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Discussion in 'Personal' started by angiebabe, May 19, 2012.

  1. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    Has anyone signed up to this 'auction' site. I got a free go and apparently won the auction for £100. They now need my card details in order to pay me. Looks bonafide but you know what they say - if its too good to be true, then its probably a scam!
  2. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    You won an auction and they want to pay you? I don't geddit?
    Could you help me get £12M out of Nigeria? There's a couple of quid in it for you, just sign your house over to me as security.
  3. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    Angiebabe - you know if your heart of hearts that this is a scam, don't you?
    Cancel your subscription and put this moment of madness out of your mind forever. You might want to change your email address and mobile number if you supplied these just for added security. If you have interent banking change your password regularly over the next few weeks too and don't store this on your computer. These computer geniuses can do all sorts of things that you and I would never even think possible. You may have given them some way into your computer and you are possibly at risk. Make sure your antivirus is up to date.

  4. <ul class="commentlist"><li style="display:list-item;" class="comments-alt" id="comment-282812">Emma says:

    May 17th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I was totally scammed by ziinga thought I was getting a bargain &hellip;.
    As the saying hoes if something seems too good to be true &hellip;. 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 &hellip;.. 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
    &hellip;.. I contacted them through the live chat after I had submitted a
    request to cancel the membership that I didn&rsquo;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 &hellip; 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 &hellip;&hellip; The
    biggest contradiction here is that they are sayin they can&rsquo;t ship the
    item unless I verify my identity but without verifying anything they can
    take over 150 GBP from my bank account!!! I&rsquo;m just at a loss as to what
    to do &hellip;. 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!!! :(((

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    Betty says:

    May 17th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Just go on the ziinga.com by &ldquo;accident&rdquo; and thought to myself wow
    this is good, won a &pound;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&rsquo;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&rsquo;s when they told me it&rsquo;s &pound;28 !!! To get a
    refund and cancel a FREE membership?!?!?

    I got really angry spoke to the manager who didn&rsquo;t give a sh*t told them
    i wasnt paying it and rang my bank &ndash; Hsbc &ndash; 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&rsquo;s
    certainly true. Oh how I wished my gadget loving husband had read these
    reviews.We are now nearly &pound;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&rsquo;s banned to the spare room which
    ironically doesn&rsquo;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 &ndash; whether you use the
    service or not !

    One of the many scams &ndash; followed by &lsquo;threat&rsquo;s&rsquo; to take you to court!!!

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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
    &lsquo;membership&rsquo; 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&rsquo;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 &pound;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 &pound;179.99. for what I
    don&rsquo;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

    <a class="comment-reply-link">REPLY[/URL]Charlotte says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 8:54 am
    a scam, you sign up make a bid&hellip;win and they charge you &pound;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&rsquo;t been then they say
    they can only refund the money if you send the item back &ndash; which off
    course you can&rsquo;t because you haven&rsquo;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 &pound;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
    &lsquo;you&rsquo;ve been had ha ha&rsquo; 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 &pound;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 &pound;28 cancel free?? So they part
    refund all my moneys. I have now had a letter from intrum justitia
    saying i owe &pound;119.98??? So i have told them i will go to court over
    this. Best thing about all off this is i won a &pound;7.99 mp3 player plus
    &pound;3.99 postage, joke!!!!! Please stay clear off this site. Thanks.

    <a class="comment-reply-link">REPLY[/URL]Claire says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    thing happened to me. I&rsquo;ve just received a letter from intrum justicia
    asking me to pay &pound;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

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    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&rsquo;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 !!!

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    john says:

    May 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    my wife bought a phone from them and it never arrived, to me that&rsquo;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

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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.

    <a class="comment-reply-link">REPLY[/URL]Charlotte says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 9:50 am
    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 &pound;28 and that was to ensure they didn&rsquo;t take the membership
    &pound;59.99 fee (which i didn&rsquo;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

    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 &ldquo;does not apply to Ziinga&rdquo;, so you get the idea of who you are dealing with here.

    Quick piece of advice if you&rsquo;ve been scammed&hellip;keep on at them! Eventually they will back down!

    I know this because I received an email from them yesterday stating
    &ldquo;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.&rdquo;

    No matter what&hellip;don&rsquo;t stop until you&rsquo;ve got everything back.

    <a class="comment-reply-link">REPLY[/URL]Charlotte says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 10:02 am
    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&hellip;then i found the review
    site and phoned them up. what a saga..and a big con. I had to pay &pound;28
    to cancel the &pound;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&rsquo;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&rsquo;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 &pound;70 odd pounds to become a member
    and tried to cancel the same day they charged me a further &pound;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&rsquo;t read the small print below the winning
    auction, but it wasn&rsquo;t made clear as well. who would read all the terms
    and condition of just winning 250 Bids package costing &pound;2.50 ! and I
    just paid the amount of &pound;2 for it!

    But after 7 days the transaction came to be &pound;59.99 in my bank accn. and
    then when i ask them for refund then they said, it can&rsquo;t be done coz i
    have used some of the bids !

    and finally i ask them for cancellation they charged me &pound;28 pounds!

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

    <a class="comment-reply-link">REPLY[/URL]Matt says:
    May 11th, 2012 at 7:01 am
    keep at them&hellip;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 &ldquo;does not apply to Ziinga&rdquo;&hellip;bloody arrogance!

  5. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    Thanks all - have not given them any bank details but they do have my email!!!
  6. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    Oh - and cannot open any of my emails, they all appear blank. Is that a coincidence?

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