I’m starting a new section on Internet scams and general sales sleazebags that I come across in the hope that it will save other people from going through the same pain that I or others have been through.
Net Search Media Complaints
First on the list is www.netsearchmedia.co.uk, there are plenty of Net Search Media complaints on the Internet regarding the sales tactics of this company, please see the following for other unhappy customers:
This company which also ran under the name of “Double Click Media Ltd” also deceives people by claiming to be from Facebook or Google, this is disgusting and fraudulent.
My wife used this company to trial a facebook ad for 1 month, over the phone she explicitly said that the ad was to run for 1 month as a trial, the sales women called Michelle confirmed that there was no contract and yes the ad would only run for 1 month. The campaign only received 33 clicks and was not to be run again.
Later NetSearchMedia without authorisation took £240 from my wifes account, after making a complaint and requesting that the ad be stopped as agreed in the phone call the money was refunded.
The next month NetSearchMedia.co.uk took another £120 without authorisation! After complaining they refused to refund the money stating that a verbal contract was made over the phone and that there was no way she would get her money back. They also refused to provide any evidence of the “contract” stating that they “don’t need to”.
NetSearchMedia are now being reported to trading standards and a chargeback is now being placed with the bank. Interestingly on the website they state that if you do chargeback you will still owe then money, face a £150 “admin fee” and they will call the debt collectors in.
Why would they need to make such a statement on their site!?
I urge anyone thinking about using this company to stay clear as they are pure con artists. Also if you have been a victim of Net Search Media Ltd then I urge you to report it here: