Warning against streaming platforms
Another dubious streaming platform is "playano.de".
Consumers report to us that alleged collection agencies are threatening with seizure if they don't pay. The requested amount is 479,16 Euro, the company's name is "OT Inkasso Ltd.".
Our tip: Don't pay! The mails are fraudulent and have no legal basis whatsoever. Click on the link "unsubscribe" at the bottom of the mail in order to avoid receiving another letter from the OT Inkasso Ltd.
The websites blueflix.de, euroflix.de and kiwiflix.de also sends unjustified invoices to consumers who registered for their streaming services. They are operated by the Safe4Media Ltd. and all look the same. As the platform Watchlist Internet reports, the company requests a payment of 358,80 Euro from their customers. However, there is no valid contract and consumers are therefore not obliged to pay.
The Watchlist Internet currently warns against several streaming platforms, including boboflix.com, streamago.de and streamnox.com. They are operated by the same provider, Lovelust Ltd. Furthermore, websites of Bizcon Ltd., like streamzeit.de, have the same design. Accordingly, the problems are also similar: Consumers register on the website in order to get access to the movies. Shortly thereafter, they receive an invoice for 200 Euro due to the alleged extension of the free trial period to an annual premium subscription.
No valid contract
The company threatens to engage a collection agency or to take legal steps, if the consumer doesn't pay the amount of 238,30€. We recommend to stay calm as there is no legal basis for the demands. According to European laws, the operator would have to notify the consumer before extending the contract, e.g. via mail. As no such notification took place, the contract is invalid and the consumers are not obliged to pay anything.
ECC sample letter
If you received an invoice by Lovelust Ltd., please use our free sample letter (MB Automatische Vertragsverlängerung) to protest against it. Our sample letters are only available in German. Registered letters usually have the best effect. Mails should be sent with read confirmation.