- Report: #158449
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Complaint Review: Berman Investment Group
Berman Investment Group1301 Dove St. Suite 870 Newport Beach, California U.S.A.
Berman Investment Group DON'T Send THEM a DIME Extra Do NOT Be Scared! ripoff Newport Beach California
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Am I required to return unsolicited merchandise sent to me through the mail?
If a company sends you a gift in the mail, but you didn't request it, the item is yours, and you are under no obligation to pay anything (regardless of the mail class).
You, the consumer, may only legally be sent two types of merchandise through the mail without your consent or agreement:
Free samples which are clearly and conspicuously marked as such. Merchandise mailed by a charitable organization that is soliciting contributions. And in these two cases, you can consider the merchandise a gift if you wish. In all other situations, it is illegal to send merchandise to someone, unless that person has previously purchased or requested it.
If you do not wish to pay for unsolicited merchandise or make a donation to a charity sending such an item, you may do one of three things (in each case, by law, you have no obligation to the sender):
If you have not opened the mailpiece, you may mark it "Return to Sender," and the Postal Service will return it with no additional postage charged to you.
If you open the mailpiece and don't like what you find, you may throw it away.
If you open the mailpiece and like what you find, you may keep it for free. In this instance, "finders-keepers" applies unconditionally.
Furthermore, it is illegal for a company that sends you unordered merchandise to follow the mailing with a bill or dunning communication.
If you are aware of violations of the federal law prohibiting the mailing of unordered merchandise, or if you have personally had difficulty with such items--especially if you are sent statements insisting on payment for the merchandise--you should contact you local postmaster or the nearest Postal Inspector.
Note: These rules are codified in Title 39, United States Code, Section 3009.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/26/2005 07:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Berman-Investment-Group/Newport-Beach-California-92660/Berman-Investment-Group-DONT-Send-THEM-a-DIME-Extra-Do-NOT-Be-Scared-ripoff-Newport-Beac-158449. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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