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    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 8th May 16, 12:47 PM
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    antrobus
    Hi,

    I am new to the forum. I saw an interesting ad the other day on FB about this Via Buy credit card (top-up). I tried to check if it is related in any way to Mastercard but I could find any info about trust.
    Seems interesting but I don't know if it is a scam or not.
    Anyone tried it or heard anything on that?
    Originally posted by CarmenSan
    ViaBuy is prepaid Mastercard issued by PPRO Financial Ltd.

    PPRO Financial Ltd is a UK registered company, OK really England and Wales (No 07653641) and is an FCA registered Authorised Electronic Money Institution.

    https://register.fca.org.uk/ShPo_FirmDetailsPage?id=001b000000m4IX4AAM

    Looks legitimate.

    ...Having looked at your website (with contact details hidden by DomainsByProxy.com) I'm not surprised your account was blocked.

    You're listed as President/CEO: "Baron Louis Forino of Little Staughton Knight of Malta and Templar of England". What???...
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    On the other hand, that looks like a sure fire 100% scam.

    Mr Louis or Luigi Forino (he is an Italian national resident in France) has a history on this interweb of ours, which appears to consist of accusing other people of being scammers whilst claiming to run some vast oil company that does not exist.

    P.S. Being the Baron of Little Straughton is just something that requires a little cash.
    http://nobility.co.uk/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=6
    • domino1478
    • By domino1478 18th May 16, 11:10 AM
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    domino1478
    class action against viabuy
    I suggest starting a class action against viabuy as there are more and more people who have been duped by this organisation . the more we are the lower the fees and the greatest chance of getting our money back !!!
    • Charlottemuench
    • By Charlottemuench 22nd Oct 17, 5:15 PM
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    Charlottemuench
    Bad Scam. 90 Euro loading requested in fist week for just the card. Many people planned to use it for travel and loaded the MC and did not get anything for their money or money back!
    Bill collectors now are harrassing me because I found out in time and they want 130 Euro now because I did not pay the 90 Euro..
    • Samsung_Note2
    • By Samsung_Note2 23rd Oct 17, 12:41 PM
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    Samsung_Note2
    Adding €5,600 to a pre-paid card is always likely to cause problems.

    Having looked at your website (with contact details hidden by DomainsByProxy.com) I'm not surprised your account was blocked.

    You're listed as President/CEO: "Baron Louis Forino of Little Staughton Knight of Malta and Templar of England". What???

    In the emails you posted you claim to have a doctorate.

    I wonder why a (highly) educated CEO of a multinational gas, oil and financial company has to rely on a prepaid bank card. What's wrong with an ordinary debit and credit card?

    Why choose ViaBuy? There are many better and cheaper alternatives available.
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    Little Staughton ha ha ha thats just up the road from me...will have to ask around the village who this idiot is.
    • Cian123
    • By Cian123 17th Nov 17, 5:44 PM
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    Cian123
    Hi what happened i have the same problem
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