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SCAMMED: fortacloud.co

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

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  • 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.

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  • @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!!!

  • 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

  • @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.

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

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