Is Media Craze a Scam or is it Legit? Review of

Media Craze located at, which claims members can get unlimited access to movies, music, audiobooks, games, software and sports, is a scam. Over the years, I have seen similar websites like Media Craze that attract potential victims to them by claiming to give access to unlimited entertainment. But, after signing up, potential victims will realise the websites do not have what they have promised or may be hosting illegal content. And, when they attempt to cancel or get a refund, they are given the run-around.

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But that is not the most dangerous thing about Media Craze. Giving credit card information to a website that does not list their business address or state who is operating it and from where can lead to credit information being used fraudulently. Therefore, if you have been a victim of Media Craze, please open a dispute with your bank to have your money refunded. And, if you see unauthorized transactions appearing on your credit statement, please get in touch with your bank for help.

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April 19, 2023 at 6:42 AM by
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an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

A complete scam. A pop up flashed on my screen when I was doing a credit card transaction. I only saw the part about deducting a pound for unlimited streaming, which I didn't want, then the pop up disappeared. They have been billing me £24.99 a month on my credit card.


March 20, 2023 at 3:07 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

Scammed also. I was charged £29.99 by and when you go onto the site it's a U.S. site, something I definitely hadn't signed up for. I took a chance and contacted their Chat option and to my surprise was answered. The result is that they were able to identify my email address as having requested a subscription to Mediacraze. After pushing a bit they are refunding me 2 x £29.99 which was taken out in early Feb and March from my debit card. This is because I had like many clicked the wrong section on the RingGo app - surely RingGo are aware of this now? I see that the Mediacraze website is now a domain for sale!

I have an emailed transcript of the chat I had today with so at least have something to show my bank (who have been investigating separately and cancelled my card) should I not receive the promised refund. I have also asked to ensure my email details, debit card etc.are all deleted securely). Really hope this resolves the situation now.


June 23, 2023 at 2:20 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

Hi. I too had contacted about Mediacraze and was fortunate enough to have contact with them via the Chat service and was refunded 2 x £29.99 promptly. I hope the same happens for you and anyone else who has commented on here seeking a refund.


April 3, 2023 at 10:28 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Is it resolved?


March 1, 2023 at 5:39 AM by
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an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

Yearning to all customers. No this company is under investigation in the United Kingdom as fraudulent.They take money in the form of direct payments and not return when asked to do so by customers. Mediacraze do not work with other providers such as Netflix or Prime video. This scam has happened to myself and Medicare's will be personally taken to court by myself if payment not returned by end Mon.6.23 I will be putting a C.C.J against this company. Iyve had to report this to my bank Nationwide and had my card stopped.Penalty in United Kingdom is £500.00 to every customer scammed from Feb 1st 2023.ordered by Wiltshire Council member.Symon phone no 07752483862.


March 20, 2023 at 3:09 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

HI Symon. See my comment below from today (20/03/23) - it may help if you try same?


February 22, 2023 at 9:47 AM by
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AlwynP from: Abingdon, England, United Kingdom

I was looking for some sheet music and found myself on Media Craze's website where I was invited to download the song I was looking for at no cost. Further information suggested that all I had to do was set up an account, give my credit card details and, unless I cancelled my membership with 5 days, I would be charged £29.99 per month.

I proceeded to do so and debit of £1 appeared. I assumed this was just to establish my card details for a future withdrawal.

Shortly afterwards I got an urgent call from my card issuer (John Lewis Card now run by Newday). As I hadn't had an e-mailed confirmation I realised that they were correct in assuming that this was a fraud. They cancelled my card at once and are sending me out a new one.

Evidently lots of people have suffered loss from this scam so I am relieved and reassured to know that my card issuer was so diligent.


February 17, 2023 at 11:48 PM by
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an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

Tried to download Costa coffee app. Inadvertently signed up to this scam ..mediacraze...trying desperately to get out of it


February 17, 2023 at 3:42 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Wigan, England, United Kingdom

Scam, when linking a Sonos speaker to mobile I was linked to media craze screen to register credit card for free membership in case we chose to upgrade.

Luckily the banks now have extra verification process which I didn’t authorise but will cancel card also as recommended on here too.

Makes me feel old


February 13, 2023 at 7:12 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Grimsby, England, United Kingdom

As above, I was installing a Firestick when the instruction came on my tv screen, I scanned the QR and followed instructions thinking it was Amazon, confirmed with the bank as said above, then I realised on the same day it was a scam, they took a pound from my card, I have cancelled my card on the same day and asked the bank to look into it .


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