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Thousands of consumers who ordered as-seen-on-tv products over the phone may fight back and demand cash compensation, but, sadly, most of them are simply unaware of their rights.
Since the mid-90’s telemarketing companies have been robbing consumers by enrolling and charging them for membership programs without consent.
The deceptive scheme is often perpetuated in the following way: First, after viewing a television commercial an interested consumer calls the number on the screen to order the advertised product. The consumer is connected to a call center company responsible for handling telephone orders. While in the process of completing the order, the operator notifies the consumer that they qualify for a trial of a membership programs with numerous money-saving benefits and deceptively describes the terms of the trial offer.
Once a telemarketer or a call center representative has the consumer’s credit card information, it provides it to a third party “membership provider” that charges the credit card monthly, often without consumer’s consent or knowledge.
This third party provides no services, but instead is acting as a leech on the consumer’s bank account, withdrawing $24.95 monthly. These charges will endlessly continue, unless the consumer calls in and unenrolls.
This absolutely unacceptable that telemarketers defraud consumers and cheat them out of their money. It also violates California Laws.
Victims of this telemarketing scheme, may be entitled to three times the total amount that was taken from them in cash compensation!
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Lately, many victims of this telemarketing scheme came forward and demanded justice and compensation.
In one particularly atrocious story, a consumer called the “1-800” line to order Keranique hair products. While on the line with the telemarketer, the telemarketer began pitching memberships. Uninterested, the consumer firmly stated that she only wanted the Keranique products. Despite this, the same day that the shampoo was purchased, a charge from WC*Grocery Coupons for $24.95 was placed on the consumers credit card. Even after the consumer canceled the subscription for the shampoo, this WC*Grocery Coupon continued to charge the $24.95 amount monthly. After a year and a half of these charges the consumer finally noticed the charges. Although the consumer called in and explained she never agreed to this purchase, the telemarketing company refused to provide any refund.
Recently, this consumer came forward and said “Enough is Enough…” People cheated by telemarketers are entitled to receive justice they deserve and financial compensation for what happened to them!
Some Consumers Are Worried That Having an Attorney Represent Them Will Require Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
Sadly, some consumers will not take this opportunity to rectify their wrong because they are concerned about incurring out-of-pocket expenses when they apply for this service. This is not only wrong, but it’s in fact, quite the opposite!
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Maybe What Happened To Me Wasn’t That Big Of A Deal or There is Nothing I Can do About it
Many consumers will downplay what happened to them and will try to push it to the back of their mind. Not only is it a substantial violation of their rights, but consumers’ inaction is the very reason why companies like these telemarketers can get away with cheating consumers. And this needs to stop!
No matter how minor violations may seem to you, the company may still be obligated by law to pay you.