additional 3 months.

    Accounts that do not settle overdue balances or unduly chargebacks within the allotted time, whereby allotted time is determined on a case-to-case basis, may be blacklisted and may also incur further fees. Any and all fees will be paid by the member. A fee of £ 448.66 will apply per unduly chargeback based on our Terms and Conditions.

    If NO action is taken

    As there is a valid contract between you and Ziinga.com we are ready to take legal actions and hand your case to our collection agency if the chargeback is not reverted within 5 business days from today. This will incur heavy charges to your balance and affect your financial credibility.

    We therefore urge you to either:

    Continue your membership:
    Contact your bank and reverse the chargeback.
    Download and fill out the form from the link: http://www.ziinga.com/uk/pages/creditcard_form
    Pay chargeback fee of £ 22.43
    Send us an email on fraud@ziinga.com and let us know that the chargeback fee has been paid and the chargeback/s has been reverted attaching the form above, the payment receipt and the chargeback reversal form from your bank.

    Cancel your membership
    If you do not want to proceed with your membership you have the option of cancelling it. If you wish to cancel you need to:

    Contact your bank and reverse the chargeback/s.
    Pay chargeback fee of £ 22.43
    Send us an email on fraud@ziinga.com and let us know that the chargeback fee has been paid and the chargeback/s has been reverted attaching the payment receipt and the chargeback reversal form from your bank.

    Again – please get in touch with us within 5 business days, so we can resolve this issue without taking legal actions.

    S. Mont Blanc
    Fraud Manager

    can you advise me what to do?

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    pepper says:

    June 28th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    ziinga took £1 out of my bank account , that i did not notice , . then they took £59.99 per month , when i noticed after 3 months they took over £200.00, i got on to bank fraud people, and i got all my money back , how they got my details i dont no, i didnt buy anything of them, now they’re suing me . i dont no what for , has anybody else seen sued,

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    Michael T says:

    June 25th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Got a message on my iphone as follows:-
    “Congratulations! You are Ireland’s WINNER OF THE DAY! Go to http://www.apple.ie.totalfreegiveaway.com to claim your prize. Must claim within 24 hrs.”
    As soon as I keeyed in the website address, Ziinga came up with no mention of or connection to Apple. Realized immediately that something wasn’t quite right so researched Ziinga on web and realized it’s a scam. DON’T BE FOOLED.

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    James says:

    June 25th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    It does seem like a scam but if its £28 cancellation fee and £2 for the iPhone its still cheaper than buying one from a shop for like £300 lol


    Ari says:
    July 2nd, 2012 at 9:21 am

    You forgot to add the monthly membership fee, which they dont disclose the amount until they have your credit card details. And lock you in for 3 months. Cheaper now? Total scam!!!!!

    lucylou says:
    June 27th, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I bet you have not got your Iphone Yet….

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    Anna says:

    June 22nd, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Hi, I did won some gift card which costs 40eu for 3eu, I did left my bank details(VISA), but I don’t have the real Visa, cause I don’t work. Then I don’t have anything on this card, maybe 5eu, so they cannot take anything. They told me if I don’t want to pay that they will come and ask me money. It’s not possible eheh, they live far away. Now, what I need to do? If I don’t pay, what can happen?

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    jenny says:

    June 21st, 2012 at 5:16 am

    hi,to anyone who reads this,do not sign up with ziinga the stinga.com!I have been stung by this so called company,they dont display their membership fees on their homepage as attractively as all their electrical gadgets!fraudsters isnt the word for them,they are praying on vunrebale people to make a quick buck,be honest who really reads the t&c’s fully.£59.99 every month for 3 months and £28 to cancel,i bet their ceo is rubbing his hands,really really pissed of that they are allowed to get away with this,i am taking this further,i think this is one the goverment needs to intervene in.


    nbz1978 says:
    June 27th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Totally agree. Have been stung by them today. Big time. £28 to cancel then told me I wouldn’t be getting the iPod shuffle I “won” for £4. Please everyone stay away from this FRAUDULENT “company”. SCAMSTERS!

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    keiran says:

    June 20th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Basically i clicked on a pop up which entitled me to bid freely till i won something. I won a £100 voucher, I then went to purchase this voucher which would cost £3.06 (bid) , £2.00 (fee) & £180 membership!!!

    Work that one out!!

    To collect my £100 voucher I would have to pay £185.06 :/

    You get 7 free bids a day as a member (each bid costs £0.85)
    So £0.85 x 90 days = £76.50
    £185.06 – £100 voucher – £76.50 free bids – £5.06 bid & fee = £3.44

    Ziinga.com receives over 80,000 visitors daily, for example say half of the visitors fool for this scam which would mean 40,000 people pay £3.44 = £137,600 a day profit !!!

    I personally think this website defines the word SCAM!

    As you can tell I did not fool for this scam, thought i’d enlighten other users with this knowledge :)


    lucylou says:
    June 21st, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Very clever,
    dont bid on this site….

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    Josue says:

    June 16th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    my wife won an auction of an item(ipod shuffle) for $6.99 canadian…
    when she cancelled it for some reasons…
    she has to pay $39.00 cancellation fee for contract breach…
    isn’t that ridiculous? who will get that $39.00?will it go to the government?
    WHAT A SCAM!somebody has to make an end of this.

  • Zahid says:

    June 11th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    ok guys if you read my previous post i was scamed by this site and made to pay £28 1 off fee so i didn’t have to pay the 3 month fee of £59.99. I cancelled my cards after i paid the £28 (really i should have cancelled my cards before i agreed to pay the £28) anyway the HSBC guy over the phone told me to open a dispute once they have taken the money out as i told him what had happend. I have now opend a dispute today 11/06/2012 and HSBC instantly refunded the £28 which i was greatful for.

    If your going to open a dispute make sure you tell the bank you didn’t authorize ZIINGA to take the money out then HSBC will refund you. But the woman did tell me that in the meantime they will investigate this dispute and if ZIINGA provide any evidence that i did agree to the payment then they would take the £28 back.

    I just hope ZIINGA fails to get in touch with HSBC or doesn’t provide the appropriate evidence. ZIINGA took my money so why would they even bother to speak to HSBC.


    Get Real says:
    July 1st, 2012 at 12:21 am

    You lot are pretty greedy. What do you expect. Zahid you gave them your details and authorization then when you change your mind you whine and lie to your bank. You are no worse than ziinga and fraud your bank by lying.

    Betty says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I Have done exactly same than you about a month ago i told HSBC that i did authorize the payement as i didnt have the choice but i was using my phone while i registered and could only see a little part of the T and Cs so i didnt know about that cancellation fee , so far the money has been refunded in my bank account and i have not heard anything from them fingers crossed it will be same for you
    I dont think Ziinga will get in touch with HSBC they probably make enough money scamming 100s of ppl a day

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    jade says:

    June 10th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    DONT DO IT SCAMS ALL OVER its too good to be true people get on too action fraud i had to do it a few weeks back for 2 loan companies it’s not good something needs to b done! So glad they didn’t get my account details, people like them need to go find a better job than scamming people !!!


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    Harv says:

    June 8th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I hear a lot about guys hacking and messing up government websites. Maybe they could be of some help here.

  • diggers says:

    June 3rd, 2012 at 6:10 am

    i won a samsoon phone for 2.79 but i didnt receive the phone and 6 weeks later the are trying to 59.99 membership fee that i never agreed to and dint notice anything about membership when i sign up if i had i would not have joined. it seems to me that this company has found a way to legalise fraud

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    SCH says:

    June 2nd, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Received SPAM text message to cell phone claiming I was BestBuy’s winner of the day but link directs me to Ziinga web site!

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    stacey z says:

    June 2nd, 2012 at 10:10 am

    So I received a text message on my phone telling me my number was bestbuy’s winner for the day and I had 24 hours to claim my prize, and there was a link at the bottom which I followed. I expected to be redirected to a bestbuy website of course, but no it took me to ziinga! My first thought was ‘this website looks shady and too good to be true’. so I signed up just to see what it was all about and I did the free bid thing where I won a camera in less than 5minutes and I was astonished! then I see that they were now asking for my account details, and then I read where it says I will be charged $89.00 per month but only for three months…REALLY???I was hesitant and so I googled for reviews on this website and landed here and THANK GOODNESS i found out before I went forward with anything. People be careful please! Do not I repeat DO NOT let them play with your minds its all a SCAM and these people really do need to be reported before they steal from anymore people.


    jade says:
    June 10th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I had a Msg on my fne today so i followed it and won a camera lol good job i then “paid” for it and just put in zinga in google dont no what made me do it n all these reviews come up thank god they didnt know my bank details i was scammed not long ago to a loan company as well lost 90 pound wasnt nice at all so be careful !

    kenny nagel says:
    June 9th, 2012 at 10:36 am

    they scam scam scam…

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    George Lamb says:

    June 1st, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Come on lets all get in touch with Watch Dog and get them to do an item on these con artists.


    Shannon says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    You are a LEGEND!

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    George Lamb says:

    June 1st, 2012 at 9:28 am

    This is a bloody scam nothing else. They are desperate to get credit or debit card details so they can raid your finances. Just to see what would happen I telephoned their help line pretended to have bid for and won a camera in their free auction, I explained I did not want to disclose any details of my credit or debit cards but that I was more than happy to pay for the item won by cheque, money order or even a bankers draft and as I expected none of these methods of payment were acceptable. The individual I spoke to also said that because I won an item I would also get a Platinum membership (this is where they dip into your bank account and remove funds without warning). I went on to explain I didn’t want the membership but was happy to pay for the one item I’d won. It’s a con!!!!

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    Zahid says:

    June 1st, 2012 at 8:27 am

    First of all thanks to you guys for these reviews if I hadn’t known about this being a scam I wouldn’t have cancelled. Ive never been scammed like this ever on the net so it can happen to anyone.

    Anyway i cancelled my account but i would have had to pay £59.99 3 month fee and they Ziinga guy told me the only way i can get out of this is by paying a 1 off £28 fee so i agreed to this aslong as i knew i wouldn’t have to pay the 3 month fee as well and he assured me i wouldnt.

    Initially when i joined i used my debit card, so today when i cancelled i rang Up HSBC they told me that the £28 pound is already pending and cannot be cancelled if i had rang them up before i gave permission to Ziinga they could have stopped it. They however cancelled my card anyway and told me they wont be able to take anything more then the £28 because you will get a new card.

    So just a tip for anyone else before you agree to paying the £28 cancellation fee ring your bank up and cancel your card and inform them about this website.

    The HSBC guy told me to ring back once the £28 is taken out to open a dispute about this website god knows if i will see that £28 again but theres a lesson for us all

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    Katrina says:

    May 31st, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for the advice, I too landed on this site and playing around won something for £2, when i looked further I could see they wanted me to sign up for a hefty membership, i didn’t continue and having read everything above thank god!

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    Joao - Portugal says:

    May 31st, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Same here….stay away….

    They said i had won an ipod shuffle, only had to pay $ 2,00, but after 7 days there would be a monthly charge of $ 69,00

    On the chat i asked if there was any other option, and was told to first put my credit card information and then would be asked for choose an option….



    lucylou says:
    June 1st, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Stay away do not put you credit card details in. You will be charged month after month otherwise .

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    james parfitt says:

    May 30th, 2012 at 4:21 am


    I read all your complaints on here and firs of all you need to remember is one thing Anyone taking money out of your account is theft, and can be reported to the police and also your bank, it is surprising how many people dont no that your bank is very helpful on fraud claims for you and they also do all the paper work for you, really all the police can do is advise you on what to do. As long as you have read the small print and you are correct you will be able to get your money back, i have just looked at the site as it come up for an alternative for ebay, not going to use it reading this, but on any site demanding more than the amount alarm bells should be ringing. i would recommend not using the site and first of always read the small print before bidding and never give you card details or bank details to a site you dont no, you wouldnt give it to some man in the street selling fluffy dogs so dont give it to website you dont no.

    hope this helps

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    graham says:

    May 30th, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Biggest scam going. stay away or it will cost you. your better of going on e bay .then you know youve a chance of winning the only people winning are ziinga so dont give them your bank details

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    Neil says:

    May 29th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I have just joined this site, I havent added any funds as when it sounds to good to be true then it usually is, however I have won a free auction, I was just about to pay for the item at £2.51 and then noticed the subscription so I then found this review site lukcily I havent entered details of bank or card, I would urge each and everyone to report this to Watchdog, lets put a stop to this scam and help people not to be scammed out of money contact watchdog by going to this website

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    wayne long says:

    May 28th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    this place said i won a phone for 3 bucks then they said i owe 89 dollars for fees scam scam

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    SS says:

    May 25th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Purchase an item from Zinga on a buy now in March 2012 paid it immediately and receive a receipt did not receive the item, had to give the proof of payment one month later after numerous phone call being told that the item is on its way. Now they are out of stock and requested my bank details, did sent it but still no refund.


    Maxine says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Whatever you do, DO NOT give your bank details or any other details they request of you. If you paid by credit card, contact your bank and raise a dispute and request a refund. Good luck

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    Fake says:

    May 21st, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Ziinga is a scam just to take peoples money.
    When you are new you’ll probably win, for example you won something for £2 but they take about £50 out of your account!
    What ever you do DON NOT BID ON ZIINGA!
    Hope this was helpful

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    ron says:

    May 20th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    this comany should be taken to court for the fraudulent transaction that it carries out over the internet,
    so all should the intenet for giving them the use of the internet

  • tes says:

    May 20th, 2012 at 4:18 am

    im getting threatened now for them to take legal action… anyone else in this boat?? if so, what did you do?


    ahmed says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Hope this helps

    ahmed says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    They cant do anything since they’re in another country, like i said before contact watch dog, and they may be able to give you legal advice and also shut them down. but it may also be useful to contact your solicitor as well in the mean time.

  • ahmed says:

    May 19th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Thank God I looked at these comments before I sighed up!!
    Everyone who got scammed by them please write in to watchdog, they may be able to get your money back, take them to court and shut them down as well! So please if you haven’t done so already, tell watchdog your story and WATCH ZIINGA BURN!!!


    Jules says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Am very tempted to contact Watchdog. I placed a bid on a free auction ang thought I’d “won” an Ipod for £2.50. P&P brought it up to £7 but them I read on and noticed the “free” 7 day platinum membership – thankfully I emailed them to question whether they would then continue to take the £59 pm fee from my card and on finding out that this was the case decided against providing my card details and withdrawing my bid. I was pretty close to signing up for an Ipod worth about £30 that would have ended up costing me £190! What a scam!

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    Emma says:

    May 17th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I was totally scammed by ziinga thought I was getting a bargain …. As the saying hoes if something seems too good to be true …. It usually is!! I thought I was bidding on a free site & won a camera for a very cheap price so paid for it immediately & then was asked to verify my identity before they could ship the item ….. I thought that was strange considering they had taken the payment!! & then realized they had also took 59.99 GBP along with a couple of other small amounts ….. I contacted them through the live chat after I had submitted a request to cancel the membership that I didn’t realize I had signed up for!! I asked for them not to take any more money from my account & said I felt I had been scammed … This was taken as my refusal to pay the cancellation fee so they decided not to process my request to cancel n have charged me again this month I spoke to them again & demanded they do not take any more money from my account & I was sent a cancellation email & also took 28 GBP from my account completely clearing out my bank account!!! I phoned them told them they are disgusting & they have abused my bank details which I only entered to pay for the item I thought I had won for a fantastic price …… The biggest contradiction here is that they are sayin they can’t ship the item unless I verify my identity but without verifying anything they can take over 150 GBP from my bank account!!! I’m just at a loss as to what to do …. I feel so stupid!!! I have demanded my money back & told them if they take another penny from my account that I will report them to the police for theft I have also replied to the cancellation email demanding they remove all of my details from their systems!! SCAM SCAM SCAM!!! :(((


    james parfitt says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 4:16 am

    hi first of anybody taking money without your consent is theft, so first of i would cancell your card then put in a fraud claim with you bank, then i would report them to the police for good measure then go through watchdog, look if you havent done it and soughted it i would cancell your card first and report it to your bank.

    hope it helps

    Jessey says:
    May 19th, 2012 at 5:21 am

    If you haven’t bought anything from ‘Ziinga’ yet can they still bill you? I haven’t entered and of my bank details either…am i safe?

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    Betty says:

    May 17th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Just go on the ziinga.com by “accident” and thought to myself wow this is good, won a £35 gift card and started to sign up i registered my card -BIG MISTAKE- and then they asked for passport and credit card copy which i wasn’t happy about AT ALL so rang them straight away and asked them to refund me that money and cancel that FREE 7 days platinum membership that’s when they told me it’s £28 !!! To get a refund and cancel a FREE membership?!?!?
    I got really angry spoke to the manager who didn’t give a sh*t told them i wasnt paying it and rang my bank – Hsbc – Straight away they advised me to agree to pay that cancellation fee and once this as gone through ringing them up again to arrange a dispute

    Rang Ziinga again to cancel all this and told the poor guy on the phone that this is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING and that i dont know how him, his colleagues and boss do to look at themselves in the mirror, i am absolutely fuming and they will hear from me again

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    Debbie says:

    May 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    They say hindsight is a wonderful thing and in this case it’s certainly true. Oh how I wished my gadget loving husband had read these reviews.We are now nearly £200 down in our bank account because of his love of anything electrical and falling for this scam,but we live and learn.So if you are reading this BEFORE you have signed up DO NOT DO IT.For those like my husband who already have ,good luck in getting your money back.It goes without saying he’s banned to the spare room which ironically doesn’t have any T.V.OR gadgets in it.

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    TAK says:

    May 16th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    DO NOT SIGN UP to this site. They now state as soon as you sign up, you are billed for 3 consecutive months – whether you use the service or not !
    One of the many scams – followed by ‘threat’s’ to take you to court!!!


    tes says:
    May 20th, 2012 at 3:37 am

    im getting threatened now for them to take legal action… anyone else in this boat?? what did you do?

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    man with brain says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    do not give these scammers your money !!!!!!

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    Steve G says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I wish that i had read this site before I signed up. Just cost me the best part of 90 pound to firstly pay for the first months ‘membership’ and then the 28 pound cancellation fee.

    My advise is that you do not become a member of the site, as i cannot see any real benefits to the site at all. I’ve only been a member for a little over 7 days, and 90 pound down the pan.

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    Aththemainman says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I won a camera on the 15/April/2012. paid £13.00 still to date not received the camera. today 15 May they have sent me a creditor letter said they have been authorized by ZIINGA to collect £179.99. for what I don’t know. I will be calling them in the morning to check this out. i am assuming they must have gone to my account to take out more money. thank God I lost my card and had to cancelled it


    Charlotte says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Its a scam, you sign up make a bid…win and they charge you £59.99 for your membership, they sell a few of the same things over and over, make it look like you can get bargain but in reality you are paying for the item in the membership also you pay to bid and then they charge you for the item. They will say it is sent, but it hasn’t been then they say they can only refund the money if you send the item back – which off course you can’t because you haven’t received it. In the meantime you have given them your card details, passport so you start to get really worried and pay up for the peace of mind.

    Fortunately i realized most of this the second i pressed the button on a the card transaction, found this site then called them and cancelled my membership, if you do it in time you only pay the £28, if they take any more money after cancellation you can get it refunded by your bank, i called the fraud line. The woman i spoke to was foreign and she loved the discomfort i was in, and spoke to me in a wa that said ‘you’ve been had ha ha’ i was hopping mad. The ziinga its is listed on a website for companies that commit fraud but operate outside of UK. I wish there was something i could do more to shut this lot down. They must be making millions exhorting money through fraud omission. Perhaps watchdog would take a look!!

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    Charlotte says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Do not bid sign up or accept the free gift

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    ken says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Please stay clear of this site! Its a con the first time u go on this site when u bid u will win! Cus they want u to win,you pay for ur item and you think thats it, wrong! They ask you to scan ur bank details (please do not do this)because they will take a further £59.99 i email mail them to say i want to cancel this cus its a con site!!

    They replied back saying there is a £28 cancel free?? So they part refund all my moneys. I have now had a letter from intrum justitia saying i owe £119.98??? So i have told them i will go to court over this. Best thing about all off this is i won a £7.99 mp3 player plus £3.99 postage, joke!!!!! Please stay clear off this site. Thanks.


    Claire says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Same thing happened to me. I’ve just received a letter from intrum justicia asking me to pay £179.99 in behalf of Ziinga. Does anyone knows where we can complain about this? What shall i do with this letter? Thanks.

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    Daren Honeysett says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Domain: ziinga.com
    Registrar: Eurodns S.A.

    Administrative Contact:
    Company: Flamingo Intervest Ltd.
    Name: Nikdar Masih
    Address: OMC Chambers, Road Town
    City: Tortola
    Postal Code: P.O. Box 3152
    Phone: +35625572557

  • Daren Honeysett says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Your not alone I have too been scammed contact your banks fraud department

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    Bull says:

    May 14th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    This a BS web site. It’s like a casino, you will lose!

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    pete dux says:

    May 14th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    i gave my personal details on the site then i saw all these comments before i gave them my bank details. will i be ok ???
    good job i came across all theses comments. big help thank u !!!


    pete, says:
    May 20th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    yes you will just dont give them your bank details pal

  • john says:

    May 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    my wife bought a phone from them and it never arrived, to me that’s robbery, it messed up that they can get away with it

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    jordan says:

    May 12th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    looks like a good website


    James says:
    January 6th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    What planet are you currently residing on? Or are you just another Ziinga automaton?

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    Dan says:

    May 12th, 2012 at 2:04 am

    I just joined to see what it would be like and I really am not satisfied.
    I thought it would be like other bidding sites where you clicked to see the offer but no.
    I am now stuck on the same page and i cant even cancel my membership
    Really be careful on this site.


    Charlotte says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    You need to phone them up, the call center is foreign. I have to say i lost my rag with a lady i spoke to, thesis just a big scam and they are operating illegally under trading standards. To cancel my membership it cost me £28 and that was to ensure they didn’t take the membership £59.99 fee (which i didn’t sign up for) out of my account. I refused the gift and also asked for a refund on that. I suspect that once they send the gift and you realize how much they take off your card and you try to cancel they then ask for the gift back and you then get subjected to astronomical postal charges.

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    Matt says:

    May 11th, 2012 at 7:18 am

    These people are committing fraud by omission, intentionally deceiving customers by not clearly advertising any form of paid membership.
    They do not operate legitimately as they do not follow the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) regulations 2000, furthermore they do not conduct credit checks before signing customers to a 3 month contract.

    When questioned, a source stated that the law “does not apply to Ziinga”, so you get the idea of who you are dealing with here.

    Quick piece of advice if you’ve been scammed…keep on at them! Eventually they will back down!

    I know this because I received an email from them yesterday stating “Please be advised that per Terms and Conditions that you have already agreed on, once membership benefits are used (in your case 12 bids and 3 bid-for-free auction used), the member is no longer eligible for a refund. However, as part of delivering our best to serve all our customers, we have made an exception for you. Including with this special service, we have also closed your account so you will not be charged further.”

    No matter what…don’t stop until you’ve got everything back.


    Charlotte says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    i feel sick, i went to the free gift thing and bid and out my card in, then realized as soon as i had done it that there was something wrong as it asked for passport and card detail on a jpeg…then i found the review site and phoned them up. what a saga..and a big con. I had to pay £28 to cancel the £59.99. If i cancel my card today, made the transaction today will any of it come out of my account?

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    Hugo says:

    May 10th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    It’s a scam, keep away, they let you win something NOT valuable in first bidding and after NON at all.
    Than they put charges on you C without your authorization, start with small amount and the figure grow, you must check your C account other vice you MUST pay the C charges.
    It’s a scam, scam, scam, scam, scam!!

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    rizz says:

    May 10th, 2012 at 3:27 am

    its a scam, keep away, just paid £70 odd pounds to become a member and tried to cancel the same day they charged me a further £28, i hope they get closed down.


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    aj says:

    May 9th, 2012 at 5:28 am

    My fault was i din’t read the small print below the winning auction, but it wasn’t made clear as well. who would read all the terms and condition of just winning 250 Bids package costing £2.50 ! and I just paid the amount of £2 for it!
    But after 7 days the transaction came to be £59.99 in my bank accn. and then when i ask them for refund then they said, it can’t be done coz i have used some of the bids !
    and finally i ask them for cancellation they charged me £28 pounds!

    that cost me in total 59.99+28+2= £90 just a 250 bids package!


    Matt says:
    May 11th, 2012 at 7:01 am

    keep at them…also contact Nio security inc. board of directors, they will eventually back down.
    This article explains a little about how they operate in the hope that it will stop people falling for it!

    A source at Ziinga actually told me the law “does not apply to Ziinga”…bloody arrogance!

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    mkachaa niaje says:

    May 8th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    ziinga address, people do something about them

    Marcus: Ziinga.com is a trade name of Flamingo Intervest Ltd., OMC Chambers, P.O. Box 3152, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.


    Matt says:
    May 11th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    additionally to this, Flamingo Intervest were recently purchased by Nio Security inc. (now Nio Inc.)

    Nio Inc.
    Fridtjof Nansens plass 7
    0160 Oslo, Norway


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    KernowMarc says:

    May 6th, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Thank god I checked on here before I paid. I checked the small print on the payment page and noticed the monthly membership fee of £59.95. Though I would read the reviews and my instinct was right.

    Whilst in the page I have tried to unsubscribe, read terms and conditions etc but it seems that until you pay for the item it will not move off the payment screen.


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    Stephanie Norris says:

    May 5th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    This place is a scam…KEEP AWAY!!!! If you charge on your creditcard you get NO REFUND. If you don’t give them your banking details, they won’t send you the stuff so you get the membership fee AND no stuff…have to cancel your card. Please report this place to proper authorities!!!

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    Gus says:

    May 5th, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Ziinga is a definite scam. I bought an item and they wouldn’t send it to me unless I send you a scan of my passport. AND THIS IS AFTER HAVING CHARGED MY CREDIT CARD!!!!! WHEN I QUESTIONED THEM THEY DID NOT CARE. DO NOT BUY FORM THEM, I WASTED MY MONEY THERE. THEIR SERVICE IS TERRIBLE


    nic says:
    May 14th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    the exact same thing has literally just happened to me, i stupidly didnt read all the small print and when i questioned why they needed my passport/drivers license/credit card to be scanned as proof of who i am they said its because they cant send my order until i have, i said i wasn’t comfortable in supplying such information and surely they had proof of who i was as my bank had verified the payment to them and the “live chat” person stopped talking to me, i done the free auction thing and got a camera for £1.74 and then was charged 9.80 for postage, i didnt mind that so much but when i saw that im now signed up to HAVE to pay them 59.99 for a minimum of 3 months im raging! im going to cancel my bank card tomorrow and would advise anyone else not to go anywhere near them unless you have money to throw away

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    stupot says:

    May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    luckily enough i checked this review site first but can someone tell me how to get rid of the annoying pop up that “pops up” every time you move your mouse over certain words.
    i have unsubscribed but to no avail.
    if i want something il look for it, i dont appreciate having advertising shoved down my throat on EVERY page and site i visit!!!!

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    pedro says:

    May 2nd, 2012 at 4:20 am

    is there any penny aution that are ok?

  • i been scammed says:

    May 1st, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    can some one answer me on this pls….
    would ziinga notify u first through email b4 taking that stupid £59.00 membership thing in ur account or they just do what ever they like with out ur knowledge?..


    Matt says:
    May 11th, 2012 at 7:07 am

    It will be included in your initial email receipt from them, from your “promotional auction gift”.
    It won’t tell you the exact date, but the first payment would come out 7 days after the date of the receipt, and subsequent payments would be monthly. They probably wont tell you when they take it though, their tactic is “fraud by omission”.

    lucylou says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 2:43 am

    If you have given them your bank details they have already taken it out you need to cancel your card and account if possible and tell the bank it is fraud and get your m,oney back.

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    dylan lawson says:

    April 30th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    i am trying to find a way to scam them i live in the uk as you know i am able to cancel anything on my card and if they take any money i will be refunded. they say they will give me 7 days free trail after that they start to take money for there membership fee. i have won 100 GBP’s on free bid and it will only cost me 3 pounds should just do it get 100 pounds then just cancel PROFIT?


    Matt says:
    May 11th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    more to this…they wont send you the £100! Also…you won’t be able to win any of their other auctions as they do not end unless one of their puffers is bidding.

    sl says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 5:11 am

    No, if you read the terms and conditions, you will see that if you cancel within their free trial period you must send any free winnings back.

  • mattyre says:

    April 30th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    and if you live in england ring up your bank and ask to dispute it and tell you bank they have no record of taken money from your bank and the bank should refund your money the same day


    marie says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    thats what lloyds tsb bank said to me … what a pain…

    ukmartian says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I am not involved with ZIINGA but i am reading this as i saw a advert about them and thought i would “check it out” …I have noticed that people think that cancelling their card will halt the payments ..My advice is to check with your bank because in some instances the old number is still connected to your accounts …i had a instance off this earlier this year and my bank (Lloyds tsb) told me that changing my card would not work …so if not sure CHANGE YOU BANK ACCOUNT ..ITS A PAIN BUT THE ONLY WAY……..hope this helps

  • mattyre says:

    April 30th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    has any one received their goods from them?

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    someguy says:

    April 27th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    thanks for your reviews….i was about to join up….thank god i didn’t


    lucylou says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Thank god you did not give any bank details.

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    Max bj says:

    April 26th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Absolutely fraudulent and thieving company. Have nothing to do with them.
    They continued taking money from my card after I used the site once and won $90. Gave them my details just in case I used more than my winnings. Never did, but they continued to debit my card on a monthly basis. They refuse to acknowledge that they are at fault.

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    Joan says:

    April 24th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    On the 15th April, this year, I stupidly bid for a mobile phone and was astonished when I got it for only £2.80 and only then did I Google them, what a complete idiot am I. They took the £2.80 immediately from my bank account, I sent them an email when they asked for a photo copy of my Credit Card and Driver’s License telling them no-one will ever get those from me and told them to cancel everything and refund my money. I contacted my Bank and requested a new card BUT today I find that they have taken a further £2.80 from my account.

    I have just contacted my bank asking why they could access my account with the old card and they said that I had entered into a contract with them and should have read their Terms and Conditions more carefully, but also said that Ziinga would be requesting a £59 membership fee shortly, so on his advice I have issued a refusal to pay and when I see it in my account to phone that Bank who will cancel the payment. I would say that Ziinga are committing a form of fraud and can’t see how they are getting away with it, so BEWARE don’t have anything to do with them IMO.


    Maree says:
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Jasmaz, yes, the same has happened to me, Great I thought, 250 FREE bids, better than Quibids where I was paying 60c a bid. Then I saw the $89.99 a month they started ripping from my credit card. On querying this, I was told that I had signed up for a Platinum Membership when I paid the handling fee for the 250 ‘Free” bids. I KNOW that I would never sign up to pay that amount of money for pure entertainment purposes – and gambling at that, but I could not get to the sign up page to see what exactly it said. A couple of months later, I won 100 “Free” bids, and on the payment page, which, I obviously carefully scanned, on the far left, when the payment info was on the far right was a small paragraph that told me that I was agreeing to the Platinum Membership by continuing with the payment process. I could not get out of that payment page without clicking on Continue, thereby agreeing to the membership. Yes, i could have crashed my computer and left my credit card details floating in the ethernet for someone to find, but I was not prepared to do that, and, after all, I had won those 100 bids, I wanted them. I guess, in reality, I am going to have to pay $42 to cancel the three month “contract”, because that will be cheaper than paying $270 over 3 months. My only revenge is to bad mouth them to everyone I can. I have never won anything on the site except for the free bids that got me into trouble, and a couple of 50 Free bid packs, which the site obviously thought it could afford to give away to encourage stupid people like myself to continue bidding, and thereby sign up, inadvertently, for fee paying memberships

    jasmaz says:
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I didnt even sign up for this ziinga thing, I was just browsing and then did some free bidding and I had won 250 bids and it cost like $2 so I thought cool as, so I paid for it and then BAM he bastards had taken a whole $90 out of my bank account as soon as I put my card details in. so I had a talk to one of the people there and then they were saying some rubbish that I had gotten a ‘member fee’ I DID NOT WANT TO BE A GOLD CLASS MEMBER….and then they said its a $50 cancellation fee i am so pissed everyone should stay away from this sight

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    saja says:

    April 24th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I just signed up on ziinga by writing my user name password email
    and bid on an iPhone for 2.30! so I won but it felt strange so I decided not to go through with it and googled the reviews which lead me to this page! cant believe what I’m readying thank god I was smart enough to ready about it first

    ONE QUESTION!!!!!!!!

    can they charge me for anything with just the info I provided which is my email and username? I hate these kind of websites can believe I was about to pay for it!


    katherine says:
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:35 am

    i did exactly the same it felt really odd paying £2.12 for a Samsung c3300 so i Googeled it and every signal revue said scam or don’t get drawn in so im so glad i checked hear first

    jasmaz says:
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    no they cant charge you, whatever you do, do not put your card number there

  • jasmaz says:

    April 24th, 2012 at 3:05 am

    are you kidding me, these guys had Taken $100 off of me and then they are saying that I have to pay $90 a month for membership I DID NOT agree to any of this and that was my pay for the fortnight, and then I had asked for a cancellation and then they were saying $50 to get it cancelled and then i was thinking stuff that so I used it won some stuff and then they were asking for all this information that was irrelevant…I am beyond angry stay away from this site

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    Mark says:

    April 24th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    A fool and his money….
    If it looks to food to be true….
    No such thing as a free lunch…

    Come on people, think!

  • pumza says:

    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:24 am

    thank God i did some research before i gave them my numbers…thanks for the advice guys

  • Becsy says:

    April 23rd, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Has anything come after people have cancelled their cards? I cancelled my card today and sent them an email to cancel the account with Ziinga and they said that I need to pay the cancellation fee and sent me a link to pay it. It said if I don’t pay the cancellation fee they will keep debiting my account – which obviously they can’t do because I cancelled my card. Now I’m worried if I don’t pay the fee they will come after me at a later date for a bigger amount of money for “membership fees” which I didnt agree to.


    tes says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Ah! I had the same issue, i cancelled my card then tried to cancel the membership but needed to enter another credit card number so i left it… then i received an email which said my membership had been cancelled but i need to continue paying for the next three months so i just didnt respond. have now received an email from them saying ‘We have been recently informed that a transaction was reversed from your bank/credit card company. It was noted as a fraud transaction, which means that someone has potentially abused your credit card information.
    To amend this, please refer to the attached documents and follow the instructions within. We will make a follow up if we do not hear back from you within 5 business days.

    Thank you’
    Now what do i do!

    marie says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 7:32 am

    hi we are just in the same boat.. after learning about the platinum membership and the fee i ask them to cancel my account but said had to pay and that they will just deduct the payment that i paid for the camera which is £5.50 including the shipment fee.i did not pay the cancellation fee though.. day after i went straight to my bank early in the morning to withdraw all my money and call my bank to cancel my debit card.after 10day i check my account coz i leave £9.00 and learned that they took £5.50 which is i already expect it, at least thats all they can get…now ive got a new debit card and dont leave big amount of money but still keep eying on my account though..also i change my password on my email,so far i dont hear anything from them…fingers cross they dont longer bother me…

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    Becsy says:

    April 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I wish I had read this before they scammed me $200+! Just cancelled my credit card. Good luck getting more of my money Ziinga you dodgy b***ards.

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    logitechor says:

    April 22nd, 2012 at 7:09 pm


    I won a bid on a coffee maker. Of course no way am I paying for it. A 12 bid looks like it would cost close to a 200.00 bill including a poor membership. At least Costco has a clear membership cost for the year.

    Sounded like a good deal. Not!

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    Ken says:

    April 21st, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I agree with the comments about this being a scam – I placed a free bid and then discovered I had somehow signed up for membership – I immediately emailed them to cancel and to date they have charged me £59.99 twice and have now had the check to ask for a £28 cancellation fee – the latest email tells me they are going to charge another £59.99 next month. I am now going to report them to trading standards as their website is misleading – there is no mention of membership on the website and even when you know there are fees you cant find any details on the site


    oliveoil says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I went on to their web site and signed up to what I thought was a free registration that it states it is. then as I was going through the process it asked me what payment I wanted to make i.e 3 differnet amounts which I thought was going into my acc to bid with. ok I thought that was easy then went to bid and was charged more money which I again thought was strange. Once I finaly got on the site to bid thought hang on here your charged money to bid on something you more than likely will not get and paying for the privalage then when I emailed them to cancel my account and quiery what was what they told me I had become a memmber and that I had to pay £28 cancellation fee as well as still be a member for 3 mths and pay £59.99 per mth I wish I had seen this site first. Any ideas what to do next ?

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    Harry Hames says:

    April 20th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Got completely screwed by them. i only earn about 70 pounds a week whilst studying and checked my balance this morning and they had taken my whole pay check and wont give it back. im so angry


    tes says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Go to your bank! They took my rent money, i was not happy needless to say. But within a couple of weeks the bank gave me back the money i had been charged :)

  • ghghghg says:

    April 20th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    thank you so much for this, i was about to by a macbook pro, on this huge scam.

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    Lou says:

    April 20th, 2012 at 4:51 am

    STAY AWAY!!!! These people are total scammers. I stupidly browsed this site and bided on a camera AND won! They emailed me asking for photo copies of my bank card ‘including other forms of identification i.e passport’…Which I refused to send. I haven’t received the item but have been charged for it along with other additional charges. Apparently I also signed up to the ‘Premium’ account which is £58.00, along with a cancellation fee of £28.00. So far I have charges exceeding £100 and feel very stupid and angry. I am trying to resolve this with my bank as this has got to be fraud. I can’t believe people can get away with this, they are criminals and need stopping!!

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    Michael says:

    April 20th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Avoid at all costs. DO NOT BID ON ZIINGA.COM AUCTIONS. Avoid at all costs.

    Ziinga is deceptively attractive to the uninformed… like me before I read these reviews. Thanks of much to everyone who has shared their experience and advice.

    I’ve had the exact same experience as other reviewers and have just had to cancel my credit card. My bank was very helpful and sorted me out. Don’t let it get that far for anyone else.

  • tes says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Just got my money back from the bank – thank goodness! They were very helpful and cancelled my card straight away, I havent cancelled my ‘membership’ with Ziinga because they want more money!! So am hoping they will enjoy getting bounced transactions every time they try charge me for the membership. Bank called the fraud agency in nz and lodged a complaint which will hopefully result in some sort of investigation. If this has happened to you i suggest immediately going into your bank and requesting money back and cancellation of the credit card – id assume most banks would be helpful with this.


    Ken says:
    June 4th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    have you heard any more after you received this the email with the photo of your street – i have just received a similar email which also had a photo of friends attached

    tes says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    oh dear, alison I have just received the same email!! but no photo of my house thank goodness

    Gaz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Glad I google whacked this before committing…. and I have now just closed down the session.

    Typical “YOU WON THE BID (Samsung camera)” for, you guessed it, £3…

    I think any site that claims to do what they do is a SCAM.

    “Remember, if its sounding too good to be true, thats because it IS” (Hustle, BBC TV)

    Alison says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I too was scammed but my bank (in the UK) returned all the money and the bank have reported them to the banking ombudsman for fraud, when Ziinga found out about the fraud investigation they sent me an email (see below) with a Google earth photo of our street attached like that’s some kind of threat!! They refer to attached documents which is just the Google earth picture of our street! They are sad loosers! The address in malta is false they are based in eastern Europe

    From Ziigna ‘We have been recently informed that a transaction was reversed from your bank/credit card company. It was noted as a cancelled recurring transaction, which means that the issuer receives a complaint from the cardholder that payment of a recurring transaction was cancelled prior to or on the transaction date.

    To amend this, please refer to the attached documents and follow the instructions within. We will make a follow up if we do not hear back from you within 5 business days.'

    tes says:
    April 19th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Also- have emailed facebook telling them that they’re advertising a complete scam and that they should remove it so no one else falls into their trap :(

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    Melinda Gardner says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Oh my gosh!! I signed up for a website, Jobinaclick, and for signing up, I got an ipod shuffle, all I had to do was pay p&H of £2. Not bad, I thought – so, I unfortunately put in my card details for the Ipod, and then was sent an e-mail invoice; in the invoice is where I discovered in fine print that they wanted signed photocopies of my bank card, DL and passport (I thought – no way)…upon reading further, again in very fine print, I discovered that I joined ZIINGA for £59.99 per month! WHAT!??!! Of course I e-mailed them to cancel, I don’t want the stupid ipod, and they can return my £2! NO THEY WON’T, and after charging me for the £59.99, they then want to charge me £28.99 cancellation fee…so they won’t charge me another £59.99. Are you kidding me!! I immediately contacted my bank; BUT since I gave my card details, the bank can’t do anything to stop them from taking out a payment. What if I closed my account immediately? What a pain that will be…but then, oh…magically…it seems I lost my bank card and the bank will have to issue me a new one: with new numbers. I was told by the bank that ZIINGA can’t take any money out because they will have the old numbers. I am hoping the problem is solved. I have reported them, my bank assures me they are going to look into it. In the meantime, I am going to the bank tomorrow to open a different account just in case. Sheesh!!! Avoid these people. They are on the fringe and they are stealing honest hard earned money from us. Shame on them!!!


    marie says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    my bank said differently.. they said they cant stop them even if i cancel the debit card i used to pay these scammers coz its the same account.i also ask them to close down my account but they suggest not ,just keep on eye on the account and said that if ziinga tried to get some money into the account i have to tell them and from there they will sort it out by calling the fraud department.. but still im worried though so i transfer all my money into my savings account to be sure…

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    Roger says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I bought a Canon camera from them and was billed £11.I thought that this was a bargain.The camera was delivered this morning from Amazon.On looking at the receipt I noticed it had cost£61.64.On checking my bank account on line I noticed that they had taken £59.99 from my account without permission.I straight away reported this as fraud to my bank…Barclays.They refunded the money,but I have had to cancel my card.I would advise anyone not to have any dealings with Ziinga as they are nothing but crooks and fraudsters.The British police will I hope look into this.

  • Rem says:

    April 18th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I am glad I stumbled into these reviews and comments before I claimed my price and put in all my payment information. Thanks guys.

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    Titch says:

    April 17th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I would avoid them at all costs. I have also just been scammed by them. I went on to the site after seeing it advertised on TV. One an auction for bids so i used my card to pay the £3.36 got the bid package and used it and realised the site was a pure scam you were never going to win the auctions as the timer is rigged. I was in my on-line banking today to check bills had been paid only to discover Ziinga had taken £60 from my account. I too phoned the company and with no joy of receiving my money back will have to go to the bank and get the fraud team to deal with the situation. I am looking into this situation and trying to gather as much information as possible to have this company named and shamed so others are aware of the situation and are not fooled into it.

    Just as we speak after a heated phone call and me informing them i will take this to the police papers and anyone else who will listen and help me with this fight against them, i have received an email offering a refund but they will take £28 cancellation fee to close my membership down and to cover the cancellation of the so called contract i made with them. That i will not be agreeing to and will have every penny back to me and this matter highlighted for all to be made aware and not walk into the same trap

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    Carl says:

    April 17th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I signed up with these people as i was want to have a go at the bidding i was not informed that there were any other fee,s other than paying for bid packaging or was i informed of any further membership fees or cancellation fees ,after trying it for a day mainly because i,d won a package of bids for a sum of £3.71 ,i gave them credit card details to pay for it,i quickly realized that win something from this site could be very costly indeed and the auctions seem to run forever.
    I also became a bit fed up with it so i decided to close the account and emailed them as my intention to do so ,i quickly got a reply informing me of breaking a contract i knew nothing about ,and told there would be a charge of £28.00 for cancellation of my membership of a binding 3 month contract again i knew nothing of it ,they also informed me there was a charge of £56 a month that they,d waiver on cancellation ,on contacting the bank i was informed they had taken the monies £28.00 from my credit card .

    I told the bank i regarded this transaction as fraud as i gave no permission for them to take it .
    I would advise anyone going onto this to be extremely cautious as they seem to very borderline almost fraudulent in there transactions and any company that intends to take money from your account without your permission as to be an absolute no.

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    zett2006 says:

    April 16th, 2012 at 4:10 am

    wow lucky i asked about this ziinga.com.thanks for the heads up. beautiful people.

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    Amanda/Len says:

    April 14th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    i am writing this review for my grandpa. (amanda)

    this company is SUCH a scam! i(grandpa) won a camera in january for $3 and shipping and the whole total came up to $17. i was promised by email that it would shipped within 2-3 weeks.
    today, my granddaughter phoned on behalf of me to find out where my camera was…AND low and be hold we find out they have been charging my card a “platnum membership fee” on feb 7/12 for $89.99, mar 7/12 and apr 7/12.
    i oringially gave my credit card # thinking it was for the shipping charges..but i see i was wrong. my granddaugher spoke with some idiot named “Mark Anthony” (ya right) who seemed like such a tool. he was unable to give me a manager/supervisors name or number and told me they were unable to make out going calls. Amanda(grand daughter) demanded to have a call back, Mark said they werent able to do that.

    anyways! this whole thing is total BS! i am so pissed and will be going to my bank tomorrow and telling them this was fraudulent charges!!!

  • santosa says:

    April 14th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    thank you very much guys

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    Ebrahim says:

    April 14th, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Ziinga is a scam. Dont be caught. They are fraudsters. When you register,they get you to choose one of their options in order for you to bid. Once you choose your choose your option, in my case i chose the R600.00. They dont mention anything about you having to pay a further R659.99 per month for the next 3 months until you forward your bank details and pay the original amount of R600.00. This is how they trap the public into a contract.I will report them to the consumer protection dept. Ziinga will be caught one day by the authorities. BE CAREFUL!!!!

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    2socks says:

    April 13th, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Thanks Guys,
    I also just won a camera for £3 (you would think they would mix it up a bit) Thought I’d better do a quick search on Ziinga before signing away my life, thanks in part to my anti-virus software threatening to smack me round the back of the head if I put in any details in to the less than reputable site.

    Am glad I did, I could be phoning my bank right now trying to get my self out of a hole.

    All the best

  • tes says:

    April 12th, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Hi, have just been scammed $200 by them!!! They have taken my rent money without me knowing and I am now in a very sticky situation, what do i say to my bank about trying to get the money back?

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    andrew says:

    April 12th, 2012 at 12:49 am

    pure and simple rip-off…………..do not be lured in

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    Shirley says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    ZIINGA…I’ll never forget this. I, to, was charged $93.63 in January and $92.31 in February…had to cancel my Visa card to stop further charges. Their “Terms and Conditions” are nothing but words as they charge what ever they please. Nowhere on the t & C
    does it say it is $88 + PER MEMBERSHIP. CRAZY!!! but I got caught.
    Never did I get the item I bid on. Because I would not send them a photo copy of my personal papers. (passport, cards, etc.)
    Dear people do read this. Have NOTHING to do with ZIINGA.
    I cannot believe this is allowed in Canada…don’t care how
    legitamate this company is.


    Lillian says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I wrote to my bank couple of days ago, and they called me today and was very helpful. I had to cancel my card so that sucks. I have to wait one week for a new one and it cost money too. I really hate this ziinga and feel stupid not knowing about the so-called premium. Im not even English, and on the no-page they have, the rules are in English and everything else in Norwegian…this cant be legal!!

  • Andy says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I just wish that I had stumbled upon this before I decided to go onto their site. I have played on Madbid before without issue, but like many others on here, I registered and opted for the free trial bid and won 100 free credits that cost me approx 3 GBP. I then get an email which at the bottom states that I have agreed to their premier membership for 3 months at a monthly cost of 59.99 GBP. Within an hour of registering and paying for my credits I cancelled my card with the bank and I am going to follow this with another call to my bank to inform them tat no monies be taken from my account, if they will not help I will move the 5 accounts that I have with them somewhere else and take 25 years of business somewhere else….all for a bunch of scamming parasites!!!

    Do not Ziinga!!!

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    allison says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I went onto this site 14th March and bid for a phone used my debit card to pay for it, too good to be true. After reading the terms and conditions and online reviews I sent an email to infor@ziinga.com to cancel this account.Thought no more about it until checking my bank account to realize they had taken 58.99 and 1.00 pounds from my account. Contacted them and they could not give me a refund as their daily bid agents were bidding for me another thing I did not want. I have now discovered they had taken 58.99 & 1.00 from my account in February they can’t answer me query about this I have no recollection of setting up this account. So by me bidding for the phone and winning it ( I have not received any phone) a platinum account was automatically set up with bidding agents using the credits so denying me a refund. 28.00 is required for cancellation fee my only hope of recouping my money is to send them my documents and wait for the phone I won. MY bank was unhelpful so will be changing to a different one. buyer beware you don’t get anything in life for free. They do advice you read the terms and conditions prior to bidding but this advice is hidden behind too goo to be true offers.

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    MR. SALTY says:

    April 10th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    i made the mistake of getting a membership and this is a complete scam!!! They’ve been taking 100 dollars from my account every month and also some other charges of 2 to 5 dollars. this has been going on for 4 months and i should of checked my statement. now i am stuck with the inconvenience of canceling my credit card…

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    TDF says:

    April 10th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    My husband also unfortunately stepped into the same hole as many other people!

    He saw their ad on Facebook and bought 100 bids for R50.00. Yesterday when he checked his bank statement, he saw that R659 was deducted from his credit card and he thought that I have joined some online thing.

    When he went back to his emails,the “congrats” email, he saw that at the bottom (where no-one reads, like everybody else says)it states that an amount of R695 will be deducted for at least 3 months.Obviously in the “T’s &C’s” it is stated in very fine print and who actually has time to read through a lot of information like that?

    We are very unhappy about this and he will contact Standard Bank to report this unauthorized transaction and see if we can get the money back, if this fails, then he will change his card details, but they are not getting another cent out of us!

    We will also send a letter to our local Carteblanche to look into this and I believe so many other people have as well.


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    tom says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Haven’t bought anything yet but i noticed someone said about the t&cs button being checked but mine hasn’t and i have won £100 on here before on the free and they haven’t taken any money since, so im not sure what to think yet, i dont seem to be able to navigate away from the payment page to view the faqs or t&cs so ive emailed to ask to see them before i make any payment, will let you know how it all goes.


    Hanan says:
    May 6th, 2012 at 6:22 am

    That is exactly what happened to me. I won on the free bid but it won’t let me get past the payment page (where you put in your card details) I thought it looked a bit suspicious so I opened up another internet page and googled ziinga reviews and came across this site. Thank god I never put in my card details

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    Antonio says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 1:50 pm


    You will win a camera for 3£… and if you put your credit card details, you just made a subscription for 60£/month…

    Big SCAM.

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    Penny says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    This is an absolute scam from a company that operates out of MALTA. They make their money through i) the bids that people have to buy in order take part (you could end up spending a fortune on bids alone before you win an auction – no doubt a very small % may strike it lucky) and ii) through the 3 months binding contract at £59.99 per month. The latter is buried in the small print and comes to light when you try and cancel. My husband spotted the scam after having forked out a deposit of £35.00 to prime the account. When he cancelled (within 2 hours) he was charged £28.00 for cancellation of the 3 months contract – having won nothing on the auction after a number of attempts. One for WATCHDOG to follow up on – wonder how people have fallen for this SCAM. DO NOT TOUCH ZIINGA WITH A BARGE POLE!!!

  • Daniel says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    They are charlatans, just spent £53 on getting in and getting out, disgusting. Be sure to stay well away!

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    Long in the tooth! says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I have been scammed by them too, they advertised on Facebook, and automatically put me into the 3 month contract without my knowledge. I have finally got my credit card company to give me the ‘scammed’ money back and now Ziinga are sending me threatening emails with a photo of my house on it! I consider this a threat to my life. I haven’t clicked into the email for fear of it activating something. Has anyone else had a ‘threatening’ email like this?


    tes says:
    May 20th, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Yup, have started to get the threatening emails too..
    what did you do about it??

    GC says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    They probably got that photo from Google.

    tes says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Hi, are you with a nz bank? What did you say to get the scammed money back? I will be going in to the bank tomorrow and any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    rosen says:

    April 8th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    People think Ziinga is a scam but it’s not. I won an iPad for EUR70 with 45 bids, you just need to watch the auctions closely and bid wisely.
    Do not just go and bid on everything, when there are 10 minutes of an auction remaining, do not bid – wait till the last seconds, wait and bid in the right time.


    Alayna says:
    May 6th, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Rosen works for ziinga, otherwise they would have mentioned the monthly subscription they take out of your account without telling you. You should be ashamed of yourself

    lucylou says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    How can they sleep at night

    Don't bother says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 12:24 am

    That comment is from Ziinga, look at other rants about them and the exact same comment comes up, and normally from someone new to the form with one post. They are really that slippery.

    marie says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 5:18 am

    the point is when u paid it and then u will learn that u are already a platinum member and that u have to pay£59.99 monthly..and also b4 they send u the item u have to scan ur passport , credit card back and front etc. and send it back to them. now tell us if its not scam?

  • Debz says:

    April 7th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks so much for your comments……. thank goodness i googled it first.

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    Zeus says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks guys
    you are money savers i saw the site and won a camera for 3gbp i was happy until they asked for the payment via card and then it got me thinking that who in their right minds would sell me a cannon camera for just 3 pounds so i closed the web page and googled and found this site i am lucky that all i gave them was my email address and i changed my password on that too./
    thanks again i hope all of you get your hard earned money back and some drastic action is taken against them.

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    Sis says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    If anyone is looking for bidding on the penny auctions on-line, stay clear of “Ziinga.com”. They suck you into a three month contract at $89.00 per month. The contract you are agreeing to is way down the bottom of the page where you would not think of looking. It’s only after you agree to their crap, do they tell you that you have just signed up for their “contract binding”, their words, not mine, 3 month $89 per month contract. There is a way, so they say, to cancel all for $41 dollars. I have a million and one emails from this company telling me they have sent a form to fill out in order to get out of their binding contract. What a crock. I have given them 3 email address’s to send this so called form. This is the sort of scam that steals from you. Read all the fine print before agreeing to any terms!! I will never again agree to anything without reading the contract and conditions of any site, no matter how hidden they are.

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    Sis says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    If anyone is looking for bidding on the penny auctions on-line, stay clear of “Ziinga.com”. They suck you into a three month contract at $89.00 per month. The contract you are agreeing to is way down the bottom of the page where you would not think of looking. It’s only after you agree to their crap, do they tell you that you have just signed up for their “contract binding”, their words, not mine,…

  • Ana says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I just got registered and won an auction but I was having a bad feeling so I haven’t paid it yet and I didn’t give them my card number because I read bellow the 250 lace card I won that it also included a 7 day membership premium and them after that 7 days I would have to pay 69,99 euros every month for 3 months so I thought that was weird because I didn’t ask for it and tried to click the “terms and conditions” link and it went back to the “pay for an auction” page and did the same thing no matter link I clicked in… So I will not pay this but now I have an auction payment pending, can I ignore it or will they do something to get the money? I blocked them on my e-mail and changed the password but I’m scared..


    GC says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    As long as you didnt give any payment info you are probably OK. They may have your address but they are not going to come after you. Someone said they sent a pic of their house trying to scare them but they probably got that off Google; they weren’t really outside with a camera!

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    Brooklyn says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Nothing cheap or easy , is worth having.. I was playing around and pressed bid. Said I won a camera for $3.00, then directed me to a page to sign up. What errk’d me was the fact that “Terms & Agreements” was already checked off as “I ACCEPT”. Legally, thats wrong. The third party being whoever is signing up should acknowledge the terms, most sites dont let you go past until you’ve checked “I Accept” yourself. …almost got me.

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    silverstevie says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Yes i was well scammed, never got goods, but it cost me 3x £58.99 plus price of goods plus they had a cheek to charge £28.00 to get away?

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    Rachel Spires says:

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I got scammed out of £71.85 altogether and still never received my senseo coffee maker. I am seeking legal advice at the moment and also am going to take this to the national newspapers. I hope other people will follow in my footsteps so we can get this scam shut down!!!!


    andrew says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    contact your bank.or empty your account and close it down

    Davide says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Hi, today i fell for this fraud. I’m an Italian user, I’ll try to delete my account but ziinga wants 31 euros. I don’t know what to do.. I must pay or i’ll try to ignore them? Please help me! (sorry for bad english)

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    J says:

    April 3rd, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I too have been mugged! Don’t touch ziinga.com with a bargepole, you will only come off second best. It is a big scam! There is nothing ethical about this company, which conveniently has its headquarters in the British Virgin Islands but is run by a company called Auction Management Ltd in Malta, whatsoever.

    Once you fall for the scam you are locked into a so-called Platinum Membership Scheme for three months at an extortionate charge of £59.99 per month. The website says you can then cancel by sending an email to info@ziinga.com. Don’t believe it. They have flatly ignored my numerous emails and continue to try and take money out of my account.

    Dealing with this is a bit tricky for UK residents in that the money gets taken out of your account by means of what it called a ‘continuous payment authority’, which is never a good thing. This is not the same as a direct debit. Some banks will tell you that this can only be cancelled by the company you have the agreement with. But this is not the case! New advice on the Financial Services Authority website clearly states: “Your bank or card issuer must stop them – it has no right to insist you agree this first with the company taking the payments”. If they won’t I’d think you have a case to lay a complaint against your bank with the financial ombudsman in London.

    Please warn as many people about the ziinga scam as you can; the more people who can learn from our bitter experience the better. (P.S: I originally clicked onto the ziiinga.com website from an advertisement on Facebook. They will try and lure you from anywhere!).


    Fred Perry says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 5:25 am

    I clicked on it because of facebook to! Luckily I had the sense to type into google ‘is ziinga a scam?’ – Thanks for letting me know

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    lynn says:

    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    they got my credit card details after winning a camera for $9, which I never received and was charged $20 twice for. Plus I bought $20 worth of bids. I called them to cancel on the chatline, they denied taking twice for the camera. I also told them I wished to cancel my account as I didnt want to send them the required documentation to receive the camera, which was photocopies of credit card (front and back), drivers license, utilities bill. Being worried about identity theft, I cancelled. But…a week later there was a further $90 taken from my credit card. When I got onto chatline again, they denied the first cancellation and then cancelled it again adding a cancellation fee of $46. They said the $90 was for the platinum account I never asked for. I am now stuck with quandary of cancelling my credit card account and having to deal with resetting direct debits etc…..Grrrr!!! they are rip offs and I only wish I’d Goggled them.

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    Omo says:

    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Hey. I just registered with the site and thought it was a great idea until I saw this:

    Due to Ziinga’s one gift per household policy, users need to confirm their identity by sending the following documents as proof:

    Scanned copy of Credit Card (front and back)
    Scanned copy of valid ID (passport or driver’s license)
    Scanned copy of signed credit card form. Download and fill up the form from this link: http://www.ziinga.com/uk/pages/creditcard_form

    I called my boyfriend up and he asked me to google up the reviews and her I am.

    I didn’t put in my card details; only my email address. I have just changed my email password.

    Do you think there’s any other precaution i should be taking?


    Taylor says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Never give out details like this! They are con artists!

    Unless you sent the copies of your card etc then there will be nothing to worry about

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    Vicki says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    It is a scam! Don’t be fool by the small dollar value they put on the product. Once they have you credit card details, they will take from it every month. Mine was suppose to be a camera for 50cents. Never got the camera and was charged NZD120.00 every month for the last 5 months. If I did not look at my credit card statement, I would still be charge. It took me 5 months to check my statement and if I was not looking for something else on the statement I would not have known that they were taking this much money from my account every month. I felt really stupid!

    I hope this is a warning to anyone who thought of buying an iphone for less than $100.00 from Ziinga, think again!!!

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    Alice says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    these people are in Australia too. What a scam, at no time when you register, do you know that the terms and conditions commit you to a contract. then they start deducting money from your credit card without your knowledge – funds withdrawn from your account every month.i am not sure how to get out of contract. They are threatening legal action for me to pay up now. Have reported them the consumer affairs and the police in Australia and am waiting to hear back form them.
    please beware. they are just ripping you off. beware and best to not get involved with them in the first place.


    tes says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Maxine, did you go to your bank to cancel this or just call up? I need to get this money back (im sure everyone else does too) and I want to say the right things to my bank to ensure this!

    Maxine says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Cancel your credit cad. I too am in Oz. I cancelled my card and have got everything back. $11.20 for a phone I was supposed to have won and didn’t get, plus two payments of $89.99 for Platinum membership which I did not subscribe to. Do they think people are stupid enough to give copies of their card, driving license and a utility bill.

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    mustanggtr says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    SPAM!!! auctions go for weeks and no one wins. The just take $99.99 off every month.

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    Ged Murray says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Stay away from this group.Big Scam want all your private details.Passport/Driving licence,Bank account details,signature,photo copy of credit card .Basically you sign away your identity and they can rifle your aacounts at their leisure.

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    Mr Parrot says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I agree with all the comments here. I can’t even remember how I got on their site and ‘won’ a Nokia phone. It never turned up, but money was taken from my account for a membership I didn’t know I had. An expensive lesson I’m afraid.


    Maxine says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Cancel your credit card if this does not pose a problem. I did, new one issued in three days and I got all my money back.

  • marie says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 6:36 am

    bid and won a camera then paid it with my debit card but then when i got an email telling me to do this and that i become suspecius and ask them to cancel everything but they said i have to pay £28.00.they send me an email about refund request .they deduct there the amount that i paid for the item(£5.00)….i did not touch it yet coz i rang my bank telling them to cancel my debit card which they did… my question is can this scammers still able to get some money in my account now that i cancel my debit card?

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    Elisha says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 am

    They are nothing but DOGS, What ever you do dont trust them. It started with me winning a samsung phone and then they wanted me to scan my credit card, license and other id to them b4 they even sent me the phone. i never done this though. i then checked with my bank and they told me that they had tryed to take out all this money twice,, sucked in to them as i had no money in my debit credit card for them to do so. i have now ordered a new card.ITS A SCAM,, IT SOUNDS GOOD TO SUCK YOU IN AND THEN THEY RIP YA BLING.

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    Pan says:

    April 1st, 2012 at 11:33 am

    They also hacked my email account and sent emails to everyone with viral links. I had to change my password

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    David Jay says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Total rip off, they take as much money from your bank account as they can without you knowing , they sign you up for a membership that you are unaware of, charging £59.99 a month for the privilege , and if you should happen to win , they ask for personal details that no one in their right mind would give, unless of course you would like them to steal your identity as well.Once you realize that they are ripping you off Ziinga wish to charge you £28 for the cancellation of the membership that you never knew you had. I went to the Ziinga website once I realized they were ripping me off, tried to reason with them on their live chat line, all I got was some zombie with answers totally irrelevant to my complaint,they also said that did I want to cancel my membership, I said I did not know I had one, so they sent me an email to cancel , and asked if I would open it straight away to cancel, I said I would not even open it, so they activated it themselves, and I received another email confirming my cancellation with the £28 charge added to what they had already ripped off me. My bank seem to believe that I have signed a biding contract, so refuse to get my money back, in total nearly £160 has been stolen from my account, I have now passed all this info onto the Fraud Squad via the Trading Standards Office, these people need stopping immediately!!!

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    Hannah says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Me to – the platinum membership (thank goodness I read everything in the email I was sent) is a complete scam. After a couple of hours on live chat they said they could cancel my membership but that would prevent me from being able to be involved in the auction – meaning that I would not get my goods – in fact they would charge me $54NZD to cancel the membership I didn’t even want and a further $54 as I was not completing the purchase (the item including shipping was $24) So basically I would pay them $108 and not get the product. but this was to avoid the $119every month for a minimum of 3 months. Thankfully after the lengthy live chat conversation I rang my credit card company and cancelled it. The $24 is still on my credit card but at least that will be all they can get their hands on.

    Stay clear of this company.

  • Sandra James says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I signed up with the Ziinga.com website. After I signed up I won a mobile phone which I paid for and never got…and then to add insult to injury they had the gall to debit my credit card twice for $88.99 without authorization from me. I have sent them e-mails demanding the refunds. They are nothing more than a bunch of thieves and scam-artists. BEWARE…DON’T EVER, EVER, EVER GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER. YOU WILL REGRET IT.

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    Ingrid Ovenstone says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Ziinga in my opinion is a scam. I was sent an email advising me that I had won an IPOD Shuffle and to claim my prize all I needed to do was pay £2 for delivery. After my card details were received by Ziinga I was only then given terms and conditions and I was informed that I had entered into a ‘legal contract’ for 3 months which would cost me for my membership £59 per month. I then endeavored to cancel this ‘contract’ that they illegally put me into and I was then informed if I wanted to cancel I had to pay £28.

    I emailed my complaint to ziinga, I telephoned the telephone number on the website which by the way redirects to Malta and the company isn’t in the UK. I was told no one is prepared to listen to my complaint and no one will give me the details of any of the directors/owners of the business so that I can liaise directly with them. Reality is they are extorting money from people. I too have cancelled my card and had the money refunded and now they are threatening me with legal action. This kind of thing needs to stop and they need to be held accountable.

    For the record they have my £2 which was the delivery fee to get my FREE IPOD shuffle and yes you guessed it I never ever received the shuffle. Ziinga you should be ashamed of what you are doing. Go and make your money legally without scamming people !!


    Ingrid Ovenstone says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I have emailed my complaint to BBC-Watchdog and have referred them to this site so that they can see how many other people have been scammed by Ziinga. Hopefully something will be done to put a stop to this.

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    hk says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Thank you for the reviews everyone.

    I did win a bid but wanted to check other people’s reviews and experiences with the site before I provided my payment info. The link came from facebook, so I thought it was legitimate website. I;m so glad i checked this now and didn’t provide any card details.
    Thanks to you all I didn’t get sucked into the scam, but it was close. Hope they get what they deserve.

    Also shouldn’t big websites such as facebook and amazon monitor the advertisement they do? People have come to trust their names and will take the adverts as recommendations.

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    John FitzHerbert says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 4:05 am

    This is a totally crooked operation. Advise against having anything to do with it.

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    heatherhatala says:

    March 30th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I did not realize looking at a site can cost so much…you call them they lie and you never get money back. horrible place

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    nat says:

    March 29th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    i joined ziinga 3 weeks back, reading your reviews just realised i got scammed. is it too late for me to cancel my credit card
    plz let me kno :(


    Sam says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I got scammed a treat with this company also, my bank has said that they can cancel my card but they’ll probably still be able to take money out. So I’ve had to go ahead and pay the £28.00 cancellation fee, it is a bit of a kick but better than just shelling out £180.00 anyway!

    Maxine says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Hi Nat,

    It is not too late to cancel your credit card. I cancelled mine three weeks ago. I was issued with a new one a few days later. I have just checked my account and I have had everything Zinga took from my account refunded.

    Like everyone else I was scammed into a Platinum membership which I did not sign up for.

    Good luck!

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    Sue Thompson says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Dont touch with a barge pole. I supposedly won a canon camera & had to pay just $3 however the next thing i noticed was a charge of $92 on my credit card. They charge you $89 per month membership. Then if you try to cancel they charge you $42 for cancelling. My advice STEER CLEAR

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    Aliison Wagstaff says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Total scam they take your money for the goods and never deliver and despite cancelling they keep taking your money, they limit you to winning 2 bids in 14 days but charge 59.99 a month fee. My bank are refunding my payments but they keep taking them, they ask for a copy of your passport and the front and back of your debit card. My bank is referring them to the banking authorities to be fined. The worrying thing here is this was an ad on Facebook which was advertised as Groupon but when you click on the ad you are taken to the Ziinga site, total sammers and thieves BEWARE

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    Lorraine says:

    March 21st, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Ziinga is an outright FRAUD!!!!!! They have stolen over $170 from my credit card for a $1 Coffee Make that I never received.
    I have reported them to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission for fraudulent scamming.


    A friend says:
    March 27th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Here some info on them, hope this helps

    Domain: ZIINGA.COM
    Registrar: Eurodns S.A.

    Company: Flamingo Intervest Ltd.
    Name: Nikdar Masih
    Address: OMC Chambers, Road Town
    City: Tortola
    Postal Code: P.O. Box 3152

    Administrative Contact:
    Company: Flamingo Intervest Ltd.
    Name: Nikdar Masih
    Address: OMC Chambers, Road Town
    City: Tortola
    Postal Code: P.O. Box 3152
    Phone: +35625572557

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    Elizabeth says:

    March 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I recently bought an ipod shuffle that they offered me and still have not received it and that was about 4 months ago yet they took the money out of my bank account. They say on the fine print that they need a scanned copy of your credit card both sides and your drivers license. common people who are they tying to kid!!! I shop a lot on ebay and they have never needed any of this stuff as proof of who i am!!! I think this is a huge SCAM so please everyone be very careful DON’T send them this information for your own good. Lucky they only took the $1.50 out of my account but still why do they need that information??? Be careful!!!!


    Mickey says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    hi Elizabeth – don’t be too sure. it is a scam and they would not stop at $1.50 if they have your bank details. I would not wait for a statement from the bank – get on to them asap and cancel your card. Tell the bank what has happened and they will ensure that Ziinga does not withdraw any further funds. The outcome if you don’t will be £59.99 unauthorized funds withdrawn from your account every month.

    StevieBee says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    You need to check as they sign you into their platinum membership without you realizing and that cost £59.99 recurring. If you want to cancel this rip of they charge £28. so beware..

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    KENNY says:

    March 17th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I saw their site in a community so i decided to register and see the site, i tried to make an free offer and mysteriously i won. I accepted all conditions of use and i put my credit card. luckily my credit card was empty. I feel stupid

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    Joanne says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I appear to be one of the lucky few who read the small print first which is not something I normally do. I actually went on their live chat with a staff member named Iliana who eventually informed me after trying to sell me the FREE 7 DAYS if i didnt want to be charged £60 a month for 3 months dont buy the item!! Total scam people do not use this website at all.

  • lindy says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Do not use they take money out of your account with out consent. I went on site to have a nose at the free trial won 50 free bids paid about £3 then found out they have taken £59.99 in very small print not made clear at all. DO NOT EVEN GO ON ZIINGA SITE IT IS A SCAM!!


    Mickey says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Well – HAVEN’T I BEEN SAYING THAT TO YOU ALL FOR MONTHS NOW??? To report them – that is the only way they will be stopped from trading in the UK/USA – log onto Actionfraud.co.uk and fill up the form of the amount you have been defrauded of. And of course send off an e:mail to watchdog. It has been months since I was scammed – and I periodically come on this review to update the site. The only reason I do that is TO WARN ANYONE AND ALSO TELL THEM WHAT TO DO, IF THEY HAVE BEEN CONNED. I don’t do it for myself!!!! I already lost money mid 2010.

    lindy says:
    March 15th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Can any one scammed by these people report to watchdog on BBC Hopefully then be shown on T.V then closed down.

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    Sophia says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    IT’S A SCAM!

    Do not get involved:

    You’ll never receive the items!
    They will rob you!
    And talking with them is frustrating, they dont give any straight answers!

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    Jan West says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Do not even think of bidding for anything on Ziinga!!! Once you have made your first bid, you are then entered into a 3 month binding contract which they will charge you £59.99 for each month. I have to completely close down my bank account to prevent them getting more money, as I paid them by debit card and my bank can’t(or won’t!) stop them taking any more payments because they said I authorized it and there is nothing they can do! If you get ripped off please report them to the police, they have to be stopped.

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    ali says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 12:42 am

    same as everyone else,sucked in to believing just signing up to take part in an auction,only to discover these leaches are taking money from my account on a regular basis.my bank is looking into it.hoping justice prevails

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    troy&nat says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    i never sign up for penny auctions, as most of us know they are all scams but it seems that ZIING have all of my details, full name, address, credit card info AND even the password that i sometimes use, i never use my card on line and i always use a pay pal account if i do.

    ziinger will not accept that i HAVE NOT signed up for an account, but for them to stop taking a monthly subscription of £60 from my card i would have to cancel my account, which i must add again i do not have, and that i would have to pay £28 to cancel this…i refused to do this, a cancellation request was sent to me with an activation link which i DID NOT click, but just now i got an email saying my cancellation was successful and that £64.61 had been charged to my credit card..



    jean bade says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    they are con men remember and they will have different ways of obtaining your details. they probabley know every trick in the book,i just want to bring to your attention that i received an email from a gaming site called Karumba.com yesterday,telling me i was their winner of the day, click the link to get my £5 prize, i new something was wrong after they had got me ready to play and i couldnt get this so called winning fiver, i contacted them via their details and who do you think it was “our friends” ziinga they were based in malta with no address but it was the wording of the email, exactly as ziingas they scammed me out of £159.89 in jan/feb and for that reason alone i wasnt going to give my details anyway but all the same what im trying to say is had i done so theyd of had my new bank details and no doubt helped themselves to whatever they felt like. i told them to fuk off and do one as i new who they were, i had a very lucky escape. so beware everyone they operate under the name of KARUMBA.COM how there quite getting away with it is beyond me, but i still havnt given up yet and im just making as much noise as i can and hopefully one day they will be brought to justice and shut down for good, they really do no need to be behind bars to protect people from being robbed anymore as its just seems to be going on and on………

  • ken says:

    March 12th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    they said they wouldn’t refund my money because i made a bid.


    Maxine says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Ken, if it doesn’t cause too much inconvenience, cancel your credit card, which I did yesterday, because they are taking money out for a Platinum membership which I had not signed up for. The bank is putting in a dispute with Ziinga, but I am not going to hold my breath on this.

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    Michelle says:

    March 12th, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Conversation held with Ziinga this evening

    Please wait for a site operator to respond.
    You are now chatting with ‘Jake’
    Jake: Welcome to Ziinga! How can I help you?
    gezzbear: Hi Jake, I have read a lot of negative blogs in relation to Ziinga around the world – how can I be sure that this site is not a scam?
    Jake: Please be informed that Ziinga is verified by Thawte, a leading global Certification Authority making the Web a secure place to do business. We make use of 128-bit encryption to make sure data in your transactions remains private and confidential at all times.
    Jake: More information are included in the Terms & Conditions, FAQs and How To page. How the website works and complete policies are made available and are clearly provided to our users. We encourage our customers to read all necessary information before completing any transaction.
    gezzbear: I understand that – i do not understand why the site is asking for scanned copies of the front and rear of credit cards. My bank has an automated action that requires me to confirm that I have requested the transaction. I don’t believe that further verification is required as – If I can prove that there has been a fraudulent transaction on my account my bank will refund the monies
    Jake: We are asking you to send us copies of documents for verification purposes
    Jake: As we have a one gift per house hold policy.
    gezzbear: I understand that, however, I have provided the site with my credit card in good faith – it would appear to me that if I don’t provide the company with what “they require” whether it falls under the consumer affairs office or not you will hold a reasonable person to ransom. Enough detail has been provided to the company to identify who I am.
    Jake: When you signed up you agree on our terms and conditions. It’s stated there that for promotional won item you need to provide the required documents.
    Jake: The documents is due to one gift per house hold policy they need to confirm their identity by sending the documents as a proof.
    gezzbear: I actually signed up upon the offer of a computer at a certain price and that was not forthcoming – Policy within your company does not over ride actual Acts of Parliament. To this point I have not received any further documentation from your company. With identity theft being rampant across the globe – your proof of id story seems to have been concocted from a piece of paper not from protection of your customers
    Jake: Do you have an account with us?
    Jake: All the details about the membership, its benefits and charges, are shown on the Payment page and in your receipt. More information are included in the Terms & Conditions, FAQs and How To page. How the website works and complete policies are made available and are clearly provided to our users. We encourage our customers to read all necessary information before completing any transaction. Furthermore, an e-mail receipt is sent to our customers upon purchase as a reminder about the membership charges and the 7-day free period. There is no intention to deceive as all necessary information is communicated to our customers.
    gezzbear: YOu have now posted the same facts for a second time and failed to even provide a reasonable answer to what has been stated. I now require the name of your manager and a contact address (non email) in which I can escalate this matter further – you are being extremely obstructive. This is no way to treat an account holder.
    Jake: You can send email to us at info@ziinga.com
    gezzbear: Again, your obstruction is noted and will be forwarded to relevant parties. I ask again for a Managers name and an actual street and building number in which the office is related to-not some email address in which someone will be petulant and attempt to treat the customer (who is always right) with contempt.
    Jake: ok.
    Jake: That I can’t provide that’s why if you have a complaint you can send an email to us.
    gezzbear: Please explain why your company fails to provide a mailing address. Is this because the site is not legitimate- you continue to obstruct – natural justice and procedural fairness. If you are unable to complete my request I ask that I am put in touch (straight away) with your manager.
    Jake: with regard to the address, Suite 238, Vincenti Buildings, 14/19 Strait Street, Valletta VLT 08, Malta.
    gezzbear: Thank you – what is the Australian subsidiary for this company?
    Jake: This website is owned by Flamingo Intervest Ltd., OMC Chambers, P.O. Box 3152, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands and partly managed by Auction Management Ltd.
    gezzbear: That is fine – however, this site comes up as Ziinga.com.au – who is in charge of the Australian arm. Clearly most people are not prepared to send their credit card details overseas due to the high proportion of identity theft. What measures have the company put in place to match the expectations of the Australian laws?
    Jake: We don’t as this a international company.
    gezzbear: So the company chooses to impart what it wants on unsuspecting consumers and withholds goods if they do not meet what the company wants.
    Jake: You can check our company on our website “about us”.
    gezzbear: I have Jake – this all seems to be a stalling procedure as you have failed to answer any of my direct questions. I am aware of numerous forums that state your company does not deliver on its goods and requests far too much information from its “Customers” I must say I applaud the automation in your reponses – however, it still does not offer any reasonable resolution
    Jake: Everything is on our terms and conditions.
    Jake: To summarize everything, we will not send the item, if you will not send the documents.
    gezzbear: You really are a parrot arent you – no answer provided – Where are you based
    Jake: Malta.
    gezzbear: So who manages the Australian arm of the business?
    Jake: I told you we don’t have.
    Jake: Please be advised that we stand by our decision regarding this matter. Our decision is also in line with our Terms and Conditions which you have agreed on upon signing up with Ziinga. We have not in any way amended our terms and conditions therefore these information were clearly stated when you paid for the won auction.
    gezzbear: So it stands to reason that when the hard questions are asked you hide behind terms and conditions that cannot be tried and tested in other countries. This has been an extremely enlightening experience. May you enjoy hiding behind your keyboard and half baked replies. I once again request the name and contact details of your superior.
    Jake: We can’t provide that to you. That’s why I’m suggesting to send email to us.
    Chat session has been terminated by the site operator.

    I think there is now enough for everyone to make an informed decision.


    Hannah says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    My Goodness it is almost a carbon copy of the response I got via chat. They obviously have a list of replies that they copy and paste word for word! – and all aimed at unhappy customers!

    StevieBee says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I don’t know if you read their terms and conditions but they state within them:-
    You may cancel your account at any time by sending an email to info@ziinga.com.


    Ziinga offers different types of memberships, each with a corresponding monthly fee.

    When I asked about the different memberships I was told they only have one and that is Platinum. so what good are their terms and conditions if they don’t stack up in the simplest of statements.
    I saw nothing about having to become a platinum member until I read the email they sent to me after bidding and paying for an item.

    Maxine says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks Michelle, that was very enlightening. I too have had the same responses when contacting them. Very frustrating.

    As Michelle says, DO NOT GET INVOLVED.

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    Maxine says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I too have fallen victim to these scoundrels. I supposedly won a mobile phone, paid the money with my credit card, a few days later noticed an unauthorized amount taken from my credit card. I was told that I had signed up for Platinum membership, which I had not. Kept demanding scanned copy of credit card/passport and/or driving license and utility bill. I wrote to them and told them I refused to do this and no-one in their right mind would do so. Told I had a binding contract.

    I went to my bank this morning and cancelled my credit card. They have put a dispute in to try and get my money back, but I am not hopeful of this happening.

    I am based in Australia but note their office is in Malta and their company registration was done in some far off land! I think they are also linked to online gambling sites, although not absolutely sure of this.


    Jean Bade says:
    March 15th, 2012 at 4:47 am

    i too have heard that these scamming bastards are online gambling/gaming site. excuse my language but ive been emailing these clowns for ten days and you dont get one straight answer, if i hear them say about their bloody terms and conditions once more i swear im not gonna be responsible, im not leaving it, im making as much noise as i can about these people, ive told them im gonna become there worst nightmare, i cant urge people enough, please complain wherever you can they cant be left to carry on thieving off vulnerable and decent hard working people, ive never come across anything quite like em b4.if everybody can just find 1 place or person to complain about them then theres gonna be a chance someone will just get to the right person to bring these bastards down. they’ve just told me, they make the web a safe place to shop. what a joke!!

  • TUA says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Thanks guys for the rating and review, I’m so sick of getting ripped off by these scam websites, now every website i go on to shop i always make sure to check up on reviews about the sites before doing anything else, saves me a lot of time and money.

  • Kathleen says:

    March 9th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you so much for the information. I will definitely be staying away from ziinga

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    nazir says:

    March 9th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    gosh i really got scammed. they took my money and said you never paid!!!!. stupid bastards!! stay away from this stupid scamming site! make fools of us working for money people!! i am reporting to police! whoever has been scammed report to police so with enough reports they can be shut down and our money will be back hopefully!

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    South Africa says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Also scammed in South Africa, they deducted twice from my account, stay away !!!!

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    Jean Bade says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    they are the biggest rip off merchants on the net. they’ve just robbed me of £131.83 and i got nothing,they lure you in with a supposed “free” bid, obviously you are successful with that bid then they get your bank details and the next thing you know there helping themselves to your money and try and justify it by saying youve subscribed with them, which is total bull, in the meantime the successful free bid comes to nothing, there excuse with that is they need a receipt, a bloody receipt from who??then they expect you to mess about cancelling something which i didnt join, subscribe to or sign for and i now have the pleasure of them charging me another £28 for cancellation, with further threats of them taking £67.99 if i didnt do as they asked, i feel so stupid, but at least i can say this will never happen to me again. ive lost a total of £159.83 with the threat of them taking more, we’ll see, im now banned from their site because i apparently told the truth they say im abusive,funny no ones ever called me that before but i’ll lose no sleep over that. but please PLEASE listen to my story they will rip you off in the finish, guaranteed. dont go there is my advice, if i stop one person, ive done my bit. thank you for giving me the opportunity to give this review.


    Jan West says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Just been ripped off by Ziinga too. I’ve reported them and have a crime number. Hope everyone who has been ripped off reports them, then maybe they will get closed down. Going to have to close down my bank account to stop them getting more money!!

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    trev kay says:

    February 28th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    this Ziinga is just a rip off DO NOT GO ON THERE SITE AT ALL.

    never give them card details

    I have refered my account to New Zealand Police


    Ann says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I too got ripped off with these scammers. They promise me every month my refund of $119.99 will be refunded – what a joke, this has been going on since January and of course I do not get a refund. I am from New Zealand too – how did you get on with the New Zealand Police.
    Am going to the bank tomorrow to cancel my credit card, even though they haven’t taken anymore money out since January.

  • Ashley says:

    February 27th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    They are a scam I have charges on there site. I am going to report them.

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    Anonymous says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 9:32 pm



    There is enough information here to at least warrant an investigation – based on reports submitted here and elsewhere it seems the following are plausible:

    a) There is evidence of fraudulent auctioneering (items aren’t sent, this is especially damning if true as it would confirm that the site exists purely for the purposes of fraud).

    b) The auctions seem to be rigged (timers/bidders) by an automated system.

    c) Money seems to be taken from accounts in arbitrary amounts and without permission – in many cases this appears to be fraudulent or wilfully negligent.


    It would be a happy ending to see these SCUMBAGS extradited to the us on multiple fraud charges OR the company given an exemplary fine.

    With all these things it comes down to how many people who are affected take action, either through private legal action or by making enough noise that the authorities investigate!!! – NIOSEC.COM is the parent company, and a link to their document detailing their takeover of ziinga can be found below:


    As I said below, this is a multi-million dollar company that has a US presence – they are VERY vulnerable if they have acted fraudulently.



    Jean Bade says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    seems that this isnt the case here in the uk, im absolutely devastated by what these bastards have done to me but im equally annoyed by my banks attitude, its not fraud if i gave my details, well im sorry to say the definition of fraud as many meanings a few being, deceitful, cheater, dishonest, crooked, deceptive, untrustworthy, to name but a few, ziinga are all of these words as im sure we will agree, my bank told me “leave us out of it, its between you and them” even though i was stupid enough to gave my details i still think some responsibility should be taken by them after all i give them my money to look after and after supposedly being on a secure payment page i thought i would have some cover with them, hence to say im transferring the minute my new card arrives in nxt few days. i dont get how they are still were they are. heres another thing i was told by these rip off merchants, was this, after my claim for a refund because my bids remained untouched ziinga tell me that you get a bidding agent and they just bid for you regardless if your logged in or not, she proceeded to tell me this agent had bid with my bids for an i-pod, camera, tv, etc etc i dont want any of those things, how can a total stranger bid for you when they dont even no what youd want to bid for, you see it says money back guarantee if bids remained untouched, mine were, because i never visited the bloody site anymore after my initial one and only visit there, so all in all you cant get your money back because youve had one of their agents using your bids paid for out of your account and that makes your refund void, there an absolute joke and it doesn’t seem like i can do anything about it. they took £159.00 off me for nothing, absolutely nothing but the devastating thing is it was all i had, can anyone help???

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    Anonymous says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 8:44 pm


    Are the terms you should be using when you phone the FBI (if you are a US-resident and have been defrauded). The good news is that the company trades in the US and is owned by NIOSEC (www.niosec.com) which acquired flamingo intervest (owner of ziinga) you can see on the pdf’s on that site that ziinga has made a LOT of money, which means it is potentially very vulnerable to class action and criminal proceedings, US citizens especially should get on this because niosec is a big company and not the offshore safe-haven you might expect.


    Mickey says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Hi Jean Bade – it would be interesting to know what bank you are with – as some banks pursue Ziinga and some don’t. Lloyds TSB – won’t claw back funds from Ziinga!!!

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    Paul05 says:

    February 23rd, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Well, How stupid do I feel?
    Just got my credit card bill in and noticed a charge from this mob of con men for £59,only then did I realize that they have been nicking the same amount since September last year, a grand total of £225.

    Its not just the money, its the principle, some poor old souls out there
    are being ripped off that really cant afford it.

    These people are scum, I really hope they get their comeuppance.


    John says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 5:40 pm


    I cannot stress this enough!!!

    Here in Spain you can contact the credit card / bank account issuer and reclaim the payment, as long as it’s done within a certain period. Internet companies do not receive their money immediately even though it appears as debited to your account.

    My advice, apart from what has been mentioned elsewhere on this page, is to contact your bank or credit card company. In the case of a credit card, if the bank are uncooperative, you can contact the means of payment issuer (Visa, American Express, Mastercard etc)and they have the obligation to cancel the payment and refund you.

    These scammers rely on people not keeping an eye on their accounts and not knowing their rights.

  • Matthew says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Hi, i also fell for the SCAM -Supposedly won a camera which was needed as i was robbed not long ago and thought this would be an ideal replacement. Lucky for me my credit card was declined and my question is can they still take money from the account or was i one of the more lucky one’s and as a security precaution should i cancel my card anyway and get a new one? Also they have my email address and company signature -Is this a problem or am i safe??


    XyZ says:
    March 16th, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Cancel your card. And keep close eye on your account.

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    Sue says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I have just gotten off the phone with my bank as Ziinga has taken an unauthorized payment from my account. I joined stupidly then still couldn’t bid, had to buy more credits so I cancelled which was still going to cost me 1/2 of the join fee, then this month they have taken another full amount from my credit card. Bad people.

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    sue says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Total rip-off! All they do is take your money and when you cancel they still take you money! BBB can’t help you either, its an over seas scam.

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    mindy says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Ziinga is a totally scam. They ask me to enter my credit card number when I sign up with them, few days later when I check my credit card activities then I found out that Ziinga has charged $149.00 from my card. I was wondered why am I been charged, I only sign up an account with them and did not start any activity yet. So I emailed them to find out why, this is their answer: —————
    (The reason you were being charged was because you purchased a bid package of 250 bids for $149,00. You have left a balance of 188 Bids that we can refund to you.)—————

    I have never authorized them to charge my card to purchased any bid package, and also if I did purchase 250 bids why only 188 bids left. Since it was already been charged,so I log on to Ziinga account thought maybe I could try to bid on something. After couple bids I realize the chance for me to win a auction is very rare. now I hope they will refund my money back, so I started an online chat with a Ziinga agent, this was the chatting:


    Please wait for a site operator to respond.

    You are now chatting with ‘Ria’

    Ria: Welcome to Ziinga Live Chat Service! For me to better assist you, may I have your Ziinga username?

    Mindy: mmmmm

    Ria: Hello! How may I assist you?

    Mindy: I want to cancel my account and get my money back.

    Ria: Let me check that for you

    Ria: Please hold.

    Ria: This username: mmmmm has no active membership with Ziinga

    Ria: Can you please provide the last 6 digits of the card that has been charged

    Mindy: but I could log on to my account and also I did tried couple bids,I still have bids left.

    Ria: The bids will not expire, you can use them to place bids on any live auction

    Ria: But that is non refundable.

    Mindy: when I start my account I was told my bids is refundable.

    Ria: As per Terms and Conditions

    Ria: Please note that bid packages can only be refunded if unused. By policy, refund claims for completely or partially used bid packages are invalidated immediately.

    Ria: And you have used it.

    Ria: Is there anything else I can help you with?

    Mindy: Once i use all my bids will my account be canceled?

    Ria: No, as long as you did not requested to deactivate your account, you can still log in to your account.

    Mindy: can I request to cancel my account now?

    Ria: Please send email, request to Deactivate your account.

    Ria: Once you requested this, you can no longer log in to your account.


    I realized what I got in to, a total scam. There is nothing I can do to get my money back now, I canceled my credit card numbers just to avoid any more unauthorized charges.

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    katie says:

    February 19th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    You are now chatting with ‘Andrea’
    Andrea: Welcome to Ziinga Live Chat Service! For me to better assist you, may I have your Ziinga username?
    katie: can you only win 2 bids every 14 days?
    katie: ktmymatey
    Andrea: Thank you. Please hold for a moment while I check that for you.
    katie: hello? Can you only win 2 bids per 14 days?
    Andrea: A user can win 2 auctions in a 14-day rolling period.
    katie: so i would pay £59 plus bidding charges a month
    katie: for just 2 items?
    Andrea: The product you’ve won £ 100 credit on 02/19/12 is tied up with the platinum membership that has 3 month binding contract.
    Andrea: £ 100
    Andrea: Please disregard that.
    Andrea: The platinum membership cost 59.99 GBP and has a 3 month binding contract.
    Andrea: Is there anything else I can help you with?
    katie: yes I know but it works out that I would be loosing out. Especially when you don’t actually send the items. Do you realise what trouble you can get in to by doing this to people? No body has ever been delivered anything.
    Andrea: We do required documents once you paid for the promotional won auctions
    Andrea: Due to Ziinga’s one gift per household policy, users need to confirm their identity by sending the following documents as proof:
    Andrea: Scanned copy of Credit Card (front and back)
    Andrea: Scanned copy of valid ID (passport or driver’s license)
    Andrea: Scanned copy of signed credit card form. Download and fill up the form from this link: http://www.ziinga.com/uk/pages/creditcard_form
    Andrea: All required documents have to be submitted to info@ziinga.com.
    katie: good luck with your job Andrea. You mug.
    katie: cancel my user name please.


    XyZ says:
    March 16th, 2012 at 4:21 am

    That is retarded. I hope ppl who run this scam get arrested and imprisoned.

    me again. says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:13 am


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    Abdullah from Mauritius says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Hi friends,

    My name is abdullah and I can tell you that I am not lucky enough as you friends. I had clicked in Ziinga and I was surprised to see that a samsung GT C 3300 on 2012-01-09 for only $2.32 and also free shipping will be provided. I accepted, but to my great surprise I was asked to provide the following documents:

    Because we have a one gift per household policy, you must confirm your
    identity by sending the following documents as proof:

    Scanned copy of Credit Card (front and back)
    Scanned copy of valid ID (passport or driver’s license)
    Scanned copy of signed credit card form

    I refused to send those documents.

    I was even more surprised when I got my bank statement to see that a sum of $ 99.99 was deducted without my consent and without any receipt.

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    sally says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    anyone who says good things about ziinga obviously works for ziinga. they are a scam please do not have anything to do with ziinga.

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    Elaine says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    yip just like everyone here on this site i have been scammed bought bids from the free auction next thing i know 67.99 taken out off my bank and now they want me to pay for me to cancel.

    Joke big rip off they said when i got the bids it said about i would become a member after days7 days and pay this amount i did not see anything saying this did anyone else i will be cancelling my card also rip off cons.

    Stay away from this site.

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    Lalita says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks guys for the reviews as i was wondering if they could sell stuff for such low prices, however i think they have taken some heed to the review comments as when i won a bid it clearly said i would be paying £60 for a 3 months membership. So at least people will know now what they are signing up for.

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    Kirsty Louisa says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    As with most people this site came through a a reliable source…so I thought I’d give it a go…

    Had a look at the free auctions and ‘WON’ a digital camera which is much needed…..however when it came to pay I noticed the so called membership fee and thought better of it before I put any details on…Now Im really pleased I google everything that asks for payments details…Don;t be fooled I rang the phone number which is a Leeds phone number to be told it was an invalid number and try again…

    Lucky Escape I think!

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    Margaret says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I would like to know how these scam artists got my credit card number. Ive never bought anything online except from the Bradford Exchange. Can anybody tell me how I was robbed of 613.80?


    KENNY says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    OMG 613.80 dollars???

  • Cristina says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I am glad i googled it first. Thank you guys very very much.

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    CJ says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I got email saying I had won a portable DVD so I ventured onto the Web site, decided I might have a go as it looked like some real bargains were to be had……. “had” being the Right word.. luckily I noticed some small print just before I had finished entering my card details saying that my accepting this item I was entering into a 3 month contract at £59.99GB a month … err I don’t think so, steer clear folks

  • Mickey says:

    February 14th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS FROM MICKEY – I AM GIVING YOU ALL LEGAL ADVICE. The only way to stop this company is to contact your bank and cancel your credit card. Your bank will issue you with a new one. This will put a stop to Ziinga accessing your account to withdraw further unauthorized funds. Report Ziinga to actionfraud.org.uk – who is aware of Ziinga and can take action against them IF ENOUGH COMPLAINTS ARE LODGED AGAINST THEM. I know it takes about 15 mins to fill out their forms – but it is worth it to put this company out of business in the UK.


    Elaine says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you so much for this advice i will be filling this out i dont want them to get away with this thank you again.

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    alison says:

    February 14th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Total Scam, I bought an ipod shuffle but in order receive this ‘free gift’ they wanted me to send a scan of the back and front of my credit card, a copy of my passport and a copy of a utility bill. No way would I send these items to anybody! I entered into an online chat with them saying I didn’t want a free gift just the product I have bought. The total I paid was £8.41 (most of the cost was shipping!)they said they would refund I just needed to agree to the refund by clicking a link on an email, however the link was to authorize them to take a cancellation fee from me hence to take more money from my card rather than refund the £8.41 I have already paid.

    My bank is refunding my money for me and I have reported them to Trading Standards, beware the total scammers

  • Wha ha ha says:

    February 14th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Thank heavens I have picked up the lovely habit of Goggling things before making stupid choices Thanxx for all the warnings guys.



    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Well done you – for checking it out first.

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    alison says:

    February 14th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Total Scam, I bought an ipod shuffle but in order receive this ‘free gift’ they wanted mw to send a scan of the back and front of my credit card, a copy of my passport and a copy of a utility bill. No way would I send these items to anybody! I entered into an online chat with them saying I didn’t want a free gift just the product I have bought. The total I paid was £8.41 (most of the cost was shipping!)they said they would refund I just needed to agree to the refund by clicking a link on an email, however the link was to authorize them to take a cancellation fee from me hence to take more money from my card rather than refund the £8.41 I have already paid.

    My bank is refunding my money for me and I have reported them to Trading Standards, beware the scammers


    Jean Bade says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 6:37 am

    my bank, halifax are just the same, after being on the phone with them for almost an hour,i was just made to feel like i was some stupid kid for giving my details, so i asked, because being over a certain age dosnt have its advantages when using the internet, what or how do i recognize when a site is ok and when should alarm bells ring, to which she replied, “Well i wouldnt go on any page were it says something is free” hence the dig because i thought it was a free bid. right and…. “look just leave us out of it, its between yourself and ziinga, its got nothing to do with us” excuse me who looks after my money to which i was then told my new debit card was on its way, no way am i leaving it at that either, like Mickey im curious as to who this good bank is, im now awaiting my card and then im kissing halifax goodbye. ziinga wont acknowledge me now my last 5 emails to them have remained unanswered, because, they know what i am saying to them warrants a refund and after using “their terms and conditions line” there really is no were else for them to go, see my original comments march 9th then this is how its finished, i said all my bids from my supposed subscription remain untouched, they said id used 10, not a chance id only paid one visit to a page on there site the night i bid for the still to arrive coffee maker and by theway were is my coffee maker the one ive paid you for, no reply to that, going back to me using my bids they proceed to tell me a bidding agent of theirs as used them on my behalf, not authorized by me they havnt, how the hell can anyone bid for me when they dont no what i want and how much there maximum bid should be on my behalf, she tells me then having a bidding agent is just one of the many “perks” you get when a platinum member, she proceeded to tell what they had unsuccessfully bid for me, not a single thing of any use to me, dont go off the subject i told her because no one has the right to use my bids paid for by me out of money theyd stolen from my a/c Who said anyone could touch my bids???? its in the terms and conditions line came again,its not because you cant possibly bid for someone without there permission, without knowing what i want and without knowing what maximum amount they could go to. so i will have a refund to which i got a silence and they now refuse to acknowledge my emails, does anyone know how i can get in touch some other way with these bastards, coz never in a million yrs am i leaving it, ziinga and there mates at halifax can go to hell but someone is going to give me back the money stolen from me. sorry ive gone on a little im just bloody furious with them. can anyone help with a number for me to get in touch, thanks.

    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Hey – you must have a good bank, as my bank won’t – yet!! But they will as I am in touch with the Ombidsman for Lloyds TSB, they are obviously still in the dark ages. Would love to know who your bank is so I can change to it from Lloyds!!!!

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    Dave says:

    February 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Please do not give any details to these scammers. I have lost £120 in two months to these thieves and unlikely to
    See it again.



    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Dave – I hope you have contacted you bank to cancel your credit card or they will take funds off your account for a third month. Do this asap – and don’t forget to report them.

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    john says:

    February 12th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    All works good, and I thought I was having fun. However, if you buy anything, a bid pack, or win a bid, when you pay for it they enter you into “membership” at $99.99 per month, with a three month minimum. You can get a refund, though I did not get mine yet, less a $39.00 fee for ending your three month contract which you never authorized. Of course they say it’s in the fine print, but it is not. It mentions the membership, and what you get with it, but does not tell you you have to have it. The first 7 days they call free, so you don’t know you have it till you see it gone from your bank.

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    Rubin says:

    February 10th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Is it possible, despite the cancellation of my credit card, this site uses my bank account to withdraw money or I have to cancel my account?

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    esther says:

    February 9th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    i want to know why my visa was declined i won 2 items but cant get them because my card was declined never happened before


    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Esther – have you not READ ALL THESE COMMENTS??? You have had a narrow escape – give it up – why worry about 2 items when you have just escaped being robbed of hundreds of pounds??? Are you from the same PLANET??? Everyone on this site has been robbed and you are complaining because you haven’t??????

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    Maz says:

    February 9th, 2012 at 12:49 pm


    Biggest fraud going- don’t touch it, what annoys me it came to me through a reliable source- i never usually touch these sites but gave it a go- now am £130 out of pocket as they took money from my credit card- and i have now cancelled it and got a new one- they will not get anymore money, my company have been brilliant! You are told you have won a bid and it will be posted out within two weeks-nothing comes and they do not answer emails and their phone number does not work- funny that! People do not touch the site- it is a massive con- big time- hope someone can stop them- maybe google as you can find them through this search engine and probably others.

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    noeline says:

    February 8th, 2012 at 4:00 am

    ITS A SCAM!!!!!!
    cancel your credit cards and inform your bank.
    i will also be informing the police and trading standards of this company, i suggest other people do the same.

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    Ritchie smith says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 6:16 pm


    This is nothing but a scam, yip you have guessed right Im one of those to also have been scammed into believing I had won a coffee maker rrp £65.00 for £12.43 so I put my card details in straight away thinking nothing of it. Then no coffee maker arrived but £59.99 withdrawn from my bank without my knowledge. I called the customer service telephone number and to my astonishment the woman on the end of The line was and still is the biggest idiot I’ve ever came across, totally blanked my questions and kept Asking if there was anything else she could help me with, she never helped me With anything so never mind anything else. 13 minutes I was the phone to the retard so god knows how much I will get ripped off with that call. “in fact I’m an even bigger idiot than she is as I gave this robbing company my credit card details!!! I’ve now to pay £28.00 to cancel a membership I didn’t want in the first place and had no idea I had in the first place.
    Short end of the story is don’t entertain ziinga as there only objective is to ROB you of your money!!!


    esther says:
    February 9th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    thanks very much for that i wondered why the items were so cheap lets hope nothing else happens

    noeline says:
    February 8th, 2012 at 3:57 am

    i have had the very same problem, i didnt even know i had entered into a membership, there was nothing about it when you try and bid on items, ITS A MAJOR SCAM!!!!
    so either they take £58 a month for something you didnt want or charge you £28 to get out of it.
    i have informed my bank and cancelled my credit cards, i had tried to negotiate with Ziinga and threatened legal action. next i will be informing the police if they try to take any money out of my account after i have cancelled my cards.
    i think trading standards will get informed too.

  • kelly says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 4:58 am

    thank god for this web site i cancelled my debt card asap they no longer can deduct more money lot R46 but better then R1000’s

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    bILLY Robson says:

    February 6th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    scammers they have no appointed rep and they are based in greece the office and the po box on a small islland in caribean if that doesnt say SCAM i dont know what does


    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    They are actually owned by a company in the virgin islands – Ziinga.com is a trade name of:

    Flamingo Intervest Ltd
    OMC Chambers,
    P O Box 3152,
    Road Town
    British Virgin Islands.

    Although i have read in the shares index that Flamingo have recently sold Ziinga – (or more to the point CLAIM they have sold Ziinga so they can dis-associate themselves from fraud!!!

    How do I know – I have been on their case for months now.

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    Jane says:

    February 6th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    i also fell into the trap of ziing.com whata scam!!!!!!!! so stupid STAY CLEAR

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    Overmyer says:

    February 3rd, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    They were suppose to take $16.06 out of my account and they took that plus $100.00


    mirand says:
    February 5th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    you had better close your bank account because they will try and more from you.

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    Keri Jack says:

    February 2nd, 2012 at 5:49 am

    I am the same as everybody I fell for the scam!! Signed up for what I was lead to believe was a free week membership to buy an ipod shuffle for £1, ended up paying £59.99 and to cancel my account i then had to pay £28.00 cancellation fee. They then took a further £59.99 when my account should have been canceled and now are doing everything in their power to not refund my money. Im so angry with myself for not researching this frudant site. Unfortunately they have my bank details and I am now going to have to conact my bank to stop any transactions to Ziinga. DO NOT give tis website any of your details!!!


    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Keri Jack – don’t be so hard on yourself – everyone on this site fell for it – simply because there was no notification to say the membership costs were included in payment for the item – that is not disclosed at the point of payment. You have done the right thing by contacting your bank – luckily – you did not ignore it – or they would have taken more unauthorized funds from your account. There is one other thing you can do: report them to ACTIONFRAUD.org.uk – PUT A STOP TO ZIINGA ONCE AND FOR ALL.

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    hakimskikdy says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    If i cancel my bank account within 12 hours of winning and paying an auction can Ziinga still charge me?


    mirand says:
    February 5th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    no, they dare not come after you. This is a Fraudulent company

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    Girlthatfellforit says:

    January 30th, 2012 at 2:59 pm


    I went to their site and ended up “bidding” on a camera, they then turned around and asked for a copy of the front AND back of my card, PLUS a copy of my utility bill. Luckily, I didn’t fall for that but unfortunately they have my debit card info.

    If you fell for it, immediately cancel your card so that they have no way of charging you.

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    B Chapman says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I have won an item in there auction but as yet not received my item its been three weeks now sure it shouldn’t take that long.


    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Hi B Chapman – NO – it does not take that long – because it has never been sent – and never will be. I have not heard from anyone who has received their PRIZE! There is probably not an electrical item in this warehouse/company – they will show you a picture on the site of an item – but have no intentions of posting it – because it does not exist – they are only after your bank details. THERE ARE NO ITEMS TO WIN. If you have not already done so – GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR BANK – NOW – ASAP.

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    RonB says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Guys n Girls ONLY use a debit card for anything on the net. That way no credit……and it fires up just like a credit card and you can only spend what in the account ..cash. Easy to stop and easy to limit. I just bid on a free camera and the only funds in the account are the $ 20 for the camera and post. Wait for further updates


    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Hi RonB – That is not exactly true – yes you can only spend what is in your account – but who wants their account wiped out? if you have £60 plus in your account – they can take the lot – so using a debit card does not work. Ziinga is going to rob you whatever card you use. Using a mastercard on line – is a safer bet as you bank can dispute an action. if you feel in anyway uncomfortable about using a credit card – then the best bet is not to enter into any payment at all – but we are talk hindsight here. Once you are on this site you will have known credit or debit card aside – you have been scammed. Get on to your bank and have them cancel your credit/debit card asap.

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    JITSAA says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    ZIINGAA.. thank god I reviewed before giving my card detaisl adn saved myself from beign looted by this fraud company. below is my chat with online assistant of this company// plz friends save your time by not joining it.

    Please wait for a site operator to respond.
    You are not currently in a chat session.
    You are not currently in a chat session.
    You are not currently in a chat session.
    You are now chatting with ‘Nickel’
    Nickel: Welcome to Ziinga Live Chat Service! For me to better assist you, may I have your Ziinga username?
    you: Jitendra
    you: JITSAA
    you: JITSAA is my inga username
    you: i need ur help regarding the free membership tht i have been offered with my first order
    Nickel: Please hold while I lookup your account. Thank you.
    you: ok
    Nickel: Thank you for holding. How may I assist you?
    you: i need ur help regarding the free membership (platinum) tht i have been offered with my first order
    Nickel: Yes, what is your inquiry regarding the membership?
    you: can I be offered any free membership!
    you: ciz it says 99 permonth after 7 days
    you: coz 99 per month is a big amount
    you: i m not sue what benefits u offer for the return of $99
    Nickel: The membership is free to use for 7 days. However, if you decided you don’t want to be a member anymore then there will be a cancellation fee
    you: how much is that?
    Nickel: AS a member allows you to:
    Nickel: – Get 10% extra bids for bid packages purchases
    Nickel: – Free Shipping
    Nickel: – Free bid
    Nickel: – Bid-For-Free auctions
    Nickel: – Daily Bid Agent
    Nickel: If you’re in the US the cancellation fee is $39.00
    you: yes I m in US
    you: and my shopping pattern is not regualr
    you: can I be offered any other memebreship
    you: ?
    you: other than this platinum..
    you: i m looking for some free membership plan
    Nickel: Unfortunately, that’s the only membership we have at this time.
    you: than th eitem that I bou is actually costing me more than market rate
    you: because I dont have any regular plan to participate in bid
    you: i m sorrybut can my cancellation fee be waived off??
    Nickel: No, cancellation fee cannot be waived. Please refer to our terms and conditions on our site.
    you: if yes than i can buy my item at winning bid and get the account cancelled..
    you: if it is a no than I am not happy with this plan
    you: it actually is costing me more than market usual rate
    you: see that i won ipod shuflle for $10 with shiping cost
    you: but if you made me to pay additional $39
    you: it will totally cost me around $50
    you: its market rate is $35
    Nickel: I understand. Unfortunately, the iPod is a promotional auction in conjunction with our membership
    Nickel: I understand.
    you: what you have to offer me so taht i can understand the benfits
    you: i doint see any benefits
    you: equalling to $99
    you: tht’s not in favor of customer
    Nickel: I understand however, that is our promotional item.
    you: do what do you suggest me?
    you: what do you advice me in this regard?
    Nickel: I’m sorry. I will not be able to provide you with suggestions.
    you: are you customer care or advocate for ziinga’s non-friendly marketting tricks!
    Nickel: I’m sorry you feel that way.
    you: i m sorry but I think you are wishing my non-benefits
    you: and are wishing to harm me financially and mentally
    Nickel: There are other benefits of being a member. You may review it on our site.
    you: request you to please think in customer’s benefits
    you: I am glad that I didn;t gave you my card detials yet
    you: and i m not hurt financially by your online bad tricks
    you: i will put your comany in blog and review abt being so non-customer friendly
    you: bye and have a good day
    you: one last question
    you: can you cancel my username
    Nickel: I respect your decision.
    Nickel: Please hold while I cancel.
    you: i dont want to be a user anymore
    you: ok sure
    Nickel: Thank you for holding. I have already cancelled your username and you should receive a confirmation email.
    you: thanks for not charging me for that


    esther says:
    February 9th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I really feel sorry for you guys. I’m now soooo glad that my card was declined They must read all this so why are they still at it. SHOULD get the police or someone else on to them good luck those of you who got lumbered into thinking you were on to a good thing

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    Lucy says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I was an idiot too! ‘won’ CAMERA for £3.00 put in my account details not realizing this was automatic membership until i decided to google Zinnga. If only i had the sense to do this 1st. I have since cancelled my card on the advice of the internet, but unfortunately they have taken £59 already as well as the £3 for the camera and £3 for postage. Sure it will be a miracle if I ever see the camera now and if I do the amount I have paid to Zinnga is well over the amount the camera is worth. Kicking myself for being such a fool!. I cancelled my account with ziinga and they said i would be charged £28 for this! As of yet i can not see that this has come out of my account, Just hoping I canceled my card in time so they cannot take any more money. I hope that by cancelling my card will not mean I have broken a contract i was unaware of and will make me end up worse off with Ziinga chasing me.


    Mickey says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Lucy – They will not be able to access your account for the £28 – so you are safe. As for breaching contract – you will find that they are about to breach it themselves. There is no camera – and it will obviously for that reason never arrive. Their excuse for not sending it will be (and I can quote them on this), you cancelled your membership!!! never mind that you cancelled weeks and weeks later – the item was never sent. Ziinga will not pursue you – they have gotten money out of you and will move on to their next victim. How can a company pursue a person who has paid £65 – for NOTHING???

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    Kidthatwantsafreeipad. says:

    January 25th, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I should have read those reviews. I gave the website my email. WIll it be ok? I couldn’t delete my account.


    Mickey says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Kid that wants a free ipad – you will be fine as long as they don’t have anything else. The will try and contact you to reel you back in but if they don’t have your bank details you are safe enough. Well done for checking out the reviews first.

  • Mickey says:

    January 22nd, 2012 at 10:34 am

    If you have been affected by Ziinga – which I imagine everyone on this site has been – THERE ARE A COUPLE OF STEPS THAT YOU MUST TAKE ASAP TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

    Contact your bank asap – tell them what has happened and cancel your credit card – now that Ziinga has your details they will take unauthorised funds out of your account MONTHLY – so put a stop to it NOW.
    The second and just as important step is: to report them – contact actionfraud.org.uk – be prepared to fill out a form with the details of this scam – it takes about 15 mins to complete but is well worth the effort to put a stop to this company. have at hand any details such as date the funds were taken from your account, any contact you have had with Ziinga, etc – they need these details in order to deal with the company (Ziinga).


    tommy says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:51 am

    hi mickey my bank said i cant cancel my credit card as i had to give my 16 digit no. any other advice

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    Chris says:

    January 21st, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I too have fallen victim to this site’s scam. I followed a link from Facebook (so avoid all advertising on Facebook),won a camera, filled in details to pay for it, have been billed for the item. I have asked them to cancel the free membership option, and am waiting for a reply back.

    When I later reviewed my account with them and saw that my win was waiting for paperwork details, that started to ring alarm bells especially after seeing what they wanted. (Identity theft trick came to mind there), I reviewed the site and found that I am not the only other person who has fallen to this scam. Thank you all for the advice you have put up here, for I have cancelled my Debit card, and reported the site for their misconduct.


    Mickey says:
    January 22nd, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Hi Chris – well done for cancelling your card – they will take off membership MONTHLY. So you have saved futher payments being taken. Make sure the bank knows why you cancelled the card – just to ensure they do not pay out any further funds – that way the bank is responsible for clawing back that payments. I would advise a notice in writing to the bank – if you have not done already. You have taken the right steps – and I hope that you are not bothered by them again – they will of course e:mail you – telling you you have won this or that – just trying to hook you back, but as you have learned they want a lot of personal details before they will send you this “item that you have won by magic”. Put any e:mails they send you into your junk. Good Luck.

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    Steven Shiels says:

    January 20th, 2012 at 5:30 am

    All I can say about this site is keep well clear it will screw you over big style you get charged £58.00 membership once you realise you have been ripped of and try to cancel they then charge you £28.00 for cancelling early so all keep clear

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    baz t says:

    January 19th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    i like what it says at the top of this page 7 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE, YEAH,


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    Caitlin says:

    January 18th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    My experience with ziinga is probably one that I don’t doubt a lot of people have had. I won the same item five or six times and then the whole thing resets and I am no longer the last bidder. After I sent in a complaint asking about why this would happen they blamed it on my internet service provider. This has never happened with any other penny auction I have been apart of. In fact I have won lots of items on different sites and never have come across this problem with any other site except Ziinga. After all this was over and I sat at my computer going to Ziinga’s site for some reason my account no longer existed and my almost 300 bids which I paid for were gone. I have lost a lot of money to this site and don’t recommend it to anyone.


    Mickey says:
    January 22nd, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Hi Caitlin – you know what to do once you have read this site – talk to your bank. Get your card cancel asap – they take off more funds MONTHLY!!!! Tell your bank about it so that they can put a stop on any further unauthorized payments coming out of your account. And please – report them – this is the only way that will stop them trading in the UK. The more reports the better action taken against them. Good Luck

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    BAZ T says:

    January 18th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Hi there, I am yet another person (idiot) to fall into the ziinga.Com trap I won a digital camera for £0.00 + £1.00 postage and package, & paid with credit card,(so now they’ve got my bank details)
    I then received a receipt which had underneath a membership fee of £59.99. I was horrified to see this as it said it was a binding contract that would continue for three months. I immediately cancelled this transaction,i then received another email saying that my cancellation was successful but there would be a cancellation fee of £28.00 . I sent another email to say that they do not have my permission to withdraw any funds from my account. Today 18/01/2012 they withdrew £1.00 for camera, £28.00 cancellation fee and £59.99 membership fee and they will draw for the next 3 months + This is the first and last time that i will be scammed everything from now on will be subject to scrutiny i am so unhappy right now,as is all of the other poor soles that have been caught out. They took my rent this week what are they going to take next? Please please stay away from ziinga.com and be aware and watch out for their next venture,it will come when that one fails if not before. Ziinga.Com = scam. Lets be careful out there.

  • Mickey says:

    January 18th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    OK Folks – this is what to do – lodge a complaint at actionfraud.org.uk as they know about this company. The more reports they get the more chance they can put a stop to them trading in the UK. Be prepared with dates and details though – because you have to fill out a form. Its the best chance you are going to get to stop them continuing to scam people.

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    Evan Cusick says:

    January 17th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Same here it was my fault partly because I panicked after “winning” a “free” bid auction for £3.00 for “£100” “credits” I have emailed to end my subscription and charge me their fee.

  • john says:

    January 16th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    so , here in Portugal we have the choice to make “virtual cards”, i made a 5€ credit card to pay a cellphone i won ( 3€ ), sent my details, even if they do not give anything, the card I created have only 5 euros available … so i will not loose much :P

    just to see if it works or not


    john says:
    January 16th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    “Marcus: Welcome to Ziinga Live Chat Service! For me to better assist you, may I have your Ziinga username?
    you: xxx
    you: I would like to know the status of my order, and already paid and sent a copy of my details
    you: and another thing, I noticed that there is a value of membership … How is that?
    Marcus: Let me go ahead and check that one for you.
    Marcus: May I have your e-mail address?
    you: xxxx@hotmail.com
    Marcus: Platinum membership is EUR 67.99 per month.
    you: yes, and since registration is active right? how I’ll pay it, if i didnt asked for anything?
    Marcus: Membership fees will be charged upfront to your credit card every month.
    you: will it?
    you: know, here in Portugal, we can create virtual credit cards, and I created a 5 € to pay for what I got, you already took € 3.01
    you: now tell me what is going out of my account … nothing, except what I got paid for phone
    Marcus: Unfortunately at this point in time we only accept Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron and Maestro.
    you: yes, I paid by VISA
    you: and yes, the money has gone out of my account, but only 3 €
    Marcus: The item you’ve paid for is a Promotional auction in conjunction with the Platinum membership.
    you: which was the value of the bid
    you: now I’d like to know the state of the process.
    Marcus: Let me go ahead and check that one for you.
    Marcus: May I have your e-mail address?
    you: again?
    you: xxxxx@hotmail.com
    you: …
    Marcus: I will be with you shortly. Please stay online.
    you: ok
    you: still cannot see anything?
    you: ..
    you: if by chance you not receive the product is not for the € 3 I get poor, I was smarter than you guys, I created a virtual credit card with 5 euros, and is less than a trick, the € 67.99, ask someone else, of whatever you want, because from me you guys will not take it
    you: and keep with my address and my id .. get to know a friend from Portugal
    you: who gave a gift of € 3″

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    Tony says:

    January 16th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I bought a 100Bid credit on this site for £2.94p as i was hoping to bid on an i pad however i did fill in my details for the bid package and low and behold i got stung for Premium membership at £59.99 A MONTH FOR THREE MONTHS my bank have said i cant stop them as i willingly give my debit card details, i contacted ziinga and informed them im on benifits of £67 a week and was told tuff luck you singed up for a mebership


    Mickey says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Tony – get in touch with actionfraud.org.uk and report this they ask on their for if you have been financially affected by this scam and you can tell them how much you live on and how much you are out of pocket. maybe they will be able to help through victim support. The bank CAN DO SOMETHING about it – they can put a stop on your account so that Ziinga cannot take any further funds out – they will take out every month. Contact your bank again and get your account changed. This is not as drastic as it sounds – you get a new card and your old one cancelled. The account stays the same – but when Ziinga tries to take funds in a month’s time – it will refuse because they are using the old card details.

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    Cheryl says:

    January 15th, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I never sent in the forms and cancelled upon receiving receipt stupid moron that I am didn’t think to cancel my card and was charged $89.99 today, rang their number optus is disconnected. Rang bank, got to wait 2 working days until item is no longer in holding then I can put in a report however they can’t recharge as card is cancelled. But still its only a maybe if I get my money back. I’m off to the police to file a report tomorrow and then off to take a chunk out of the ACCC. Then I might give A currant affairs a call in Sydney. Seriously not happy.


    Mickey says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I wonder why anyone was giving them any stars at all it should be minus stars.

    Steve says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 1:48 am

    You’re going to the police and you still gave them a 3 star rating? What have they got to do to get 1 star, kill someone?

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    Colin says:

    January 14th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    WHAT AN ABSOLUTE LOAD OF CROOKS – you win an auction, pay for the item, then unless you give them scanned copies of all the documents needed for identity theft you never receive your goods. Just to make you feel even better they charge you £59.95 a month for a minimum of 3 months.!!!



    catriona degnan says:
    January 14th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Colin i have just reported this company to every fraud agency out there i just about got caught out but my bank helped me out.wish i had thought to google it first then i would have steered clear.

  • aqua says:

    January 13th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Unauthorized money was taken from my account. My credit card has been billed twice in two months for $92.00 each. When I contacted the site Ask-Ziinga.com that I have not agreed to any membership they told me that I am bought the iPhone of them and it has agreed to membership. I have never bought or got the iPhone from them.

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    id49ers says:

    January 13th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    warning do not use this site. i bid and won then they wanted my passport id, credit card photocopy. then when i asked to cancel my item that i won i was told that i had to pay £28 cancellation fee. as i broke the 3 month contract as in the terms and conditions on the website.


    melissa says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    really!? omg i almost bought something right now….. glad i read this first :)

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    Rhyannon says:

    January 10th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I signed up for an account, but just the user name and password, theres no way they can get my bank details can they?
    I closed the page when it said i had to put bank details in for a registration.

    Glad i read this though!


    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Hi Rhyannon – they cant access your account without the bank details – fortunately. So you are safe.

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    January 8th, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I bid on an auction and won and could not collect my prize as i did not log in first because i had followed a link from facebook and the page i was directed too did not have a log in button anywhere on it and when i went to put my details in it said that my email addy was already in use so i went into the online chat and all they could say was i needed to log in but could not direct me to the proper page that allowed me to do that so i lost out but after reading all these reviews sounds like the big man upstairs was looking out for me onece again, surely you would think that a reputable company like facebook would not have anything to do this bunch of rouges.

    Shame on these scammers especially in these hard times people are struggly as it is but its like my parents used to say “if it sounds too good to be true it generally is” lets everyone on here who has been scammed and let down by this mob, spread the word and let everyone we know via facebook. Word of mouth will shut them down quicker than anything else, so spread the word


    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    You are very lucky indeed – or they would have taken unauthorized funds from your account when you went to pay for the postage. And still not sent the item.

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    DIANE DAVIES says:

    January 8th, 2012 at 6:12 am

    what a scam/ coffee machine for 14.95 NEVER ARRIVED but they still took 2 more payments of £59.99 plus the cost of the coffee machine from my account.
    tried to call – no joy
    Asked for a refund – no joy


    Bryant says:
    January 13th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    LOL! sorry just a happy bidder ;)

    have you read this?! This is the reason why your coffee machine nevver arrive, they offered you to pay at a small amount, so it means it was a special offer

    Promotional Auction and Special Offers
    Due to Ziinga’s one gift per household policy, users need to confirm their identity by sending the following documents as proof:

    Scanned copy of Credit Card (front and back)
    Scanned copy of valid ID (passport or driver’s license)
    Scanned copy of signed credit card form. Download and fill up the form from this link: http://www.ziinga.com/us/pages/creditcard_form

    All required documents have to be submitted to info@ziinga.com.

    As soon as the documents are approved, the package should arrive at the given shipping address within 2 to 4 weeks.

    Read their T&C it is stated there.

    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    ps: if you paid by credit card/mastercard or any other kind of card -CANCEL IT NOW!!!! The will remove more money next month and the month after that and so on.

    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Diane – If you paid by mastercard – contact your bank and tell them. They should pursue a refund for you. Don’t let the bank fob you off with terms and conditions (that you would have ticked on the site at the time). Ziinga has breached its contract by not sending you the item after you paid for it (and possibly the postage). I assume one of the other payments they took off your account will be for postage. That is why Mastercard is one of the safest ways to pay on-line – that and paypal.

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    sammie. says:

    January 7th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    so glad i read all this before putting in my card details.. i just made an account & won a camera on one of the free bids.. then thought to myself, this isn’t right? considering madbid is extremely hard to win anything on yet after literally two minutes i won a camera.. i do not think so! thank you all for notifying us all of the faults of this online scam.


    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Sammie – you are correct!! They engineer it so that you win instantly. It increases the chances of you continuing to bid (under the illusion that it is easy to win). That is the way they ensnare you – and take all your money.

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    Peter Rabbatts says:

    January 5th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Ziinga is deceitful, dishonest and a classic internet scam of smoke and mirrors. Reminiscent of the pyramid schemes where the end sale product is almost incidental to the process of signing up new “customers” for a fee.

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    ciaran says:

    January 3rd, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    i registered on site tonight and said i won phone i payed without it telling me about monthly charge i cancelled account and it charged me 31 euro but cancelled card will it still come out of my account


    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Ciaran – No, if you have cancelled your card at the bank – they cannot access your account – well done!! There is however, a tiny problem with your item – you will never see it. That is- if they intended to send it in the first place. They claim that since you cancelled your membership – you are not entitled to the benefits – which is a joke because they will have already taken off the membership fee for the period of time that you actually won the item!! But is a small price to pay to get free of this scam. Just for peace of mind talk to your bank again and make sure the payments are blocked/stopped.

    January 5th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    YES IT WILL I CHECK WITH CREDIT CARD COMPANY CALL YOUR COMPANY IF YOU have face book make sure you advise all your friends on facebook about this send these bastards a warning you will do that

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    Dave says:

    January 2nd, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    STAY CLEAR THEY ARE RIP OFF MALTA MAFIA. Their scam works this way. They lure you in with some free bids and be dam you win something. Then their scam is put into play.Lets get some easy money from this sucker. JUST STAY AWAY OR THEY WILL STEAL FROM YOU. Can I make it any clearer


    Peter Rabbatts says:
    January 5th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Yes bunch of robbing bastards so why is there so little on the internet. Twitter, Facebook hardly give them a mention. Get on twitter and spread the word. Ziinga are crooks.

    Col smith says:
    January 3rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Will be reporting them today to a few places if correct ppl aren’t informed they will just keep getting away with it

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    annonymous says:

    December 30th, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I won a camera for 7.00 AUD and of course didn’t see anything about a membership fee. When I actually got to purchasing the item they asked for my credit card details. However I only use my paypal account to buy things online…..now I’m worried if they will do something……far out I cannot believe I fell for that. WHY ARENT THEY SHUT DOWN. Absolutly ridiculous………. hope karma gets them………… please don’t fall for it……


    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Rose marie – They will have set up a recurring payment on your paypal account. You must access your account and cancel this recurring paynment or they can take more money off your account.
    paypal is one of the safest ways to pay on-line but you can still be scammed. luckily paypal will step in and get you a refund.

    Coleen smith says:
    January 3rd, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Had this same thing happen n I had a 50 min fight on phone telling them there is nowher when u sign up saying 90$ a mont for membership so I cancelled my card so they get nothing. Biggest SCAM

    December 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    of course didn’t see anything about a membership fee. When I actually got to purchasing the item they asked for my credit card details. However I only use my paypal account to buy things online…..now I’m worried if they will do something……far out I cannot believe I fell for that. WHY AREN’T THEY SHUT DOWN. Absolutely ridiculous…hope karma gets them…please don’t fall for it…SCAM SCAM SCAM I did not see anything about membership either ROYAL SCAM I will disgrace them on my facebook wall and warn as many people as possible yes KARMA

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    Ollie King says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    What a bunch of mischievous, robbing, liars!!!’ I hope they get their comeuppance! I’m generally very careful with these kind of sites which is why I read through the T and C’s carefully, alas, no mention of taking money straight from your account! Does anyone know if money has been taken without sending them authorization forms??
    One last thing to say- FINGA TO THE ZIINGA


    Betty says:
    January 5th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    those people go in to your account an take money without you saying so they did me that way.They say the money has been put back in your account but no way it is always 5 to 7 days.They are all liars an thieves you can not believe them.They will rob you blind.

    Cj R says:
    January 3rd, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Yes they can and have taken money from my acc so change your card asap

  • Stacey says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Thank God I read this before I signed uo! Thanks y’all.


    bigdaddy says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:07 am


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    sahithya says:

    December 27th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    they are a BIG SCAM ,……….BEWARE

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    Joanne says:

    December 22nd, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    im really glad i checked this out as Ziinga have just sent me an email saying ive won a free ipod shuffle and i have to pay one pound delivery, i then thought to myself “u dont get nothing for free” so i looked them up on the internet and found you guys and all the complaints!!! has anyone got on to rip off Britain as they’d love to sort this out?? or watch dog!! just an idea for anyone trying to stop getting charged, ive had a similar problem with another company and the way i stopped them taking money off me was cancel my debit card because they had my card number and this is how they took the money!! as its not a direct debit or standing order its so called legal for companies to do this, every new replacement card has a different number and 3 digit security code on the back, so if you report it stolen or lost even anyone trying to use the card number you signed up to Ziinga with will be declined as your replacement card number will be attached to your bank account and not your old card number!! Treat these robbing beeps like they treat you!! please let me know if this works for you guys as it has for me, good luck x


    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Hi Joanne – yes – it does work – by cancelling your credit card at the bank – they will issue you with a new card, and anything attached to the old card will have to be set up again. Ao they will have no access to your account now.

    As for watchdog – i reported this last year – I also reported them to Martin Lewis – the money expert – so he could alert others on his web site and various other organizations. So far nothing has been done about it.

    naafi says:
    December 23rd, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I am in the process now of reporting them to Watchdog.
    I am sick of argueing with them.
    Would be most helpful if other people could do the same, I am sure the more complaints the better.

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    naafi says:

    December 22nd, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I have just had the same unfortunate experience with them.
    i joined what I thought was a free auction site in approx November. I never saw anything about subscriptions when I joined.
    i then won a free auction for a bid package. I paid them £3.78 for this.
    I thought no more about it until today when I had the typical £59.99 taken from my bank account.
    I spoke to my bank who said they can do nothing about it as they have discovered that it is a subscription to the site.
    I did not authorize them to take this £59.99 and was nor aware that they were going to take a monthly subscription.
    I spoke to them on their chat page thingy and was told that I would have to pay them this for 3 months or pay a cancellation fee of £28.
    I asked the person if I paid the cancellation fee would I get back my £59.99 and was told NO.
    She quoted the terms and conditions but I told her that I saw nothing obvious when I joined the site.
    They have refused point blank to refund my money.
    My bank say they can not stop them taking the money.My bank has cancelled my debit card in the hope that this may stop them getting the money but the bank think they can still get it.



    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Naffi – You did the right thing. cancelling your card at the bank will stop them accessing your account.

    alisha says:
    January 1st, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    GET on to watch dog they could help you or raise money to sue Ziinga ,im so glad i didn’t buy anything from the site. there is nothing in the T’s and C’s that says they can take out money when they want so sue them. i would but im underage to even have an ziinga account.

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    lotte says:

    December 22nd, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I have also had the same thing happen and my bank couldn’t help as its not an agreed direct debit I am going to report my card stolen and I,will be issued a new account number and security code and they hopefully won’t be able to take the next 2 payments from me? Has anyone else tried this?


    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Lotte – you don’t need to report your card stolen – a direct debit can be cancelled at any time – on saying that – this is when you are dealing with a reputable firm. You stop Direct Debit – they stop taking money. The bank has to issue you with a new card if you feel your account is threatened – in fact they encourage you to cut up your credit card and issue you with a new card – if there is anything iffy about a company. So just tell them the truth. They are there to protect your account.

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    terry says:

    December 19th, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I have had the same happen to me as all of you, they have taken £59.99 from my account for membership I don’t want. I contact my banks disputes department and all they say they can do is send ziinga’s bank a letter telling them not to take anymore money from my account, if they do the bank say they will be able to get this further money back for me. However in the meantime I am going to make sure there is never any money in my account for them to take, and as this is not a direct debit or a standing charge the bank can not charge me for not paying. also as I am on sickness benefit I know when my payment goes into my account, so at one minute past mdnight on the day it goes in I will withdraw every penny, there is no system in place for ziinga to take your money from your account as soon as money goes in, they have to apply to the bank for this money, and if your account is empty they will try again later, hoping that next time money will be there. I hope this helps someone


    Joanne W says:
    December 22nd, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Listen Terry i know this is a pain but cancel your card because its not a direct debit or standing order you so called cannot cancel it!! they have your card details so it like your going shopping and using your card yourself!! apparently this is legal!! your Ziinga account is linked to your existing card and its long number on the front and security card on the back,when you cancel your card the bank then sends you a new one with a different long number on and security code, the bank cancel your old details and link up your new card details to your bank account, anyone then trying to get payment using your old card details will then be declined!! please try this asap and let me no how you get on!! dont let these robbing beeps ruin your christmas!! xx

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    HeidiCarnage says:

    December 18th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Ive been talking to their online Customer Services representative ‘Maggie’ for over an hour now, attempting to get the unauthorized membership fee refunded, less the cancellation fee, so everyones a winner, I get my account closed and they get their cancellation fee….what a pain in the backside.
    This is what you may come up against if you are found to be in the same position as myself:

    Maggie: We can process refund but less the cancellation fee of GBP28

    Maggie: I have sent a voluntary unsubscription request to your email address. Please open it and follow the link provided. This will cancel your membership. Let me know if you are done so I can recheck your account.

    **NOTE: No email was received and they proceeded to ignore me for 34 minutes, I then received the following after quoting various statements from my solicitor **

    Maggie: I’m sorry but it is clearly stated on the payment section.

    Maggie: I have already sent the cancellation link to your email.

    you: then do cancell my membership, you can minus the cancellation fee from the UNAUTHORIZED membership fee taken from my account

    you: So, a refund of £31 is required to the account named.

    you: then my account is to be removed from the site

    you: The total refund is the unauthorised membership fee of £59 less the cancellation fee.

    **Again, no email was received and they proceeded to ignore me for a further 27 minutes**

    you: Are you going to acknowledge and deal with the complaint or not?

    You are not currently in a chat session.

    I opened another chat, and was connected to ‘Andrea’, The conversation went as follows:

    you: I was speaking to ‘Maggie’ however, she proceeded to close the conversation after ignoring me for a total of 64 minutes

    you: I want my membership refunding into the bank account used on my Ziinga account, less the cancellation fee.

    **16 minutes later**

    Andrea: Thank you. Let me check your account first. Your
    Andrea: patience is appreciated. I will be with you shortly.

    **18 minutes later…**

    you: Is this matter going to be resolved with yourself or am I going to be ignored again?

    **13 minutes later**

    Andrea: I’m checking your account now.
    Andrea: I will be with you shortly.

    **1 hour 16 minutes later…….**

    You are not currently in a chat session.


    Just to let you know, you can cancel any outgoing direct debits from your account, this will stop Ziinga attempting to take any more money from your account without authorization.
    As to refunds?? Im going back to my solicitor as Ziinga seem to disregard everything said to them.

    Note for people new to the site, CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW.
    Before they rip you off!!!


    Mickey says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    yes – i am sure your phone bill was a fortune as well. For anyone else in this situation – bash off an e:mail to Ziinga cancelling account, and at the same time contact your bank and cancel your credit card. They will issue you with a new one. It is almost impossible to purse a refund as they seem to have found a loophole in the terms and conditions that actually make them legal – though dishonest – they know what they are doing in order to take full advantage of your account without getting done for fraud. Once you change your credit card and make the bank aware of the problem, they will be unable to access your account again. Don’t waste time and money on the phone because they WILL put you on hold and it will cost you even more.

    annonymous says:
    December 30th, 2011 at 5:25 am

    I just was about to pay for a bid on ziinas that I “won” and i didn’t see anything in the terms and conditions stating that I had to pay 90.00AUD per month until I was asked to complete the purchase. I only pay for stuff with a paypal account and thankfuly there wasn’t anything about using a paypal……..they should leave me alone right……. I just found this site after my win…..

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    Renee says:

    December 18th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I signed up for a free seven day trial and read over all the terms and agreements before giving any of my information. After I signed up it took $149 from me and said it wasn’t refundable. So I decided 2 make the best of it and @ least win something, but to no avail. Its wouldn’t even let me win anything @ all. So I tried 2 call the number oh but it was disconnected(imagine that). Then I tried to chat online with an operator when they finally answered they just said to read over the terms and agreements. Which had changed from the last time I read them before I gave them all my credit info?? Company is a big SCAM!!

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    Iveta says:

    December 14th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Hello, I have the same problem! I bid for a camera at £1.96 and after a week they have charged me £59.99!!!! I am so upset and feel after reading this site I am obviously not on my own and would like advice on how to proceed with trying to get my money back and how to get these crooks prosecuted too!!!! I hope to hear from someone as I have spoken to my bank and they cant do much so what can you suggest? I am gobsmacked that this can happen and of course I have never received my camera that I bid for!

    I look forward to any help…

    Thank you,



    terry says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I am sorry you have had this happen to you, it has happened to me also.
    my partner used my card to buy a camera which she paid £3.42 and won this camera, however as you proberbly now unless you send them a copy of your card front and back, also copy of passport or driving licence, and a signed credit card form they won’t send you the camera. however
    they have taken another £59,99 from my account, all my bank can do is send their bank a letter telling them not to take anymore money from
    my account, in the meantime all I can do is make sure there is no money in my account so they can’t take anymore, and as this i not a direct debit or standing order so long as the account stays empty they can’t take anymore. so when any money goes into my account I will remove it straight away. again sorry

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    Raewyn says:

    December 13th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    These people are thieves, my daughter used my debit card to pay for a free auction she won , i then had $119.99 taken out of my account with out my knowledge, on speaking to them i was told that a $57 dollar cancellation fee would apply. There website is a con and they even had a New Zealand telephone number on there which implies that they have a nz office, incorrect, this site is all handled from Malta who have people answering the phone that cant even speak English. BEWARE YOU WILL GET RIPPED OFF, THIS SITE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN

    I am yet to see if the funds less the cancellation fee actually get put back into my account


    lesha says:
    January 1st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    i was just about to buy an auction on my mums credit card but then it the fact hit me, im not a idiot so why would i be so stupid and believe this. i suggest 3 things,

    1, sue them
    2, report them
    3, dont be so gullible and believe your getting high quality iPod cameras for like £3 GET REAL.

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    Jules says:

    December 13th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    As with everyone else this is fraud – and I am taking it the full hogg.
    I reported to my bank who are investigating this and it transpires that Ziinga took the membership fee off before the bid price so what happened to the 7day free trial? They have agreed to a partial refund but insist on the £28 cancellation fee which is ridiculous as I never used the site only a free trial. I’ll post how I get on.

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    shaj says:

    December 11th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Oh My God I thought I was the only one they fooled, I also won product for 3 pounds then suddenly saw I was bound under contract for 3 months, I emailed numerous times with no luck, did not pass my details for confirmation of ID, that sounded a bit strange to me. They said they would not process my claim. I cancelled my membership and my debit card so they cannot take any further money from me. They told me I will have to pay 28 pounds if I cancelled early. What a rip off. Will check with bank to see how much money they have taken, I am so stressed with this whole experience.


    Joanne W says:
    December 22nd, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Listen do this now!! Cancel your card report it lost or stolen as each card has a different number on the front and security code on the back, when they send you a replacement card the long number on the front will be different and your security code will be different to, anyone trying to collect payment using the card details you signed up with will then be declined as its no longer the card linked to your account!! please reply and let me know how you got along!! dont let these lousy beeps destroy your christmas!! xx

    michelle says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    the exact same thing happened to me. I wasn’t sure whether to cancel my bank account as I do not want them contacting ”collection agencies” or to damage my credit rating.

    I have tried to take this up legally with the customer service manager aka James Wilson. I spoke to him and begged him to let me off. He said he would and that I would not have to pay the 28.00 GBP cancellation fee. I tried to get it from him in writing and he declined; obvious sign he didnt mean it. Now, every time I e-mail them I mention his name. They do not answer my questions, just quote carefully-selected parts of their T&Cs! Funny what I found when I read them..:” Please be assured that you may unsubscribe at any time before the free days end. You can choose to cancel your subscription at any time by contacting our Customer Service team.” Surely this says something?

    This company is scam and enjoy taking your money, DO NOT FALL FOR IT! IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT IS!!

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    Vicky says:

    December 8th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    These people are thieving, robbing heartless ‘pigs’. Nowhere upon registration does it state anywhere about a monthly subscription service of £59.99. The website is appealing, particularly with Christmas fast approaching, in terms of getting good gifts cheaper but its a complete con. You have to purchase bids (very cheap) in order to obtain any items which is where they get your card details.

    Ziinga are getting very rich on all the easily led (me being one) people who have signed up in good faith. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. If anybody comes up with a way of getting their money back – even through they said I could have mine back, I’m still waiting – genuinely, please let me know so I can help spread the word.

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    egluglute says:

    December 8th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    i win as well and they assking me to send them my info.

    Due to Ziinga’s one gift per household policy, users need to confirm their identity by sending the following documents as proof:

    Scanned copy of Credit Card (front and back)
    Scanned copy of valid ID (passport or driver’s license)
    Scanned copy of signed credit card form. Download and fill up the form from this link: http://www.ziinga.com/uk/pages/creditcard_form

    how someone can trust them.

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    steve says:

    December 8th, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Won an item for a very good price which I paid for but they wouldn’t release it as they wanted all my debit card details again which they wanted to pay for hidden charges and further membership subs. No matter how I asked no amicable solution was offered apart from a refund which didn’t help me getting the Christmas Present I So wanted for my wonderful daughter and being disabled and on benefits this was the best opportunity to give her the one thing she wanted the Ipod Shuffle – Shame :(


    monika says:
    December 10th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    DO NOT TRUST THEM!!!! , don’t give them any of your details if you already did check your bank account ,, they will charge you at least 60 pound for subscribing that you didn’t know about, as they giving you mamership as soon as you pay for that product you won, cancel your account as soon as possible, they already took 180 pound from my account without my authorization as i didnt want any membership, they choose for me without me knowing about it

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    nidge says:

    December 6th, 2011 at 1:40 am

    they are trying to scam me and my mrs out of £59 a month each for 3 months trying to say i entered a binding contract. i saw the clause after buying the first bids which puts you onto a platinum scheme so i cancelled the membership which they sent a reply to say my membership is cancelled and will end after the 3 months.
    this is fraud and damn right theft.


    hilda warren says:
    December 20th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    so have they tried charging your account for membership fee and did you fill out the credit card authorization form and give it to them

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    David says:

    December 4th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    friggin scam, missleading terms and then they play stupid when you contact them… BIG AVOID! i have reported them to the police


    nidge says:
    December 6th, 2011 at 1:42 am

    i have just gone through the same thing.
    did the police have much to say?

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