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Thread: Do you remember ALL your previous addresses?

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    Do you remember ALL your previous addresses?

    My DH recently filled out paperwork for a new job, but couldn't remember the street address in antoher state where we lived 20 years ago. I went on the web to whitepages.com and found a link for a site (Intelius.com) that can do all types of searches. There was a special for 95 cents, so I used my credit card to pay for it. Found out today that I've been charged for 3 additional specials for $19.95 each. According to their customer service, they sent me emails regarding these and didn't hear from me declining their offers, so initiated the programs. Doesn't that just frost you? I told them I didn't approve those charges, haven't used the services, etc. I was told they would cancel them w/o further charges until I said this was a real scam and thought I'd report them (not sure who to at the time, but. . .) They credited $40 in the end.

    Just thought I'd pass on a warning about those emails that pop up in our boxes. Sometimes it doesn't pay to just delete things.

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    I had an adventure like that only through the mail. Item sent to my Mom, no return address, had to open it to find out what it was, so could not just return to sender. It was an unsolicited good luck charm from some spiritual scoiety and they asked her to send them $19.95 to defray the cost of making it! LOL a cheep piece of tin! After reporting it as a scam on Sr.'s Found out in our state if you did not order it, did not want it you don't need to return it or pay for it. In your case in this state the same applies. E-Mail sometimes gets sent to spam, or just lost out there waiting for ET to find it. The company must show proof you knew it was comming to you or you knew you were being charged for it. Voice recording, E-Mail from your personal computer, paper trail of some sort. Good for you for standing up to them!!

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    My ex-husband was in the military and we moved at least twice a year for a long time. Would not like to even try. My present DH and I have lived in this house for over 20 years and we are just getting started. LOL
    You can get older, but you never have to grow up! Tomorrow's just a future yesterday!-Greg Fergerson

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    The FTC is finally cracking down on these kinds of scams

    http://consumerist.com/2012/02/ftc-p...ee-offers.html

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    I'm amazed they wanted history from 20 years ago. Why 7 or 10 isn't enough is beyond me.

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    I never go past the first page when I know there are going to be additional charges or charge any kind of a fee for the service. But no I'm retired military so my list of lived at addresses cross the globe and back lol

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    heck I couldn't remember my last address or phone #-I had to keep a phone bill in my purse and I was there 11yrs--BUT in my defense as an example -12345 Rt 678 and a few yrs ago they ran out of phone numbers so now we have to dial our area code before the 7 digits to talk to the next door neighbor. As long as I know how to get to the grocery and fabric store and get home its all good

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    When my DH and I were first married....for the first 6 or 7 years, we moved 9 or 10 times and I always said that it would be a gift if I could remember the address and phone numbers of all those long ago places. Guess what my dear mother gave me as a gift after she passed? In cleaning out her house, I found her address book.....and unlike me who makes the names in ink and the addresses in pencil so I can erase and write over them, she crossed out each and every address and phone number and put in the next new place. It was like Mom was smiling down at me!

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    Nope! My brother in law used to say I was a gypsy and when I brought a box into the room, my stuff would just start jumping in! Not so gypsy-like now but there is no way I could ever remember all of those addresses!
    Debbie in Kentucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I'm amazed they wanted history from 20 years ago. Why 7 or 10 isn't enough is beyond me.
    Many, many years ago I worked for a company that was going to be doing some work for the military, a new type of radar. I worked in the data processing dept. and all of us had to get a new security clearance badge. I had to account for all of my time (working/not working) and addresses from the year I graduated from high school to the present.

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