Oyster top ups?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
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snaversnaver Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
Hi I saw an advert on Facebook from a company or website called Hot Crazy Deal for a £29 Oyster Card top up for £4. This sounds too good to be true. Is it legit or a scam to get my credit card details? Has anyone used this company successfully? Any help greatly appreciated.
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  • I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole...however from their site
    Once you subscribe to HotCrazyDeal, you will be charged the nominal amount for the selected offer and will be granted a 72 hours free trial period during which you will have access to the full spectrum of amazing offers available on the site. After the trial period, your membership shall be renewed every 30 days for £29.90.
    and...HotCrazyDeal is published by E-Savings Inc. (Piso 19, oficina 19 "A", de la Torre Capital Plaza, Urbanizaci!n Costa del Este. Ciudad de Panam!, Rep!blica de Panam!.):eek:
    If things look too good to be true..ike their £30 Starbucks card for £1then they usually are...but then you're paying £30 a month so it probably all works out.
  • S.M.S.M. Forumite
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    There is a topic here on HotCrazyDeals.com which would probably answer your question
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4797564
  • snaversnaver Forumite
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    Thank you both, much appreciated!
  • They're Crazy!
  • having looked at their website more closely, they charge a monthly £29.90 fee

    HotCrazyDeal is edited by E-Savings Inc. Piso 19, oficina 19 "A", de la Torre Capital Plaza, Urbanizaci!n Costa del Este. Ciudad de Panam!, Rep!blica de Panam!.


    Yeah thats enough to put me off...
  • gingertips wrote: »
    having looked at their website more closely, they charge a monthly £29.90 fee

    HotCrazyDeal is edited by E-Savings Inc. Piso 19, oficina 19 "A", de la Torre Capital Plaza, Urbanizaci!n Costa del Este. Ciudad de Panam!, Rep!blica de Panam!.


    Yeah thats enough to put me off...

    I wouldn't touch it with your barge pole!
  • Og_TroffOg_Troff Forumite
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    Datolite wrote: »
    They're Crazy!

    AND Hot remember.
  • MiddlestitchMiddlestitch Forumite
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    snaver wrote: »
    Hi I saw an advert on Facebook from a company or website called Hot Crazy Deal for a £29 Oyster Card top up for £4. This sounds too good to be true. Is it legit or a scam to get my credit card details? Has anyone used this company successfully? Any help greatly appreciated.

    You know what they say - if it looks too good to be true...
  • Definately a SCAM - I cancelled but has still been charged £29.90 to my credit card. The freephone number seems not to exist any more so I have raised a merchant dispute with my credit card supplier
  • edited 9 December 2013 at 6:52PM
    tulipchickuktulipchickuk Forumite
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    edited 9 December 2013 at 6:52PM
    oh dear i cannot believe i have been so gullible... i bought the oyster deal, topped up my oyster card then sent them my scanned receipt along with my paypal details, as requested.

    the small print said i had 168 hours free trial membership before i would be charged the monthly fee of £29.90, which i duly was.

    still no sign of the refunded £25 in my paypal a/c but then the t&c did say 2-4 weeks! i want to ensure no further monies is taken from my account but my bank has told me the only thing they can do is CANCEL my new card (i got it on Dec 1st) and issue me with a new card

    won't mind losing the £29.80 so much as long as its only one payment
    am embarrassed that i fell for that one...


    update
    i just checked with my bank to try to ensure no further monies are taken, and they told me HCD actually had a put a hold on a further £29.90, which my bank has cancelled; they also cancelled my debit card.

    thank goodness for this site, I am grateful i didn't lose more.
    in the unlikely event i get refunded for the oyster topup, i will of course let you all know :)

    btw, my bank says they can chase HCD IF I don't get the refund.
    'Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.' Soren Kierkegaard
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