It saddens me that I have to make this post, but we have to put a stop to some of the most ridiculous emails we’ve ever received. Some of our most popular posts on this site are where we, very clearly, tell people to stay away from Google Treasure Chest and Google Money Tree. Hell, the biggest text on the page is a bold title that says “Beware of Google Treasure Chest.” However despite our warnings, we receive emails on a weekly basis demanding that we refund the money that was taken by these companies.
That’s right. People are landing on our website, reading our warnings to not give any money or information to these scammers, then they somehow are lead to believe that we are the ones operating these websites. How? I honestly have no idea. Maybe it was this line that was causing confusion: “Don’t do business with Google Treasure Chest and most certainly do not give them your private information.”
Actual Emails Received.
Below is a small sample of just a few of the many emails we’ve received of this nature. The emails have been edited for your viewing pleasure.
It seems I have just been scammed by “Treasure Chest” for $72.21which has shown up on my checking account. I will take action if this money is not returned. Maybe it is time for a class-action suit. Why are you letting this happen?
i HAVE A CHARGE ON MY ACCOUNT OF $72.21 FROM GOOGLE CHEST. THIS IS FRAUD AND IAM NOT PAYING FOR THIS. GET IT OFF MY ACCOUNT NOW….
i love your hidden fees so much im turning you over to the attorney general here and im having my bank deny your transactions thats some lame bull but i guess you get off screwing people over with your hidden charges wont happen again here i can guarantee it
How to Get Your Money Back from a Google Scam
Be prepared to fight for your money. This includes incredibly long hold times, busy customer service lines, and potential rude representatives. My best advice is to stay calm and stay patient. The last thing you want to do is lose your cool. Remember, these people have access to your personal and financial information. You probably don’t want to anger them.
Google Money Tree: 1-888-657-8585
Google Treasure Chest: 1-866-951-1406
Google Cash Kit: 1-866-951-1406 -same company, same hidden fees, different name-
There are definitely more than these three. So, if you’ve been taken by a different company but managed to get your money back, please leave a comment below. Be sure to include the name of the scam and the number you called and any other information on how you got your money back.
Once again, we are I’ve Tried That.