First seen December 13, 2014. Last updated on September 19, 2022.


The credit card charge "VESTA *CHATR BC" was first recorded on December 13, 2014. It has been flagged as suspicious by our users.

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Merchant Information

Merchant Chatr Mobile (edit)
Website (edit)
Phone 800-485-9745 (edit)
Category Wireless Carrier (edit)
Description Budget Brand owned by Rogers Communications (edit)


Sue on April 12, 2016

Showed up on my card today in eastern canada. Never heard of it before. Credit card company had me tear up my card and order a new one. Glad I caught it.

yvan on April 13, 2016

fraude sur ma carte de crédit avec cette compagnie figurant sur mon compte VESTA * CHATR faite attention carte annulé et je vais recevoir une autre.

Annie on June 15, 2016

Random charge on my credit card, called bank and got a new card, investigation pending, will report back on how it goes!

Alex on August 28, 2016

Amazing how many people think this is suspicious. Are you a subscriber to Chatr Wireless? Then it's your bill. End of story.

Silver on July 16, 2017

Vesta Chatr charge of 56.47 $ showed up on my Visa never heard of Vesta Chatr till it showed up on my bill watch out for these goofballs

MakG on July 23, 2017

Yes this is Chatr Wireless Bill - Its not a fraud charge. Please check if you have any services with Chatr Wireless.

sarah on August 12, 2017

I just had two charges show up from this company on my visa. The lady at Avion said that it was a "budget" phone company and lots of people order disposable phones online. She also mentioned that she could see that my cc number was manually punched into the system, so totally fraudulent.

Hatta on March 01, 2018

My credit card was hacked and Vesta Chatr BC showed up on my bill. Not my charge.

Tom on March 29, 2018

Got dinged twice on my credit card from this company! Definitely, watch out for this company on your CC!!

Jack on May 16, 2018

Vesta Chatr BC billed my credit card for $51.74. Never heard of these guys. Contacted my credit card issuer and had the charge voided and received a replacement credit card too. Who are these scumbags? With so many people being ripped off, how come they haven't been investigated and caught?

B smith on May 23, 2018

This charge was on my Visa in March April and I understand from visa that it is in my May statement. Never heard of them and I was not subscriber. Visa are reversing the charges and have cancelled my Visa card. Now have to get a new card and go through the process of informing the companies that are legitally charging my card every month. What a hassle.

B smith on May 23, 2018

Why has this been going on for so long with all the complaints since 2014????

Sam on May 23, 2018

If I don’t pay my ROGERS bill ontime, I start getting phone calls within one business day after payment due. The fact that this has been going on for more than three years makes me think credit cards are part of the problem. Silence means a lot.

Paul on April 22, 2019

Total scam. Just discovered this on my Visa statement and my bank will reverse the past 2 months worth. Unfortunately it goes back further - good reminder to check those statements. Called the vendor, and they put me through to an Oregon call centre. They refused to transfer me to their accounting department, and refused to let e speak with a manager. This leads me to believe they are complicit in the scam. Avoid this company.

Julia Innes on July 30, 2019

I am a Chat-r subscriber. However, Chatr shows up as such on my bills, without the "Vesta". Only one charge labelled "Vesta Chatr" was ever listed. I have changed cards, I think it is probably a scam.

RH & CForeman on November 11, 2019

Total SCAM & Definitely FRAUD.

Angela on December 17, 2019

I have 5 consecutive charges of $39.55 on the same day, back to back, all within an hour. This is the total amount of my chatr mobile plan, however it should have only charged me once since I only topped up once,but I am charged 5 f***ing times. WTF?

Lisa on April 12, 2020

Charged 3 transactions totalling over $500 and I live in Australia and have no phone plan with these people, never heard of them. Total scammers and Visa stopped my card and notified me of suspicious charges which I confirmed were theft. Now I have no card and where I live due to COVID19 regulations all transactions are contactless so I have to use a card. Hope they rot in hell, happy easter, I'm stuffed until my new card arrives :(

Taissa Juliao on May 28, 2020

Não fiz essa compra e estão cobrando no meu vararão. Sou advogada e se não externarem o pagamento e pararem de cobrar vou tomar as medidas juridicidade cabíveis. DraTaissa Juliao. OAB/SP 367.835

Taissa Juliao on May 28, 2020

Não fi essa assinatura e estão cobrando no meu cartão de crédito. Se não estornarem as cobravam-se e pararem de cobrar, vou entrar com medidas judiciais cabíveis. Dra Taissa Julião OAB/SP 367.835

Ahmed on December 29, 2020

Just called RBC to reverse a transaction by them and Paybright. Idk what's going on but it's good to keep a close watch of your credit card transactions. I'm having a new card sent to me soon.

BRF on March 10, 2021

I have no relationship with this company, and am concerned that they accessed my credit card. Business low credit rate card? Never heard of this in association with Vesta chtr.

Jack on March 22, 2021

We wanted a casual use phone for my wife. My personal phone is through FIDO. The FIDO rep said Chatr was the cheapest for what she wanted. I signed up in September 2018. We used our own phone and it works fine. The bill from "Vesta *Chatr 888-278-5588 BC" comes through regularly. No problems.

Kelly on September 19, 2022

Just got a charge for $78.40 on my CC and I have never heard of this company nor use their product.

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