Double-check your credit card statements. Mysterious charges have been appearing on consumers’ bills from a supposedly Colorado-based company.
Rushaction.co rated a warning from the Better Business Bureau, which has cataloged at least 20 complaints of these charges, which tend to be below $10. It’s a trick that has been used before.
Dale Mingilton, president and CEO of the Boulder/Denver area, claims that “because the charges that consumers are incurring are so low, it is reasonable to suspect that this operation is hitting a large volume of people but trying to fly under the radar.”
This online company supposedly sold recreational products out of the Boulder/Denver, Colorado area. Apparently, the company was charging consumers who never purchased from the site.
The BBB suggests that consumers who shop online should take the following routine precautions:
- pay close attention to your financial statements and check them on a regular basis for suspicious and unwanted charges.
- make purchases from a secure and well known website. You can also check the rating and verify the security of the business or website on the Better Business Bureau website at www.bbb.org
- check your computer’s security settings and make sure they are up to date. If they are not, you can run the risk of your accounts being hacked.
- dispute any unauthorized charges. It does not matter how small or insignificant they are.
- report any incidents or suspicions to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.