With so many transactions happening on the internet, it has become increasingly important to pay attention when buying, to track your purchases, and to monitor your credit card bills, debit card transactions, etc.
There are so many scams going on out there that I wouldn’t bother to write about any particular one, except that this one is by a well-known company that friends of mine have used, and that I was going to use, but, fortunately, had not got around to.
You will occasionally see ads on the web, or in your junk mail box, offering free business cards.
At the site below you can read over 200 posts from people who have had bad experiences over the past 18 months.
If you want to research it further, you can just google ‘Vistaprint scam’. There are dozens of sites talking about it. Most make reference to 9.95 UK pounds (about $20) per month coming off their debit or credit cards. Some hadn’t noticed it for a year or more.
Final note – just because you don’t use Vistaprint, doesn’t mean you are safe: there are a million other scam sites out there. Know who you are dealing with, read everything carefully, especially watching for little boxes that should be checked – or unchecked – and read your credit & debit card statements carefully.
Some people have a separate card just for internet purchases. This makes it easier to cancel the card if you have trouble stopping a charge you don’t want.