DO NOT USE Cardilly. GeoTrust has revoked their certificate. Cardilly is a scam.
These clowns went under the name of “SG Marketing” operating via a bank probably in Etobicoke, Canada. Note that there appear to be some places named “SG Marketing” that are legitimate as well as the fraudulent Cardillians.
In December 2011 I’m informed by Citi Cards that they have permanently credited me back the $100. I’ve sinced cancelled this card as well.
[well, it’s been about two weeks since they reported my order “shipped” and it’s not here, so I’m reporting Cardilly to the fraud department of my credit card company].
Still pretty confused about how blatant they have been with this approach, and not clear how they expect to make money, but certainly this is not a quality business and it’s probably a scam.
Yes, something seems very VERY fishy about Cardilly, but it also seems odd that scammers would be so persistent in the face of so much negative buzz. How are they doing to avoid the fraud departments of all the credit card companies of the people they are scamming? My tentative guess at this time is that this is a somewhat questionable “gray hat” business, perhaps testing out something to see how it flies. At worst I’m guessing they are sending out stolen or hacked discount cards.
I have yet to see somebody report they received their cards – definitely a red flag – but Cardilly has only been in biz for a month or so. They seem to be using a Groupon style model which *might* explain the great deals. Since they limit the number of cards per day it
As I noted in the earlier post Cardilly is either a scam or a very odd way to get huge, but negative, buzz for a new business. Although many online are stating this is a scam, it appears to be a fairly profitless one since all these online charges are via Credit Cards and they’ll all honor chargeback rules.
I called Capitol One who advised me to wait to file any fraud actions until I fail to receive the promised cards – then they said they’d happily refund my money and initiate a fraud action.
I’ve inquired about my order status (I “bought” two $100 Wal Mart gift cards for $50 each last week). Cardilly replied:
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