There are three companies associated with this scam. ConcernedPatriot , Science of Skill, and Freegear.They all work together by bashing you with emails. They advertise if you pay only the shipping you get the item for free. Then when you enter your banking info for shipping they take that info and sign you up for there "Membership".
Then start charging your bank account on a monthly basis. Depending on the company they charge 39.95 for Concerned Patriot, 57.00 for Science of Skill. And 39.95 for Freegear. After you realize your bank account has been charged if you catch it you can call and ConcernedPatriot and Science of Skill and they will refund your money but still very scam-ish. FreeGear Was willing to refund my bank but the free item was not so free.
I discussed the item which was a Flashlight and case. Apparently, the item costs 16.95 but they say it's free on the website only paying the shipping. But there two charges of 39.95 and one 16.95 charged to my bank. He said that's the charge for the knife and case. I told him it was supposed to be free and I was to only shipping.
He said, Do you still have the knife? I said yes. He said can you send it back. I said yes give me an invoice number and an address and I'll send it back to you. He said no just keep it and I'll only refund 6.95. But they charged me 16.95. He said that's all he could do for me. Every time I started to speak he would interrupt me and said, Ill give you the refund 39.95 and the 39.95 that your about to be billed but I'm charging you 6.95 back from the 16.95. I argued and said I'll just let my bank take care of it.
He starts saying it will cost you a lot more than that trust me. You'll pay a lot more. I had enough so I said make sure it happens. He said you'll have it in 3 to 5 business days. I then hung up. Very Very scam-ish. These companies all work together to take your money with what they call a "membership" only till you discover it's coming out of your bank account without you knowing.
Thank you Steve Squires [email protected]