Credit card customers warned over dazzling teeth scam
By UK CreditCards.com
Users of Facebook should avoid a teeth whitening programme known as Dazzling White Teeth, a technology blog has advised.
TheNextWeb.com said that it had seen several reports of unhappy customers suffering unexpected withdrawals from their credit card accounts after signing up for the service.
Dazzling White Teeth asks customers to provide their credit card details when they order the product.
It then sends the teeth whiteners as promised, but also orders a series of additional products without asking the customer first.
Adverts for the service have been spotted on Facebook's advertising platform, leading to fears that the scam could have already reached a very wide audience.
"If you have already purchased [the] product and notice unusual charges on your credit card or bank account, then please give your bank or credit card provider a phone call," TheNextWeb.com advised.
The report added that users of the social networking site should report the adverts "straight away" when they see them.
Published: 14 October 2009
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