Videoblocks.com Scam Review Complaint

I don’t know why but I’ve never encountered so many online scams in my life!  Gone are the days where things were fairly normalized and most online stores and sellers were generally honest.  I thought these tactics were a thing of the past in the wild wild west of the web but in comes videoblocks.

They seemed good enough and their offer was reasonable at $149 USD/year for unlimited downloads to their footage.  This was confirmed on their main site and screenshots during the offer.

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A few days later I received this e-mail from them saying they will randomly bill me for some trial I didn’t agree to in 2 days!  Also note there is no information on how to stop the billing.

Note the timestamp is on 2018-03-09

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However on the same day they billed me (apparently 2 days means the same day to them)! To be clear I didn’t signup for any trial or authorize any further billing!

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I immediately fired off an e-mail telling them what I thought about being billed without my authorization or knowledge.

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There was never any mention of this during my signup but I am told it is crammed into their TOS.  This is clearly deceptive and a scam in my opinion.  Even though I responded to the e-mail right away telling them I didn’t agree to it they are still trying to steal my money!

I’ve included the response from Videoblocks.com below.

Leigh Harrison
Subject: Fwd: Re: Thanks for taking your membership to the next level Areeb!


Rick Jernigan replied:

 

The problem with their response is that I didn’t agree to anything they signed me up on their own for some bogus trial I wasn’t notified of and then instantly billed me.  There was no mention of a $198/year package anywhere on their signup form or their website at all.

Because of this I don’t trust them and I will never use them again and sure hope they don’t charge my credit card again for some other random services or trials that I didn’t agree to!

There are also numerous complaints identical to mine on this issue: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/videoblockscom/reston-virginia-20191/videoblockscom-footage-firm-deceptive-free-trial-reston-virginia-717040

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