Is Fraavy a Scam? Unwanted Charges

Is Fraavy a Scam? Unwanted Charges

I scanned a QR code for a Lumos Learning book to access their online content associated with my purchase. I didn't realize it was "Fraavy" and assumed Lumos wanted to verify my payment information to make sure I was the one who purchased the book. I didn't see the content, so I typed the web address from the Lumos book which took me to the correct website. I was suspicious of course and Googled "Fraavy" and came across others with similar scenarios. There was a $1 draft on my bank account. I called my bank immediately and canceled my card. I will absolutely be more vigilant when scanning QR codes from now on. I never realized this could be an issue!

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  • September 1, 2023 at 4:11 AM by an anonymous user from: Redmond, Washington, United States

    Likewise, tried signing up for Uber got fraavy, beware!

  • August 31, 2023 at 4:32 PM by an anonymous user from: Woodburn, Oregon, United States

    Same. Got a "trial subscription" to "Fraavy" but don't even know how or how they got my card number. Our bank called us as this company obviously has a record by now. After reading comments saying that even when the subscription is supposed to be cancelled it remains open I decided to just cancel the debit card and hope the bank's fraud department will shut "Fraavy" & "" down!

  • August 24, 2023 at 7:52 PM by an anonymous user from: Boulder Creek, California, United States

    Fraavy highjacked an Uber app. Charged credit card $1.00 immediately which I found when I called my credit card company within 10 minutes. Who regulates these jerks online? Congressional action is needed to ensure these kinds of scams are eradicated and those responsible are prosecuted.

  • August 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Syracuse, New York, United States

    My situation is similar to what you all have experienced, with a twist. I had to cancel a card due to fraudulent activity. I went on a search for malware removal and followed the instructions, thinking they needed the information and $1 for the service. After doing that so they were doing what they could to clean it up, I found that I was the proud owner of a fraavy subscription. Their customer service line sounded like a fax machine and that was as close as I got to contacting them. So I had to cancel TWO cards in a few hours! So nervous about touching my computer at this point...

  • August 3, 2023 at 8:03 PM by an anonymous user from: Cedar Hill, Tennessee, United States

    did anyone call the number on their site? 1-866-471-9677? I "canceled" it there. Did anyone go that route and have success with it?

    It was trying to download a parking app which is when fraavy got me.

  • July 23, 2023 at 3:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Paragould, Arkansas, United States

    Was signing up for notification history app on the play store. Immediately brought me to the sign up page after hitting open in Google play. Said I wouldn't be charged for the free addition. Didn't realize it wasn't the app until it the fraavy website displayed. And like everyone else I was charged a dollar.what I really don't understand is how we all have charges from different websites or companies, and the site is still operational. Ridiculous!

    • August 11, 2023 at 2:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Syracuse, New York, United States

      I had the same experience many of you had, but are you ready for this? I was attempting to get assistance with malware removal when I was actually subscribing to fraavy. Their customer service number sounds like a fax machine. No luck finding any way to cancel so far. Will continue to read blogs for any possible help.

  • July 21, 2023 at 1:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Crownsville, Maryland, United States

    I had the same experience. I tried to add a parking app to my phone and to register took me to the Fravvy site. While I thought I was signing up for the parking app it was some type of bait and switch. We did get the charges removed.

  • July 19, 2023 at 10:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Portland, Oregon, United States

    Tried signing up for a parking app and a pop up window showed up as I was supposed to enter in my information. Didn't notice it was from Fraavy until it was too late. Another woman had it happen as she was filling out an online form from her dentist. Cancelled my card after seeing the $1 charge and learning it was a scam. How awful!

    • August 9, 2023 at 10:23 PM by an anonymous user from: Southampton Township, New Jersey, United States

      EXACT SAME happened to me with parking AP tonight

  • July 16, 2023 at 8:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Redmond, Washington, United States

    How is this prevented from hijacking consumers when they are in the middle of a legitimate transaction? The QR code seems to be an entry way to getting into a credit card account. I have literally had it and have been had with this scamming that rears its ugly head. If a complaint has been made and Fraavy is a scam why isn’t it blocked from the general public?

  • July 11, 2023 at 6:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Draper, Utah, United States

    I scanned a qr code at a Salt Lake City transit station. It took me directly to Fraavy. I thought I was signing up for transit tickets. I thought I was too smart for this. As a tourist, how was I to know I signed up to a scam. I called Discover card today. I'm out at least a dollar.

  • July 2, 2023 at 11:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Woodburn, Oregon, United States

    We got a new refrigerator and I scanned a QR code provided by the fridge company to register the fridge. The first screen on our phone asked us to register for an account. About the 3rd screen, it asked for credit card information stating there would be no charges. It then congratulated me for signing up for unlimited movies, etc. at Concerned, I checked my credit card account and there was a $1.00 charge to I checked the website and it appeared to be a legitimate web site. I then looked for reviews of and found they were a scam, and I had my credit cart company issue me a new card.

  • July 2, 2023 at 8:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Brownsville, Texas, United States

    They hit me with a QR code when we tried to get Netflix, why is this company allowed to stay operating?

  • July 1, 2023 at 5:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Rosa, California, United States

    Yes they got me for 1 dollar, beware.

  • June 29, 2023 at 8:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Albany, New York, United States and any affiliates IS A COMPLETE SCAM!

    they will charge your card $1 initially (pending) and will proceed to charge you $49.95 monthly indefinitely.

    you can follow their cancel "procedure" (call their support) but regardless of what they tell you your account stays ACTIVE! call tour bank and have them issue you a new card! this is the best (and only) way to resolve!

  • June 27, 2023 at 8:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Orlando, Florida, United States

    tried to rent a movie using QR code reader and somehow got Fraavy which I gave my card to. I'm cancelling the card

  • June 20, 2023 at 11:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I also used a qr code reader to apply to Starz. Immediately after I saw and read articles revealing Fraavy was a scam. I am so passed off because I can't find the website to cancel. Everything I do on the internet lately, isn't what it appears to be. Isn't there anyway to report and shut down these phony sites.

    I am getting to the point that I don't want to use the internet to order anything.


  • June 16, 2023 at 7:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Carloover, Virginia, United States

    I scanned the QR code for using QR Code Scanning and Reading 2022 for Android. There was a fake add covering 60% of the screen with just a green Open button. When I clicked the Open button, it took me to an account creation page which I thought was for Peacock. After entering my credit card information, I was redirected to where I was THEN notified that I would be charged $49.95 per month for their lame service. A $1 charge was immediately charged to my credit card account.

    There is no option to cancel the service online. You have to call a phone number during business hours to cancel. Since I do not trust them to have my account information, I cancelled my credit card. What a pain.

  • June 14, 2023 at 7:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Fraavy is a scam. Was trying to download an app for a restaurant and was hijacked by Fraavy. When I saw the $1.00 charge on my bank account, I then realized it was not the app that was intended, canceled my card immediately, because there is no place to cancel the charge of $49.95 monthly. I wonder how many people they have scammed. Shame on these on-line criminals.

  • June 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Went to sign up to get Uber. They took my name and email and credit card number and it immediately took me to an ad for Fraavy. Called my credit card company immediately and canceled my card. I’ve gotten to where I just don’t trust anything anymore.

  • June 10, 2023 at 3:09 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    I was scammed while signing up for a Netflix account. I scanned the QR code on the TV and added my information, it was only after I couldn't activate my Netflix account that I investigated further and found this problem. I called the CC company and cancelled my card. I was told there was a $1 charge from for cable tv service at the time. I will certainly be more vigilant in the future.

  • June 10, 2023 at 3:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Miami, Florida, United States

    Just had my card scammed by a QRcode hijacked before I ever knew of such a thing. I scanned the QRcode on a Simple Truth flyer looking for the RECIPE of a salad displayed. When it came up on my phone it had a green bar across the top that said open and I clicked it. When it opened it had a form to fill out for my Credit Card information. I thought that was really odd! BUT foolishly and filled it in anyway. Then decided I didn't like the feel of the whole thing so went to remove that information only to find out that it was impossible. I immediately drove to my bank and had them take care of it. When they brought up my recent transactions it showed one pending for an EMPEROR... something or other. They took care of it by reissuing me a new card. But how scary is this scam!

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