Utahns paying more than they have to after landing on the wrong websites

Utahs paying more than they have to after landing on the wrong websites

(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.

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