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  1. L

    ADT Defenders (third party company)

    We are a military family who had just moved to Mississippi and we contacted ADT to secure our home in Jan 2018. Two gentlemen showed up and convinced us to pay $2000 in equipment. They assured us we wouldbe able to take the equipment with us anywhere in the USA. This was a concern for us because...
  2. joaobrondi

    Damage scam - JoyRent Bergamo Airport

    I rented a car in Italy for two days with JoyRent, a simple car (Citroen C1). When I got at the airport they said that they did not have the car I rented and that I've got a free update. No offer of insurance or anything. I went to the pickup place, the lady took me to the car, made some notes...
  3. P

    Clean fee - Smoking $300 !!! HELP !!!

    We picked up car from Cleveland Hopkins airport on 12/30/18 and returned at Harbor side Financial center on 12/31/18 on time. It was some parking garage of building where we parked and had to come downstairs to check out the car. We waited for few minutes while we can clearly see from the...
  4. R

    Car Dealership Dealings

    I bought a 2014 car that isn’t getting anywhere near the posted/advertised MPG. It’s a hybrid. They did a computer evaluation & say everything is fine... however they want to charge me $159 for an induction service. Should I have to pay this? Additionally, I read these are performed primarily as...
  5. B

    Hotwire - Scam

    10/09/2017 Still have not heard from a manager of your company. Still trying to screw me with $144 that I paid for a level of hotel and you then put me in a lower class hotel. Its funny how you really don’t care about having a customer hate you so bad after spending 3 hour trying to get to...
  6. L

    Alamo damage scam

    I rented a silver 2016 Jeep Cherokee from Alamo Rent A Car on March 14, 2017, when I flew in to Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia. I returned the vehicle on March 28, 2017. When I returned the vehicle, the woman who checked it in pointed out a small scuff on the rear passenger door, measuring...
  7. C

    National charging my family and I more than $3k in damages we did not do.

    My family and I are from California and made a trip to the east coast from May 25th-May31st for my brother's graduation. We flew in to and out of Newark Liberty International Airport and rented an SUV from National at the airport. When asked if we wanted insurance for the SUV, my father said...
  8. C

    Budget/Viking Damage Claim - resolved on first call

    Like many others in this thread, to my surprise I received a letter from Viking Billing Services, Inc. in Eden Prairie, MN with a Budget logo at the bottom and asserting that I owed over $1000 for a damage claim. The letter looked like something somebody could have printed at home using an...
  9. S

    Ebay Gift Card Scam?

    Hello, I stumbled across your site this morning while trying to research ways to help a friend. He recently purchased $1,500 worth of Ebay gift cards which were subsequently stolen (it appears he was the victim of a scam) – is there any way he can attempt to recover that money? He still has...
  10. H

    AirBNB- Bad Neighborhood (Prostitution, Drugs, Car Break In, Shootings & Abandoned Homes)= NO REFUND

    I recently booked a room with AirBNB from December 30th to January 2nd for $499. We arrived 30 minutes prior to the time the host would arrive. We did our research on the apartment and it looked safe along with the 4 star review it received from 42 guests. When we arrived, within minutes, we...
  11. J

    Help with Amazon Kindle Fire problems

    Here is the situation summarized through my 4th contact to Amazon and their response: Hello, Here is a copy of the most recent communication to Amazon: I recently purchased 2 Amazon Fire Kindles back on July 16th 2016 as seen below: [http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/warranty-guide I...
  12. R

    Home owner cancelled vacation

    Hi, I booked a property last minute privately with the homeowner, I found the house on homeaway but paid for the trip via check deposit. The homeowner and I had been going back & forth about property/rental details for about 3 weeks, when I finally got the contract, signed it on Monday and made...
  13. B

    Drivo/Economy/EZ rent-a-car shakedown

    Hi everyone, hoping for some help here. On August 5th I rented a minivan from Economy rent-a-car near JFK airport to visit my folks. I declined their insurance, as the credit card I used to pay for the car has insurance as one of the benefits. We had no issues with the car for the whole trip...
  14. K

    JUSTAIRTICKET- Is this a scam?

    Here is my issue with this agency: Yesterday I booked three tickets on justairticket.com. Almost immediately someone called me to ask me all the details, and I confirmed everything with them on the phone. At the end of the conversations he said he will send me this email asking me for a copy of...
  15. M

    Travelers Beware !

    Just this past Weekend, May the Fourteenth, I booked for one week a room at The Conrad Bali in Bali, Indonesia. It is for January of 2017, and is one of their more expensive rooms and it had to be totally pre - paid. It was pre - paid on my Citibank credit card, a high charge of $ 1,836.55. As...
  16. L

    JustFly: Cutting my (likely) losses

    I just did what I think was a very dumb thing. I found flights on JustFly, via Kayak, for two different flights on IcelandAir. Only AFTER I'd booked them did I think to check out JustFly and ay-yi-yi they look like a nightmare. So a few questions. 1) I do have a ticket number and the...
  17. S

    Lumber Liquidators - Installation & Warranty Scam - BEWARE

    I have invested approx $13k with L.L to install new wood and tile flooring in Feb 2016. Despite the shotty work - my wife and I were pressured into signing a completion document or the workers (who were nice people) wouldn't get paid. Even after repeated emails, calls and complaints to the...
  18. mistypoison

    Tried to book a hotel on Expedia, It came up with "server error" now I have THREE bookings.

    Hello everyone, So I tried to book a hotel on expedia.com when I submitted the booking after entering payment details it went to a 503 error page and said something along the lines of "sorry your booking could not be processed due to a server error, please try again" so I did, two more times...
  19. AAGK

    Warning re: contact numbers

    I have always advocated consumers use a website called gethuman.com which provides the fastest way to get a live person on the phone or in the alternative, and its main service, offers the option to receive a call back. I have successfully used this site countless times. Recently, I received...
  20. A

    Enterprise Car Rental - Alleged Damage after Return

    Hello , While moving cross country I stopped in Wichita, KS to see family. I rented a car there from enterprise and went out to the car. I was unable to move the seat and asked the young man in the booth there to assist me. He showed me what to do and upon moving it I noticed a ding in the...