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1&1 Internet scam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Trueblood, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Trueblood

    Trueblood Regular Member

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    Never buy a domain from http://order.1and1.com . I bought a domain a year ago and forgot all about this company until I get an email saying I need to renew a domain.

    Basically if you don't want the domain they tell you, "Please be aware that if this matter is not resolved, you may be sent to a debt collection agency. If the account is sent to a debt collection agency an $18.95 charge will be added to the unpaid balance."

    Please be aware if you want to be locked in with a $9.99 charge for the rest of your life please do not go with this company. 1and1 is a scam.
     
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  2. jburrtucaz

    jburrtucaz Regular Member

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    Yes, you're right. Those lames actually sent me to collections last year for the same thing.

    NEVER, EVER buy a domain from these scammers!
     
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  3. CallItLikeIseeIt

    CallItLikeIseeIt BANNED BANNED

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    1and1 is the fucking worst - i bought a domain from them once upon a time beacuse i thought the cheaper alternative would be better - boy was I wrong. hope you don't convert from that shitty email they sent you though ;)

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    WOW they actually did take you to collections over that? dammmmnnnn scandalous.
     
  4. Wania

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    they can't force you to extend your domain.
     
  5. Trueblood

    Trueblood Regular Member

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    This thread for 1and1 scam is first page on google :D 1and1 scam!
     
  6. xSubZer0x

    xSubZer0x Junior Member

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    1and1 is and will always be garbage.
     
  7. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    been with 1and1 and NEVER had this sort of issue.
     
  8. hardcore1

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    Yes they auto renew domains - but you can just go to cancel.1and1.com to stop them renewing.
     
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    I have some domains with them and they are a huge pain in the ass about renewals. I was an idiot and bought from them because of the savings of a couple of dollars... penny wise, pound foolish.
     
  10. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    1 & 1 internet is a scam. I didn't want to renew mw 6 domain names, now I got a funds recovy agecy on me.
     
  11. -Joe-

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    Lol, why not just tell them where to go? I doubt a debt collection agency would want to bother over $9.99, seeing as their petrol would probably be more than the fees they'd get, of like $3 :p
     
  12. Lupusadvice

    Lupusadvice Newbie

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    This happened to me as well. I actually wanted to keep the domain but I forgot to update the credit card on file so the next thing I know is I get a collection letter about my debt.
    Then stupidity happened because I called 1and1 to pay but they said the matter was too late and I had to pay the collection agency instead. Then I had even more trouble with that beause I am in canada and the agency forgot to charge me a conversion amount. (I didnt get charged any extra fees however.) So even after I paid I still owed like 50 cents or something. Finally they dropped the matter.

    Since then, all has been well. I have cancelled numerous domains with them no problem.

    So yeah, they seem to be tight with sending to collections, and cancelling a domain is kind of hidden.

    But it's not a scam.
     
  13. theleadsource

    theleadsource BANNED BANNED

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    That's because 1and1 sold that debt to a collection agency for .10 on the dollar.
     
  14. Wolfshead

    Wolfshead Newbie

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    I had same problem ended up paying just to stop the constant harrassing e mails. would never touch them again and have advised all my friends also.
     
  15. captchadreams

    captchadreams Power Member

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    this happened to me as well.. but it's not a scam. when you buy the domain you agree to a contract which is why they rebill you.. but i agree no collection agency is going to bother I don't think.. this happened almost over a year ago and I haven't heard anything since.
     
  16. spaceinvader

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    ahhh, debt collection letters. i file them where they belong... in the bin, right between carpet fluff and last nights dinner :D
    uk reg companies always seem to use underhand tactics like this, i bought a domain from UK2.net... buried in pages of small print it stated that you will be forced to show UK2s ads on the domain, even tho i only forwarded the domain to my own hosting. Cost me time and money to get the domain moved... never again!
     
  17. starhorse

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    On 1and1.es is the same shit, i receive emails and phones from debtcolector agency, is a total scam
     
  18. CyHead

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    that's so weird, there must be something about opting out. Or use fake info lol that way debt collector will track a ghost.
     
  19. dikembe mutombo

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    I hate everything about 1 and 1. I had 3 domains registered there and its a giant pain in the ass.
     
  20. grayven

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    I have over 200 domains registered with 1and1. I use them specifically because they auto renew your domain names. Having used other services, I have lost good domain names by simply forgetting to renew. Should I decide that I don't want to renew with 1and1 I simply go to cancel.1and1.com. Never had a problem.