Charities scamming $850 from your bank account without your authorization!
My son had a visit in his home from a Mater Homes Representative. They asked him to donate or buy tickets. He informed the representative 4 times he was going overseas and was not in a position to do either. The fellow would not go. Breeching every standard required by charities under the legislation .He said ‘how about I record your details in case you wish to purchase or donate in the future’. Then if you want a Raffle ticket outside the supermarket, your signed up ready to buy it. My son said no thanks, I don’t want any tickets now or in the future.The Mater Homes again reinforced, we are just recording your details for information purposes only. He gave his details to get rid of him, but refused to give his CVC in case they were going to touch his account.My son questioned The Mater Homes Representive, asking,’ your guys aren’t touching my account or money are you’? The Mater Rep reassured him saying, ‘no mate without your CVC we can’t touch your money’. He finally left.
My son never looks at his bank statements, as with many people.
He needed checked his account when overseas and found $850 removed over a monthly basis by Mater Homes,of $40 a month without authorization or a CVC number. No notifications,emails or telling my son they were taking $40 a month from his account without his permission !
Note that many charities use a third party company to get donations and take 80 to 94% of the donations. Nevertheless the charities must have some idea they are scamming people on their behalf. I know this, because the ACCC did an investigations into these charities and behaviors having the third parties scamming people out of their money.
There is also now an organization set up by the charities to also address this. BIG BUSINESS,BIG ABUSE OF AUSTRALIANS having money taken without authorization.
I was able to get that money back from Mater Homes but only after threatening legal action and exposure. I had to get to the Director to get the money back!I also attached the ACCC Rod Sim final outcome report into the investigations into this behavior.
So beware. Some are disgraceful and your money can be removed from your account without your permission!