they just charged $159 like that, no consent, no information, no nothing. swipauctions are thieves.
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This same scam hit me too.
SwipeAuctions is a total fraud completly setup to make you think you are signing up for a free memebership.
The credit card info is asked for with the note that it will only be used IF YOU SHOULD BUY SOMETHING. Just prior to bidding a little note pops up over the bid button to say you will be charged. I only know this from reading other reports, however big that note is I certainly did not see it.
They say they notify you FIVE times before charging, they must be a huge fan of the Where's Waldo cartoons then cause I freaking well didn't see it and I certainly can't afford $159 just to look over a website.
Here's another little bonus. Their return policy requires you to fill out a five page form and send in a photocopy of a government issued ID! Yet they claim this if for your PROTECTION. I would hate to see what they would do once they have a little more of your identification on file.
This company is no better than those people who make up scams about dying children or single mothers with cancer seeking your donations, NO MORAL WHAT-SO-EVER.
STAY AWAY FROM SWIPEAUCTIONS (AKA SWIPEBIDS) AND ALWAYS DO A WEBSEARCH ON COMPANIES BEFORE CONSIDERING PASSING OUT YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO!!
The fact that you didn't look at the entire page you were taken to says something about your online practices...
I will admit that the page you input your credit card info is intentionally laid out to be misleading (the purchase price information is in a separate box so your eyes don't automatically look outside of the input area you're dealing with).
But that said, when do you EVER give some one your credit card information if you're not making a purchase?
Open your eyes & stop trusting that everyone else has your best interest at heart. It's business.
It's a very clear "pay to play" auction site unlike eBay where you only pay if you win.
You paid, now go play. (& hopefully you can win something saving the month you paid to play. If not, it was a very expensive "Claw game" like those you play at an arcade... You're not guaranteed to win just because you put your money in there...)
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