FeelingBonding.com Possible SCAM or Genuine ??

rarrarrar
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edited 6 February 2022 at 11:27AM in Praise, vent & warnings
Foolishly paid £1.98 to register for low cost returned goods which was paid to feelingbonding.com .
Registration details sent dont work ! 
Company is registered as part of Bright Markketing (note spelling) Ltd.
Seems like some sort of Scam or moneymaking venture offering little of value  - offer too good to be true - no address  details needed to register etc.
Anyone else seen this, was from a Facebook advert

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  • soolin
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    Never heard of them , but the phrase ‘I saw a Facebook advert’ always fills me with dread. Looking at the very limited bits of the website you can see without registering they do have a refund / cancellation policy, so have a read of that. 
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  • rarrarrar
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    soolin said:
    Never heard of them , but the phrase ‘I saw a Facebook advert’ always fills me with dread. Looking at the very limited bits of the website you can see without registering they do have a refund / cancellation policy, so have a read of that. 
    The FB advert/popup or whatever seemed to appear among the messages of a group I follow, the worrying thing was that I have little idea what I paid for , can't trace back to the advert or the form I filled in etc. and had no idea I way paying for "registering for a program" from feelingbonding aka Bright Markketing !
    Not worried about the £1.98 I have lost and have blocked any more CC payments to them. Interested in what the money making involved is ?
    Scary that as someone who never does silly things like this I seemed to have had a very senior moment !
  • Elmer_BeFuddled
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    edited 6 February 2022 at 2:06PM
    rarrarrar said:

    Scary that as someone who never does silly things like this I seemed to have had a very senior moment !
    Most likely a very junior  moment!
    I'm writing a book on plagiarism. It wasn't my idea.
  • sheramber
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    it seems to be a dating site
  • robatwork
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    Not exactly a conglomerate 
  • soolin
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    rarrarrar said:
    soolin said:
    Never heard of them , but the phrase ‘I saw a Facebook advert’ always fills me with dread. Looking at the very limited bits of the website you can see without registering they do have a refund / cancellation policy, so have a read of that. 
    The FB advert/popup or whatever seemed to appear among the messages of a group I follow, the worrying thing was that I have little idea what I paid for , can't trace back to the advert or the form I filled in etc. and had no idea I way paying for "registering for a program" from feelingbonding aka Bright Markketing !
    Not worried about the £1.98 I have lost and have blocked any more CC payments to them. Interested in what the money making involved is ?
    Scary that as someone who never does silly things like this I seemed to have had a very senior moment !

    If you have set up a continuous payment authority then it is not as simple as just blocking future payments- have you spoken to your card provider to see exactly what has been set up and whether it can be cancelled. Also remember that cancelling future payments doesn't end the contract and technically a company can sue for future payments due- although whether they have the man power to do so is another matter entirely.

    I also don't understand what you mean by ' the worrying thing was that I have little idea what I paid for', you must have some idea otherwise why did you go ahead and sign up? That isn't a senior moment (and as a senior myself I do take exception to the idea that we suddenly lose our ability to function in a logical way.) No one randomnly signs up for a service without any idea what it is.

    This bit worries me as well

    A trial period for a customer is 5 days for 1.95 € during registration. If a customer leaves subscribed before the end of the trial period, the plan Casual is automatically brought to date at 49.80 € / month, the plan Popular is brought to date at 69.90 € / month and the plan Premium is brought to date at 85.80 € / month.

    Bright Markketing Ltd reserves the right to do preauthorization of the renewal payment. In case a user initiates a refund request, the renewal amount can be voided and promptly returned to the source of payment.


    I would seriously be looking to properly cancel this via the policy outlined on their site to avoid future problems and not just hope this goes away. I fear dating sites do sometimes prey on the lonely - but despite this company looking slightly odd, no staff, no accounts etc - it does have a website with full terms and conditions which is unusual for a out and out scammer- but it could of course be lifted word by word from a legit site. if you haven't received anything at all by way of confirmation, log in, membership details (amd check your spam folders carefully) , then you appear to have a get out clause if you read their T and Cs carefully.
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  • robatwork
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    soolin said:

    This bit worries me as well

    A trial period for a customer is 5 days for 1.95 € during registration. If a customer leaves subscribed before the end of the trial period, the plan Casual is automatically brought to date at 49.80 € / month, the plan Popular is brought to date at 69.90 € / month and the plan Premium is brought to date at 85.80 € / month.

    Bright Markketing Ltd reserves the right to do preauthorization of the renewal payment. In case a user initiates a refund request, the renewal amount can be voided and promptly returned to the source of payment.


    I would seriously be looking to properly cancel this via the policy outlined on their site to avoid future problems and not just hope this goes away. I fear dating sites do sometimes prey on the lonely - but despite this company looking slightly odd, no staff, no accounts etc - it does have a website with full terms and conditions which is unusual for a out and out scammer- but it could of course be lifted word by word from a legit site. if you haven't received anything at all by way of confirmation, log in, membership details (amd check your spam folders carefully) , then you appear to have a get out clause if you read their T and Cs carefully.
    Christ on a bike if that really is word for word what their website says then I wouldn't trust them to look after a pet rock, never mind my future happiness. What a pile of illiterate claptrap. 
  • rarrarrar
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    edited 8 February 2022 at 8:39PM
    Just to be clear , the payment I made was not for a dating site but for a returned goods pallet service   The first mention of feeling good.com was in an email I received from "greatoffers.email" after making the payment. This gave me a login name and password for the feelingood.com site , neither of which appear to be valid if I try and login.
    The CC card has been stopped, the bank have confirmed that no continuous payment authority was setup and that these continuous payment agreements do NOT get transferred to new cards any longer.
    I apologise for any offence caused by using the term senior moment, I agree it is ageist ! 
  • sheramber
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    Looks like it was a spoof website.
  • DCFC79
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    Again my advice is before you do anything you double check it and triple check it and don't part with any money.
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