I followed a link to a car repair pdf that led me to playpoke.net. My Review: After signing up for free I could not find the file in the books section. I called the technical assistance and got some woman that stopped talking to me after introducing herself but carried on heavy breathing / weezing down the phone at me. Both disturbing and off putting so I hung up.
Scam adviser shows them as US based but their own site implys they are primary location is Edgware, Middlesex with a UK phone number that I called. All accents on the recorded phone messages are American, I think I woke up support somewhere in the US as I called 9.30am UK time, 5-6 hours ahead of the eastern US timezone. This site is mis representing it self and that is just NOT trustworthy. Contact info copied from their site:
Whats scary is that I ‘verified my location’ by giving credit card details. I will be monitoring that cards activity closely as I went for the free 5 day trial. Note! This will automatically bill you $34.95 if you don’t cancel your membership. Shouldn’t a company witha primary base in the UK be billing in £’s? I’ve cancelled my membership but aperently got charged £0.99p to do this in the trial period. Stay away from playpoke! They have ways to rip you off 1 way or the other!
Here is a copy of the confirmation email sent to me (I’ve ‘XXXXX’ed out my personal details):
|* Membership Details: Your 5 Day Free Trial is free. If you would like to update your membership options, please visit Playpoke Support or call 1-877-801-9071 (US and Canada) / +1-514-447-8152 (International).|
After posting this I decided to call my credit card company. I told them I was happy to pay the pound cancellation fee but was worried they might try a future membership billing. My credit card company cancelled authorision of any future billing from www.playpoke.net. If you cancel your playpoke membership at any time you should call your credit card company and do the same to protect yourself from future billing.