• Report: #16782

Complaint Review: GGW/M.R.A. Video

  • Submitted: Thu, March 14, 2002
  • Updated: Thu, March 14, 2002

  • Reported By:
GGW/M.R.A. Video
PO Box 9231 Sylmar, CA 91392 Hollywood, California U.S.A.

GGW/M.R.A. Video Girls Gone Wild FRAUDCHISE extraordinaire!!! ripoff Hollywood California
FOX 6 investigative reporter John Mattes first broke the story how Girls Gone Wild was marketing videos for only $9.99 consumers found the company tacking on huge fees. Thousands of consumers called it a rip-off on ripoffreport. After our story aired an attorney sued calling it deceptive advertising. Video part 1 Video part 2

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Well my case is pretty victimless, I just thought I would include my story because numbers count. I ordered some videos (gosh I regret that, they are terrible) I gave my card number for billing. I was told that future shipments would be billed and I said NO, please don't bill me anymore and don't send future shipments.

Well, I received a future shipment and they billed be $26 for one video. I received four for $24 initially. Thinking about it now, its not the consumer that's getting screwed. We're just the dummies that fell for the scam. It's the girls who showed their breasts for measely cut-off t-shirts with "Girls Gone Wild" silkscreened on the front that are the real losers.

While we are paying $25 for a video, their image is being spread all over the country and the people who coaxed them to do it are making huge profits both honestly and fraudulently. And all these mostly drunken girls know is that they were filmed having fun doing things they would probably do anyway.

But in Hollywood when somebody films you, you are either paid or you sign a waiver saying you are authorizing your image to be recorded and waiving being paid. But in all those videos I don't think those girls were able to legally sign anything because of the levels of intoxication involved. They were ALL legally drunk.

I don't know about Florida and Louisiana but in California legally drunk is .08% blood alcohol level. Anyway, I resolved my situation by calling my bank cancelling my bank card and having them issue a new one.

I'm also sending back the shipment I didn't authorize because I'm concerned that if they have my name and address and I don't send back the video they might try to collect on me and I don't want that on my credit report. Not something as trivial as Girls Gone Wild. And if Playboy is doing business with them I've heard they are, I would recommend a systematic boycott of them too.

I've had great respect for the playboy empire. To me they have class, I've always appreciated the art in the magazines and the way they do business. But if they are associated with the classless GGW/M.R.A video fraudchise, then I've lost all respect for them. Thank for hearing my story

George
San Fernando, California

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/14/2002 12:00 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/GGWMRA-Video/Hollywood-California-90078/GGWMRA-Video-Girls-Gone-Wild-FRAUDCHISE-extraordinaire-ripoff-Hollywood-CaliforniaF-16782. 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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