16 CFR Part 425: "Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans" #543809-00012

Submission Number:
543809-00012
Commenter:
Ms Mary Kaye Thrift
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 425: "Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans"

I got caught in a scam of this proportion in the past, signing up for a free trial of Acai capsules. The package arrived with the product marked free, but contained two other weight loss products, I did not order and they charged me for them. ALL products were returned, unopened, and a letter was sent. They continued to send, and charge me for products that I never kept. I had to change my credit card number to stop the charges, and the bank could not help me in any other way. This did stop the charges, but I was out $79 several (3 to 5 times), with no products in my possession, and no chance of financial recovery of charges. Somewhere in the small print, there was a clause that no products sent back to them would be reimbersed. I just had to take the loss. This add also used Oprah's name to sell their product, and I have to say this did have an influence upon me to order it. It was somehow a "legal" scam, but certainly not a "moral" exchange. Money was stolen from me with no product purchased in my possession. Thankyou