SCAMMED: fortacloud.co
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SCAMMED: fortacloud.co

mandarkmandark Member
edited February 2016 in General

Found out that a month ago that a cloud provider called fortacloud is providing a free VPS at a simple cost of $0.5 ($0.82 incl tax) for setup. So I thought, whynot give a try which is less than a dollar and even if it works for few days is great anyway? After payment, I tried to create a VM and tried to install CentOS and Ubuntu but it just loops in the setup screens and never could access it.

After trying for few hours, I thought that it's time to contact the support. But alas! You'd need to pay $5 for each ticket, and then I thought it might not be a good idea to go with these guys. So I quit and never looked back forgetting my $0.82 that I threw it in the water.

Today morning, I received an email from these scammers that there's an unpaid amount of $29.85. Not to mention that's the worst thing can you see first thing in the morning:

I was such an idiot to use my credit card on their site and now I can't remove it from there portal but however I could change it and replaced with a random credit card number generator. I am more worried that if they've saved my original credit card and try to access it and rip me off.

Just noticed that they use a cloudflare wildcard SSL!

Any suggestion?

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Comments

  • Your own fault. They are well know scammers. Research, research and more research.

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    Free VPSs for 15 posts/month

  • Next time google before ordering from shady companies. This is a well known scam company.

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  • racksxracksx Member without signature

    You have added your card for a freeVPS?:)) that's funny.

    Thanked by 1thagoat
  • @racksx said:
    You have added your card for a freeVPS?:)) that's funny.

    :( Funny and I'm dumb, totally. they looked professional though :(

  • racksxracksx Member without signature

    @mandark said:
    :( Funny and I'm dumb, totally. they looked professional though :(

    If you had any charges from them on your card before, you can block just that company not to charge you anymore, ask your bank.

  • Contact immediatelly with your bank. Inform them that you do not agree to be charged automatically from this company. If I were you, I would change my card, also! And never -NEVER- give to random unknown shady bussiness your credit card details. Use prepaid, paypal or revolut for this.

    • If a program actually fits in memory and has enough disk space, it is guaranteed to crash.
    • If such a program has not crashed yet, it is waiting for a critical moment before it crashes.

  • change expire date to 2016 month 02 and payment will be declined due wrong info also credit card will be remove automatic after month due card expire ;)

  • @GalaxyHostPlus said:
    change expire date to 2016 month 02 and payment will be declined due wrong info also credit card will be remove automatic after month due card expire ;)

    that's a good point :) I'll do it right away but I am more concerned that if they're saving my credit card info along with CVV number?

  • jajajaja

  • @jvnadr said:
    Contact immediatelly with your bank. Inform them that you do not agree to be charged automatically from this company. If I were you, I would change my card, also! And never -NEVER- give to random unknown shady bussiness your credit card details. Use prepaid, paypal or revolut for this.

    Do this and do not forget this never ever!!!

  • jarjar Provider

    They believe that the price of their free VPS is very competitive and fair.

    That reminds me, as admin now I can ban their representative here...

  • Yes, seen you get a server from them back in the day in their thread.

    Your optimism went from positive to negative soon enough.

    jarland said: They believe that the price of their free VPS is very competitive and fair.

    That reminds me, as admin now I can ban their representative here...

    Go give Vultr(referral) a try. | GNU/Linux http://debian.org

  • jarjar Provider

    @GM2015 said:
    Yes, seen you get a server from them back in the day in their thread.

    Your optimism went from positive to negative soon enough.

    I wanted to see how they would scam us first hand. Boy did I.

  • jarland said: That reminds me, as admin now I can ban their representative here...

    GO GO GO GO!!!

  • jarland said: I wanted to see how they would scam us first hand. Boy did I.

    Their explanation of volume and bandwidth charges on idle servers were exceptionally scientific.

    Thanked by 1jar

    Go give Vultr(referral) a try. | GNU/Linux http://debian.org

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