For the past six months, I (successfully) dealt with Lexis-Nexis sending unsolictied material with unauthorized charges to my business, which is a violation of law.
Finding myself in need of a birth certificate and trying to avoid the time and cost of driving to a notary and/or the County Recorder's office, I fell into Lexis-Nexis's (who owns Vital Check) fraud again.
After completing what appears to be the usual online requests for obtaining products/services, and after Vital Check has you sign a "you will be charged for any cancellation", only then do they disclose you still have to go down to the notary and then scan/fax the notarized form to them for processing.
So exactly why would anyone request their services when, with notarized form in hand, all you need to do is mail it to the County Recorder, incurring charges of $20 instead of $50.
Fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain. It's clear to me given past experiences with Lexis-Nexis and their failure to disclose all that is necessary for their services, before requiring charge authorization, with no way to immediately cancel your order after you learn you still must have the County form notarized, is a process designed to deceive for gain.
Now they can spends another six months dealing with me as they will not get a dime of my money.
Product or Service Mentioned: Vitalchek Birth Certificate.