Utahns paying more than they have to after landing on the wrong websites
AMERICAN FORK, UT —
(KUTV) Leland Moon was trying to pay a hospital bill online. After a google search, he accidentally landed on a website for a company that isn't his hospital's.
The company took Leland's $200 payment, plus a $7 fee, then passed the $200 payment along to the hospital.
It’s $7 that did not need to be spent.
This is not the first time Get Gephardt has reported on a Utah consumer overpaying after mistakenly landing on the wrong website. Last winter, Marsha Webster landed on a ticket scalper website and ended up paying $447 for a pair of Nutcracker Ballet tickets that she could have gotten directly form the theater for about $90.
“I was shocked. I was angry. I was sad,” she said.
Get Gephardt has also reported that some companies, or even hackers, will buy up domains around popular ones waiting for someone to mistype a website and having them land on theirs instead.
Leland says he'll be more careful in the future before he clicks.