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Gromocares Gromocar.es ATM Debit Card Ripoff New York, New York
5th of Jul, 2011 by User662447
This scam is starting to hit the web. Gromocare charged my ATM card $9.45 for "air freshener" on 6 July, 2011. I don't know who they are or how they got my card number since I've never been in New York or contacted them. The bank cancelled the card and removed the charge but why can't anyone catch these thieves? They typically charge people $6 to $15 for automotive accessories out of the blue. The 718-407-0835 number yields only a recording to call back during "business hours." It's 3 o'clock in the afternoon on a Wednesday! Does anyone know why a company like this would charge people such small amounts? Is it to later charge them a larger amount once they ascertain the card works or is it to charge 10,000 folks small amounts and reap huge rewards?
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4593 days ago by Albrodie
I too have had a problem with Gromocar.es. A charge for $8.15 appeared on my credit card. I called my credit card company to report it and they immediately cancelled my card and issued me a new one. After two weeks I had not seen a reversal of the charge so I called the number for Gromocar. They told me that the charge was for an alcohol tester and that it was shipped to an address where I used to live in a different state over a year ago. The address they said they shipped it to is not the current shipping address on my credit card. (For what it's worth I do not drink and have absolutely no need for such a thing as an "alcohol tester.") Gromocar agreed to issue me a credit for the charge and two days later I am still waiting for that. Obviously I agree this is a scam. I suspect the persons involved are banking that most consumers would not necessarily notice a charge for such a small amount. Anyone who uses credit and debit cards these days would be wise to check their statements online on a regular basis.
4560 days ago by Matrix29
I cannot believe when I read how many people have been ripped off by this scam and it appears nothing is being done; I have to place some responsibility on these banks; if I took all the negative reports from the internet; I am sure they would say "thank you" we will look into it, but cause either they are insured and don't have time they don't follow through. I am sure if it is under $10.00 it is no big deal; but times that by a million people. That is not the worse problem; the fact that you have to order a new card; and go to the bank and so on; this is the most time consuming of all. I plan to print all these complaints and fed-ex them to the TX Attorney General and ask him to keep me posted; I would like to see what kind of punishment these low class people get; cause that is what they are; they don't work and steal from people that have a bank account and earn a living the right way. Just FYI, this is not the first time the banks have a we don't care attitude; like I said they are insured and it is no skin off them; if the employees had to pitch in every time this would happen, you better believe they would react differently. Good luck to everyone that fell victim to these predators; I am sure they will get theirs.

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